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Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge

Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi | Hamdan Street (PO BOX 3541), Abu Dhabi 3541, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 616 6251
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Ranked #24 of 1,595 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Cho Gao Asian Experience. A 21st century eatery combined with the creativity, energy and senses of ancient Asian culture. When you visit ho Gao, you will experience an adventurous culinary journey through Asia with a menu that takes its inspiration from Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia. The heart of a Cho Gao restaurant is an escape for all the senses, a unique Asian experience offering all the surprise ingredients built around the contrasting tastes and smells found in east Asian streets & their unique cultures.With its relaxed inviting atmosphere, Cho Gao cleverly combines a contemporary chic bar that compliments Cho Gao's casual dining style. A perfect escape from the working day, Cho Gao promises to be 'the' destination in Abu Dhabi. Open: 12:00 - 01:00 daily
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great cocktails about, staff could be more friendly. Setting is lovely and the drinks are great quality and very strong. Would recommend for cocktails and look forward to returning and trying their menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The food and service at Cho Gau is excellent.I go a few times a month. Massama curry, green curry and the soup are all favourites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Chef Sontaya is one of the best Chef in town. He proved with his menu and make us felt that transported to Thailand without flying. We will definitely come back again and will recommend to our friends. Keep it up!!

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Dubai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The salmon with spicy coconut sauce is my favorite! Every time I come back to this place it is difficult to not just reorder it, but the staff is really good in advising and bringing new flavors. The place is always full, waiter service can be slow sometimes but it is worthy every minute cause the food is great and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great food and drinks (specially the cocktails), fascinating atmosphere, welcoming and very attentive staff around...definitely will come back again... and again!

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Walked in and was seated!. 20 Minutes later, waiter comes apologizes for not taking order and promises to send someone immediatly. Same waiter comes by 10 minutes later, apologizes again and leaves. Got up and left 10 minutes later after no one showed up. 40 minutes in total of waiting for someone to take my order. I wish I could... More

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England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited Cho Gao in August, the restaraunt was very busy and this was midweek always a good start in my book. The menu is extensive and what a choice, grab a drink and take your time to choose, food and drinks are reasonably priced.The staff are more than happy to discuss the food and explain spice levels or any... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was my first time at this restaurant. The food was very good and so was the service. The majority of the people there were expats. No complaints with this place. If you are looking for restaurants in Abu Dhabi and you like Asian food, check it out.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went for a quick bite to this restaurant. There were not many guests, however after having waited for 10 mins we called the boy so that we could order. We ordered different fish preparations -south east Asian style. The fish was fresh and the sauce good. However again when we wanted the bill, we had again the search for... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Birthday celebration for a small group. Happy hour finished at 7pm and we arrived at 6.30, It took 20 minutes to get our first drink in a near empty lounge as there appeared to be only two servers working and they don't take orders at the bar. The drink service was appalling. Worst Mojito we have ever tasted and a... More

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