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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #21 of 2,458 restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Asian
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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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86% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was perfect for our first night in Denver- we were warmly greeted by the manager/maitre-d' and given a nice bright table by a window. The decor is very nice, the service extremely friendly (our server was Sarah, who was wonderful), and the food was absolutely delicious. We came not knowing what to expect, as we knew we wanted... More

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Waterville, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The service was excellent, as were our entrees. We had potstickers and pork belly buns, then Malaysian noodles and broccoli salad. We plan to return.

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Brasilia, DF
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When all can go wrong... We arrived for lunch and dinner menu was given to us, after choosing the dishes we had to select another one from the right menu... The servant was more attentive to her work colleagues than to the persons she was supposed to serve...us... But the food was the worst: I ordered a Malaysian noodle dish... More

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135 reviews 135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We arrived without a reservation and they were booked until 9pm. A last minute cancellation had us seated within 10 min. I would suggest ordering at least one selection from each portion of the menu and sharing the plates. Our dinner started with a Black Sesame Seed rice cake served with a spicy chili sauce very cool presentation. Our next... More

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I went here for a late night dinner and sat at the bar to eat. I had great service--and the bar selection is pretty impressive! I got the Short Rib Egg Rolls and the Pork Belly Buns and that was more than enough food for dinner. The egg rolls were my favorite, and I would suggest eating the pork belly... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Exquisite unique food......different with very special flavors......their small bites and desserts are all good......we tried the egg rolls, soup dumplings (very unique, with onion soup and cheese inside...a real treat!!!) and their lamb is more than excellent.

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Los Angeles, CA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

In the heart of downtown, this restaurant is a standout in everything from decor to service to food. Unusual variations on standard dishes (for example, combining the Spanish dish, ceviche, with shrimp wafers and small pieces of fish similar to sushi), provides exceptional, tasty treats. The very helpful waiter described the food, best to be eaten family style, as being... More

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We have a wonderful experience at Cholon Bistro. The pork belly buns were perfect and the soup dumplings were very inventive. We also had the duck spring rolls, which were very flavorful. The service was top notch and the cocktail menu is great. The "Old Saigon" is a flavorful Asian take on the traditional Old Fashioned.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We went here on a double date for Valentines Day & were very pleased! The scallops, lamb & beet salad were delectable. The server was very informative & helpful with suggestions. Awesome atmosphere as well!

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Avon, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Cholon has an amazing atmosphere and equally delicious food. Don't miss the dumplings injected with hot French onion soup and gruyere cheese. Amazing!

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