My wife and I had a late night dinner at Teatro Dubai on a Wednesday evening. Located at the 3rd level of Towers Rotana on Sheikh Zayed Road, this restaurant offers an international menu with focus on Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Italian cuisine.

Before our visit, I read a few reviews and blogs about Teatro and I got intrigued especially after seeing pictures of their wine cellar. Much more after I found out that they have been in business for 19 years! They’ve been around since 2001. Just goes to show that they’ve withstood the ever changing and, at times, short-lived culinary landscape in Dubai.

Alcohol: YES

Teatro wine cellar

“Where Eastern cooking meets Western cuisine” is the restaurant’s tagline.

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cork collection in Teatro Dubai

Teatro Dubai design restaurant cork


Restaurant Review: Dining at Teatro Dubai in Towers Rotana Hotel

Teatro Dubai surrounds the whole 3rd floor of Towers Rotana hotel and as you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted by a huge cork collection displayed in both areas which shows that they take their wine seriously. The interiors resonate that of a “theater” and walls are designed with hanged frame portraits of Hollywood actors and actresses from an older era.

We had a wonderful date night as its dim lighting set up for an intimate dining experience and opened up for comfortable conversations that lasted the rest of our evening.

dining at Teatro Dubai

long table for a big group

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intimate lighting

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inside the restaurant on the 3rd level of Towers Rotana

Appetizers / Starters

As this was our first time in the restaurant, we took time in choosing from the variety of cuisines on the menu. We also asked for assistance from their team and Aimee mentioned a few of the top picks.

We ended up getting their all-time favourite which is the Wasabi Tempura. We also ordered one of the best-sellers of their sushi which is the Spicy Crunchy Tuna. We loved both of these dishes.

wasabi prawn tempura teatro dubai

Wasabi Tempura – 96 AED
Tempura battered prawns with wasabi coating

spicy tuna sushi teatro dubai

Spicy Crunchy Tuna – 70 AED
Tuna, cucumber and tanuki

Main Course

For main course, we also requested their recommended dishes and we chose a Sea Bass and the Veal Chop Milanese.

teatro dubai miso sea bass

Miso Sea Bass – 220 AED
Chilean sea bass marinated with miso

teatro dubai veal chop milanese

Veal Chop Milanese – 195 AED
Parmesan coated veal chop served with burata, spaghetti in tomato basil sauce


For dessert, my wife and I sampled their sizzling chocolate brownie. The chocolate sauce sizzles on top of a hot skillet. We noticed that every table was ordering this dessert.

sizzling chocolate brownie teatro dubai

Sizzling Chocolate Brownie


Teatro has a lot of drinks. From soft beverages to wines, cocktails, beers, etc. Their drink menu is quite extensive. After all, they wouldn’t have a room full of wines if they don’t offer a variety.

I ended up ordering their Teatro Signature Mojito as I’m fan of rum-based fruity drinks, while my wife enjoyed her Espresso Martini.

teatro dubai drinks

Espresso Martini – 69 AED
greygoose, kahlua and espresso

Teatro Signature Mojito – 72 AED
bacardi white, cointreau, passion fruit puree and watermelon juice

Wine Cellar

As I mentioned, one of the main highlights of this restaurant (aside from the food) is their walk-in wine cellar. It is made up of an enclosed glass and the well-stocked wines are symmetrically displayed showcasing a diverse variety of labels for you to choose. It’s quite a feast to the eyes just go inside.

walk in wine cellar teatro dubai

room full of wines

Teatro Dubai Restaurant wines

wines of various labels from around the world

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wine cellar

wine cellar in teatro dubai

my wife in her element 😉

With 19 years in its belt, it’s great to know that there are restaurants that can last this long and Teatro has definitely proved this idea.

It’s highly recommended that you book a reservation in advance. Dress code is smart-casual (no flip-flops, shorts or sleeveless shirts).

28 Photos of Teatro Dubai

Check out these pictures of Teatro Dubai based on our experience:

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Note: We were invited as guests to Teatro Dubai. All opinions are my own.

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Contact Information

Teatro Dubai
Address: Level 3, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai
Hours: 7pm to 2am
Telephone Number: +971 4 312 2202

Instagram: @Towers_Rotana
Facebook: @TowersRotanaHotel
Twitter: @TowersRotana

Google Map Location

Below you can find the location map guide to Teatro Dubai. The nearest metro station is Financial Metro Station (Red Line).


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