From start to finish, eating at 9beach Fusion Kitchen & Lounge was a truly memorable experience. When you first walk in you are greeted by very friendly hostesses. As they take you to your table you notice the lights are dim, the DJ is mixing in the corner, and everyone seems to really be enjoying themselves.
I have to tell you that sometimes it’s hard to find really good food when you eat at these restaurants that are also trying to fit into the “lounge” scene, but 9beach did not disappoint. They did bring the original chef who worked at the Tel Avivi location, chef Tal Aboav.
I would recommend that you start your food journey by ordering the fish carpaccio and the beef tortellini. The tortellini is absolutely divine. The flavors from the short rib, tortellini and squash all come together in perfect harmony.
Then you move into your entree. The 9beach skirt steak is a must. The steak is rubbed with their house spice blend, and then served with grilled vegetables, sweet cherry-tomato vinaigrette and toasted pistachios.
I also tried something I had never done before! I ate a whole fish, with bones! The baked whole branzino was probably one of the best fish plates I have had in a while. The fish was stuffed with shrimp, black mussels and seasonal vegetables. Plus, it was served with a really tasty kale salad and caramelize lemon on top.
To finish off the experience at 9beach we then had the Miami fantasy for dessert. When I heard their was an orchid and rose sauce on this dessert I was immediately intrigued. This place came with fresh berries, roasted coconut flakes, pistachios, peanut crumbles, and bite-sized macaroons. So incredibly delicious - I made sure to eat the whole thing!
And, make sure that throughout this whole experience you are sipping on some of their signature cocktails, like the mango whisky sour or their cocoa nib old fashioned!