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“Thanks to the amazing staff for great service!”

Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #34 of 2,040 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Singaporean, Chinese
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Seattle, Washington
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“Thanks to the amazing staff for great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

My husband and I moved to Abu Dhabi in May of 2011, and spent our first few weeks at the Crowne Plaza, home of the Cho Gao restaurant. We visited many times during our three years in Abu Dhabi and the staff has always been extremely friendly and welcoming. When we walk in the door we are always greeted by name, and our friend Jude makes a point to come over to our table the first chance he gets. By the way, Jude also makes a great Dirty Martini!

Our time in Abu Dhabi is over but we will always treasure our visits to Cho Gao!

  • Visited June 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Energetic Asian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Cho Gao in the Crowne Plaza is an expat favourite.

It has a very busy afternoon brunch and a lively friday buffet.

On weekdays, the service can be a hit and miss depending on how busy it is. The restaurant has a completely no-smoking policy.

The menu is interesting and quite varied, and you'll find Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes.

Again, when its been busy, the food though freshly prepared has come microwave heated.
On the plus side the food 'most times' is flavorful. delicious and authentic.

The restaurant accepts 'Entertainer' vouchers.

One pf the better Asian restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We came here based on a personal recommendation and also the trip adviser reviews. But to be honest we were left disappointed. The service was mixed, the duty manager was very engaging, but the waiters were charmless. The food was poor and not at all what we were expecting. On a plus side it is totally non smoking. We wouldn't rush back.

Visited May 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“A Quintessence of South East Asia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Superb Menu, Accommodating and friendly staff, cool promos, great location, and a really cozy place. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

The choice of food and ambience was excellent, as was the ambience and friendliness of the staff. Bar choice was excellent, including the cocktails and being non-smoking, highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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