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Tue, 4/24
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7:30 PM
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ChoLon Modern Asian

4.7
2967 reviews
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$50 and over
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm-close
Happy Hour (bar & lounge): Monday - Saturday: 2pm-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 9pm-close
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Phone number
(303) 353-5223
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lon Symensma
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th St
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Parking details
We validate parking in the Sugar Cube garage below our restaurant for 1 hour at lunch and 2 hours at dinner.
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Public transit
Denver Union Station is two blocks away.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We have the perfect space for large parties and events! ChoLon’s professional staff will deliver top quality service and a memorable experience. For parties of 10 or more, we ask that you allow us to help you create a menu for your group. Contact Chelsea Mack via the form below for more information.

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What 2967 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food and the server was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best meal we've had there yet!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Cholon is so good that one tends to forget how good it is. We had a flawless meal.....3 desserts, all winners. World class dining, and sitting at the counter gave us a chance to watch and be educated. Rebecca, expediting, always had time to explain things to us. And every bite....soup dumplings to start, and the pork belly sliders. The soup dumpling is an experience. The sliders were just flavor with every bite. A salmon crudo.....never a bad choice. And we did the wagyu beef, that you could cut with a dull spork, but would lick the plate afterwards. Darn, almost forgot the perfectly fried calamari, with a dill sauce, that made my Italian taste buds happy. Three desserts: Triple chocolate, panna cotta and the spiced doughnuts.

They do not miss a trick here. Everything is first rate, even the timing of the service is well thought out. The food made me glad I had cataract surgery to get the full beauty of it. And the people are friendly.

Cholon deserves every accolade. Bring a date, you'll love it.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing small bites, good cocktails and great main plates. The soup dumplings in particular are spectacular.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Knowledgeable server.
Believe them when they warn you the Soup Dumplings are hot. Need to cool down before eating in one bite.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

ChoLon was marked in my calendar as a place to go when visiting Denver and it did not disappoint. Kudos to the chef!

The Asian-French fusion family style dishes were perfect for our group. Each dish was distinctive, flavorful and delicious. By business party was a mix of people from around the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, including a self proclaimed 'food snob' from Paris, and all were extremely complimentary of the food and overall experience.

I loved the French Onion Soup dumplings, salmon, shrimp rolls, Malaysian noodles and wagyu beef!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

From the chef behind Spice Market and Buddakhan, it’s as good as you’d imagine.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Delicious!! Wonderful experience all-around.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was excellent and the waiter was very informative.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The service was impeccable, the food was well cooked and served with delightful intention which made appreciating it easier. The drinks were poured and mixed well ...we were also moved to a more desirable spot making our romantic evening date memorable. Definitely worth paying a visit to every time I visit my love one in Denver .

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great friendly service and fresh interesting takes on various Asian dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner with my family!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food from a great chef! One of Denver’s finest.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing! We loved every bite- from the French onion soup dumplings to the calamari (better than I’ve ever had) to the Scottish salmon and the Wagyu beef. So many creative, delicious dishes! We can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Small meals and really slow service.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner so much! Terrific friendly service, lovely wine, and delicious food. Especially enjoyed the waygu beef skewers and the diver scallops.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I had my third pre-CSO dinner at ChoLon this past Saturday. As usual sat at the counter facing the kitchen. There is a special menu for diners who are alone--a nice touch. Very creative Asian-based menu. As usual, started with the Soup Pillows, which were excellent. The Calamari Wok dish was also excellent. Carafe of a nice Sake went well with the food. Always a pleasant dining experience. I'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a great experience here for our anniversary. Everyone from the host to our waiter made us feel really special. The service and food were both fantastic! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Brought my parents here when they came from out of town. Food and service was amazing! We ordered several things from the menu to share and we all had a hard time deciding what was best. Definitely a new favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Loved it! Food was incredible. Soup dumplings are a must

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

For special occasions or just our favorite go to, great wine list outstanding food

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was awesome, bit pricey but very good I will go back the service was also very good. It was not a very busy night but it was quite noisy .

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

There is only one word to describe this restaurant, Amazing. From their look, to their service, ambiance to the food, they never fall short of amazing. If you decide not to dine here, you will be single handedly making the worst decision of your life.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

FABULOUS !! One of the best. International style and quality. Innovative cuisine. Find a way to visit.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food is very good and atmosphere was nice

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great service and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Asian fusion is getting old but not here! We loved it. Such interesting flavors. Loved the soup dumplings, yummy and innovative. French onion soup! Loved the brussel sprouts with pork on the side. Thank you for doing that. What really surprised me was the chicken sliders. So crisp. So light and flavorful. I'd get those anytime. If ever I am back in Denver, I'm sure to be back.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

One of our favorite spots but this past visit service was very bad.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great tastes all the way around . Always impeccable service

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good Asian fusion experience but not a wow. Brussels sprouts were the highlight dish. Calamari a disappointment - would have preferred a lighter preparation with a ponzu sauce for dipping versus aioli .

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great location, great food. Try the Korean fried chicken and you have to have the fries and aioli with it - awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delicious! Even the kid liked it

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Over priced appetizers masked and priced as plates
Calamari in particular was a joke - can get that at any bar for 1/2 the price

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was mediocre. Hit or miss with some plates and appetizers. I really enjoyed the ambiance. The service was good.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our server was amazing. Super cool dude and knowledgeable... he had glasses and ponytail! Can’t remember his name but I’m sure you guys will figure it out

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our adult son was visiting from out of town. As a huge fan of Asian cuisine, we knew we needed to take him to ChoLon for his first time. Knowing what we do about the popularity of ChoLon, I had made a reservation weeks ahead. We were seated promptly and had instant service initiated. Each and every item that we ordered and ate, were as good as they ever have been. I am certain that we will return, although without our son, as often as we can in the future.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The soup dumplings were outstanding. The pork belly bao were magical. The lobster crepes were pretty awful. The dish manger to screw up the best ingredient, Lobster. The Lamb was great as was the risotto. The noodles were so-so. Thai iced tea was special.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Creative tastes, beautiful presentation and sexy ambience. I liked sitting at the chef’s counter!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was our second time here and the food was great.

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