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Surfside just got a new Israeli restaurant, and it’s worth a look

Neya is here to give you more of what you want.

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil
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Remember when we told you about a Middle Eastern food trend sweeping through the city? Well, there’s more where that came from. Neya, which recently opened in Surfside, serves a modern Israeli menu replete with dishes that Miami simply can’t get enough of these days.

From a namesake hummus with fresh cilantro zhoug sauce and shakshuka with foraged greens to crispy Brussels sprouts coated in turmeric tahini, Neya’s mezze selection seemingly packs a little extra for diners to get excited about. Large plates offer a variety of proteins prepared in the Josper charcoal oven, including roasted lamb cutlets, grilled tiger prawns with spiced harissa and Morrocan snapper with smoked matbucha.

Neya
Photograph: Courtesy Neya

Like its modern menu, Neya’s 2,700-square-foot dining room is sleek and contemporary with wood furnishings and matte-black fixtures that make for a warm, inviting setting. There’s a buzzy bar at the center, which faces the open kitchen and lights up during Thursday’s weekly ladies’ nights as the free drinks flow from 6pm to 8pm. Various fruit-based martinis and citrusy cocktails, like the Netanya that’s made with a refreshing mix of Sipsmith gin, elderflower, lemon, and cucumber, also abound.

You’ll find Neya at 9491 Harding Avenue, Surfside, FL, opening Sunday through Thursday from 6pm to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 6pm to midnight.

Neya
Photograph: Courtesy Neya

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