Thi Tran

Thi Tran

Los Angeles

About Thi Tran

Thi Tran is the Executive Chef, “Kitchen Ninja” and better- (and-less-obnoixious-) half of the Downtown Pan-Asian eatery, Starry Kitchen and Button Mash. Her and her husband, Nguyen originally started Starry Kitchen in May 2009 as an illegal and underground restaurant experiment out of the back of their apartment literally built on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Six months later, their apartment became the number one Asian Fusion listing in all of Los Angeles on Yelp. In Feb 2010, they went “legit” and opened a brick and mortar restaurant with no prior restaurant experience.


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