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Chow's Asian Bistro Restaurant

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St. Michael's St., Santa Fe, NM
471-7120
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for Asian food while in Santa Fe (I'm not sure why you're not eating southwest) this is the place to go. The spices are perfect and if you ask for hot, it's actually hot and perfect. In a town renowned for good food, this is a good restaurant.

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Thank Addison B
Elk Grove
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2015

I was told by the locals that this was great Chinese food, but it was just okay. The service was even worse. The decor was trying to be high end, but the food didn't live up to the decor. I wouldn't go back here again unless this was the only choice for Chinese in town.

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Santa Fe
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164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Every other week, the wife picks up takeout from Chows. It travels all the way to Eldorado very well. I really love their food. Walnut Shrimp, Coffee Chicken, Lemon Fish, Beef and (well anything) but usually broccoli and any of the various noodle dishes always impress. We've eaten in the restaurant twice over the years but for some reason, take... More 

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Thank AndrewRodney
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Went with a coupon for buy one get one that was published for supporters of a local non-profit. They would not honor it! Not expired, not misprinted, they just didn't want to. Period. We felt good about our dinners until then. We paid in full, plus we paid in spades with indigestion and disgust. A real shame as this restaurant... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Take the St Francis exit, go a few blocks north to an exit on the right for McDonalds, At stop sign, carefully turn left, go under St Francis and see Plaza del Sol catty-corner to McD. It is in there. My hot and sour was the best I have ever had--has diced tomatoes in it. My wife and I each... More 

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant anywhere! My husband has traveled the world, and always looks forward to a visit to this restaurant. The food is excellent! The Pot Stickers were delicious, as was the Dragon Sesame Chicken and the spicy beef and asparagus dish I had, which was a "Special". It is family owned and operated, and tonight, while... More 

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Thank Angela H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ordered carry out dinners. I had "Chow's Spicy". The menu describes it - "This dish is addictively hot! Chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu rubbed with cayenne chili powder, wok-tossed with garlic, sliced ginger, scallions, and Sichuan dry chili pods". Instead it had broccoli, onions, bell peppers - plus it was packed with small pieces of dried red pepper pods... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good Asian food for our table of eight was served with one dish about 10 minutes late. Two of the eight had a second beer brought which was not ordered and was added to the bill. The owner/manager would not let our group get separate checks of three couples and two singles. She was adamant in her refusal and said... More 

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2 Thank Rmb231
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch. We got two entrées to share bcuz the portions are big. We got the dragon sesame and the garlic broccoli with beef. Wow, the dragon sesame was crispy and very flavorful! The beef was well seasoned, the broccoli was crisp and had just the right amount of sauce. The apps are just as fresh and... More 

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Thank MtzlL
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We all complain that there are no 'good' chinese restaurants in Santa Fe but Chow's is worth a visit. Located in an unactractive section of the city, but with a surprising decent view; you would not think of going there by looks alone. Yet, the food is very good and the service is friendly and efficient. The price is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Michael's St., Santa Fe, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 471-7120

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