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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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2015

My wife have been visiting Chow's for years, and we have never been disappointed. Every dish on the menu is prepared with love. The service is always excellent. It's a bit hidden, but absolutely worth finding.

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Thank J e P
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was a very tastefully decorated restaurant priced mid range but gave you good portions to eat. There was also good variety in the menu and the place was immaculately clean. Small in size but great variety in choices and ability to mix your orders to suit your tastes.

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Thank Louis R
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is our favorite Asian restaurant in Santa Fe. Tucked away in a shopping center off St. Michaels Drive, Chow's offers a quiet and very pleasing dinning environment. Start your meal with a serving of spring rolls (one order is nice for 2 people) that stand vertically in an orange-ginger glaze. Our favorite entree is General Tao's Chicken (a recurring... More 

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Thank Jocool3754
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

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2 Thank jlsdds
OK
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

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1 Thank indigogirlOK
Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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2 Thank bridge4fun
Santa Fe
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

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2 Thank Lauriegirl
Sedona, Arizona
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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

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Thank gourmetscotty
Palm Springs, California
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580 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
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.

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4 Thank golem67
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Restaurant Details

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