ChoLon Modern Asian

4.7
3444 reviews
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ChoLon, which translates to "big market,” is named after the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon, Vietnam. At ChoLon, Chef Lon Symensma brings to life his extensive culinary travels throughout Southeast Asia. ChoLon's menu features inspired interpretations of traditional dishes found across the region, with presentations ideal for sharing. From dim sum or "small bites" to large family style plates, ChoLon offers authentic flavors for the modern palate. The bar and lounge serves handcrafted, artisanal cocktails developed to compliment Symensma’s cuisine. The venue is also ideal for business meetings, presentations, large parties and events. ChoLon’s professional staff will deliver top quality service and a memorable experience.
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The Infatuation
7.7

Learn the meaning of "Asian fusion." Or just have a really good lunch.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Attentive service, presentation was extra ordinary. Get the whole bass, quite the treat.

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was in general great. Service was good except that they forgot to bring us the appetizer. However, they did make up for that by taking it off the final bill, which was nice.

Overall, it’s a great place, a little pricey but definitely recommended.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal for 2, with a total of 4 shared plates and a shared dessert. All dishes were among the most creative, interesting and tasty dishes we've had. Outstanding. Leans a bit on the expensive side but completely worth it for us because of the creative dishes.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavors in the small plates to share were wonderful. The dessert is not to be missed!

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DG
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 12 year old granddaughter with for her birthday. We had a great corner table and the soup dumplings were fantastic were a real hit. Out waiter and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful and made us feel right at home. Our experience was excellent!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was wonderfully helpful and very attentive. The food was incredible and was brought out at perfect time intervals

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PC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Definitely worth the experience if you haven’t already been

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G
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Different food, different flavors, a bit noisy. Dinner meant to be shared some was good done was ok.

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Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional meal. Very good service. So many unique offerings on the menu. Would definitely return when I return to Denver. They have 2 sister restaurants attached and may be worth a try.

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CJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. The dishes were spot on!

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RL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire experience. The food was packed with a lot of flavor and everything was cooked and prepared perfectly. Absolutely can not wait to dine at ChoLon again in the near future.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner spot in Denver! Two must tries are the soup dumplings and the lobster crepes! Exceptional service and the best food in Denver!

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GE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great and sharing plates was a great way to experience more of the wonderful flavors. I prefer less noise which would make conversation easier.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Diappointing. Tried Cholon since love Buddakan in NYC, but it's no Buddakan by a long shot. Shrimp egg rolls and soup dumplings were ok but not amazing, mussels were fair, lobster crepe was interesting, scallops and Malaysian noodles good. For the $$$$ I expect more

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting at the counter! So much fun watching the kitchen.

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DM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Asian fusion food in a modern almost hipster kind of environment. Food was very good, some choices better than others but you have to try the brussel sprouts...those are a not to miss dish! The decor is modern and comfortable...however the noise level is pretty loud.

This was our second visit and we will definitely return! We enjoyed our visit without a doubt!

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JB
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was perfect. Food and service were outstanding!

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SH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing location and sweeting!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, no doubt about that. We ordered the ginger soda - delish, little more ginger needed though. Then the lamb kebabs were super scrumptious, little harissa like heat mixed with perfectly cooked lamb and the onions elevate the juicy flavor. We loved the ped kee ew, it was a big bowl of fresh vegetables with egg and bean sprouts. Lastly we also tried the fish tacos and they were equally good. The service was mixed. Our first server (male 1 was courteous and very knowledgeable), server 2 (female) was the total opposite. She was not courteous, placed our food at the wrong table and walked away. She just didn’t seem to care. She also placed the food in front of the wrong person at our table without asking who ordered what. She was also accompanied by another server (male 2) who was polite and did all the right things. Overall, great experience with a minor kerfuffle.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite spot to visit when I'm in Denver. You can never go wrong with the amazing dumplings but everything was absolutely incredible and Luke our server was first rate!

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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST food I have had in a long time. The dumplings were unreal and they were so sweet to bring out a complimentary dessert as I was celebrating a move to Colorado. Will be back with my Boyfriend when he is visiting!

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was perfunctory and adequate, but nothing special. There was no connection with the waiter and it didn't seem as if he was reading the table very well. The food was fine; nothing extraordinary to justify the price, in my opinion. The food options are quite limited for persons who are pescatarian or vegetarian. Bill was $125 for two people. One alcoholic beverage plus food. Not worth it.

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JT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had vegetarian options of several dishes, and they were amazing (and the price adjustments were much appreciated). The tofu was just delicious, and the brussels sprouts were one of the tastiest dishes I've ever had. We enjoyed sitting outside, and the service was just right.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date with notably authentic southeast asian flavors. The kaya toast and egg cloud dipping sauce is a high end twist on a common breakfast favorite, while the crispy whole striped bass is actually laying on an interpretation of a hawker favorite dish called rojak, even though the menu lists it as herb salad. Only high priced items on the menu, so not recommended for kids.

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KP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Great place to bring out of town guests.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every bite was a taste treat!

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s
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative cuisine expertly prepared. Great service to go along. Very nice place for a business or a personal meal.

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TV
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we got the suggestion from a “Best Restaurants in Denver “ list. We ordered 3 small bites and a shared plate. Everything was superb. Service was wonderful and wine was delicious. We now have a new favorite restaurant!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice variety of shared plates. Really liked the tender calamari, pork belly buns, soup dumplings and egg rolls. We also had an amazing whole fried sea bass that was delicious. Just be prepared to work at it a bit.

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Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We hosted friends from Los Angeles the other night. They loved it! Hard to converse as it’s loud. Once a couple of big tables are sat...boom. It gets pretty loud. Otherwise great food. Great staff. Thanks

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and wait staff. but host was a little rude. No parking available near by. Their garage was full. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars all around.

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kitchen view at the bar is the best way to experience your cuisine and I’m so happy I spent my birthday here.

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c
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is great but for the noise. It's just too noisy even with a quiet seat, so for the feint of hearing or tolerance for this, it's not optimal. But generally it's got magnificent food and service. It's terrifically unique, seriously.
So for me it's worth it, better on the earlier side when it's less crowded.

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DM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and it was every bit as wonderful as our first visit! The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about each menu item and recommended exactly the right amount to order!! The cocktails were awesome and unique and the wine list was interesting. We will definitely be back!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soup dumplings are amazing.

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B
Orange County
233 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner at the ChoLon Modern Asian on a Friday evening was very good. The restaurant was at capacity and as a consequence the noise lever was moderate making conversation somewhat difficult. The food was excellent. The sauces accompanying the "small bites" were exceptional. The concept of "shared plates" for the entrees was very good; one entree shared by the two of us was sufficient. The service as professional, helpful and polite. The ambiance is attractive.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the portions were small which was expected. The French press coffee was also delicious.

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g
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. Thanks

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M
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The soup dumplings were amazing! I also highly recommend the brussel sprouts, pork with kafir lime. Mind blowing!! Kaya toast as a dessert would round out a great meal.

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St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

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