ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
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Food and atmosphere were phenomenal! Sat at the counter and enjoyed every moment. The special dessert was the perfect blend of flavors - loved the raspberry ice cream and ginger sugar glass! Overall bill was pricey, but went in with the expectations of it being high priced.
Katherine W. was very attentive and recommended us the perfect meal. She was so pleasant and really knew the menu and what to recommend, including the wine! We will be back for sure, because of her!
Our server did a great job and the food was tasteful, nice balance of flavors. We sat by the window which was good for people watching, the ceilings are a bit high to be described as cozy.
Always an awesome experience at ChoLon! Great food, ambiance, and service. Must order item: soup dumplings!!
Hi Marissa, Thank you for being a continued patron of ChoLon! So happy you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you in again soon! Best, Savanna Ronco CRC
Absolutely loved it! The Kaya toast was insane as an app or dessert. Noodle dishes incredible. Service was impeccable and just the right level of attentiveness.
Our food was delicious and our service was outstanding. We had a reservation and were seated right on time. We had the soup dumplings (so yummy!), the pork belly buns- which are the best pork buns I have had anywhere hands down! The calamari - amazing flavors with the peppers, cucumbers and lemon sauce, and the Korean bbq chicken (perfection!)
Such a great evening. Thank you!
Our waiter was excellent and gave us great service. He was very interested if we were enjoying our food and provided plenty of suggestions. Even with how busy it was, we felt we received plenty of attention. One of our favorite restaurants. Although we had one dish we didn't love, the other dishes definitely made up for it. We will definitely be dining again!
Cholon delivers and ticks all the boxes... delicious food with unusual recipes, fabulous team service, and great ambiance.
Excellent food and great wait staff
While the later portions of our meal were delicious, we had to wade through a salad that would easily be outdone by a prepackaged option from Whole Foods, and Wagyu skewers that could be best described as “sloppy joes on a stick.” The server, while generally visible, was rarely attentive, and was excited to leave as soon as he stopped by, often starting to step away while we were still trying to order. Dessert was good, but I would have expected something a bit more special. Expect to spend more than two hours at your table, to only enjoy one hour of your meal.
Hi there Ben, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed in your experience at ChoLon. I'd love to find out more information on what, in particular, you didn't enjoy about the salad & beef skewers so I can pass that information along to our chef team. We do hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future. Best, Savanna Ronco CRC
The food was great. The service was very good. A little noisy .
Hi Boris, Thank you for dining with us! Next time you make a reservation please feel free to request one of the tables on the outskirts on the restaurant, which are generally a bit quieter. We hope to see you in again soon! Best, Savanna Ronco CRC
We really wanted to love this restaurant but didn’t. The waiter was overbearing in his explanation of the menu suggesting we have six dishes! Three were enough. The buns on the pork were too sticky and the meat was soaked in sauce, the lobster pancake was too crisp and fell apart to the point you could not wrap it in the lettuce leaf as well as all the lobster was on one side, and last the chicken was dry. BUT we sat at the counter and not all the chefs wear gloves and at one point the chef wiped her face and kept cooking without washing her hands.... enough said.
Hi Anonymous, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed in your experience at ChoLon. May I ask how many guests were dining in your party? Generally we suggest ~2 dishes per person, but of course guests are welcome to order as much or as little food as they'd like. I'll certainly pass along your observations on the dishes you tried to both our management and chef team. Best, Savanna Ronco CRC
First time going—definitely not the last time. The food was exquisite, especially severed family style. Best meal we have enjoyed in a long time. Do yourself a favor and order the Kaya toast. You’ll thank me later.
Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you in again soon!
Eating at ChoLon is an adventure. The food is so imaginative, and is prepared and served perfectly. The dish that stood out on this visit was the wok-fried calamari.
Our server Duncan took care of all of our needs. It was our 27th anniversary and they gave us dessert and coffee on the house. The chef even came over to our table to congratulate us. The soup dumplings and the Brussel Sprouts were the highlight of the meal!
Thanks for dining with us to celebrate such a special milestone! I'm happy to hear Duncan took great care of you & that you enjoyed the meal. Hope to see you in again soon! Savanna Ronco CRC
Must get the pork belly buns and soup dumplings, they are both AMAZE
Fantastic food as always and great service. We sat at the counter which was very entertaining and we got to chat a lot with various staff as well. I would highly recommend the counter!
Service wasn't great, some of our food came old cold (meat sticks) we told the server who wasn't really interested at all until we got upset with the situation, then to our dismay they returned what we sent in which was half eaten off the stick, unacceptable. The eventually solved it with a fresh serve. The Male restrooms were closed for around 15 minutes due to some issue as well. So disappointing after we attended last year and had a great experience. The food came out a little fast, the food is awesome though and I'm not a complainer at all and I don't ever write reviews for anything, but I feel the owner should know the service was below par. As I mentioned we came last year and had a great time so I re booked while in town from Australia. I will try again next year.
Hi Michael, I'm very sorry to hear you were disappointed in your experience at ChoLon, especially after great experiences in the past. We've passed along your notes to our management team and owners so we can address these issues moving forward. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Best, Savanna Ronco CRC
Service was somewhat slow but food was good. Great vibe overall.
I’ve dined here in the past and really enjoyed it; however, this time I was not impressed.
First, the lighting was way too low. Beyond looking like the restaurant was literally still closed (we had an early reservation) none of us, even our kids, could read the menu without using the flashlights on our phones.
Next, while the food was “good”, it wasn’t “excellent” this time. Every dish we tried was spicy. Having some of the dishes be spicy is fine, but all 6 of the items we tried were spicy, and it started to taste like just variations on the same theme.
Finally, the kids meal was a bit ridiculous. Our son ordered the noodles with pork, and was served a small bowl of this drenched in soy sauce with little, if any, other flavor.
Disappointing night for our almost $300 bill.
Our meal was truly incredible, each dish was well balanced, and unlike anything we normally eat. It was our first time dining there and we will definitely be coming back.
Wonderful experience. One of the best meals I've ever had.
Awesome food and service
The food was touch notch! Each dish was expertly crafted and a true delight for the palate.
Cocktails were equally as fantastic!
This was amazing! The soup dumplings are great. I sat at the Chefs bar and it was so fun. The wok woman is the best! We lived the energy of the kitchen staff. Can’t stop talking about them. We will be back!
Everything was excellent, what a unique experience!
I am very unique in that I didn't like it. There were way too many dishes that were very spicy and I could not eat them.
Hi Teri, I'm sorry to hear you thought the dishes were too spicy! If you return our servers are happy to recommend dishes with less spice, or modify the dishes where we can to make them this way! We do hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future. Best, Savanna Ronco CRC
Just not as good as it used to be, I’m so sorry to say
Hi there, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food & value at ChoLon, especially compared to past experiences. If you'd like to share what dishes you had and why you felt they were disappointing, that would be helpful in terms of moving forward and addressing the issues. Best, Savanna Ronco CRC
Our business partners loved the meal!
What an amazing experience!!! I let our server take the reigns with our appetizer and small plates.. he nailed it! He also picked my cocktail and he opened my eyes to new flavors... I highly recommend doing this..
For us the restaurant is way too loud. The four of us that dined are in our late 40s to early 60s. Food is excellent.
I had heard this place was good and after 4 years here I finally tried it. Food was absolutely incredible. Worth the price!
Great food and service!
The food was truly phenomenal, really creative and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant! The beef skewers and lobster crepe lettuce wraps were the highlight for us!
It took a bit to get seated, even though we had a reservation, but man does the food here make up for the wait. Highly recommended.
Frankly, I just don't really liket his this restaurant anymore. The menu offerings seem a bit inconsistent. the Soup Dumplings and Kaya Toast are still amazing, but everything else seemed a bit off. Maybe it's just my personal tastes. Further, I just find the environment to be a bit more pretenious that I prefer. Don't get me wrong, the service is great and the ambiance is nice, but I don't know how else to say that it had a pretenious vibe. Combined with the price of the menu, there are just so many other eauqlly as good, if not better offerings in Denver these days.
Our dinner guest renamed this restaurant HiDough. The food was mediocre, the prices and noise were astronomic, but the service was good. We ordered the pot stickers, crispy shrimp rolls, pork belly buns, and calamari. All except the pork belly buns lacked flavor, taste, and seasoning.
Love Love Love the Soup Dumplings. It would be nice to see some new starter options though.
My husband and I went because we had a gift certificate. We loved everything about Cholon except the price. I would be willing to give Happy Hour a try. As for dinner, we would only be back if we got another gift certificate.
ChoLon always is terrific. It is a super fun and delicious experience. Some dishes are better than others, but generally speaking everything is terrific. The pot stickers and pork belly buns are wonderful. And the soup dumplings are to die for.