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720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 471-7120
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Chow's is a Santa Fe institution for Asian food. It's been in the same strip-mall location for over a decade, and while its menu hasn't noticeably altered in that time, it offers a wide range of dishes sure to satisfy every appetite. The Vietnamese chicken wraps are top-notch, and the walnut shrimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
Kirk E
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Fairfield, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had been here in October on a visit from Ohio to our grandson who was at St. John College and the food was plentiful and delicious. This time our daughter and son-in-law were also with us. I ordered the walnut shrimp which was my favorite. The guys ordered General Tso's Chicken, and spicy shrimp dish which they shared. Daughter... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Our food lacked flavor. It was NOT even close to the description on the menu. The waiter was nice, but NOT flexible at all. (We wanted to leave out an ingredient and he was unable to do that.) The owner, the crazy woman at the front desk, was sour and borderline rude. **How has this restaurant stayed in business this... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chow's is a Santa Fe institution for Asian food. It's been in the same strip-mall location for over a decade, and while its menu hasn't noticeably altered in that time, it offers a wide range of dishes sure to satisfy every appetite. The Vietnamese chicken wraps are top-notch, and the walnut shrimp is dangerously addictive. You won't go home hungry... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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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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27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 471-7120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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