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Chow's Contemporary Chinese

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720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 471-7120
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Fe has had many Asian restaurants over the years, and Chow's is one of the longer lasting and very reliable. Chow’s has a varied menu with many creative dishes, and their ingredients are fresh, well prepared and well presented. Every dish we ordered was a delight. We had an excellent server who was very polite and efficient. All and... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Really great food and by the time everyone ordered, there was enough to pass around and share between 5 of us. We also ordered a side dish of fried rice. But the best dish was the coffee chicken. It was really good!

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2 Thank tsth
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Food is very good and the service is also very good. Best for everyone to pick a dish and then eat family style. Their fried rice could be eaten as it's own dish for it is full of meats and veggies. The menu is also very large and I recommend you ask the server for suggestions. My only issue is... More 

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1 Thank Fred R
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We have enjoyed this place for years, but you have to know that this is simply not your old fashioned egg foo yung/chop suey place nor does it look like it! Try any of their signature dishes such as coffee chicken and you're in for an entirely different taste, not to mention all the fresh plants.

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Santa Fe
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I was invited to a dinner in my honor, just 16 of us in all. The set-up was OK, and meals were served promptly but then things got confused and the checks got mixed up terribly. A lot of time was wasted at the end of the delicious food (at least, I enjoyed my Peking Duck, but others said it... More 

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1 Thank John P
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Sitting here eating leftover coffee chicken, and after waiting four years to go get again, have decided not only to write a stellar review, but promise myself to NEVER wait so long to go get this again! Pure heaven, nothing exciting about the menu description, but in my opinion, by far, the most delicious dish ever. Good service, clean quiet... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Not your typical Chinese restaurant menu. Very creative and excellent. Decent wine list, reasonably priced. Highly recommend the coffee chicken dish...ask for extra green Bernstein with it.

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2 Thank QuakerBoy
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is hard to authenticate the food which can be delicious or not depending upon th chief on duty. Service varies but does not felel authentic. An okay Chinese experience far from a big city with a local Chinese community.

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Santa Fe, NM
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168 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Chow's can be a night and day experience depending on who's at the front desk. In the past dining in the restaurant the rudeness is beyond acceptable (have stopped dining in) it seems a simple take out order is the way to go as it minimizes the negative interaction with the staff.

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Richmond, Virginia
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78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There are several Chinese restaurants in Santa Fe. The atmosphere at Chow's is certainly top 2. The food...well, Chun King comes to mind. But in fairness, the dishes served are well prepared, nicely presented and tasty...enough. Its worth verifying their business hours before going. Its way too easy to arrive during their break between lunch and dinner. Still, for Chinese... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?