This open-air restaurant transports you to Thailand’s coast, with lantern-lit dining cabanas rising on stilts from the water. The Thai chef, cooks, and waitresses serve fresh, authentic dishes that let underlying flavors shine through perfectly balanced seasoning. The most popular dish is Pla De Phuket, a crispy fish fillet in a tamarind chili sauce, but you’ll find the gamut from satay to fresh Canadian salmon steak with garlic and chili sauce. Hearty curries and the rice and noodle dishes lend themselves to sharing, which takes some of the bite out of rather stiff (but worth it) prices. By 10pm, the bar fills with a younger crowd partying to DJ music against the backdrop of dolphins frolicking on the other side of the glass wall shared with the aquarium at La Isla Shopping Village.

-Christine Delsol