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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

#22 of 2,585 Restaurants in Denver
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1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 (16th St)
RTD Transfer station on 16th and Market, one block away.
303-353-5223
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups

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  • 140
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro -- Excellent Unique Food - Great Service - Beautiful Atmosphere

I have walked past the windows of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro many times on 16th Street and watched the chefs working with ingredients preparing food for diners later in the day / evening, but had never stopped in and eaten. A group of about 30 of us from my condo building wound up going during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
gregb511
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have walked past the windows of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro many times on 16th Street and watched the chefs working with ingredients preparing food for diners later in the day / evening, but had never stopped in and eaten. A group of about 30 of us from my condo building wound up going during Denver Restaurant Week and had... More 

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Azle, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I visit Denver often. First time to eat here. So good, I ate lunch and dinner here. Get a seat at the bar open to the kitchen. Fun time watching them prepare the amazingly flavorful food.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food was delicious...the service was great also. My son is a vegetarian and the menu was loaded with things for him to order. The waiter also said the chief could add anything he would like. I loved the mushroom fried spring rolls they were so good ...served with ginger dip.....I can't wait to go back and get some more!... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a very large party that we took to ChoLon. The staff had pre done a menu for our evening, that was much easier as a diner to not worry about what to get. We had reservations for 8PM, for 16, and waited approximately 40 min. for our table to be ready. Once we were seated, the staff took... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Rated a top 3 restaurant in the area and I know why...it's amazing. A must get is the soup dumplings...it just may be the best bite of food you ever put in your mouth! The menu here is fantastic with several bites and shared plates, sides and entrees. You can pretty much share everything here and if they can, the... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Having returned from Vietnam and Laos a couple of months ago, we found this Asian-fusion restaurant reminiscent of Asian street food and are certain to return. Four of us tried four items and all were good and unique. Though a bit noisy, everyone there seemed to be in bliss from the food. Chef Lon Symensma stopped by and said hello.

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Boulder, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was the best and most delicious Asian - fusian food I have eaten outside of Singapore and Hong Kong. We arrived at the restaurant the day after Christmas without reservations and were greeted very warmly even after we told the hostess that we didn't have reservations. She told us the wait would be 45 minutes. We went to the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Fabulous group dinner here with colleagues. All plated to share. I was skeptical about a few of the choices but they were all fantastic! My favorite was the crispy rice, kale, beet, pomegranate salad. Scallop and fish dishes were excellent. Service was friendly, bathrooms were clean, valet and coat. Really nice.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited for the first time three years ago, and made this a "must" for November's return to Denver. Superior and inventive contemporary Asian cuisine. The soup dumplings are merely sensational, as are the pork belly buns and the kingfish entree. Not the right ambiance for a quiet and intimate dinner for two, but ideal for a memorable sampling experience... More 

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Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great location in Downtown Denver. Very different Asian experience but taste was fantastic! We also had great service & would definitely recommend this place to others.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
    (16th St)
  • Public Transportation: RTD Transfer station on 16th and Market, one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: 303-353-5223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?