Celebrating 10 years in Sarasota!
Drunken Poet Café proudly serves sustainable seafood and organic beef, and many ingredients from our local farmers. We are known for reinventing Japanese cuisine and Thai cuisine for your culinary enjoyment. Come get your Thai and Sushi on at Drunken Poet Café
Aporni Punyhotra, Owner, Better known to the locals as “Oy”, is the perfect restaurateur; she’s savvy, charming and the queen of hospitality.
A world traveler, Oy came to Sarasota by chance on a visit in Florida with her family. She came down to Sarasota while on holiday in Clearwater to see the famous Marie Selby Gardens and fell in love with our city. After researching businesses for sale, she found the perfect spot on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota, and history was made.
Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Oy always wanted to go to culinary school but her father wanted her to go into the medical field, so she moved to Normandy, France and became a pharmacist. Oy decided to follow her lifelong dream after her visit to Sarasota and open the restaurant she always wanted to, creating beautiful and delectable feasts.
If you love great food, discovering new and ah-mazing dishes then Drunken Poet Café will be your new favorite place, and Oy will be your hostess with the mostess!