Chances are you’ll already have seen into TOMO – albeit from a great distance. Any cross-town taxi trip is likely to afford a view of the Raffles pyramid, inside which sits Dubai’s finest Chinese dining experience. The lighting in this red-and-black restaurant is on the gloomy side of moody – but don’t worry, you’ll be led by experts every step of the way. The gymnastic welcoming tea ritual is performed by a man that trained for five years in order to achieve the requisite contortions and this sets the tone for an evening of exquisite culinary excess. The well-spaced tables hug the glass walls so every diner can gaze down upon the twinkling lights below but your eyes are just as likely to remain on your plate, as scene after scene of masterpiece culinary theatre unfolds there. Forget everything you thought you knew about Chinese cuisine, from the shark’s fin soup to the foie gras dim sum, TOMO re-invents the wheel with honours.