Sushi Kappo Tamura

4.8
996 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Using local and seasonal ingredients is the most important element in Japanese cuisine. It also has become the primary principle for the international culinary community. With commitment to that philosophy, Tamura features sustainable seasonal ingredients of the Pacific Northwest in authentic Japanese preparation.

Tamura is a Kappo style restaurant where food is prepared in an open kitchen and served quickly in a lively environment where staff and guests talk about the food and beyond. Our goal is to become the very best restaurant to our guests by getting to know them and serving them in a personable yet professional manner.


*Please note that a 20% living wage charge is included (dine in only). The house retains 100% of these charges to help fund higher wages and benefits to all staff. Additional gratuity is not expected.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 547-0937
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Taichi Kitamura
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Cross street
Eastlake & Allison
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for our special Valentine's Dinner Omakase (Chef's Selection) featuring local and sustainable items using traditional Japanese seasoning. $130 per person. Please specify any food allergies. **Note- our regular menu will NOT be available during dinner service**

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 996 People Are Saying
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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Japanese food experience that includes a great sushi selection and a lovely sushi bar. However, I go there for the tempura, as they do it so well — they are always fresh, flakey and absolutely fried to perfection.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great suggestions from our server

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HS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and excellent food! Thank you!

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S
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Kappo Tamura is consistently awesome. Love coming here for birthdays and other special occasions. The food is exquisite and superb, and the service folks very knowledgeable and helpful. Hooray for Sushi Kappo Tamura!

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DM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Sushi was the best. My friends and I had fun experiencing this fabulous restaurant. We will be coming back for sure! Thank you!

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SS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places it is always great!

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CP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi and Sake. Great and friendly service. Just awesome.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and beautiful! Service was great!

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T
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fresh and delicious traditional and innovative treats. Small table seating area; counter is the best place to be. Service was friendly, attentive and expeditious. Glad I finally made it to this delightful establishment; cannot wait to return!

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DD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never miss. The best quality fish in the city, prepared perfectly. An extensive Japanese menu, not just sushi. I could eat there twice a week.

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M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best "neighborhood" spot to make Conde Nast's "10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Seattle".

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was presented very well, but some of the fish selections were obviously lower quality. Rather than including them as part of the course based meals, it would make more sense to make the courses smaller and more premium.

That being said, the entire experience was excellent. I doubt I’ll be tempted to visit other similar establishments in the area, for I felt much more comfortable at this one.

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IW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kappo Tamura is our go-to place whenever we crave for top quality sushi. The counter table experience is amazing, not only because you can enjoy the nigiri the second it’s ready, but also because you get to see the creation of these beautiful pieces. Taichi-San is accommodating, professional, and fun. Will come back many many times.

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JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always fab!

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G
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey but Tamura is definitely one of the very few sushi restaurants in Seattle which offer high quality fresh ingredients and real authentic preparation techniques.

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SM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was perfect! Will be back!

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LS
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Excellent service. Kindly accommodate dietary restrictions. The only downside: too many great items to choose from and a need to exercise restraint to avoid over-eating. Bravo!

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DD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is all about great fish. I'm always superbly happy with the freshness of the sashimi and the taste and creativity of the cooked fish dishes. I've never been disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food, service and ambience

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BN
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since first dining at Sushi Kappo Tamura in 2014, it has become my go-to Japanese restaurant in Greater Seattle. I've visited Japan twice, and SKT is very competitive with some of the best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like sushi, you will love this place. The sashimi was fresh. The yellow tail melts in your mouth. Delicious!

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LS
Raleigh
55 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could bring this lovely restaurant to every city I visit. The food is fresh, delicious, memorable. The service is so lovely.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was good but not nigiri. Rice is hard and fish is not fresh

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LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently top notch and never disappoints. Hands down my favorite sushi restaurant in the city. Service is very warm and friendly and the food is exceptionally fresh and flavorful.

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O
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! The food is always amazing and the service is always top notch. I’d go there in a heartbeat any day.

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o
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here at least once a year. It seems, every time we leave we say to ourselves, we really should come here more often! The food is excellent in a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The sushi/sashimi offerings are extensive. We tried a flight of sea urchin sushi (uni) from BC, Maine and Hokkaido (Maine was our favorite; biggest "bang for the buck"). The five of us shared a number of appetizer plates. Karaage chicken, tonkatsu, Black Dragon Roll and Spider Roll. All were excellent. For our main course, all of us chose the Bara Chirashi sushi. A large bowl of rice topped with the chef's choice of sashimi and other items. It was delicious. One other unexpected bonus: from 5-6pm every bottle of wine is half price! Our New Year's Resolution for 2019? Come back to Sushi Kappo Tamura more often!

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J
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time in and we loved it! The 5 course meal with sake pairing was perfect. We can’t wait to come back!

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AW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. Quality fish and good quantity. Attentive staff and quick service but did not feel rushed.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had.
Everything was so flavorful.

A little pricey for what you got but worth it after eating it I guess.

The server acted like a bro and was way to loud. Would for ask not to be seated in his section again.

For sure I’ll be back and I’ve already told a ton of ppl about this place.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue to take friends who you want to thank!

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v
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to sushi restaurant. Love the food here and the staff.

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PB
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

definitely some of the best sushi/sashimi in town. love this place.

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N
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Kappo Tamura is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Seattle. The quality of ingredients is superb and the service is wonderful too.

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RG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Edward was our server and he was great!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My Wife and I went here for a date night, and we now have our new fav sushi spot in Seattle.

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LS
Raleigh
55 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal at Sushi Kappo Tamura is memorable and leaves me wanting to return as soon as I can for another meal. The setting is so pleasant. I love the chawan mushi, the kanpachi and salmon Kama, and the wonderful rolls. Thank you!

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Raleigh
55 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this sweet place. The food and service are first rate. I have dietary restrictions and everything I’m served is perfection. Thank you!!

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T
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Impressed! Although we elected to go for lunch rather than dinner, the menu still presented challenges in terms of what to order. The selection of sushi is extensive and the flavor and ingredient spectrum broad and intense. Everything about Kappo Tamura is first class. Your most challenging aspect of dining here will not be the parking (as some suggest), but choosing which fish and shellfish to sample. What a wonderful dining experience!

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JD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is become our top sushi restaurant in Seattle. We had the Omakase twice (the dishes change with the seasons) and enjoyed it both times.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality of fish

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