Established in 2010, ChoLon in Denver is a modern Asian restaurant that gets its influence from one of the largest Chinese-influenced markets in Saigon, Vietnam. Chef Lon Symensma wanted to create a restaurant that reflected his dedication to quality cuisine while also sharing his appreciation of Asian food. ChoLon has done just that by being recognized for its amazing food and service via an assortment of awards such as being named as one of 5280’s “25 Best Restaurants” as well as being a finalist for the James Beard “Best New Restaurant in America” award. With all these accolades, customers are sure to enjoy Chef Symensma’s spin on modern Asian cuisine in Denver, Colorado.

Restaurant Hours

ChoLon is open 7 days a week.


Reservations for ChoLon can be made online via OpenTable or by contacting the restaurant directly at 303-353-5223.


The menu at ChoLon is inspired by the flavorful creations of street vendors from an assortment of countries throughout Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. The menu offerings are unique and delicious, and there is an assortment of items to suit every palate. Some of the menu offerings are as follows.

· Lunch - Shared plates: pot stickers, pork dumplings, pork belly buns, Brussels sprouts, wagyu beef skewers, Colorado beef tartare, crunchy Thai shrimp rolls, pork belly rillettes; main plates: Korean hot fried chicken, Scottish salmon, vegetable green curry, lamb kabobs, wok-tossed succotash, and more.

· Dinner - Small bites: kaya toast, Thai shrimp rolls, soup dumplings, pot stickers, and more; small plates: grilled octopus, lobster Saigon plates, heirloom tomato salad, Colorado beef tartare, and more; share plates: char-grilled half-chicken, tandoori lamb chops, diver scallops, and more; wok: stir-fried Malaysian noodles, wok-tossed succotash, and Brussels sprouts.

· Desserts - Spiced doughnuts, blackberry sorbet, peaches and cream, and the Triple Chocolate.

· Drinks - An assortment of specialty cocktails such as the Zen Master, Full Moon Margarita, Citrus Blossom, Old Saigon, The Western Slope, Pimm's Spritz, and more.

Private Events/Catering

ChoLon offers both private event space as well as catering services. Customers can choose to use ChoLon restaurant as a venue space for a special event or enjoy the extensive Asian-inspired menu at a location of the customer’s choosing. ChoLon will work closely with customers to ensure that any private event or catering service offered is done so with the utmost quality and service. Individuals who are interested in learning more about using ChoLon as a venue space or obtaining ChoLon for catering services can contact the restaurant directly at 303-353-5223.

Gift Certificates

Give someone the gift of an unique Asian-inspired menu with a ChoLon gift card. Gift cards can be purchased online via the ChoLon website through OpenTable. Gift cards are available in denominations from $20 to $250, and they do not expire. Gift cards can be delivered to the recipient via email, printed, or sent through snail mail for an additional cost.


ChoLon, 1555 Blake Street Suite 101, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 303-353-5223

(Last Updated on October 5, 2017)

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