On the Rock, Karon Beach, Phuket
47 Karon Road
Karon Beach , Phuket
Tel: 66 76 330 625
Concierge.com's insider take:
A grottolike seafood-and-barbecue restaurant carved into the southernmost rocks of Karon Beach (it's part of the Marina Phuket Resort), On the Rock has both an exemplary menu and a spectacular ocean view. It puts out the full spread of standard Thai dishes plus some delectable combinations like baked mussels served in a hot pot and rock lobster baked in an oven and topped with cheese. But what makes the uphill climb worth it are the seafood satays: all manner of marine creatures impaled on sticks and grilled over a flame. The place is no secret, so call ahead to secure a table.