ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown

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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 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.
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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

4 top sat next to us (a 2 top) we ordered first and the 4 top received their drinks and food 15 minutes before us! The dumplings were poorly made this time around as I have been here countless times. Bummer! Won’t be back.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was touch notch! Each dish was expertly crafted and a true delight for the palate.

Cocktails were equally as fantastic!

JR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

TF
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

KH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our business partners loved the meal!

MK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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..

H
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had heard this place was good and after 4 years here I finally tried it. Food was absolutely incredible. Worth the price!

A
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

E
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

BD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

BT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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.

JA
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

K
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
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
3 reviews
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
86 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!