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Chow's Contemporary Chinese

) #270 of 410 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%
Travellers talk about
“fried rice” (4 reviews)
“pot stickers” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
720 Saint Michaels Dr Ste Q, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7639
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Reviewed 5 days ago

OK, I get it, some restaurants close during the lunch and dinner hours. But if you close at 2, and seat a family at 1:30, what are you expecting? We became the only diners in the restaurant by 1:45. Then all of the staff retired...More

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chow's has a warm inviting ambiance that belies the fact that it's in a strip mall. It can't really be seen from the outside but, once inside, one realizes that the blinds that are the reason for this are a positive point. The wait staff...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Twenty years, Chow's served pretty good, upscale Chinese food, which at the time was something Santa Fe lacked. Now they are living off the fumes of their former reputation. The food is a rather bland, lackluster offering of dishes that masqueraded as Chinese, but could...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Schlocky hyper-theatrical waiter, really mediocre sweet and sour pork, won-ton soup had little flavor, luckily did not encounter the old lady who is rude beyond description. Wanted to like it again, because Santa Fe's Asian is so sorry compared to ABQ, but I could not.

Thank Docwahoo
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had an A-OK dinner. Our tofu dish with basil and asparagus was good, but the szechuan duck was dry, dry like it had been sitting around for a couple of days. Want rice with your dish? That's an extra $1.50.

Thank LesDye
Reviewed 12 April 2017

With menu items such as Nuts and Birds, Coconut Curry, and Volcano Fish you know you are not in a traditional Chinese restaurant. Their Coffee Chicken is a delight.Vegetarians and Canirvores will find gourmet quality dishes that are not easily found. Every dish we tried...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Been a Chows customer for years but a carry out order error gone bad led to an argument with Lucy in which she refused to replace a dish that we were told on the phone was gluten free but was not. My wife called the...More

2  Thank rickb824
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

Thank HannaKathryn
Reviewed 23 February 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...More

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a compact restaurant, close seating, decently decorated. The service is good to very good. The sauces are interesting and appeasing. The shrimp dishes get good sized shrimp most of the time...The chicken dishes tend to be over cooked and tough. The new wave...More

Thank doss777
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • 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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