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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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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 30
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  • 12
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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
Phad Thai and a Tiger

Great atmosphere, chilled out Friday! Highly recommended! Good food, beer cold, staff friendly and helpful and always with a smile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Jayne B
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The food was absolutely terrible and the staff weren't bothered with me leaving nearly all the main course , not one asked why. I started with tempura prawns now normally you would expect a crispy light batter over your prawns not here this is fusion cooking at its lowest level. Tempura prawns liberally dripping with mayonnaise, sickly sweet with soggy... More 

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

Dear “Terry 252”, Thank you for taking your time to review our humble home on Trip Advisor and for your visit. We take guest experiences and feedback with great importance as we always have room to grow and to improve. In our home, we are firm believers on keeping the food we make for our guests to be as fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, chilled out Friday! Highly recommended! Good food, beer cold, staff friendly and helpful and always with a smile.

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Was staying in The Crowne Plaza and used this restaurant for one of our evening meals rather than go out. The meal was excellent and the value was good as well. Staff were good and service was quick and efficient. The Asian influences were some of the best flavours I have had for a long time. Well worth the visit... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

i have been to this restaurant during April 2015 as i wad a guest in Crowne Plaza. I did not have much experience from Thai restaurants but i admit that i liked it! Everything that we had was tasty, the staff was very helpful and the price was good. I suggest this restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great place to eat and meet for drink, food first class this place is always busy and it is no surprise the food is for fab

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Manila
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9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Cho Gao Restaurant, part of Crowne Plaza Hotel in Abu Dhabi, offers a set lunch on Fridays for a fixed price. Given that it is part of a well known International Hotel Chain (Crowne Plaza), we ventured out to this place last Friday. The dark and cool interior of the restaurant felt immediately welcome from the hot sun out... More 

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

Dear “Motumotu”, Thank you for your time to review us on Trip Advisor and for your visit in Cho Gao. As an Asian restaurant, the feng shui is a very important aspect for not only the atmosphere of our restaurant but also for our guests. We are happy to hear that you felt out of the city once entering our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere, great food and good service. They have an excellent selection of food... I would recommend the wasabi prawns and really extensive selection of drinks and all of them look amazing. It's a nice mix between good food and a casual atmosphere that is difficult to find in Abu Dhabi!!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visit here on a regular basis, the food is great, nicely presented, different Asian cuisine, great taste and value for money, plus you can have a cocktail or a glass of wine with or without a meal. The venue within the Crown Plaza Hotel is just inside the door off Hamdan Street, it looks dark and uninviting however, there... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a meal here last night, lots of choice from various Asian regions. Nicely presented and good service.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for a nice romantic place to take you other half for a special occasion, this is not the place. If you want nice food in a hustling bustling sort of a place this is it. The food is from the whole of SE Asia, may or may not be the most authentic, but very good for... 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?