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YumCha, Denver, CO

YumCha

4.5
4.5
209 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
Chef Lon Symensma and the CRC team are excited to announce a new concept opening this week in Downtown Denver — YumCha Dumpling & Noodle Bar!

Inspired by the bustling noodle shops from Chef Lon’s travels around Asia and time spent in New York City, YumCha is an upbeat and cozy spot for lunch, dinner and happy hour in the heart of Downtown Denver.

We can’t wait to welcome you in to try our handmade dumplings and travel-inspired noodles. Let’s get slurping!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Vietnamese, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 638-8179
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Lon Symensma
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact store for optional Private Events
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Cross street
    Off of 16th Street Mall, between Wynkoop and Blake St.
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    16th Street Mall bus ride
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Denver Restaurant Week

    $35.00 per person

    Mar 1 - Mar 10, 2024
    Join us in celebrating Denver Restaurant Week with our 3 Course Menu. Designed to share between 2 guests, our menu showcases our playful twists on traditional classics. Don't miss our guest favorites like our French Onion Soup Dumplings & Stir-Fried Vegetable Lo Mein. Explore the flavors of sake like a pro with our signature sake flight for +$20!
    Denver Restaurant Week Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Happy Hour is available daily at YumCha Dumpling and Noodle Bar from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.

    Happy Hour Photo

What 209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

209 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was a bit cramped and it was not easy to have a conversation with each other, but easy to listen in on other tables. The food was tasty

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  2. SherriD

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly service, casual atmosphere- love it!
    YumChaResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thanks for the 5-star SherriD! We hope to see you again soon!

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  3. CorinaJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Huge surprise to experience a valentines evening dinner without dessert. Cool marketing idea but unfortunately the vision wasn’t expedited very well and we felt ripped off. Better luck next year.
    YumChaResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback CorinaJ. We are sorry that you are disappointed with your experience. We offered the "all you can eat" with Dim Sum and Noodles. We did not have a dessert offering as part of this special offer. The idea was to provide a place on Valentine's Day for "The Singles, The Haters, and the Freedom Celebrators" to get together and celebrate themselves. The value for $45 for all you can eat was what we thought, a very good value.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to the early seating at yumcha for valentines all you can eat dim sum. There was a total of 8 people and the service was very slow. No food was brought out until 4:30pm. Drinks were slow to come out and then we were served two dumplings at a time. With that said, the food was very good when we finally got something to eat.

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  5. LESV

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place for dumplings and a good Sake ( great Junmai selection), in a nice, small bar setting.
    YumChaResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thank you LESV for your wonderful review. See you soon!

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  6. RiskHappy84

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time here and will sure to be back. Everything from the drinks to the meal to the appetizers were delicious!
    YumChaResponded on January 21, 2024
    Thank you for your 5-star review. Hope to see you again soon.

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  7. AlexG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dumplings were phenomenal! It was the perfect birthday treat! And I loved the ambience of the place, not chaotic at all and very chill
    YumChaResponded on January 21, 2024
    Thank you AlexG for your glowing review. We are very proud of our dumpling game! Hope to see you again in the near future.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and experience!! If you’re a fan of cholon, you’ll love it!
    YumChaResponded on January 18, 2024
    Thank you for your 5-star review. We hope to see you soon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food, and drinks were remarkable. I can't wait to come back.
    YumChaResponded on January 12, 2024
    Thanks for the five star review, it means a lot to us!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find in Denver. The food was outstanding. Definitely on the short list when we return.

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  11. HannaB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a Pleasure
    YumChaResponded on January 21, 2024
    Thank you HannaB for your review. It is a pleasure for us as well. See you soon.

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  12. DanielCola

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, cocktails, whiskey selection, desserts, service at a very convenient location. Had a lot of fun sharing plates and entrees.

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  13. LizW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, awful service. If Chef Lon has any standards for his restaurants, he’d immediately let the rude, foul-mouthed guy behind the bar and the “manager” go.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The general tso chicken soup dumplings were the highlight

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  15. peggyc

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great soup dumplings and starters but the Dan Dan noodles were an unexpected chilled noodle dish.
    YumChaResponded on December 22, 2023
    Peggy, Thanks for the great review!! The Dan Dan noodles are one of our favorite new dishes, with a nice level of heat and amazing textures thru out. We will work with our servers on explaining that the dish is a chilled noodle dish in the future. Great feedback!

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  16. Cheyenne

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had to go to a speech and only had an hour - we were served and out in 40 minutes
    YumChaResponded on November 17, 2023
    Quick and delicious, thanks for the five star!!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly we weren’t as enamored on our second visit to Yum Cha. The employees were very kind but the food was very slow and the curry was incredibly salty.
    YumChaResponded on November 17, 2023
    Sorry we didn't impress this time around. We will discuss seasoning with the chefs. Hopefully next time you are in we will do such a great job that you will give us the five star review we are aiming for. Either way, thank you for the feedback.

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  18. RRuzicka

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food served at a nice pace. Mooncakes are a revelation!
    YumChaResponded on November 17, 2023
    We make those mooncakes in house....they are stunning!! Thank you for the great review.

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  19. MargyD

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a beautiful space. Nice vibe, great value! I highly recommend it!!
    YumChaResponded on November 17, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 star Margy!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was amazing until we got our entrees then we were forgotten.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was underwhelming. The flavor was just not exciting

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  22. KMech

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizers and cocktails are top notch and SUPER good. Their mains, meh. I would recommend them for happy hour or drinks and apps, then go some places else for dinner.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So great for a casual anniversary dinner. The ume hime cocktail was so good. We shared a bunch of apps and the bao buns were definitely our favorite. We'll have to come back to try the wagu beef scallion pancake app and they were out of the mooncakes for desert. There were a couple non-alcoholic drinks on the menu which is great since my husband does nit drink. The restaurant is definitely small but we will definitely return.

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  24. AlanaG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    YumCha is a hidden gem and a total favorite of ours. We live 2 hrs away in the Mountains, but make sure to stop here every time we come down to Denver. It is casual, fun, and everything you’re looking for in delicious dim sum as a neighborhood joint. Same owners as ChoLan, but none of the fanciness. 

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  25. KevinS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our meal at Yumcha. Our server was friendly and the food was excellent. Had good choices for the vegetarians as well as the meat eaters in our family. Environment was quiet enough to have good conversation across the table.

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  26. MistyH

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The General Tso dumplings and bao buns are to die for!

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  27. LJSS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Neat little place -- really good soup dumplings and nice waitstaff.

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  28. Careabearasara

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here on the recommendation of a friend and it did not disappoint! Made reservations for my birthday and a handful of friends and they accommodated us well everything was delicious and beyond what we expected service was great, ambiance was perfect, Nice cozy little spot!

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  29. sk2014

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I love ChoLon so I wanted to try this restaurant. First there was a strange smell. The food was quite average for the price. The flavors were a miss. Just overall disappointing. For the price, it's really not worth it.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! This place is so good. We got the General Tso’s dumplings, French onion soup dumplings, wagyu pancake, crispy sweet and sour pork, and wagyu noodles. Everything was amazing and so flavorful. It’s been a while since I’ve been this impressed with a restaurant.
    YumChaResponded on July 14, 2023
    Thank you, we are so happy to hear you loved a variety of our menu. We’d love to know what you think of our new summer menu items - stop back in soon! -Team YumCha

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  31. AL1234

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was incredible and had great recommendations!
    YumChaResponded on July 14, 2023
    Thank you, we pride ourselves on our charasmatic & knowledgable staff! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers! -Team YumCha

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  32. ElleJ

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious happy hour menu! Definitely a fun place to go with great soup dumplings and other Asian fusion food.
    YumChaResponded on June 8, 2023
    Thank you Elle, we appreciate the recommendation! We hope to welcome you back for more of our Soup Dumplings. Cheers!

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  33. SusanS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Original, creative dishes. Lovely friendly staff. Good value.
    YumChaResponded on May 21, 2023
    We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our creative dishes & our stellar friendly staff! Your kind words mean a lot to us. We strive to provide good value and a memorable experience. We can't wait to serve you again at YumCha, Susan.

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  34. CameronG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yum Cha is so dang good! The food as well as the service. Can't wait to go back!
    YumChaResponded on May 21, 2023
    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both our menu & service, Cameron! We can't wait to have you back at YumCha for another wonderful dining experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Portion sizes were generous and pricing is reasonable. The only thing that was less than fantastic was the service--our server was incredibly busy and so it took forever to order drinks, then food, and even longer to bring us the check when we asked for it. We had theater tickets and ended up having to hustle to get there on time because it took 10 minutes to get the bill. Had we not had someplace to be, it wouldn't have mattered. Will certainly be back, but maybe on a night with a looser schedule!
    YumChaResponded on May 21, 2023
    We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We apologize for the service you experienced. We appreciate your understanding and feedback. We'll work on improving our efficiency during busy times to provide a smoother dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! -Team YumCha

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Rude waitress would not go back because of her attitude.
    YumChaResponded on May 21, 2023
    Hi there, we apologize for the experience you had with our waitress. This is not the level of service we strive for. We appreciate your feedback and would love the opportunity to make it right. Please reach out to us directly via email so we can address the issue and ensure a better experience for you in the future. -Team YumCha

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  37. MarkM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is very basic and not what I expected. Poor preparation and no flavor
    YumChaResponded on May 21, 2023
    We're sorry to hear that our food did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and take it seriously. We continuously work on improving our preparation and flavors. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with an enhanced dining experience. -Team YumCha

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  38. EthanO

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yumcha is quite literally one of the best restaurants I've been to in the last 5 years. The food is incredible, but that's just the beginning. The service is where yumcha shines. I fly in to Denver about once a month and I make it a point to go every time
    YumChaResponded on April 26, 2023
    Hi Ethan, we are elated to hear to be one of your favorite restaurants in Denver! We appreciate you sharing with our community & can’t wait to welcome you back during your next visit. Cheers! -Team YumCha

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  39. jenks

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it here. We've been several times and it's always so good. Many times before Avs games. Can't wait to return!!
    YumChaResponded on April 26, 2023
    Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Go Avs! -Team YumCha

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  40. ErnestoR

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst service I've experienced there, my wife and I sat for more than 25 minutes without being acknowledged by anyone.We walked out and Found somewhere else to have dinner Safe to say we won't be coming back to this establishment.
    YumChaResponded on April 26, 2023
    Hi there Ernesto, we are sorry to hear about your experience at YumCha Dumpling & Noodle Bar. Please reach out to us via email so we can learn more & address your visit directly. Info@yumchadenver.c om. Cheers, Team YumCha

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

YumCha is rated 4.5 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for YumCha

1520 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Off of 16th Street Mall, between Wynkoop and Blake St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 2:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Asian, Vietnamese, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    16th Street Mall bus ride
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Lon Symensma
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (720) 638-8179
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact store for optional Private Events
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