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Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge

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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi | Hamdan Street (PO BOX 3541), Abu Dhabi 3541, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 616 6251
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Cho Gao Asian Experience. A 21st century eatery combined with...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food,nice interior

I love their dim sum brunch very much. and tom yum soup,wasabi prawn,duck salad is also must try. Very nice interior with some music.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  • Bar scene
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I love their dim sum brunch very much. and tom yum soup,wasabi prawn,duck salad is also must try. Very nice interior with some music.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited with friends, who recommended this restaurant. Personally, we found it to be an average mix of Thai and Chinese (South East Asian) food. The ambience was fine with subdued lighting and the place was reasonably busy. The food was reasonably authentic albeit to European tastes and the service good. Prices were a little high for an average experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had dinner in Cho Gao on Sunday (23rd August ). We went around 10:45 it was almost their last order for food. Had a reservation, so our table was ready. It was my first time in there, really like the ambiance.. We ordered mix platter of starter, soup, a tofu dish,a duck salad and bottle of wine. All the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Try to come here once a month. Our last visit was good as the quality of one of the dish (Singapore noodles) improved vs last time (it was way less salty). Atmosphere really relaxed with staff doing the absolute best to make you comfortable. Menu is extensive with plenty of good starters (can recommend the dumplings). For main course also... More 

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear NilsdeJong, Thank you for your amazing review! We are so proud to create such a great experience for you to make you a returning guest every month. That is truly the highest recognition for our team. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit as Cho Gao still has many things to surprise you! Best regards, Cho... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

went for a late lunch on a saturday and was impressed once more by the efficient and very friendly service and the mouthwatering dishes which amaze me each time we visit. it is definitely a must when visiting Abu Dhabi! I highly recommend this restaurant for its delicious food and great drinks.

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear "MemorySammler", Thank you for your visit at Cho Gao and your time reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It is truly heart-warming to know that we left such a good impression on you. Our team tries very hard to amaze our guests with the delicious food as well as good service every time they visit ! Looking forward to seeing you... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've eaten in Cho Gao several times over the past year or so and it never fails to impress. Great ambience, great service and a very wide choice of food from the Asian continent. The staff have a really good knowledge about the food and are able to recommend some excellent dishes as there are so many menu choices it... More 

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear "SaintlySimon", Thank you so much for your patronage and for the wonderful review of your dining experience at Cho Gao. It is fantastic to know that our food and service have never failed to impress you. We are pleased to read that our team members continue to impress and help with their recommendation. We will definitely share your feedback... More 

New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

So we went to this restaurant and the ambience was great. Then it came to the food; the food wasn't that great, and I mean the main courses. The appetizers were great! I'd rather have more appetizers than the main course. The one seafood selection really smelled so we didn't really want to eat it. Also, this place is very... More 

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Crowne Plaza A, Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear "Rohit M”, Thank you for your valuable comment on Trip Advisor and your visit to Cho Gao. Feedback from guests are highly important to us as it is the best tool to improve and develop as a team and restuarant. We do have an extensive menu and with the help of our team members, we can help you choose... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Despite being in very busy area in Abu Dhabi (Hamdan Street), this restaurant is on my top list. Great food selection and I appreciate the great effort from their staff - especially when it's crowded. Nice cozy Chinese/Asian theme.

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for your amazing review of Cho Gao on TripAdvisor! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoy your experiences with us and our restaurant is in your top list. We also appreciate that our efforts are recognized. Your feedback truly inspires us. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you again! Best... More 

Southern England
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Massaman curry and an ice cold Guinness, what more could you want. Well cooked food, nicely spiced, well presented. Just what was required before a 7 hour flight home. it went down well.

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable time with us. We look forward to having you back in the near future! Best regards, Cho Gao Team More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great spot for drinks and bites, warm vibe. I can't wait for Cho Chill sounds like a cool addition to the concept post ramadan. The service team are welcoming and accommodating. Always look forward to spending time there with friends and family. Would be nice to have longer service hours in the rest of the year it's a cool spot.

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Qazola, Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the vibe and service here. We are also excited for the launch of Cho Chill, in which the opening hours will be extended on Thursdays and Fridays until 03:00 am. We do hope to see you there and discover more about this new lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi | Hamdan Street (PO BOX 3541), Abu Dhabi 3541, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 616 6251

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?