Cho Gao RestaurantCho Gao, Vietnamese for 'rice market', is located on Level 3 of Melbourne Central and offers respite from the clatter of the usual food court and offers a fresh air environment with a 20-metre balcony overlooking the State Library.
Appealing to a wide demographic, Cho Gao channels South-East Asian chic, creating an almost palpable sense of style with its rustic charm, low-lit interior and traditional-meets-contemporary decor. The breezy atmosphere is matched by the restaurant's easy elegance, while the melting pot of cultures that have influenced the menu makes this find taste as good as it looks.
The modest selection of mains won't overwhelm you but the flavours in the dishes are so pronounced that you'll no doubt find a favourite and find it in your heart to forgive them. Traditional dishes such as the pad Thai make an expected appearance but the red chicken curry with string beans and lychees is certainly one not to be overlooked.
A healthy range of made-to-share dishes can be eaten alone or used to augment your main, and with signature dishes such as the duck pancakes up for grabs, it's easy to overlook the sensibilities of a prudent diet and stuff yourself silly before the night is through.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Level 3 Melbourne Central Melbourne | Map
✆ 03 9663 5486
❊ Web Links ❊
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