Dubai has an overwhelming array of options when it comes to dining.

Hotel after hotel house numerous eateries, each with its own USP; a celebrity chef, a top floor view of the city skyline, a cheese room the size of your apartment, the list continues.

Aside from all the boasting, there’s one place that never fails to impress us, Teatro.

Located in Towers Rotana on Sheikh Zayed Road, it’s gained a reputation amongst residents and tourists alike as one of the best spots in town.


Teatro makes use of its rich interiors with dark wooden tables and red leather seating. The dimmed lighting creates a dramatic feel, after all, the restaurant is named after the theatre, but don’t worry the staff won’t present the menu along with a song and dance.

For those stopping by for a drink at the bar, the comfy booths are great for socialising and grabbing a light bite.


Teatro serves some of the most delicious food we’ve sampled, so be prepared to loosen your belt a notch or two during dinner.

The kitchen cooks up a fusion of Japanese, Indian and Italian dishes and if you’re dining with a group, we suggest ordering a selection of appetisers to share. This is one menu you need to sample to the fullest.

The burrata cheese and wasabi tempura are two must haves, followed by the miso sea bass for main course, one of the restaurants best sellers and EW’s personal favourite.

Be sure to check out the sushi menu too, it’s good enough to rival any other.

Another bonus is that portions are generous but not overwhelming so there’s always room for dessert. Sizzling chocolate pudding anyone?



There’s nothing worse than sitting down to a meal, to find the table next to you practically sat on your lap.

Thankfully Teatro utilises its space to ensure enough distance between you and your fellow diners, and thanks to it’s great rep, there’s never a tumbleweed in sight.

The atmosphere is always lively with conversations and celebrations and the friendly staff are always more than happy to recommend dishes.



Open for 12 years, this place has stood the test of time. Anywhere that continues to better new competitors is certainly worth a visit in our books.


Looking to impress visiting friends, family or even clients from the office? Teatro is ideal for all occasions.


Go straight from the office, simply apply some fresh lippy and  throw on a great pair of heels.


Teatro, Towers Rotana, 04 312 2202. Ensure you book in advance as this restaurant is in high demand.