DRINK / KA JOK SEE
Tucked away and teensy, this Thai joint is beloved by carousing celebs out for a big night: Kate Moss held a birthday shindig here and it’s reportedly one of Vladimir Putin’s favourite Phuket haunts. The kitchen serves up solid Thai food – think huge portions of spicy pomelo salads and tasty seafood curries – but Ka Jok See is best known for its flamboyant staff, who flirt shamelessly with every patron, man or woman. Come 10pm, the hedonism begins – tables are pushed back and out come the transgender performers and saucy male dancers, who herd merry diners into a conga line, hand out maracas and tambourines and shimmy the night away. Be sure to make a reservation and ask your hotel concierge for detailed directions.