4909 Ranier Avenue South Seattle, WA 98118 206.721.0212
96 Union St Seattle, WA 98101 206.344.8088
Restaurant Corporate Offices PO Box 3753 Seattle, WA 98124
Chef and restaurateur I Nguyen & O'Young, Inc I Tropic Isle, Inc.
Chef and owner Thoa Nguyen was born in Saigon and raised in Cho Lon, the city's Chinatown district. In April 1975, at the age of 11, Thoa and her family left Vietnam for America and settled in Denver, Colorado. She then moved to Washington State in 1991 and quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Thoa owned and operate three restaurants: Chinoise Cafe, WabiSabi and Thoa's restaurant and Lounge. All Three restaurants located in various neighborhoods of the Greater Seattle serving cuisines that span across the Asian continent. Thoa's restaurant located in downtown Seattle, reflects Hotel and surrounding businesses and art attractions. Wabisabi and Chinoise, provide an intimate feel which catered to those in the immediate surrounding neighborhoods. Chinoise was voted the second best restaurant by Seattle Best Restaurant Magazine in 2002.