Sushi Kappo Tamura

4.7
1098 reviews
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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.
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PS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner, Steve Tamura, is very hospitable and runs his award-winning team very well. All of the sushi is authentic and fresh and the housemade mochi dessert is delish for those who know good mochi. : )

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w
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic, as usual. Outstanding good and excellent service.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I would recommend to anyone eats sushi 1-2 times a month. But for the frequent sushi connoisseur, not a place for you. The fish is not up to par for that pricing.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the fish they serve at Sushi Kappo Tamura is the best I have had in Seattle. The service is excellent. I highly recommend the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

シアトルでゆっくりとくつろげるお寿司屋さん。75ドルのコース料理。美味しかったです。

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F
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live Sushi Kappo Tamura. The fish is amazing is the best in town and the service is fabulous. Our favorite Seattle restaurant.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this restaurant outstanding. I ordered the Azo Gozen and found all elements to be very authentic (having lived in Japan for 8.5 years) especially the Agedashidofu which is my measure of a Japanese restaurant. The chawanmushi was delicious with chunky pieces of crab meat. And a lovely surprise was the house made Yuzu Ginger tea. So delicious. I’ve already been twice this week!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Sushi was sub-par, did not feel well afterward. This was for my birthday dinner visiting town.

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GA
Italy
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really fantastic. The menu had great options that go beyond sushi, sashimi and nigiri with is wonderful.

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R
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent sushi. They were very accommodating of my gluten and dairy allergies, even changing the preparation of a dessert so that I could have it.

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious tuna and salmon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious as always. We sat there for about 5-7 minutes before we were greeted which felt like 10-12 when you’re starving. The server wasn’t busy, one table was closing out and the other was half way through a tasting so he didn’t appear to be weeded. The chef kept making eye contact with me and I saw him speak to our server who headed over right after. He made up for his attentiveness throughout the rest of the meal. The Black Cod Belly is where it’s at, we had it 3 different ways lol!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lots of fun

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A new favorite neighborhood spot! We will keep coming back.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delightful and our server was AMAZING. He was not only knowledgeable but passionate about the food and providing a one-of-a-kind dining experience. It has been YEARS since I received such exuberant and passionate service at a restaurant. If you have been feeling lack-luster about Seattle food service, or have lost a little or even most of your foodie love, this could be the place to revive you and your senses.

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TT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in the City. We have dinner here every other week.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sublime. SUBLIME.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. Great preparation of local seafood. Oysters are superb.

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PM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding sushi and a great sushi chef...great meal.

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s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best weekend brunch spot in Seattle. Try the "gozen" sets - delicious. Chawanmushi is smooth and savory, hearty beef-maitake nabe, sashimi... Always outstanding!

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sushi Kappo Tamura is consistently superb in the fish they procure as well as the other ingredients they serve. I always feel like I’m going to a friends house for dinner. They make you feel welcome and taken care of.

Taichi has one of the best sushi chef personalities, he makes eating at the counter a fun experience. Steve Tamura does an excellent job running operations. They make a dynamic duo producing delicious meals and ambiance.

SKT is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle!

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LS
Raleigh
65 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is so delicious and so fresh. Service is perfection.

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a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem serves the best sushi in Seattle. After several visits, my expectations become greater and greater and still, expectations are exceeded. The weekend brunch is underrated too.

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FH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always from Edward. Fish here is always fresh and prepared/presented perfectly by the sushi chefs

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PY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Chef’s Omakase experience was above and beyond amd was perfect to celebrate a dear friend’s Birthday!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Wonderful experience in Seattle. We chose the chef's Omakase. Such a great selection from the chef. A must do for all the foodies out there.

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GW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and very friendly staff. Best omakase we’ve had in Seattle.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for wife’s birthday dinner. Excellent food, well presented with friendly but not overly fussy staff. Unrushed meal with nice drinks choices. This is our second time visiting and the high standard of our first visit was heightened by a nice table side conversation with one of the staff. Arigatou gozaimasu, gotisousama desita!

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LS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute best sushi and best service in Seattle. Recommend the black cod belly and uni.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to spot with exceptional service and flavors.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in town but expensive

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H
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place. The fish is so fresh and delicious. The service is always friendly.

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ZW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I have ever had. Beats the best of the best, including Nobu. Would definitely recommend 100%

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner!

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P
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far sets the bar for Omakase. Chefs Omakase includes A LOT of food. I’ll be sure to try the sushi specific Omakase the last time, I was barely able to finish.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely neighborhood Sushi restaurant. Minutes from downtown Seattle via Uber. Service, food and ambiance was perfect. We enjoyed our conversation w/out having to shout.
Would definitely return to this gem of a restaurant.

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly unique and fulfilling experience at Kappa Tamura! The food was fresh, service impeccable. Couldn't have asked for a better experience on our last night in town! Don't skip on this gem in Eastlake

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything wonderful!

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JL
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a hidden gem. Located on busy Eastlake Ave, I've walked/driven past this place dozens of times and never given it a second look. I went here for Seattle Restaurant week. The sashimi was fresh and delicious, but the sake pairing really put the dinner over the top. Final note: do not skip their creme brule ... hands down the best I've had.

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