After debuting Kyatchi in Minneapolis' Kingfield neighborhood three and a half years ago, the team behind the sustainable sushi restaurant is expanding to St. Paul.
The second location of Kyatchi – the brainchild of siblings Sarah and Sam Peterson – will open in the former Tanpopo space at 308 E. Prince St. near CHS Field in St. Paul's Lowertown later this summer. Some of Kyatchi's trademark features at its original venue include a large mural along one wall that incorporates Japanese baseball themes, and a handful of baseball jerseys.
"I'm excited to get to know our neighbors here in St. Paul," Sarah Peterson said in a release. "Sushi, art and baseball – it's a home run!"
The project, which is backed by mega restaurateur Kim Bartmann, will keep the same focus as the Minneapolis shop, with chef Hide Tozawa specializing in authentic sushi, karage (fried) and grilled dishes, along with Kyatchi's signature Japanese hot dogs.
Unlike the original, the new spot will have a full liquor license, and offer a selection of Japanese whisky along with its local tap beers and wine line.
No exact dates have been announced for the opening. The Minneapolis locale, meanwhile, added a new lunch service on Saturdays and Sundays earlier this month.