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ChoLon Bistro

ChoLon Bistro

Asian Restaurant$$$$
LoDo, Denver
95 Tips and reviews
  • soup dumplings
  • kaya toast
  • good for dates
  • chef lon symensma
  • malaysian noodles
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  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay Brooke2 weeks ago
    Wow love this place. Lamb was so perfectly cooked and juicy. Get the soup dumplings too!
  • Gennady N.
    Lamb chops, steak tar tar
  • Alyssa P.
    Alyssa ProhaskaDecember 16, 2016
    Soup dumplings and cinnamon donuts are amazing
  • Nick M.
    Nick MartelliDecember 2, 2016
    The soups are delicious
  • Tom M.
    Tom MooreNovember 26, 2016
    Kobe skewers, potstickers, lobster crepes and of course the soup dumplings. All fabulous.
  • Louis S.
    Louis SSeptember 9, 2016
    French onion soup dumplings. 'Nuff said.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 30, 2016
    "I never get tired of this lovely dim sum." - Chef Jenna Johansen Read more
  • Michael L.
    Michael LoreJuly 15, 2016
    Pork buns are amazing!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DavisJune 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite food in Denver: The soup dumplings.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KasemirJune 21, 2016
    Honestly one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten yet. Get the French onion dumplings, and order mostly small plates for deliciousness
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BeckerMay 6, 2016
    Go soup dumplings, skip the crepe
  • Chai O.
    Chai OdomApril 16, 2016
    A very good late night Happy Hour menu.
  • Lyndsey W.
    Lyndsey WintonMarch 8, 2016
    Everything is great but the starters are exceptional
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BurgettFebruary 4, 2016
    The soup dumplings are excellent, not the normal sort of soup dumplings, but tasty none the less.
  • Juan H.
    Juan HernandezJanuary 12, 2016
    Really good, and I mean really, really good Asian food! The Pork Belly Buns are worth the trip from NJ. Other standouts: Potstickers and stir fried Malaysian noodles
  • Nick D.
    Nick DavisJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Soup dumplings, a must have.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DavisDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    French Onion Soup Dumplings were out of this world.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MehlmanDecember 2, 2015
    Highlights were soup dumplings, salmon app, steak, brownie, everything was so good!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerNovember 11, 2015
    So delicious. Get the beef. Amazing.
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WestOctober 10, 2015
    French onion soup dumplings. Amazing.
  • Marina Noelia C.
    Marina Noelia CabaneSeptember 4, 2015
    Soup giozas
  • Usaj R.
    Usaj RealtyAugust 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best brussel sprout dish in Denver!
  • Kaspars D.
    Kaspars DancisAugust 15, 2015
    Fish tacos!
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangJuly 17, 2015
    The Malaysian noodles have really fresh shrimp and scallops!
  • Andy B.
    Andy BoudreauxJuly 4, 2015
    They did much better on round two. Some very nice cocktails and snacks at the bar. I'll be keeping any eye on them.
  • Connally R.
    Connally ReidApril 16, 2015
    The brussel sprouts and soup dumplings were FANTASTIC!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagMarch 10, 2015
    Split the Korean hot fried chicken sandwich and the Malaysian noodles with a friend at this celebrated pan-Asian bistro in Northwest Denver. Read more
  • Ashley
    AshleyFebruary 19, 2015
    Coming from NYC, "fine dining" in other cities can often mean a waste of $$, but at ChoLon, fresh flavors, inventive recipes, & creative platings=a Denver standout. Shrimp spring roll was v memorable!
  • Lonnie K.
    Lonnie KingSeptember 7, 2014
    Soup Dumplings!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Alex Seidel, chef of Fruition, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Soup dumplings. Read more
  • Jared S.
    Jared SuttonAugust 17, 2014
    The kaya toast is the perfect way to enjoy an appetizer. The sauce's low density belies its richness.
    CITY GRITAugust 5, 2014
    This is one of our favorite spots! We’re addicted to the Soup Dumplings, Bacon Fried Rice, Brussels Sprouts, & the Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    The crew at this sleek spot turns out a monsoon of small bites -- all of which are meant to be eaten without utensils or chopsticks -- as well as large plates and wok dishes. Read more
  • Desiree
    DesireeJune 18, 2014
    Good Happy Hour. Gotta try the Pork Belly Buns, Kaya Toast, and Soup Dumplings.
  • Iris P.
    Iris PangMarch 16, 2014
    Must try the Malaysian noodles. The charred chicken is also to die for.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LJanuary 3, 2014
    Try the soup dumplings. Amazing burst of flavor!
  • Uber D.
    Uber DenverNovember 15, 2013
    Receive a free cocktail (up to $10) when you present your uberX ride receipt 11/18/13-11/21/13!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WayneSeptember 30, 2013
    Do NOT go on a Sunday close to closing (9pm?) They were out of everything that was recommended to us. It was a disaster... NY chef?! Not a NY experience. Bummer. We went out of our way to dine here.
  • Andy B.
    Andy BoudreauxSeptember 2, 2013
    Wow. Very disappointed. They ran out of menu items and bar service was inexcusably slow. My impression is that the place is WAY overhyped. For the price, I expect a *much* better experience.
  • Whitney D.
    Whitney DierksAugust 29, 2013
    Best food I have eaten in a long time. Crab roll sauce was amazing, would definitely get those over and over and over. Brussel sprouts were also amazing.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CannistraciAugust 20, 2013
    Kaya toast is a must. Gonzalo the bartender is amazingly knowledgable.
  • Marlena E.
    Marlena EstesJuly 23, 2013
    Go Monday-Wednesday for their awesome prix fixe menu: $60 for two people!
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CloningerJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is a bit slow at lunch, but the quality of the food more than makes up for it. Try the Pho.
  • Adeline T.
    Adeline TolliverJuly 13, 2013
    The tips on Foursquare and Yelp did not disappoint. The Brussels sprouts were TO DIE FOR and the dumplings were DIVINE! Btw get the donuts w coffee ice cream for dessert.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordJuly 11, 2013
    If the kitchen is the stage, then Lon Symensma is the star. His dishes are created with precision and finesse. Every bite you take will taste like perfection.
  • Elisa
    ElisaJune 9, 2013
    But for real you can't come here and not get the french onion soup dumplings. Phenomenal!
  • Liudmila (Mila)
    Liudmila (Mila)April 14, 2013
    Try crab rolls, duck spring rolls, asparagus soup!
  • Teddy B.
    Teddy BearMarch 18, 2013
    portions are too small.... need to get a second plate
  • Brian M.
    Brian MartinDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring back the tempura calamari!
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Chef Lon Symensma brings a new level of flavor into the kitchen. Want to learn how to cook where the chef did? Check out his college, the CIA! Read more
  • Minh
    MinhSeptember 28, 2012
    Everything was delicious! Be sure to let the soup dumplings cool down, they are a burst of flavors!
  • Robert D.
    Robert DenisonMay 6, 2012
    Dinner for Six is here tonight the group loved last night
  • Adam Christopher N.
    Ribeye satay! Spicy crab spring rolls! Pork belly potstickers! Lobster and shrimp stir fry! Hell yeah!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2012
    ChoLon is a fantastic Asian fusion restaurant. Chef Lon Symensma creates truly memorable and extremely beautiful dishes. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • BigRyanPark
    BigRyanParkApril 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Follow @yodeets on Twitter. He's the founder!
  • Monisha M.
    Monisha MerchantFebruary 26, 2012
    Cocktails: Burning Passion and Old Saigon; Small Plates: soup dumplings, kaya toast, and beet salad; Brussel sprouts amazing!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KozlowskiFebruary 11, 2012
    Eat fast cause the take your plates while your still eating.
  • Exclusive Resorts
    Exclusive ResortsFebruary 10, 2012
    Next time you're in our hometown, do not miss ChoLon. The small plates are heaven - don't miss the Kaya Toast, Soup Dumplings, or Pork Pot Stickers!
  • Walter P.
    Walter PennyDecember 28, 2011
    Darn tasty. :-)
  • Abby W.
    Abby WilsonDecember 3, 2011
    Wow! Wonderful service and the best soup dumplings. We had a great time and were full with the dumplings, Brussels sprouts, and fried rice. All superb!
  • Jack W.
    Jack WodlingerNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
  • Liz I.
    Liz IrvingOctober 19, 2011
    Soup dumplings are delicious!
  • Lara B.
    Lara BeeksSeptember 24, 2011
    Get the donuts for desert. This may be the best thing ever. Yummm!!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    Lon Symensma, the globe-trotting vet of NYC's Buddakan and Spice Market, opens up his first Denver restaurant. Read more
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NunezSeptember 17, 2011
    You don't get much food for your money, but it is all delicious! The service is great also.
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best Wine List 2011. See more of the best at Read more
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best Deconstructed Banh Mi 2011. See more of the best at Read more
  • Dean
    DeanAugust 23, 2011
    Excellent god - good variety and flavors - try the dumbing and chicken wings
  • MK K.
    MK KearnsAugust 18, 2011
    Get there before 8. 50% of our original order was unavailable including the soup dumplings.
    SPIREAugust 16, 2011
    Have to try the Kaya Toast with coconut jam! This isn't your typical toast and jelly!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyAugust 14, 2011
    Fabulous place for Asian Food. Get the Barmans Choice, Soup Dumplings, Calamari, and Mussels on the menu. You'd be happy.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SandarsJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just get everything. Not all at once. Go back. Have yet to have anything subpar here.
  • DenverPost
    DenverPostJuly 1, 2011
    Compact menu has smart and stylish variations on traditional Asian dishes. try the Ginger-glazed veal cheeks or the kung pao chicken. Starters $7-$12; entrees $22-$30. "More Info" for review: Read more
  • Colleen L.
    Colleen LuckettApril 23, 2011
    Holy icecream, Batman...try the chocolate cake w/ salted peanut ice cream. We all wanted to take a gallon of the latter home. YUM.
  • Shannon V.
    Shannon VogelApril 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    We really enjoyed several small plates and sharing a large plate so that we had plenty of room for dessert!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordApril 20, 2011
    Voted Best Deconstructed Banh Mi in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordApril 19, 2011
    Voted Best Overall Wine List in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
  • Colorado Wine Press
    Colorado Wine PressMarch 30, 2011
    Try one of the Colorado Wines: Infinite Monkey Theorem or Two Rivers Winery!
  • Jarrod P.
    Jarrod PerrottMarch 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic food and comfortable atmosphere! Try their pot stickers!
  • Alires A.
    Alires AlmonMarch 3, 2011
    Enjoy the artistry of food. Sesame Rice cake and house chili sauce.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineFebruary 24, 2011
    This LoDo district spot, with talented chef Lon Symensma at the helm, features creative riffs on Asian classics. What to order: soup dumplings with sweet onion and Gruyère. Read more
  • Doug T.
    Doug ThielenFebruary 15, 2011
    The soup dumplings are delicious little bursts in your mouth!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CassonFebruary 4, 2011
    The vietnamese dip at lunch is "off the hook"!
  • cassel m.
    cassel mJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Brussel sprouts are amazing and even though they seated us 30 minutes after our reservation, the food and service was well worth the wait.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 30, 2010
    Try the catfish sandwich
    Examiner.comDecember 29, 2010
    Want a mouthgasm? Try the chocolate cake with salted peanut ice cream. Read more
  • Stephany
    StephanyDecember 28, 2010
    Cannot leave here without trying the brussel sprouts .. Even if you don't like brussel sprouts. The little delicious pork in the bottom of your bowl will blow your mind.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LarsonDecember 10, 2010
    The lobster thinger is delicious
  • -L-
    -L-December 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Soup dumplings are a must. Do not leave without eating them!
  • Jim D.
    Jim DetersNovember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out and rate the dishes on the "dishfeed"
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrownlieNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm in love with the Brussels Sprouts here. You must try them!
  • R.J. S.
    R.J. SanchezNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Always make a reservation!
  • Untapped M.
    Untapped MarketingOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef tartare! One of my favs on menu
  • Lydia L.
    Lydia LinOctober 13, 2010
    I hear the owner is the old executive chef of buddhakan
  • Untapped M.
    Untapped MarketingOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The soup dumplings are great...but be careful they are super hot!
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