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Chow's Contemporary Chinese

720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 471-7120
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Ranked #289 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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271 reviews 271 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Came here on a Friday night after stopping at a couple 35 minute waiting other restaurants. Shown to a table right away. Actually a very pleasant atmosphere with American wait staff. A full menu, we ordered the orange beef and the walnut shrimp. Chinese chicken salad was very plain served with a spicy soy sauce. Orange beef was crisply, shrimp... More

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Santa Fe
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

As other's have said, Coffee Chicken is to die for. Walnut Shrimp (also on the sweet side) a winner. Lemon Fish is great as are many of the noodle dishes. Beef used is thin, tender and high quality as are all the ingredients. If they have the mussel special, try that. We love to take home their food too, it... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

All I wanted was a dish without onions. The first one that was delivered to my table was loaded with onions. The waiter apologized. The next dish that came out was not the pepper chicken I ordered, but some variation of orange chicken. Tasted pretty good though, until I bit into another onion. The waiter scooped up my plate and... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chow's is the tastiest Chinese restaurant in Santa Fe. Never been disappointed in a meal here. A little pricier than others but well worth it for the quality of the meal.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Not the quality we used to expect from Chow's. Tough and overdone duck. None of several dishes any better than so-so. No chance we'll return anytime soon.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We had a nice experience with food at this place and we went back recently. The good impression about the food was confirmed (in particular for lunch). Our waiter was also very good. However, we had several children with us and the receptionist did not make us feel that they were particularly welcome. OK for adults, but not for families.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I had steamed buns and two basic entrees. The steamed buns I recognized from a pack I've purchased at a market and the other two dishes were kind of warm. I knew they weren't battered and fried that day. Frozen I bet. The entire thing was $40+ for grocery freezer dinners. No good. Staff was very nice.

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Leadville, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have friends who live in S.F. They suggested that we dine at Chow's. The food and service is excellent! I had the nuts and birds which I would recommend. Next time I will try the coffee chicken which I have heard is also delicious. Whenever we're in S.F., we'll make it a point to go to Chow's.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Didn't expect to be as impressed as I was. My local hairdresser recommended Chow's. I was impressed with the service and food. Will go back!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I cannot remember when we first started going to Chow's but it must be at least 35 years. The food has always been consistently very good and the menu covers many of the locations one would expect to be found throughout China. Usually you don't have to make a reservation but if that makes you more comfortable then call ahead.... More

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