Sitting on 7 Spices' lush sofas and behind layers of plants, you'll feel a brief escape from the heavy foot traffic of Lincoln Mall. We had the halloumi cheese and grilled octopus to start with some appetizers. Both were cooked too well.
The halloumi had a nice crust yet was still soft and chewy, while the grilled octopus' char gave it a nice texture and flavor. Both weren't seasoned heavily and highlighted a natural and clean flavor which I found refreshing for lunch. For our main dishes, we got the lamb chops and mixed skewers. They gave me so much rice, which I appreciate as I find portions on Miami Beach lacking many times. My favorite bites were the rice soaking up the fat from the lamb chops. Two beef, two chicken, pita, hummus, rice, and French fries. The mixed skewers came with *a lot* of food and enough to share. The meats were tender, the crispy fries, and my boyfriend, who doesn't eat hummus, actually ate this one—props to the chef. Throughout all the dishes, I appreciated that they incorporated vegetables. It added a layer of freshness and interest with every bite. The raw red onions weren't too sharp, which I often find a problem. For dessert, we had the whopper cake. It was moist and a generous slice. We then finished the meal with our first time trying Turkish coffee. Wow! This was strong and also a new experience. I can envision myself coming back with friends to just lounge on the sofa and catch up over a cup of coffee. There's an easy find and affordable parking lot just behind the mall. The actual restaurant itself has an interior portion and outdoor eating in the middle of the main mall strip. I left my meal in a food coma with a big container of leftovers and dreaming of my next visit already.