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Chow's Contemporary Chinese

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720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7639
(505) 471-7120
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Santa Fe, NM
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in a non descript shopping center that belies the quality of experience within. Really delicious interpretations of Chinese dishes, The specials such as the lamb dish are particularly desirable. Their different takes on pot stickers are also quite interesting including the one with the mint spinach sauce with turkey, carrots inside. Atmosphere is very pleasanr and service very good

Thank shelterform
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Very interesting menu, and I have tried many of the dishes on it. I have never had a bad meal at Chow's, the staff is always courteous and friendly, meals come out promptly and hot; delicious beers, teas and Chow's special flavored tea, and sake. Very reasonably priced.

1 Thank Craig D
Midland, Texas
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I frequent Santa Fe for art and food and love to find new places to eat. We had been gallery hopping and wanted Chinese. " yes you can have too many enchiladas" so my friends recommended Chows. Went and found just the most charming and delicious place. First the atmosphere is a bit more upscale and tastefully decorated. The orchids... More 

1 Thank Bonesdug1
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I am highly allergic to MSG. Upon asking if Chow's used it in their food, was accosted by someone I assume to be the owner, who screamed at my mother sarcastically if she knew what it even was. We both felt bad concluding that the restaurant did not use it based on the owner's reaction. Well, some hours later: I... More 

Thank Sachiko H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 

2 Thank TfromSantaFe
Amarillo, Texas
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

2 Thank tsth
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Fred R
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Jill Roger G
Santa Fe
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank John P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Marygfullerton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7639
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 471-7120

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