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“Fusion Love”

Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #31 of 2,151 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Cho Gao which means “rice market” in Vietnamese, combines the creativity, energy and senses of ancient Asian culture. Guests can experience an adventurous culinary journey through Asia with a menu that takes its inspiration from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Japan. The restaurant is an escape for all the senses as it blends the sights, smells, sounds and contrasting tastes of East Asian streets. From its dark wood décor reminiscent of a Hong Kong market, to its authentic cuisine, infused with the freshest herbs and spices, Cho Gao is one of Abu Dhabi’s favourite dining destinations.
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Love love love the food and the place is designed in detail that you'll feel you've been transported in a dreamy sublime asian market.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Had a chance to go for a Dim Sum lunch in this restaurant.
Food was nice and a reasonable selection for the price. Tasted the following,
Chicken ball soup, very nice.
Beef Randang, tasty with a lovely and slightly spicy sauce.
Dim Sum, nice variety and also tasty, found the soy sauce to be very salty and only selection of sweet chilly sauce where I would have liked something a bit spicier.
Soba Noodles, again very nice and tasty.
Larb Gai, this I found not very authentic but tasty enough.
Seafood salad, a little like Yum Wunsen, with nice chunks of fish, mussels and prawns with glass noodles, yummy.
Iced Tea selection, good variety, a bit sweet for my taste but enjoyed it anyway.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is pleasing and I would have to agree with an earlier review that it's a bit loud and also lacks a theme matching the restaurant quisine.

Overall, I would recommend this for a nice lunch.

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

After spending a large amount of time in the Crowne Plaza I finally got a chance to try this restaurant a few times and see if the food was as good as the appearance. I'm pleased to say it was the case and I wasn't left disappointed!

The food in this restaurant is very tasty and the specials differ on a daily basis. An added bonus is that if you are a Priority Club member (think you need to be Platinum) you actually get 25% off your bill (may have been a long running offer, so check first). Even without the 25% discount the price is actually pretty good for the food you get (especially if you are ordering the special). I would have been happy eating without the discount as the food and service were both very good.

Overall I really liked the food and atmosphere, and when I next return to Abu Dhabi I plan to eat here again :-)

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Thank LifeInAHotel
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Cho Gao is a restaurant to come back to several times. The atmosphere is nice and the food is very tasty. They have a varairty of Asian food. The Salmon, the Thai Curries, the Rendang and the Peking Duck is all good choices. Service is above average.

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Thank johan6688
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great food and service and a quality bar area even if you just want a drink. One of the first places to visit on my trips to AB!

Thank Slates68
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