ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
3744 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Asian
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 complement 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 3744 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JA
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love Love Love the Soup Dumplings. It would be nice to see some new starter options though.

K
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

SS
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and our waiter was even more so! This was one of our favorite stops during our trip. Thanks a ton!

B
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful restaurant for young and old! We had a birthday dinner with our grandchildren and they thought it was wonderful.

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was great but our server really made the night for our party (11 people) by going above and beyond with our vegetarian and gluten free guests. Really outstanding service, food and atmosphere.

R
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to when I am in Denver. The staff is spot on and the food is fantastic and innovative

JV
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Terrible service this visit

RG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to ChoLon for NYE this year and we were not disappointed! Our server was phenomenally kind and attentive, the food was yummy, and the price was relatively fair for the upscale nature of the place. I highly recommend the Pork buns and their citrus blossom cocktail! Another sweet thing to note, because we were still there at midnight, they gave us a complimentary glass of champagne to ring in the New Year. Overall, it was a great experience and we would go again.

As a final note, my main detractor from this experience was that my boyfriend did get ill that night. We're assuming it was because he drank a bit too much for his system, but I wanted to disclose this for the sake of transparency in this review.

BS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us went to dinner here for New Years Eve. It was very busy needless to say and we were seated an hour after our reservation time but we were in no hurry. The service was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The food is amazing. We will be back soon.

OT
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We went for NYE, and they made it special, but they always do!

D
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. This was a really great spot for our NYE group dinner.

GH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual outstanding. We had a very good server wo knew the dishes and wines. Overall, outstanding dinner.

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter had great food and wine recommendations and did not rush us out even though we were there late!

J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and perfect for sharing! Great cocktails too.

g
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the dumplings with the onion soup inside - Yum!
The small plates are all good and are fun to share. We dine there every time we eat in Denver.

DD
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a wonderful experience. The different flavor combinations are simply magical, the wait staff is very professional and knowledgeable. Worth the indulgence!

C
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, some of the best food I have ever had. How they get french onion soup inside a dumpling I cannot fathom, but it is stunningly delicious. As was everything else. This restaurant is a must-visit for everyone in Denver.

o
Denver
84 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David E is one of the best servers we have ever had - very personable and professional. His knowledge of the menu was outstanding.
The food is outstanding across the range of the menu. Can’t wait to return.

K
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diner - if you know the MUST-HAVES on the menu, you will be happy. We got the French onion soup dumplings, the Pork bao buns, Kaya Toast, Lobster Saigon Crepes, and the Stir-Fried Malaysian Noodles. The cocktail I got was also outstanding - The Merchant’s Wife with elderflower foam.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is always incredible.

JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway a great dinner spot. Sad the Sea Bass is no longer on the menu, but there are excellent options. Good GF options as well.

OT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant. We were seated immediately at the Chef’s Counter per my reservation request. It was a lot of fun to watch the kitchen prepare all the food with great care and rapid precision. Our waiter Gus took his time with us to explain the menu. Gus was friendly, professional, and efficient. Everything we ordered was delicious. An absolute must have is the Sweet Onion and Gruyère Soup Dumplings. I will be back soon!

MS
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was spot on yet our evening was disappointing due to our server (Louis) who was very jumpy and seemed to be on some type of stimulant or “speed”. He was very distracted and difficult to ask questions of causing our dinner to be quite off.

I would certainly not recommend him as a server as our evening was very disconnected - him taking partial drink orders, asking questions then walking away before we could respond and finally not seeing him again after ordering.

A real disappointment.

DB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of our favorites in Colorado

L
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing especially pork buns. Service was amazing.

D
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service!

SL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It did not seem like everything was working. My pork noodles were terrible.

MM
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I consider this to be one of our favorite restaurants in the Denver metro area. We like they're over all play on Asian food. Everything is well prepared and the service has always met our standards. I would highly recommend.

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been celebrating the holidays here for seven years - never disappointed - always special! We look forward to this dining experience every year and hopefully for years to come.

CM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We (I) had an allergy and after telling the server (when they asked) and we still had food come out with the allergen. The server was VERY apologetic. We ha drinks come out wrong....over all the food was great (after a couple tries), the service was amazing. Will go back!

MC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service - wonder food! Definitely will return!

BH
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Service plus Amazing Food makes for the perfect evening.
Dinner with a friend I had not seen in over a year. We just wanted to talk, catch up, laugh, and enjoy.
With so many enticing options on the menu we asked Duncan to choose for us. Dave worked with Duncan to pair the wines with the food. The end result was an extraordinary evening with wonderful memories.
Thank you!

LS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In Denver for a conference. We came here for dinner after our Taste of Denver food tour brought us here for a tasting. Everything was delicious. The soup dumplings and the wagyu beef skewers are pretty much a religious experience. Super nice staff too.

l
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was good. Table was in convenient place for party of 9. My main meal was not good, but ginger soda was. The waiter forgot it, but comped me. Prices are high, but it is downtown. Everyone in my party complained about party. Ambiance is lovely, very bright and contemporary. Table setting was nice. Bread choice is strange - one papadum with sauce was strange.

LB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a group of 8, so we tried one of each appetizer, then had the ahi, the lobster crepes, the Korean BBQ chicken and Waygu beef. The apps were my favorite—soup dumplings, short rib sliders and whatever the bread was that you dip in the egg wash—probably my top 3, but all were great. Apps were small portions (as they should be) so we needed two of most of them. Cocktail list was only so-so, wine list was adequate. I will be back.

U
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overall disappointing. We had reservations and waited 15 minutes for an available table. The restaurant was incredibly loud and we had to yell at each other to converse. The waiter was good. We went with his recommendations and got 3 plates. We sat for an hour without food even thought the restaurant was only about 3/4 full. The soup dumplings were excellent. We got two large plates, the wagyu which was not exceptional compared to other wagyu we have enjoyed, and the lamb shank since they were out of the snapper. Again, the lamb was good, but not memorable. Overall we paid well over $100 for the meal, were underwhelmed, and went to another restaurant afterwards because we were still hungry.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was great! We were a party of 8 and the server did a great job pacing our meal! The soup dumplings, kaya toast and fish were delightful! We’ll be back again!

S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All parts of our meal were delicious. The Ahi tuna seemed very fresh. Wagyu melt in your mouth. The Soup dumplings were a fun, unique bite.

RT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a top 5 restaurant for me. It is so delicious! Pricey, but so good.