Our Story

Chef Tony is one of the great chefs in Esan Cuisine featuring  Northern & Eastern Thai dishes. He has many years of experience in Thai kitchen. He was previously a head chef at Zabb Elee in Queens  which obtained 1 Michelin Star for New York City in 2014. After years of working for other restaurants, Chef Tony has decided to start his own restaurant PuTawn where he can showcase authentic dishes from Northern & Eastern region of Thailand. PuTawn (Poo-Torn) means suburban in Thai.  
Thai people living in the suburbs tend to live a very simple life but they are known to have sophisticated cooking style. At PuTawn, we are bringing this unique style of cooking that one can rarely find from other Thai restaurants in New York City