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The word ChoLon translates to “big market” in Vietnamese. Our restaurant is named after the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon. Funny enough, it also includes Chef Lon Symensma’s name, who opened ChoLon in Downtown Denver in 2010 following his extensive culinary travels throughout Asia.
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After many years of evolution – including eight years on the 5280 Top 25 Restaurants List and being named a James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant in America – Symensma and business partner Christopher Davis-Massey opened a second ChoLon location in Central Park.
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ABOUT US


ChoLon translates to “big market” in Vietnamese and is named after the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon. It also includes Executive Chef/Owner Lon Symensma’s first name, so after his extensive culinary travels across Asia, it “felt right” to open ChoLon in 2010 in Denver.

You’ll notice ChoLon’s menu plays on interpretations of traditional dishes found across the Far East, combined with slight nods to Lon’s classical European training. For example, French onion soup is not usually found inside of a hand-pleated Chinese dumpling, but you’ll experience whimsical dishes like this across our menu. 

 

 


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