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“Made a change”

Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #32 of 2,121 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 April 18, 2013

Good Thai cuisine in authentic surroundings very friendly service. Large menu choice makes a change from the normal hotel food

Thank Peter J
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BenjaminTenius, Food and Beverage Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Thank you for sharing, Peter J

See you soon!

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is my absolute favorite "go-to" restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Food is fantastic, and the wine selection is nice, too. Make sure to try the garlic rice!! Can't wait to go back!!

1  Thank 1MissEmm2
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BenjaminTenius, Food and Beverage Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Dear 1MissEmm2,

We love it that you love it!

Hope to see you soon?

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Try the friday brunch with dim sum buffet for a descent price. The dim sum variaty is not that many but mostly have good quality. You should try the fresh green steam bun filled with sweet coconut sugar sauce, very delicious invention and hard to find in other places. They are also generous by providing different mixed of ice tea variety with fruit flavors, also free refills. Other than dim sum, the food stall buffet is also giving you a great selection of Thai and Indonesian dishes. For non-Asian guest, you may also like the decor which is a random mix of Balinese style with Thai and a hints of Japanese style, very unique of its own.

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Thank Yogi_Priatna
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BenjaminTenius, Food and Beverage Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Dear Yogi_Priatna,

Thanks for recognising our beautiful Interior (Indeed made from Indonesian Teak in Bali) and the great Value and food; the green steamed buns in particular.

We enjoy being the Community hub for our neighbours and Hotel guests alike.
All in a non smoking atmosphere!

Happy travelling!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I visited this reastaurant 3-4 times in last 6 months with my wife. It has a great ambiance and nice food, but the restaurant staff needs a lot of training to deal with different nationality. They treat people based on guest appearance & nationality, which is a crime :)

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Thank Vipin_Patil
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BenjaminTenius, Food and Beverage Manager at Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Dear Vipin_Patil,

Thank you very much for your comments.
Please note that nationality centric behaviours are not accepted and are not part of our company values. We currently have 35 Nationalities working together under one roof and we will work better together that you won't feel this way the next time you visit us.

I would welcome if you shared further details and send it to fandb.cpauh@ihg.com.

We hope to see you soon again so you can savour the great Cho Gao atmosphere, food, drinks and service.

Warm regards

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

My partner and I decided to eat here on the strength of the positive reviews. We were not disappointed. Tucked away at the back of the Crowne Plaza hotel this restaurant offers good quality authentic food cooked by a chef who comes from eastern Thailand. Having visited Thailand many times the standard of the food is comparable. Would recommend the Dim Sum and the Massaman curry. The service was excellent - prompt and attentive. .

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Thank Rob007Kent_UK
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