Restaurant Review in Abu Dhabi: Chợ Gạo at the Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza has rewarded me with AED 350 voucher to spend at Cho Gao restaurant – one of the top trendy Pan-Asian places to dine in. I was very much impressed by the traditional yet contemporary interior design at Cho Gao. The spacing was neatly organised, makes all diners feel a sense of privacy yet lively.

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Love the decor, make me feel like home. And the bird cages hanging above are simply creative.

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Gotta love the porcelain and pottery – ceramic hand-made.

Generally, the A La Carte menu looks appealing with a wide range of Pan-Asian dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, and China. We took the brunch offer as it was only AED 158 inclusive of unlimited dim-sum (both steamed, and fried), various choices of salad (e.g duck salad, mango salad…) and 5 different main courses, desserts to choose from.

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My fried selection of wontons and spring-rolls

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My main dishes which include the Thai green curry and our additional signature Wasabi Prawns that we ordered on the side.

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And the tiny shot glasses of mango sticky rice

Anyways, so ratings for Cho Gao (when I rate a restaurant, I compare it to the restaurants in the similar category)
Food : 3.5/5 (it’s lovely and I would definitely return if I live in Abu Dhabi, but not for driving from Dubai all the way here)
Design: 4/5
Service: 3/5 (staff need to take initiatives to clear the table)

Much love from Dubai,

 

Yung

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