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Peter's Chinese Cafe

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2609 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206-3207
+1 303-377-3218
11:00 - 21:30
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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It's THE place to go for fantastic, well priced, take out in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Period. The soups are to die for and the quality of food is a testament as to why this place has been around a long time. You won't get better - remember, it's a take out champion but if you have to eat there... More 

Thank Clif C
Centennial, Colorado
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I drive across town to this hole in the wall Chinese restaurant because the sesame chicken is incredible. Other places think they can deliver a crisp sesame chicken but Peter's Chinese Restaurant has mastered the dish! Each piece is perfectly covered with a spicy sesame coating and fried until crispy. The honest to goodness best that I ever had and... More 

Thank eesterl
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Don't be fooled by the exterior...Peter's Chinese Cafe cooks up some great Chinese. The Moo Shu dishes and crepe-like pancakes they come with are probably the dish this place is most known for. Most people do take-out as there only a couple tables inside and in the winter the opening and closing of the door make it uncomfortable to dine... More 

Thank Noah G
Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Peter's is my first choice for take out for one of those days when you crave greasy chinese food. The owner is very nice and he knows his customers. The sesame chicken is amazing, just make sure to specify if you want the spicy or mild version. I've also tried some noodle dishes and they were all equally great. Definitely... More 

Thank Lorry04
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Chinese food prepared as well as anywhere in Denver. Peter Chang is from a family of restauranteurs. Very good food at reasonable prices. Carry out is best.

Thank valntino
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Peter is very high energy. He has a good banter with staff and customers. He seems to be quite a character. The food was cooked quickly and was reasonably priced. The eat in area is pretty small but is adequate for small groups. We just got the order to go.

Thank travelguy1234567
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

After arriving in Denver a little late from out flight we decided to have a small dinner here. There were only a few tables inside but we dined in. There were to go orders going out the door left and right so I thought this place had to be good. I was right... We had a large egg drop soup...... More 

Thank johnlwood
Barrington, Rhode Island
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340 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

A fine Chinese eatery. Everyone seems to have their favorite dishes here -- we particularly liked the sesame tofu. The service was pleasant, too. It's a small, unassuming place -- with good food.

Thank RhodeScholar123
Loveland, Colorado
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is mostly a take out place that has a few tables. Service was good. Green beans were excellent. I ordered my dish with medium garlic sauce. My friends ordered theirs with spicy garlic sauce. There was no spice, no seasons, little flavor in any of our dishes. The ingredients seemed fresh, but the overall flavor was boring.

Thank CoachJo
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Called in to ask about their delivery. They had $1 if order is under $15, another $1 if use credit card and depending on where delivery, a surcharge for that. I live 1.7 miles away but apparently they qualified as a surcharge delivery location so so decided to go into the store for pick up. They had the food ready... More 

Thank GeorgiaChick08

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2609 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-377-3218

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