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ChoLon Bistro

Retail
1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 1555 Blake Street, Denver Directions
Today 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Closed All Hours
Hip and modern space featuring Pan-Asian fusion and small plates. Named one of Bon Appetit's Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion, and one of Details magazine's 10 Best New Asian Restaurants in America.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Bistro, Asian, Contemporary, Vietnamese, Fusion
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Hours
    Sun
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tue-Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Bistro, Asian, Contemporary, Vietnamese, Fusion
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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From Our Editors

ChoLon Bistro: A User's Guide

Pan-Asian Fusion | Small Plates | Artful Presentation | James Beard Finalist | Hip, Modern Decor

Sample Menu

  • Small bite: duck spring rolls with cilantro yogurt
  • Small plate: beef tartare with chinese mustard and tapioca puffs
  • Large plate: diver scallops and vegetable pad thai
  • Dessert: corn cake with sour-cherry ice cream and cardamom popcorn

When to Go: For a more casual, slightly less expensive meal, swing by for happy hour (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday), when select appetizers, wines, and cocktails are served at a discount.

In the Press

  • One of Bon Appétit's Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion in 2011.
  • One of Details magazine's 10 Best New Asian Restaurants in America in 2012.

Inside Tip: Do not ask for ketchup. Beyond the fact that it's a faux pas at upscale restaurants, Chef Lon Symensma just can't stand the stuff. As he told an interviewer for Westworld, one of his first apartments was next door to a Heinz factory, which permeated the air with the smell of tomatoes and vinegar. This experience left the chef with a strong aversion to the popular condiment.

Vocab Lesson
Cholon: literally translates to "big market," and it's also the name of the largest Chinese market in Saigon, Vietnam.
Pandan: a fragrant, almost-floral herb used in Southeast Asian cooking. At ChoLon, Chef Symensma tosses it into his Singapore-style chicken and rice.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Whet your appetite with a trip to EVOO Marketplace (1338 15th Street), where you can sample gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

After: Sip a nightcap at Mario's Double Daugher's Salotto (1632 Market Street), a dimly lit lounge with a Grimm's fairy tale kind of feel.

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ChoLon Bistro

Sun
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue-Thu
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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