It only took a few months for someone to nab up the former Sweet Chow space that shuttered in September, and that someone is Billy Tserenbat formerly of Sushi Fix, currently of Eat Bibuta and Baja Haus.
Tucked into the neighborhood’s bustling streets at 116 North 1st Avenue, Billy Sushi will be opening its doors around May 1, 2020. A friend, Paul Hyde of Hyde Development, saw the space and made the connection. The soon-to-be sushi spot will have a full bar and a sushi bar in addition to roughly 100 seats.
Tserenbat first gained notice with the metro’s very first sushi food truck before setting up shop in a permanent space in Wayzata as Sushi Fix. Tserenbat sold his stake in that restaurant back in the summer of 2017. He went on to open a Mexican restaurant in downtown Wayzata, start a poke-serving food truck that just opened a downtown Minneapolis location, but he missed making sushi.
“Just going back to making sushi is making me so excited,” Tserenbat told the Strib. “Besides my kids and my wife, there is no other pleasure in my life outside of sushi. I’m just thrilled.”