Dining in Koh Samui has never been so exciting as more and more trendy restaurants are showing up in many parts of the island.
Trendy and chic lounges are becoming very popular especially for the posh crowd who are looking for a place where they can enjoy modern surroundings, great music, and an impressive food selection. A place in Bophut that is getting attention because of its modern eclectic theme is 9Gems Lounge and Restaurant. With its fascinating views of Chaweng Beach, this is a recommended place to unwind after work or have a memorable evening with friends. It is also a good venue to meet new acquaintances. This is not recommended so much as a family venue since only children over 12 years old are allowed inside.
9Gems pushes design to the limits with its unique choice of colors and shapes for the interiors. Everything is very modern and up to date. Among the restaurant’s best features is the pool as well as its jaw dropping 360o views that can be enjoyed by the guests. Fusion cooking and unique tasting cocktails are what guests can expect from 9Gems.
9Gems Lounge and Restaurant has a well thought out menu. From their starters to their desserts, everything tastes great. Guests will certainly love the Crying Tiger Sirloin Steak as well as the Grilled Tuna with Wasabi. Their Chicken Tandoori salad is also a must try. Soup lovers will be enticed by the rich taste of the rock lobster cream soup and be wowed by the house’s version of Tom Yum Goong.
For diners who want something filling, they can try one of the restaurant’s pasta and rice dishes. There’s Pasta al nero di sepia with scallops and Ravioli with ricotta and salmon. There’s also Tagliatelle cream sauce topped with perfectly cooked Atlantic salmon. The main dishes are of particular interest too. The roasted premium rack of lamb is outstanding, while the Black Angus tenderloin steak is immensely satisfying. Those who prefer something lighter can try the fried sea bass or the Atlantic cod Bacalao.
9Gems desserts are also worth raving about. A really good one is the Macadamia Nut Ice Cream. This is a sinfully good ice cream made interesting with that distinct flavor of macadamia. The chocolate truffle mousse cake is also worth mentioning. For those who like variety, you can opt for the 5-flavor macaroon.
Of course, a visit to 9Gems won’t be complete without giving their cocktails a try. Most of the blends are plain genius. Among the best ones are Sunrise Nine, which is a concoction of gold tequila, apricot brandy, pineapple juice, and orange juice. Their Tom Yam Margarita is also fantastic, with a definite kick. Marilyn Monroe is among 9Gems’ original blends and is made with Belvedere vodka, cream de cacao white, amaretto, nutmeg, lemon juice, and white chocolate cream. It’s worth a try. For the health conscious guests, you can choose one of the restaurant’s mocktails. The Iced Beetroot is both healthy and refreshing. It is highly recommended.