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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 #23 of 1,589 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
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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England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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CV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Really impressed with this place. Starter was the platter for 2, great selection and really tasty. We had crispy duck, massaman curry and ra dan noodles for main and all was absolutely fantastic. Will definitely return.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The best ever crab with chilly sauce i ever had. Fresh, meaty and full of flavour. The service was excellent, servers are knowledgeable.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family love coming to this restraunt on a Thursday evening because it is happy hour from 19:00 to 20:00 and the staff are very welcoming and nice. Even though it is usually busy the food is still delicious and doesn't take too long.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From my time here in Abu Dhabi, Cho Gao has been a reliable favourite restaurant for myself and my friends. They do a great Thai Green Curry and the Peking duck is also amazing. However, the taste of some dishes is not always exactly how they might have been from visiting a previos night, but all in all food has... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A simple creature of habit I return to this restaurant every chance I have. Choose the same dish (Mild Spicy Chicken, Cashew Nuts and rice) and leave a satified customer. Simply one of my favourite restaurants.

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lincolnshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Food here is fabulous. It tasted fresh and wasn't waiting too long at all. The whole experience here is great from start to finish. Staff are friendly and very attentive - our waitress 'Janice' was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and smiles all round. Thus isn't our first visit here and won't be the last either. Recommend the platter... More

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