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ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

Map & Directions 1555 Blake St., 101
Denver, CO 80202
  • Asian
  • Lunch: Weekdays 11am-2pm Dinner: Sun-Mon 5pm-9pm Tues-Thurs 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Recommended for Large Parties, Recommended on Weekends
  • Meters, Street, Valet


Westword's Description

Lon Symensma did time in Michelin two-star restaurants in France, traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia and China, was part of the opening crew of Jean-Georges in Shanghai, and went on to open and operate Buddakan in New York City. But now he's taken a bite out of Denver with ChoLon, a 120-seat Southeast Asian restaurant. Working from an astonishingly furnished open kitchen that gleams with the latest (and greatest) equipment, the crew at this sleek spot turns out a monsoon of small bites -- all of which are meant to be eaten without utensils or chopsticks -- as well as large plates and wok dishes. The window-wrapped dining room, artfully strewn with bamboo and decorated with reclaimed walnut accents, conversation-piece chandeliers, solar panels, stylish banquettes and a community table, is complemented by a cosmopolitan bar that's sensibly hooked up to Wi-Fi.

Member Reviews

  • on 09/11/13

    Came in for happy hour and by recommendation I got the Onion Soup Dumplings holy crap are the delicious
    Also tried the Fried Chicken sandwich and I liked everything that came on the sandwich separate but it was a little overwhelming all mixed together .

    All in all can't wait to go back and try more things

  • on 12/29/10

    Order the Soup Dumplings. The best appetizer in town.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 02/24/11

    This LoDo district spot, with talented chef Lon Symensma at the helm, features creative riffs on Asian classics. What to order: soup dumplings with sweet onion and Gruyère.

  • Denver Westword on 04/19/11

    Voted Best Overall Wine List in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

  • Denver Westword on 04/20/11

    Voted Best Deconstructed Banh Mi in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

  • Doug T. on 02/14/11

    The soup dumplings are delicious little bursts in your mouth!

  • -L- on 11/30/10

    Soup dumplings are a must. Do not leave without eating them!

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