Red Chopsticks

Southeast Asian in Hat Karon

The menu at the south Karon branch of this fun contemporary chain spans Asia, with Beijing-style crispy duck joining Singapore chicken rice, Thai curries, herb-infused stir-fries, fresh daily seafood, sôm·đam (spicy green-papaya salad) and a few international classics. The semi-open-air dining room is decorated with thick wood pillars and dangling low-light lamps, and the cocktail list is suitably long.

There's another branch at the northern end of Karon, just west of the temple.