Kyatchi sushi

Former Tanpopo Spot Will Become a St. Paul Location for Kyatchi

Kyatchi sushi
Brenda Johnson / Heavy Table

Kyatchi is bringing its skewers, minimalist and sustainable sushi, and Japanese whiskey to the former Tanpopo location in Lowertown. It’s set to open late this summer. If any restaurant would be a smooth transition from the thoughtful Japanese fare of Tanpopo, Kyatchi is probably the one. Details (via press release) follow:

WHO:   Siblings Sarah and Sam Peterson plan to create a second Kyatchi location along with the rest of the team: Chef Hide Tozawa, and Kim Bartmann and Anne Saxton. Kyatchi’s focus on serving sustainable seafood (following the guidelines set by the MN Zoo Fish Smart, Monterey Bay Seafood Watch, and Marine Stewardship Council Programs) will remain a focus.

WHAT:  Chef Tozawa creates traditional Japanese menus, including sushi, giving customers a chance to experience new items not usually found on Americanized menus.  Guests can expect to see grilled meat & vegetable skewers, seasonally driven items such as traditional Donburi rice & vegetable bowls and an assortment of small plates. Expect Kyatchi to utilize ingredients from the neighboring St. Paul Farmers Market. Kyatchi’s award-winning hot dogs will also remain a key part of the menu. 

Kyatchi will have a warm and casual atmosphere and the team is excited to offer a full selection of sake & Japanese whiskey, along with its local brews on tap and wine list. The larger space will allow for private parties. 

WHEN:  Late summer, but we may throw a pop-up in there beforehand… Dates to be announced soon. 

WHERE: The former Tanpopo location in Lowertown St. Paul, next to CHS Field and the St. Paul Farmer’s Market. 308 E Prince St #140, St Paul, MN 55101.  Find us online at and follow us at @kyatchi.