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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 #25 of 1,585 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visited Cho Gao as part of a farewell dinner to a fantastic colleague and friend. The ambiance was great, the settings and furniture modern asian and the food was yummy. The services was fantastic and pretty fast. Amazing experience - service with a big smile seems to be there motto.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I dropped by Cho Gao for a drink. It is a very relaxed and casual but stylish restaurant/bar in the Crown Plaza. Lanterns, bamboo light fixtures and window blinds add to the feeling of being in an Asian restaurant. The menu features dishes from Japan, Thailand, China, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, so feeling a bit hungry, I ordered a couple... More

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lancashire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the atmosphere is great albeit a little loud at times, the venue is gorgeous and the staff are very helpful, the food is knockout. recommended time and time again

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved the food and service but it's a little too dark to read the menu! Can't remember what I ordered but everything was really good. thank to the staff

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The close proximity of this restaurant from my office makes me a frequent visitor to Cho Gao. But not only this, good food here allows me to come here frequently. Me and My husband here love the Pecking Duck. We have been to several Chinese restaurant in the city and we find their duck to be the best. Service is... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good food, good service and a ladies night twice a week... what more do you want a place to offer? Do make a reservation if you are coming in on ladies night, as it does get fully packed here. The ribs are so tender and smothered with a fantastic sauce, do try them.

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Milan, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The set is very nice and make you feel very asian but sometimes gets very crowed and you may find yourself hanging at the bar for more than an hour. Food choise is quite stimulating and you get recipes from Vietnam to Philipines wich is definitely a plus. I had a pad-thai and some a prawn service and i was... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been a fan of this restaurant since I lived in Abu Dhabi for the past 3 years. If friends are visiting or I want to take myself out for a treat I head straight to Cho Gao. It's the whole thing - the relaxing atmosphere (I enjoy staring at the hanging lanterns and sometimes wish I have some... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My friends and I visited this restaurant on a Friday night and it was really busy we almost did not get a table. Fortunately we did with the help of their amazing hostess ( Cheryl ). We ordered the wasabi prawns (as recommended ) and we had some dimsums. Starters were really amazing. For main course, the crispy skin peking... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We first visited this fab restaurant 4 years ago, and loved it. Having returned to Abu on Friday night we couldn't wait to return & hope it was as good as we remembered, so we made a reservation for the Saturday - we were not disappointed. Excellent staff & service, very polite & attentive. Food was fabulous, cocktails strong! We... More

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