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Chow's Asian Bistro Restaurant

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St. Michael's St., Santa Fe, NM
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wish I had read previous reviews...ordered the Pad Thai and yes they use a tomato base. What! Ground peanuts had no taste, not many veggies or bean sprouts. Too many noodles which were heavy, not light and glistening. Partner had Pepper Chicken. Lots of coarse pepper, but swimming in a sweet sauce. Yuk. Went for lunch and they said only... More 

2 Thank jlsdds
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Called for take-out. Ordered coffee chicken with rice (rice is extra - does not come with order - really?) and asked for 1/2 order of spicy green beans. Was informed they do not do 1/2 orders. Said they had been in business for 21 years doing it that way - they would take my suggestion of doing 1/2 orders but... More 

1 Thank indigogirlOK
Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Everything was fine, except the food was horrible. I had the Pad Thai. It was made with tomato sauce. TOMATO SAUCE!!! You've got to be kidding me. My wife had lettuce wraps. They were OK, but nothing special. I just can't get over the Pad Thai. Waiter informed me that they do different flavors in the restaurant. Different is good,... More 

2 Thank bridge4fun
Santa Fe
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Chow's is a darn good Chinese restaurant in Santa Fe. Four of us went for dinner and we each picked an entree. You can't go wrong with the Dragon Sesame - sweet sesame glaze with your choice of chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu - always a winner. Next we had the duck special, and I have to say it was... More 

2 Thank Lauriegirl
Sedona, Arizona
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent flavors and spiciness at reasonable prices...just avoid typical Chinese-bland offerings and you won't be disappointed

Thank gourmetscotty
Palm Springs, California
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575 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Had not been for a while. Service is good and friendly, food is decent for palace no where ear a big city China Town.

4 Thank golem67
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Vietnamese Rolls - vegetarian and a nice idea, but the peanut butter wasabi sauce is the worst excuse for a dipping sauce I may have ever had. Green Beans with Tofu - this dish could have been a classic favorite, but the tofu was drenched in oil as were the green beans, nothing to recommend here. Tried a version of... More 

1 Thank JBDNF
West Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We spotted this in our AAA guidebook, and with the help of our GPS, we drive to it with the help of our GPS. While it wasn't listed, only the one in Albuquerque, we typed in the address. Our waiter treated us like special friends, and we ordered the Chicken Noodle soup for my husband and egg drop soup for... More 

4 Thank Martha B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

There are very few Chinese restaurants in Santa Fe. Chow's is certainly among the top two in quality. The food is very good, the atmosphere is attractive, the service is either friendly or not - depending on who you get. It's a plus that they use healthy ingredients and don't add MSG.

4 Thank Mindy H
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

I heard that Chows was the best in Santa Fe. It turned out to be a disappointment. The food came out tepid, the duck had Ben cooked over a number of times. I service was fine...

Thank Greg L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?