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About ChoLon Modern 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 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.
Denver, CO 80202
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We validate parking in the Sugar Cube garage below our restaurant for 1 hour at lunch and 2 hours at dinner.
Denver Union Station is two blocks away.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
ChoLon Modern Asian Ratings and Reviews
This is my favorite restaurant in Denver. Soup dumpling filled with French onion soup, Wagyu beef skewers, pork belly dumplings and heavenly pot stickers. Followed by the most divine black tea panna cotta with spicy tapioca, merengue puffs, crunchy stuff and bobas. An explosion of flavor and texture. I’d repeat this dinner anytime. Service was exceptional al. Who could ask for anything more
I've been here probably eight times and every time it gets better. The food is pricey but worth every penny, especially the soup dumplings. Flavor exploding in your mouth. The rice ale is also a tasty treat. I noted on the reservation that it was a special occasion and they brought us a customized complementary dessert.
We go every Valentines Day as a tradition my wife and I enjoy. The food is amazing and I don’t know of any restaurant that comes close to how creative they are with the small plates. We love the soup dumplings and the kaya toast. So simple but very tasty. The staff are always very nice and attentive to any of your needs such as new plates, drinks, water is always filled. The staff are all knowledgeable about what is in the food or allergy information. It’s pricey so that’s why we go once a year but it’s worth every penny.
it was a Valentines Day occasion. We have been before and were surprised that they didn't have a table for us in the dining area. They tried seating us on bar stools facing the kitchen. My wife is short and can't sit on such. The kitchen was very warm, smokey and everything else that comes with kitchen activity. It wasn't what we envisioned for a romantic Valentines dinner. We will never book a special occasion like this again at this restaurant. They seated us in the bar area where attendees were loud and having too much to drink. Everything was very loud and crowded as people stood around waiting for open tables.
Not sure what VIP entitles a long standing Open Table member. Whatever it is this wasn't it. The food was fine. The menu was limited. Not what we were expecting. The lamb shank was more Indian instead of contemporary Asian. Overall, the dinner wasn't relaxing, it seemed everyone was competing just to talk to each other.
Wow this place is outstanding. Went here for lunch with my wife on valentines day.. did not dissapoint! Right in the middle of downtown on 16th street, ChoLon has a great atmosphere and feels very "posh" as my wife would say. Certainly on the pricey side but well worth every penny. The only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is because some of their food is decievingly spicy.. like, a lot. Their calarami dish about ended my day with what was one of the spiciest single bites ive ever had in my life (still ate most all of it though..)
Amazing food and service! They made our anniversary very special. We got to sit at the Chef counter and had the pleasure of watching the staff cook and plate,the kitchen staff is clean and the plates were presented beautifully. The expo was amazing she went above and beyond to make sure every plate was perfect. We were in awe at the perfection that was displayed and delicious the food was.
This was our 4th visit to ChoLon and they never disappoint. Absolutely love their food, even if you think something sounds strange like egg cloud try it you will be amazed at how yummy and complex the flavors . The soup dumplings are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten, I look forward to those each time. We did miss the tuna spoon that was no longer on the menu. The Waygu beef main course is another dish not to be missed.
We took our daughter to ChoLon for her 22nd birthday dinner. Her boyfriend joined us. What a fabulous experience. The food was different and sensational, served in small, medium and larger plates for sharing. The service was beyond outstanding. We really enjoyed our evening.
The small bites were quite good: pork belly buns; soup dumplings; wagyu beef. At that point I felt we were in 5 star range. Unfortunately, there were two dishes to go. I wish we simply chose a couple of additional small bites and called it an evening.
The Lobster crepe is a take off on the Vietnamese roll concept, which is fine. I found the dish difficult to eat because the lettuce was not large enough to accommodate the triangular crepe. The flavor was OK, but not spectacular. The lobster was distributed unevenly, where one of the crepe triangles had absolutely no lobster.
The wok-tossed calamari was dreadful. It was horribly salty. The description of the dish did not mention that it was breaded calamari. It seemed like something that could be purchased frozen from a supermarket. It's not what I would expect from a restaurant that has the potential of Cholon.
The service staff was great.
Excellent food, as always and fabulous staff. The biggest downside is the noise level once the restaurant gets full. I had dinner with a friend and we of a age when we might be more sensitive to noise, or developing some hearing loss. However, we came to have a nice dinner and to be able to visit. We spent the second half of our meal, when the restaurant had filled up, not being able to hear each other.
ChoLon is always excellent. The food is diverse in presentation, taste and appeal. They are always willing to substitute in their dishes to accommodate vegetarian or vegan diets. I would recommend this restaurant to those seeking an Asian experience with high quality food and service.
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