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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vipLESV
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cholon’s food is always consistently good. Great to share dishes.
Nice ambiance, beautiful decor and very spacious and clean inside.

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vipGreat
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and flavors never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always.

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Luis
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. Will definitely be back and try other delicious dishes. Great wine selection and the restaurant felt clean and spacious.

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BennettP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here for lunch in August 2019. This time I had Kava toast with egg cloud(unusual flavors) and the Korean hot chicken sliders( just the right amount of heat). I then had the chicken entree with Colorado peaches and a scallion pancake. I drank a Tamarind Fizz and a peach cocktail, then a french riesling. I got a 1/2 order of spiced donuts with Vietnamese coffee ice cream. A very satisfying meal.

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RachJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cholon always has wonderful service and consistently delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!

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CourtneyG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to ChoLon since March and I was reminded of why it is my favorite restaurant in Denver! Excellent service and food, complete with a surprise for my birthday. So glad it's open!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 16, 2020

Hi Courtney - Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us at ChoLon! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience and that our service team took great care of you. We hope to see you in again soon!

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NickF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing and the server was very helpful and accomodating with our shellfish allergy. Drinks were very slow from the bar but overall a great night out!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Nick - Thank you for your review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that our service team took good care of you, especially in regards to the allergy. I'll pass along your observation on the drinks taking a while to our management so we can address those issues moving forward. Hope you'll dine with us again soon!

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RyanK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great as always, but the restaurant is starting to feel slightly dated. Cocktails could be improved greatly.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Ryan - Thank you for coming in! Happy to hear you enjoyed the food and that service was good. We'd love to find out more about which cocktails you tried and how you feel they could be improved upon. A few of our cocktails are signatures (such as the Old Saigon and Zen Master) but we do also have some rotating seasonal cocktails. Any additional information is appreciated! We hope to see you in again soon.

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MandyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors of every dish was exceptional! Duncan, our server, was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for something different and a fun evening out.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Mandy - Thank you for dining with us at ChoLon! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that Duncan took great care of your group. We hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal with exciting flavors and surprises. The service was excellent as well. Highly recommend!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi there - Thank you for dining with us at ChoLon! It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and that our service team took good care of your group. We'll hope to see you in again sometime soon.

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LaurenP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Everything we tried was amazing and the service was great. We were celebrating an anniversary and am so happy we tried this place. Highly recommend, we’ll be back!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Lauren - Thank you for choosing ChoLon to celebrate your anniversary! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food, service & overall atmosphere. We'll hope to see you in again soon!

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KarenT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always impressed by the food and the knowledge of the entire staff.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 5, 2020

Hi Karen - Thanks for dining with us at ChoLon! So happy to hear you enjoyed the food & that our service team took great take of you. Hope to continue seeing you in often!

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shawnm
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every. Single. Bite. Was incredible!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 5, 2020

Hi Shawn - Thank. You. So. Much. :) So happy to hear you enjoyed the experience! We hope to see you in again soon.

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AndyK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend had been wanting to try Cholon for quite some time now. We recently decided it is safe to eat out on a limited basis, so headed there this past Saturday evening. They did not disappoint. We decided to try several of the small plates, the soup dumplings being the one we enjoyed most. Never had anything like it before and they were wonderful. The chicken wantons were excellent, with just the right amount of heat. The Korean hot fried chicken sliders were awesome. We also tried the pork belly buns and the Wagyu skewers, they were okay, but did not reach the same level as the rest. Bottom line, we will be back, and may just have several orders of the soup dumplings, they were that good.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 5, 2020

Hi Andy - Thank you so much for giving ChoLon a try! It's great to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your meal, especially the dumplings! We hope to see you guys in again sometime soon. :)

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Qmarsha
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy to be out and about and revisiting favorite dining places.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on September 5, 2020

Hi there! We're so happy to have you out to dine with us. We hope to see you in again soon. :)

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Cherbear
Springfield
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved loved the food, our server was good, very friendly, very knowledgeable about the menu. We were just sharing small plates and was told to order everything at once and that he would space out the order. Shortly after before we even received our drinks all of our food came at once. The food was fantastic but we felt a bit rushed!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 29, 2020

Hi Cherbear - Thank you for dining with us at ChoLon! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food and that your server took great care of you. I'll certainly pass along your notes on coursing to our management team. We hope to see you in again soon!

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DouglasS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food. Very cool place. The French Onion Soup Dumplings and the Wagyu Beef Skewers were a whole different level of delicious

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for giving us a try, Douglas! It's great to hear you enjoyed the dumplings, skewers and the experience as a whole. Can't wait to have you in again soon. :)

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing dinner! Portions a little small to be considered family style but overall incredible!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for dining with us, Olivia! It's great to hear you enjoyed the experience. We typically describe ourselves as a "shared concept", versus family style. We'll be sure to coach our staff & management team to set the correct expectation with guests. We do hope to see you in again sometime soon!

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JeanWors
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place for date night! We love coming here for the amazing food and soup dumplings of course!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for celebrating date night with us at ChoLon! We hope to see you in again soon. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food! Fun for couples or groups since it’s shared plates.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for coming in! It's great to hear you enjoyed sharing our dishes. We hope to see you back in again soon!

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JRTar
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try in Denver!! The food is to die for & all of the staff are so friendly and accomodating. Went with a group of friends and our waiter, Duncan, was amazing. He recommended all of our dishes and they were all so delicious! It's a great atmosphere and they did an excellent job keeping everyone socially distanced & safe. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thanks for dining with us at ChoLon! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal with friends and that Duncan took great care of you. We hope to see you all in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food, good drinks, decent service. What else do you want???

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for coming in! We hope to see you in again soon. :)

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vipJessicaW
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service made for a perfect night out with our parents.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks for coming in and bringing your parents along! We hope to see you all in again soon.

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Alayna
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in Denver in a while! Ordered something from each section of the menu and wasn’t disappointed. Duncan provides exceptional service!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi Alayna - Thank you for dining with us! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed everything & that Duncan took great care of you. We hope to see you in again soon!

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! That simple. Great service, amazing presentation and quality jd food!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi Jeremy - Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us at ChoLon! We hope you'll come in and see us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had high expectations for this place, but was ultimately let down. The pictures of the food look great. We ordered the popular items as the reviews suggested. Our dish came did not come out hot, but luke warm. The food seemed to be sitting for some time before being served. The taste of the food is good not great. I do not recommend the small plates. You will overpay for the value of the food. To sum it up, great service, great atmosphere, but highly priced above average food.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi there Anonymous, Thanks for giving ChoLon Downtown a try! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the service and atmosphere but I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in the food and overall value of the meal. We'd love to know which dishes you tried and didn't like so we can alert our chef team. We appreciate your feedback and do hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future. Savanna Ronco CRC Communications Manager

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GP27
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Covid protocols are just stupid and lack some serious logic. Had to wait by host stand for 15 mins before seated. Was not allowed to grab a drink. That said, food is awesome and I’d rate Cholon as one of the best in town. The vibe is usually solid, just not now. They need to allow restaurants to go to full capacity.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi there GP, I'm sorry to hear that your experience waiting for a table was not a great one. While we always do our absolute best to turn tables in a timely manner, we agree that having to wait at the door without being able to sit at the bar and grab a drink is not a great start to your experience. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal & experience after that. We are hoping to safely move past these restrictions as soon as we are allowed to. Hope to see you in again soon! Savanna CRC

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vipBorisH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

This was our first visit, so we didn’t know what to expect. We were impressed by the atmosphere, but the service could use some fine-tuning. We waited forever for our starter, then when it came out it was the incorrect order. We waited forever again, this time the correct item came out but it was prepared wrong, I let the server know and he only apologized. The main was incorrect as well. Again he only apologized.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi there Anonymous - Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the ambiance, but I am disappointed to hear about your overall experience and service, or lack thereof. We'd love to know a little more about your experience so we can attempt to pinpoint what went wrong (whether it was a service error, kitchen error or lack of communication). If you wouldn't mind sharing the name on your reservation via private message, we'd love to look into this more closely.

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vipAnneS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Phil was fantastic!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Hi Anne - Thanks for coming in! It's great to hear that Phil took great care of your group. We hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing, will definitely be back next time we are in Denver

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you for giving ChoLon a try! Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you in again next time you are in the area. :)

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AUSTINL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. We sat outside, which was really close to passers by, but was still a very pleasant atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends. Pork buns and Kaya toast were our favorite items, but the wok menu was also enjoyable!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hi Austin, Thank you for dining with us at ChoLon! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you in again soon. Best, Savanna Ronco CRC

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipTinaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my parents here when they were in town and it was a hit!! The food was amazing and we can not wait to go back! I highly recommend the soup dumplings, shiitake mushroom biminbap and wagyu beef! But what really put this place over the top was the impeccable service! We have not been out much since quarantine and we appreciated everything that the staff did to make us feel comfortable! All guests were socially distanced, staff wore masks, guests wore masks when moving about the restaurant, hand sanitizer stations, paper menus! We will definitely be back (pandemic or no pandemic lol)!!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on August 8, 2020

Hi Tina! Thank you for dining with us at ChoLon and bringing along your parents! We're thrilled to hear you all enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you in again soon. :) Best, Savanna Ronco CRC

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vipUptown
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience--great food, attentive and helpful staff, and a lovely evening over all.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipcljohn2
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Duncan made the whole dinner remarkable! We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and Duncan was attentive, interesting and funny - we will ask to be in his section next time as well. As always the food was superb! It was a great evening out.
Chris Johnson

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hi there Chris! Thank you so much for your review! I'll absolutely pass this along to Duncan - I know it'll make his day to know he made your experience so enjoyable. We hope to see you in again soon!

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GinaB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Soup Dumplings and Pork Belly Bund are a MUST! This place is incredible.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks, Gina! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Dumplings & Buns. Hope to see you in again soon!

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Pass
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was exceptional and we really enjoyed everything we had and shared. Missed this place and glad to get back!

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks for dining with us! Hope to see you in again soon!

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vipMichaelH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent as always. Love the menu and the style of dining.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thanks, Michael! Hope to see you in again soon!

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ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 353-5223.

ChoLon Modern Asian - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 3878 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.