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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
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Ranked #33 of 2,555 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $31
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
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 16th St
Transit: RTD Transfer station on 16th and Market, one block away.
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very good service, very friendly staff, excellent interesting flavors, great noisy city atmosphere. My son spilled his drink and it was cleaned up and replaced so fast, we couldn't believe it. Great sharing size portions. Will definitely go back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We recently enjoyed lunch at ChoLon and the meal was fantastic, from start to finish! The soup dumplings were unbelievable...just be careful when you bite into them - they're hot! We also tried the steamed pork belly buns, which were really wonderful! Our entrees were equally well-done. We tried the fish tacos, their twist on a carbonara (made with orzo),... More 

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Beyond amazing food! The kitchen takes Great care to create delicate and bold flavors. Service needs to improve a lot to be at par with the food, e.g. Wrong menus and check were delivered during a very slow afternoon.

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Castle Pines, CO
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We decided to try ChoLon after reading about it in 5280. Beautiful room with modern decor, soft lighting and open kitchen concept. The waiter explained the menu as southern Asian street food but the prices lean more towards the higher end. Every dish we tried was really delicious with the perfect spice balance, except that each one was very heavily... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you have nothing else to eat, the soup dumplings are an absolute must! These are not dumplings that go in soup; these are dumplings with the soup inside. Each dumpling is like a pop of french onion soup in your mouth. Oh, and the pork buns (buns, pork belly and slaw served separately for you to make your own)... More 

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south florida
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251 reviews 251 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We found this beautiful restaurant by mistake and saw how crowded it was and we popped our heads in the door to see what was going on. Beautiful decor a friendly front end person and the aroma of great food intrigued our palate even more. We asked if there was a table for the four of us and they said... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was on vaca in Denver and had to stop by for the pork belly steamed buns. The rib eye beef sticks and fish tacos were tasty. Asian doughnuts were amazing all very delicious . I can definitely say it's one of Denver's top ten. On a five day trip we ate there twice. Food and staff were super. Just... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were just walking by this restaurant while staying in downtown Denver and saw that it was crowded. When we were ready to eat, we headed right to ChoLon. There were four of us dining together and none of us had eaten there before. We all agreed that it was the best lunch/dinner we had when staying in Denver. The... More 

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Additional Information about ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

Address: 1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
Phone Number: 303-353-5223
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: Asian

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