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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #26 of 2,534 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 16th St
Transit: RTD Transfer station on 16th and Market, one block away.
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English first
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254 reviews 254 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

While not inexpensive, the quality of novelty of the dishes warrant splurging on occasion. Without wine, my wife and I spent $100. for the two of us with 20% tip. ChoLon is designed for sharing food, which is our routine. We ordered Lobster and mushroom crepes that you wrap with bib lettuce leaves. so tasty and intricately seasoned. We next... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

knowing we only had about 4 hours to spend in Denver, I did my research on where we should grab a late lunch before our drive across state. I kept running across Cholon on every site I checked out. I was determined we HAD to eat here! I MUST have some pork belly buns!!! So, August 25th, in horrible traffic,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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185 reviews 185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had dinner at Cholon a couple of days ago. We had forgotten that it was Denver Restaurant Week, but were weren't disappointed with the choices offered. My favorites were the soup dumplings, Kaya toast with coconut jam and egg custard, Boulder chicken with Palisades Peaches and of course the Vietnamese Doughnuts. I haven't been in for about a year... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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235 reviews 235 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If You want a taste adventure you must go to Cholon. Cholon is somewhat of an enigma, as it is Asian influenced, yet incorporates other flavors. I have been here multiple times, mostly for lunch and once for dinner. (sitting at the "bench", as they call it, lets you watch the kitchen is fun). Every time I have been here... More

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Juno Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ate here last night for my last night in Denver. It was recommended by the concierge at the four seasons. And It absolutely did not disappoint. The pork tenderloin was magnificent! The soup dumplings are unique and a must. The dumplings were not special but very good. Salmon crudo was insanely good. The doughnuts were a great finisher. This place... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

fantastic take on modern asian food, kaya toast is to die for, dumplings are wonderful, everything was well executed and full of flavor. will be back.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We almost left this place base purely upon the noise level of the dining room. Thank goodness a table opened up outside. The menu is creative. We had the Pork Belly Buns and the Soup Dumplings. They were superb and quite frankly, the best part of the meal. The NY strip was overcooked and for the most part forgettable. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cholon was a fantastic experience. The service was top notch! We were there for a bit over 2 hours, which was a little much, but overall a fantastic experience. The food was excellent and highly recommend for business, a date, or just a chill night out.

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nb ct
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Went to Colon on Sunday evening. Service was great a very attentive waitress who spent a good amount of time explaining the menu and suggestions. It has a wonderfully unusual menu. Started with sm bites we had soup dumplings, sweet onion and gruyere, unbelievably wonderful, potstickers, and the Kayak toast which was white bread toasted and had coconut jelly the... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great atmosphere! We ordered a lot of the dishes we read about on trip advisor. Our server did gently mention we might want some lighter dishes, and we should have done this. The Brussels sprouts, pork belly, bacon fried rice...all good, but too overwhelming all together. The one we had that was lighter was the Alaskan king salmon crudo. Great... More

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