Drunken Poet Café has been a proud member of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals for over 10 years! Owner, Aporni "Oy" Punyahotra is originally from Bangkok, Thailand, but fell in love with Sarasota while on a trip to Florida. Following her lifelong dream to one day create and serve beautiful and delectable dishes, Oy finally opened the restaurant she always wanted and Drunken Poet Café was born. Since inception, Drunken Poet Café has been committed to serving sustainable seafood and ingredients from our local farmers. Their Original Eats dish, the Tempura Grouper, embodies the essence of Drunken Poet by reinventing typical Japanese and Thai cuisine.
Drunken Poet Café is downtown Sarasota's hot spot for sophisticated & fun dining. Savor authentic Thai cuisine and inventive sushi in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy boutique wines, hard ciders, and sake from around the world.
With dishes to suit all tastes, sophisitcated dining has never been so much fun! Try the Poet's famous "Sexy Man Roll" to explore new flavors, or order the Pad Thai for a traditional dish with an awesome presentation.