Ta Khai

Top choice Thai

in Hat Patong

Inspired by traditional fishing-village architecture, with lotus ponds, a glassed-in pavilion and skilled Trang-born chefs, the outstanding, seaside southern Thai restaurant at the Rosewood Phuket is a standout on Phuket's fine-dining scene. Fresh sôm·đam is pounded at your table; green vegetable curries, Phuket-style spring rolls, crabmeat yellow curries and Phuketian mŏo hong (pepper-and-garlic-braised pork) are beautifully spiced. Signature cocktails use homegrown herbs.

It's 2.5km west of the far southern end of Hat Patong.