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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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

I eat at Chow's regularly, maybe once per month. Greeting: friendly and welcoming--every time. Appearance: Very nice semi-formal decor, with many owner-grown orchids throughout. Service: Knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Atmosphere: Subdued and quiet, but semi-casual. You don't need a tie, but you definately need long pants, a shirt with buttons, and combed hair. Now...the food: 1. Sauces. Excellent.... More 

3 Thank David B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

This establishment has really changed for the better. I tried it several years ago and was disappointed by the service and food. Just OK, nothing great. Have now returned several times recently and everything has improved. Everything on the menu is worth a try. Can't do better in the Santa Fe area if you are looking for Chinese food, some... More 

3 Thank sailorboy333
Santa Fe
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

This restaurant used to be my go to for many years for excellent Chinese fare. Not anymore. The food I ordered was not good in texture or flavor. I am sad to see a place that was once so spectacular be so forgettable today.

Thank Foodie505
Clermont, Florida
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1,131 reviews
903 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

Chow's was a classic lesson in you can do everything right except smile and fail. Food was excellent in taste, presentation and quantity. Service was fast and efficient but not personable, for a small intimate place like this a bid mistake. Along with crowding the table with too many dishes and serving courses too close together another guest had a... More 

Thank rogersober
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

My colleagues and I swore, last time in there, we would never go back. The older guy is nice, the older woman the worst. Ever. I am not a whiner. I am not subjecting myself to her again, End of story. Oh, food is pretty good. Atmosphere not bad. My "2" rating is ONLY and TOTALLY about the woman who... More 

Thank Docwahoo
Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

This gem is a great departure from the dishes you are used to getting. Highly recommend the lettuce wrap appetizer, the coffee-chicken (Mr. Chow's own recipe), and the scallops in spinach pesto (truly gourmet quality food). Service is friendly, efficient, and in a modern decor.

4 Thank Candy92

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?