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Chow's Contemporary Chinese Restaurant

) #271 of 409 Restaurants in Santa Fe ₱₱ - ₱₱₱ Chinese, Asian
720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7639
+1 505-471-7120
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“fried rice” (4 reviews)
“pot stickers” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7639
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

I called to order a takeout. When I got there I was told that they were out of what I offered. They were really nasty. The food is pretty ok. This is the same restaurant that is double listed in your review as 2 restaurants...More

1  Thank joel h
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Unfortunately, Santa Fe does not have a top notch Chinese restaurant. Chows, which bills itself as the top of the line, may be the bottom. The hot and sour soup was neither, but rather filled with vegetables and crunchy mushrooms with little of that delicate...More

2  Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Reviewed December 16, 2016

We just had a small birthday party at Chow's. The signature dish is the coffee chicken. It's amazing. We also had the prawns with walnuts in a sweet/sour sauce and the delectable fried wontons stuffed with a light cheese that came with a lime/ginger sauce....More

Thank rainb0wmaker
Reviewed December 15, 2016

As many probably know, this town is plagued with mediocre restaurants. I had lived here almost 3 years before I gave Chow's a try. The food was excellent. My first experience was when I entered, the small waiting area was crowded with those waiting on...More

1  Thank usndoc
Reviewed December 14, 2016

This used to be our favorite chineese place: no longer ! Had dinner there last nite - and we wont be back. The room was ice cold, the duck was tough and the food took forever to arrive. Reason: a constant stream of take-out food...More

1  Thank mleuth
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The menu stated that certain dishes were spicy hot. They were not spicy hot - especially the spicy eggplant - however it was tasty. Tried the Vietnamese fresh spring roll - the rice wrapper was a bit chewy indicating they might have been prepared earlier...More

2  Thank Abirami C
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Located in a non descript shopping center that belies the quality of experience within. Really delicious interpretations of Chinese dishes, The specials such as the lamb dish are particularly desirable. Their different takes on pot stickers are also quite interesting including the one with the...More

1  Thank shelterform
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I don't know what to call it, but Chinese food is the wrong nomenclature. This is some the worst Chinese food I have ever eaten. Everything I have ever tried here has been awful except for the glasses of tap water. Avoid it.

Thank BSS9878
Reviewed August 30, 2016

They call themselves contemporary Chinese but that's just total baloney. From the crabby husband to the pushy wife at the front of the house, this place screams "go elsewhere." (Go to Yin Yang!) The food is only average Chinese, with nothing special, in spite of...More

Thank kushka53
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Very interesting menu, and I have tried many of the dishes on it. I have never had a bad meal at Chow's, the staff is always courteous and friendly, meals come out promptly and hot; delicious beers, teas and Chow's special flavored tea, and sake....More

2  Thank Craig D
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7639
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-471-7120
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