They do Japanese so well at Teatro - Donburi at Park Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi
On my way to my table, I spot a couple of people at the bar, not there for dinner; just drinks. It is small and intimate. I like knowing that people are getting the new concept at Teatro that it is more than just dinner. As has become customary for me now, I start with a Downtown Tokyo, a sake-based cocktail that serves as a fitting start to my evening of Japanese dishes. It is beautifully balanced and because it uses sake, it is very light and refreshing.
We started off with the Salmon Tiradito, fresh salmon bathed in an Amarillo sauce. Charred avocado adds a wonderful balance to the dish, as does pickled cucumber. Soon after, and just before the first donburi is served, I have a bowl of miso soup which is part of an order of donburi. It is a very good rendering of miso soup, which is not overly seasoned, such an important requirement.
|Tekkadon, yellow fin tuna.|
|Gyudon, with wagyu ribeye|
|Oyakodon, chicken & egg|
|Hokkaidon, pink salmon.|
|Mochi ice - a must!|
Park Rotana Hotel,
+971 2 657 3333
Donburi dishes priced 78-120 AED++