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“Reliable favourite”

Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #32 of 2,073 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Reliable favourite”
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 never been anything but good.

A few nights I have been in the staff seemed quite rushed off their feet, and of course it is great to see the staff busy and not standing around looking at each other, but whilst they may be quite busy they should be organised enough to warn their customers that there may be a delay.
Also, if a customer is trying to make eye contact with a staff member then the staff member should really not do their best to avoid this as the customer is doing them a favour and not waving and making a scene of which I nearly had to do in order to get a fork as mine was taken away with my starter on one occasion.

Nice restaurant, friendly staff, would recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding Fusion”
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.

  • Visited June 2014
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lincolnshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Favourite Asian so far”
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 starter for 2. Yum!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Lac12
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

I regularly visit this Restaurant and can say many positive things about it,
Staff are very attentive, personalilsed service and can even remember preferences of my friends and I.
Food consistently tasty, good portions, special menu items explained to customers
Plenty of choice,
It can get very noisy at weekends but thats due to it being popular, generally great ambience

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Alison M
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“It's very good”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here for a dinner with some colleagues. Food was excellent, quite large portions, nicely spiced. Service was friendly and attentive. Drinks were averagely priced for Abu Dhabi but although I did not try the mocktails looked very watery - one of my colleagues also said they were also very sweet and sickly - think Benylin cough mixture - and also expensive for what they are.

A good atmosphere prevails and it is not difficult to see why this restaurant is so highly rated.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank grahamstubbings
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