We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,541 Albuquerque Restaurants

Chow's Asian Bistro

10,000 Coors Bypass Blvd., Albuquerque, NM
Improve this listing
Ranked #393 of 1,541 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:15 am - 9:30 am
Cuisines: Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Description: THis restaurant is on your site but it is the Juan Tabo location which is now operating under another name. The name was never "Chinese Bistr" always "asian." Don't know what the mix-up is.
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you want Asian, it is worth a trip to find this. I like the food especially the shrimp and walnut dish.

Was this review helpful? Yes
new mexico
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I have eaten at Chow's many times over the past several years and have recently found ourselves being less satisfied. The menu has pretty much stayed the same but with periodic new additions. Prices remain reasonable when compared to other Asian places that cater more to the take-out crowd. The environment is comfortable and relatively quiet. Service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Once worth stopping for, now amongst the better mall sit-downs. Pepper beef was cracked peppercorns, and beef. Used to dig it much here - now ho-hum. Fried rice is dull, brown rice is glum, rice noodles are unimpressive. Doubt the chef eats here anymore - the food court's just a stroll away in the mall. Supposed to have delivery.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Fe, New Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My friend and I ended up at Cottonwood Mall at lunch time hungry. We did not want the mall court fast food...we asked a lady if there were other options and yes there was Chows...I know Chows in Santa Fe; this is run by their son Jason..inviting decor...cheerful service...we shared 3 appetizers..lettuce wrap...pot stickers...beef rolls...loved them...looking forward to having dinner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch today at Chow's. Disappointing... The hot and sour soup was good. The salad reminded me of a type of Kimchi, with lots of raw onions. It was very unappetizing. The fried rice appeared to have frozen peas and carrots. The rice had no flavor at all, with the consistency of paste. It stuck to the roofs of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, NM
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We dined at Chow's, which is located in the Cottonwood Mall, on a weekday evening. We both ordered the house speciality "coffee rubbed chicken". Having dined there before we knew that the chef could "tone down" the spice to almost nothing which is the way we like it. Also, any vegetable on the menu can be added to the dish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

When you live in an area that has a Chinese restaurant just about on every street, you'd think it would be difficult to select one on any day of the week. Not so for me. Chow's is "it", if you're looking for a not-the-run-of-the-mill menu and NOT a buffet loaded with pre-cooked food food. Chow's chef(s) prepare each dish for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have dined at Chow's numerous times, and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, and it good quantities, the servers are very attentive, just an all around pleasant experience. You would never expect this at a restaurant in a mall!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband & I choose to go on a date to Chows Asian restaurant in cottonwood mall because the movie theater was near. It looked like it could be a nice restaurant from the outside. But boy were we disappointed! My husband wanted to order the $17 seafood sensation dish but wasn't able to because they were out of seafood.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The most sincere comment I can make about Chow's Asian Bistro is that it is unpretentious from any viewpoint. Its owner, Jason, is a serious restaurateur in the classic sense - he ensures that the quality and taste of the food being served is higher than one could expect from a "family" restaurant located in a shopping mall in middle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chow's Asian Bistro also viewed


Been to Chow's Asian Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chow's Asian Bistro

Address: 10,000 Coors Bypass Blvd., Albuquerque, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:15 am - 9:30 am
Cuisine: Asian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chow's Asian Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?