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Chow's Asian Bistro
Ranked #336 of 564 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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149 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“Best Chinese”
Reviewed April 4, 2017

This place has reliably good quality - food is very good yet not exactly like big city Chinese eateries.

Visited November 2016
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Columbia, Maryland
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261 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent Neighborhood Asian”
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Visited here with old friends and ordered three dishes - Almond (and Raisin) Chicken, New Wave Scallops, and Lemon Fish. All were excellent - hard to say which was best. The scallops and chicken were unique and innovative, both very tasty. Prices were a bit on the high side, but it was worth it.

  • Visited February 2017
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Classy Asian food focused on Chinese with good service.”
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. There are many wonderful choices on the menu. Locals know this place so plan to come early if you want a table. Lunch is from 11-2 pm. The service is very good. Thank you to our our guy Brady who is outstanding. My son also received a complimentary birthday dessert which 4 of us shared. Great place and the prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited November 2016
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Some of the worst food I have every eaten”
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.

  • Visited October 2016
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NYC
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Totally Overinflated - Don't Believe the Hype”
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 the wife's boasting how fabulous it all is. They are both rude, in their own unattractive way, and have no understanding of what proper, pleasant, customer service is. Their food, for anyone who has eaten great Chinese from one of the provinces made by a real Chinese chef in a major American city, is the equivalent of a big Mac to a nicely grilled rib eye, ie just no comparison. Unfortunately, Santa Fe doesn't really have excellent Chinese--it's all pretty mediocre--but the customer service is far better at any of the others in town.

  • Visited August 2016
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