About Tyger Tyger


Tyger Tyger is inspired by the bold flavors and fresh ingredients discovered in street food carts from throughout coastal southeast Asia. Tyger Tyger’s menu is scratch made from the year round local bounty of fresh produce, seafood, and proteins from the Central Coast. Wine and beer selections from around the world reflect the popular and the uncommon, expertly matched with the flavorful cuisine.

Chef Daniel Palaima


Santa Barbara born-and-raised Chef Daniel Palaima returned home from Chicago to lead the team at Tyger Tyger after stints with internationally acclaimed and award-winning chefs Grant Achatz at the Alinea Group’s Next and Stephanie Izard at Duck, Duck, Goat. Palaima’s culinary career was launched locally at hometown favorites – Brothers at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos and Root 246 in Solvang where he developed a passion for cooking with ingredients from the Central Coast.

Katy Babcock, Manager


Katy was home birthed and raised in Carpinteria but did spend some childhood years in Lake Tahoe. Katy attended culinary school at Santa Barbara City College. She says that food service and hospitality have always been a driving focus for her and source of fulfillment in her life. Katy loves the feeling of family in the guest relationships she and the team create and hopes to grow more, personally and professionally, every year.

For more information, visit tygertygersb.com

121 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-880-4227
Sunday – Thursday 11am to 9pm | Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm

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