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Chow's Asian Bistro

10,000 Coors Bypass Blvd., Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #553 of 1,510 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Asian
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.
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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.
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Albuquerque
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63 reviews 63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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

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Albuquerque, NM
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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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!

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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

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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

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Ocala
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30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The food at Chow's is not your typical asian food. The food is definately 5 star. The food is fresh, presentation is very nice, and Chow's uses interesting food and/or spice combinations in the preparation. The service is a little slow and server needed to be more familiar with the menu. One member requested additional white pepper for the hot... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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109 reviews 109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is my fourth time in this particular Chow's, and as usual, the service was crappy. We didn't even get waited on for about 20 minutes and by the time we got our food, we were starving and very grumpy. What I cannot understand is that the place was pretty empty, and I saw one of the waitstaff just standing... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Went for dinner on Friday night.. restraurant was all but empty. Mid was thru the meal a large bug was vrawing up the wall next to the booth... We called for the waitress who immediately go a napkin and crushed it.. She said she would get the manager right away. The manager did not come, but there was a 15%... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Clean crisp, nearly greaseless Chinese, nouveau without being peculiar. Definitely with a visit. Nothing industrial, no horrors in THIS kitchen.

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