ChoLon Modern Asian

1555 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-353-5223
Critics' Pick
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  • Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to close; Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. to close.
  • $$, $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Free Wifi, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Metered Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Chef Lon Symensma, who’d already done time in top New York temples of pan-Asian cuisine and taken culinary tours of Southeast Asia, came to Denver to unveil ChoLon in 2010. And then he waited: Six months in, diners weren’t exactly busting down the doors. But then the rave reviews began to come in, and suddenly there wasn’t a soul in town who hadn’t tried — or swooned over — Symensma’s French onion soup dumplings or kaya toast with coconut jam and egg cloud, even if most of us had never had real xiaolong bao or Malaysian street food. ChoLon gave Denver something new: a menu that balanced the exotic with the familiar in dishes built for sharing. At seven, the restaurant now feels like a mainstay of the Denver dining scene, but many newer eateries owe a debt of gratitude for the ground that Symensma broke on his way to success.

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