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Sushi Kappo Tamura

4.8
4.8
1423 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 547-0937

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Taichi Kitamura

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Cross street

    Eastlake & Allison

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,423 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Japanese

  • Seattle

    Best Food

  • Seattle

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  1. A

    Akiko

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taichi made the most amazing omakase sushi for us at the sushi bar. Each nigiri highlighted the best of the fish and each piece was exciting!! Highly recommend for a special night out.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Came here for the first time around 4 years ago and since moving to the area have now decided to come again for my birthday. Everything exceeded expectations and the quality remainder the same, if not better. Consistency and service was absolutely exceptional. All the fish was the freshest it could be. Will absolutely be coming back, such a warm and welcoming place! Couldn’t have been better. Thank you Avery for the special attention and beer talks. :)
  3. m

    marciem

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Wonderful! Magnificent!
  4. c

    christophett

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I drive 3 hours from Portland for Thai sushi. It’s that good. Every. Single. Time. The chefs omakase is sublime. Each piece carefully prepared and served for immediate consumption and bliss. The staff is super friendly and the overall ambiance is very enjoyable. Come here and eat sushi and bring someone special.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omikase dinner was off the charts. The oysters incredible. Loved it.
  6. CB

    ColinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to celebrate an occasion, the food and drinks were delicious. Compared to other expertly crafted sushi restaurants - Sushi Kappo Tamura was easy to find a reservation within a week. The Sushi was fantastic, and they easily accommodated a shellfish allergy with tasty substitutions in the Sushi Combo. The sake selection was simple, and laser-focussed on delivering smart flavor pairings. The shishito peppers here may be my favorite take on the dish in any Izakaya I've visited in Seattle. The next time I have something to celebrate, I'll be thinking about this excellent Sushi restaurant.
  7. J

    Jenn

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. We did the omakase and it was fabulous. The perfect amount of food to experience the best of Kappo Tamura's sushi bar. The staff is wonderful, and the sake and wine list are on point for the caliber of their food.
  8. M

    Msfoodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We tried to omakase. Food is too overpriced for the amount of food and quality. I like shiro’s a lot better in term of good quality.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  10. MT

    MichaelT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Edward is awesome. the food is awesome. Will definitely come back
  11. EB

    EdwardB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Excellent Service. Felt very personal- will be going back!
  12. GS

    GrantS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Disappointed. Warm, cozy atmosphere and excellent service but food was just average. An assortment of sushi was fine but no raves. Nothing you won't find on the menu of any mediocre sushi restaurant. A spider roll was made earlier and put in the fridge for later serving. Ice cold deep fried soft shell crab is not acceptable. Another dish was a very stringy, overcooked piece of Wagyu beef floating in a very sweet soy sauce broth with what we’re supposed to be Matsutake. These mushrooms had none of the taste and aroma of Matsutake. If they were real Matsutake, they were dried and reconstituted. Even fresh ones would have been completely lost in that sauce. I much prefer Shiro's.
  13. MW

    MW206

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Good for special occasions.
  14. RM

    RichardM

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top-flight sushi in a comfortable setting. We had several of the sushi rolls and they were outstanding. Very good service, too.
  15. GF

    GoodFoodLover

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Beware before you go. My first time dining in Seattle. I learned that many restaurants, including Sushi Kappo, include a 20% service charge, which among other things covers gratuity. When I asked our waitress about the service charge, she said she would not receive any of it, so I left an additional gratuity. Later when looking on the Sushi Kappo web-site I learned this is not true and that additional gratuity is not expected. The food was excellent, but our waitress was dishonest about the service charge, so I cannot recommend, nor would I ever return to Sushi Kappo.
  16. T

    Tyler

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant is very delicious. Service was great, if a bit sparse from time to time. Highly recommend the anago and seared scallop
  17. D

    Danae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had planned an intimate belated birthday celebration and arrived quite a bit early for our reservation. We were able to get seated early and given a very quiet and private table. The service was great and despite a small delay on our wine (which our server was very apologetic and gracious about) the timing of our courses was perfect. Sushi Kappo Tamura was and has always been a very special place to celebrate important moments with friends and family and I look forward to going back soon! Highlights were the oysters, chawanmushi, and creme brulee. Also fried heads from the fresh prawns, always such a treat.
  18. CC

    ChefC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding sushi! Fresh fish, balanced preparations, very professional crew. The surroundings are modest and comfortable but a bit crowded. The food is the star and is much better than the environs would indicate. I prefer excellent food to ambiance anyday! Service was correct but a little over the top and I must say the servers were a little sniffy and apt to talk down to you. I notice especially as I am a San Francisco exec chef. You never know who your clients are. I really liked the food and we had a great dinner - but I would think twice before coming again.
  19. JG

    JoanG

    Seattle

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi was outstanding and the service excellent. We didn't have the omakasi and were very happy with what we ordered. The quality, flavor and textures were superb and ordering local seafood was much more reasonable than the imported.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly this is the best sushi in Seattle and the best team to handle all of your requests for a great evening It is worth the time and every penny Dont hesitate book it
  21. CH

    ColleenH

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family favorite place to celebrate our birthdays! Delicious food, always a great pairing of Sake with the meal, fun, friendly and great service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening. Great service. Great food.
  23. GT

    GurumeTM

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    VERY fresh fish and EXCELLENT Chawan-Mushi! However, the rolls looked less elegant then usual, giving the impression that an apprentice had provided them; not something you'd expect from the value you're paying. The service was also slow at the beginning. We assumed it was due to the large group leaving and another large group coming in, but again, not an excuse expected from this level of restaurant. We hope it will be better, to its usually elegant and excellent level next time.
  24. B

    Bhaj

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you want sublime and quality sushi, this is a place you can count on! It is a favorite of ours
  25. YT

    YukioT

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in Seattle! Sake pairing is recommended.
  26. B

    Bobert

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh, delicious, and varied; ambience was lovely; staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner!
  27. CD

    ChefD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Favorite sushi in Seattle. Flavors and attention to detail are unmatched. Would live here I’d I could afford it. Thank you for all the yum!
  28. c

    ccap

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service from our favorite server there. Food was fantastic as always.
  29. d

    dinegirl1

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Sushi was very fresh. Inventive twists in sushi rolls and even the miso soup! Would go back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Japanese in Seattle.
  31. BU

    BetsyU

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the very best Service and Sushi - looking forward to my next visit already!
  32. S

    Snowbell

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taichi-san always treats us like VIP and all the dishes are super high quality. Highly recommended!!
  33. CH

    ColeenH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time there. All was lovely from beginning to end.
  34. LB

    LBlocal

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect sushi. Rice was exactly room temperature. Fish was sublime.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. Hands down best sushi my wife and I have ever had. We are so happy we went here for our anniversary. Edward was our server and he was the perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  37. SX

    SydX1

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food, amazing experience. Will go again.
  38. MT

    MarthaT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food… no. Amazing food. Service was friendly, professional and timely. Environment was clean and cozy.
  39. d

    dlovestoeat

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding! It never disappoints. Amazing food and even more amazing service
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Our server was disappointing. Rarely came to the table to check on things. We had to ask one of the food runners to get our server to be able to order a drink. I would not recommend this place, solely based on the poor service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sushi Kappo Tamura using the Order Online button. Sushi Kappo Tamura also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sushi Kappo Tamura also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 547-0937.

Sushi Kappo Tamura is rated 4.8 stars by 1423 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Sushi Kappo Tamura

2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eastlake & Allison

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Taichi Kitamura

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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