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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #30 of 2,529 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Boulder, Colorado
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231 reviews 231 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were visiting Denver for 2 days and had read that this place was one of the best in town. We arrived pretty early- around 4:30 pm cause we were heading to a concert after- and the host was really super nice. He told us we could order some small bites until dinner started at 5 pm. Honestly, the small... More

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been to ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro twice in recent months. The first we went during the day, sat at the bar, had cocktails and sampled some small bites/small plates. The second time we went in the evening, with friends, for a sit-down dinner. We had a good time on both occassions, but we enjoyed the first time better.... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I visited ChoLon for our anniversary dinner. I was visiting for an anniversary getaway and searched on top Denver restaurants. ChoLon was highly rated for both the pork belly buns and the soup dumplings. Both of these appetizers were amazingly good. The other two items we ordered were just so-so. We had the diver scallops and they... More

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