Pepper Asian Bistro opening on East Colfax in the former China Star space

"Thought this would be a good place to get chinese to nurse a killer hangover. It's dingy inside and the kind of place you think your missing cat would end up at...Do yourself a favor...and keep on walkin'." That sums up the sentiment of one Denver Yelper, who reviewed China Star, a homely joint at 2831 East Colfax that said Yelper will be pleased to know is now closed.

But not for long...Pepper Asian Bistro is taking over the space, and beyond the brown paper that shields the interior, which is still undergoing construction, is a freshly painted, saffron-hued room and a beautiful layered brick wall that stretches from the floor to the ceiling. No word on when it will open, but owner Shi Bing Ke is scheduled to appear in front of the Department of Excise and Licenses on Friday, February 28, to plead his case for a liquor license.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >