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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

#15 of 2,417 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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1555 Blake St, Suite 101, Denver, CO 80202-1625 (16th St)
+1 303-353-5223
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: The food is great and very interesting in the best way. And that is a main reason to go to any restaurant. We have and will return. Cons: It is noisy. That may not be a factor for a lot of customers, but be aware if it is for you. But the biggest beef I would have (didn't happen... More 

Thank jimbob101
ChoLonBistro, Maître d' at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, responded to this review

I'm sorry that we recommended more food than you all felt you needed. I know I'm a believer that "more is better", but I agree we should always strive to tailor your dining experience to your party. Please don't ever feel pressured to take our recommendations either; if you decide you're still hungry after your initial order we'll happily still... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was exceptional - Very knowledgeable waitress. Everyone is our party loved the unique taste of their Noodle Bowl. Small establishment so definitely encourage take out if you don't enjoy waiting. The food is delicious!

Thank elisV5
ChoLonBistro, Maître d' at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, responded to this review

Nice to hear that your experience was so great! In lieu of ordering to-go, I'd suggest just making reservations to avoid the wait. As you said, part of the experience is our knowledgable and attentive staff. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ChoLon had the perfect energetic atmosphere and our server was top notch. Can't wait to get back to Denver for this place!

Thank flipp_flopps
ChoLonBistro, Maître d' at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments. We can't wait for you to come back either! More 

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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Lon Symensma is a highly versatile chef who can create excellent Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian influenced food all equally well. He stays true to the roots of these cuisines but adds his own signature that is distinctly different from the traditional fare. Great ambience, lovely staff, good service. Highly recommended!

Thank NYonMyMind
ChoLonBistro, Maître d' at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, responded to this review

Chef Lon has travelled extensively throughout Asia and fell in love with the cuisine. It's nice to hear that his passion and experience come through in his cooking and made your experience so memorable. We'll look forward to seeing you next time you're in town! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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162 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the most mouthwatering lunch I'd had in a long time. The soup dumplings are to die for, the crispy brussels sprouts were perfect, and the wagyu beef stir fry with homemade noodles was simply delicious. Also had a perfectly dressed salad. Service was well-timed and professional, and we were greeted warmly both entering and exiting. Great place.

ChoLonBistro, Maître d' at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. Great to hear that everything was so good when you joined us for lunch recently. Be sure to stop in for dinner sometime too. More 

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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

An excellent twist on classic Asian fare. All the dishes we tried were superb. Can't wait to go back.

Thank ready2travel57
ChoLonBistro, Maître d' at ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Michael Blyth Maître d' More 

Frisco, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good food, attentive staff, medium price range. Would recommend to couples or groups of 4 or 6 people who like to share, as that is for how most of the dishes are prepared. Enjoyed a nice bottle of wine at a reasonable price, and the experience took a little over 1 hour. We did let our waiter know we were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting, good food, uncomfortable seating. Been twice and will go again. Sometimes have to park a ways away.

Thank Linsan53
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great tapas style meal with superb service by Chad. We shared everything, of course, starting with gingery potstickers, just right mix of sweet and hot (mustard) as well as Gruyere steamed dumplings (exceptional twist.) On to a Burmese Salad, with interesting components. The Dancing Scallops were a perfect shared plate, animated and tasty. Finished with Pineapple Cake, of which the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Pork Belly Buns!!!! I could eat a truck load of these. Staff was very very friendly! Everything we had was excellent. Great place for entertaining guests or clients. will be back soon!

Thank BofDuff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$75
Malaysian, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Blake St, Suite 101, Denver, CO 80202-1625
    (16th St)
  • Public Transportation: RTD Transfer station on 16th and Market, one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-353-5223

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