Sushi Kappo Tamura
Sushi Kappo Tamura

Sushi Kappo Tamura

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sushikappotamura.com/
  • Phone: 2065470937
  • Hours of Operation:

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    Mon - Thu: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Fri - Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    ------ Weekend Brunch -----------

    Sat - Sun: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Taichi Kitamura
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eastlake & Allison
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sushi Kappo Tamura
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 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Sushi Kappo Tamura reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (46)special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (35)romantic (20)good for groups (9)hot spot (8)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Looks Japanese, Tastes local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Sushi Kappo Tamura graciously set a table for eight of us. We enjoyed a farewell-meal with a friend of ours visiting from Tokyo. The food is delicious, and the local, sustainable ingredients, like sockeye salmon and geoduck, give this restaurant a distinctly Northwest air. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • best in town for sure
    eatwrite206
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A very busy and skilled staff are friendly and accommodating. The room itself is very well set up with the sushi bar right there in front of the chefs. The decor is simple and clean with a modern american feel and a lot of pretty stained fir about and large windows for veiwing. Their house saki is also the right combination of smooth with just enough bite. The price is higher than most, but is justified by the quality, and perfect for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sustainable Sushi!
    KiwiQVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Sushi Kappo Tamura is the best sushi I've had since visiting Japan. The sashimi is fresh and melts in your mouth. The best thing about it is that 90% of their fish is locally sourced from Washington so its sustainable which is rare among sushi restaurants. The chawanmushi was also delish and rich. I highly recommend this place for sushi aficionados!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sushi in Seattle
    ElGuapo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took my parents out for dinner here. They are very picky about their sushi (as am I). We all agreed it was the best sushi we have had in Seattle. The rice was perfectly prepared. I had the Chirashi, which was amazing. The fish melted in my mouth, was very fresh, and of an excellent cut. Our server recommended a great Saki. The atmosphere was simple, yet elegant - they are not trying too hard to be hip. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite Japanese Restaurant
    Markus5VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I recommend the omakase. I had the best uni ever. It is a remarkable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do the Omakase
    douglasprcVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Sit at the bar, order the omakase, ask for a sake recommendation or do a flight if you're learning what you like -- the experienced and delightful Queen of Sake will help you. I've been many times and it's the best sushi you will have in Seattle. Maybe anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little piece of sushi heaven
    Phillytravelers
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We found this based on a single recommendation and were we pleased. The 3 of us shared a number of sushi selections including the mustard greens and wasabi albacore tuna. Our daughter liked it so much we ordered a second. All the fish was fresh and tasty. Service was attentive and friendly. We flew all the way from Philly and this meal was well received by all
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to stop
    Boatfoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Delicious fresh with attention to sustainable. Helpful and delightful waitperson. So many great choices it is hard to stop ordering more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh MY (Kase)
    psnewman
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We reserved the sushi bar and omakase. Yes, it's expensive. Come hungry. Fantastic! On any given night, the food will vary but our evening it was: 1)Oysters on the half shell with salmon roe, 2) Alaskan crab w slices of eggplant on cold dashi broth,3) sashimi:maguro, hamachi, ebi and smelt,4) kasu-black cod w. cold green bean-miso dressing,5)bluefin, albacore, salmon, Spanish Mackerel nigiri,6)Uni, salmon row, scallop, eel sushi,7)Hazelnut and butter squash crème brulee (or choice of 2 other deserts). Great sake selection. If I had a tiny quibble it would be that the sushi rice was not as perfectly formed and moist as a master, such as Shiro. But judging from the other reviews, I'm just being overly picky or it was an off-night. GO!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tokyo quality meal
    discerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Amazing..omakasse did not disappoint. Our new go-to Japanese joint. Knew it was good when we saw a group of Japanese thoroughly enjoying their meal..they were still there when we finished our meal two hours later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Japanese restaurant in Seattle
    Lalou
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Tamura Kappo Sushi is without doubt, the best Japanese restaurant in Seattle. The rice for the sushi is well cooked, well flavored. The egg custard and pana cotta are silky smooth and delicately flavored. The food is prepared with great finesse. I particularly enjoy the atmosphere, which is very modern, with a view of I-5 overhead, but also calm and warm with lots of wood and paper lantern lighting. A very fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Fish!
    FremontJake
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had a great dinner at Sushi Kappo Tamura again! This is our go-to spot for special occasions (we would go more often if we lived closer). We were greeted in a very friendly way and seated promptly. Our geoduck sauté ippin was outstanding and the nigiri was as good as I have ever had - even living in Japan for two years! Service was impeccable! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous sushi experience
    Natalie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went here with friends and ordered the omakase, which was COMPLETELY worth it, and delicious throughout with the best quality sushi. This will be my special sushi go-to in the Seattle area :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Sushi
    t0adman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wonderful assortment of fresh local selections and exceptionally high quality staples. Every single item we tried was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy sushi but a bit pricey
    Foodie318
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Modern, nice sushi place in Eastlake with great cocktails. We had the 3-course prix fixe dinner for $55/person. Oysters appi, sushi, and yuzu panna cotta were delicious. Extensive sake selection, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lzap
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Really great food, took our out of town guests and they also really enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but expensive
    cgeenberg10
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food is good...not great, but expensive. Parking is difficult on a week night...weekends worse. Service is friendly, but slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun environment, great food
    RoseSeattleVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    There were some interesting takes on traditional Japanese food that we enjoyed. Everything was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal
    DatenightDiners
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant fired on all cylinders!! The service, food, presentation was exemplary!!! All was exceptional !!!the chef is insane with his combinations. We have been truly impressed '
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi excellence
    Kyrielle
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is my favorite sushi in Seattle, and that is saying something. And their other items are equally well prepared and delicious. Recommendations by servers can always be trusted and chef's choices are always stellar. I am a fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic small plates
    Tommy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    All the food here was fantastic, but the small plate were where the restaurant truly shined. The oysters and prawns in particular were amazing! The nigiri was a little heavy on wasabi for my taste, but the fish itself was incredibly fresh and expertly prepared. There is an attention to detail at Sushi Kappo Tamura that really shows in every item on their menu and in the service I received.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dinner was so good we were still talking about 2 days later. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feast for the eyes and belly
    lulueats
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Amazingly creative for their combination of flavors during the 7 course omakase meal. Case in point, the Nova Scotia lobster in a dashi/pea broth with custard. The pairing of sake with each course was a marvel. Their sashimi slices were so artfully done and of course, the fish was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth going out of your way
    since2011VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Superb fresh sushi with a local flavor. The chanwanmushi with Dungeness crab was outstanding: silky egg custard studded with tender seafood and a smoky dashi undertone. The razor clams were sweet, briny and tender. The herring was a revelation, not too fishy, but rich and flavorful, cut with just a touch of grated ginger. The Seattle roll was very tasty, with fresh wild salmon and avocado; if only the salmon had been left in bigger pieces instead of being so finely chopped that the texture was too soft. But the King salmon sushi was very good. A sake flight went perfectly with the meal; with just 3 small glasses, though, I needed more to slake my thirst; fortunately, refills on the hot green tea were free :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatness in the Northwest
    Carbo787
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great experience here. Sat at the bar and let the chef do his thing. 7 courses! Amazing of the wall creations that were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in Seattle
    FoodFreak
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Sushi Kappo Tamura is without a doubt the BEST fish in Seattle. Extremely concise artwork from the sushi bar with all nigiri sushi, a great saki list and everything you would expect from a world-class Japanese restaurant. If you love sushi then you owe it to yourself to go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent sushi, slow service
    ABSG
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was good, not great. Based on reviews and awards I expected better. Service was insanely slow and it wasn't that busy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Server did not provide the best service. We constantly had to ask for help. We were frustrated with lack of contact from waitress.
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  • Taichi does it again!
    SeattleNativeVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Compliments to the chef. Thank you for the fine service and outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    wynelle
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Fantastic place for sushi! Everything tasted so fresh. Parking is a little challenging so give yourself some extra time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious sushi/sashimi
    Kelen
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Fresh and perfect air temperature sushi. Excellent tasting rice. Well-attentive service-persons. Nice selection of seafood. House sake is very good. Ample table space and seats. Salad portions are generous and could be shared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 273 reviews are from the Sushi Kappo Tamura reviews archive.
  • So fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Wonderful sushi, local, fresh. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. Sitting at the bar was fun. Used Open Table to request seats at the bar. We arrived, and our seats were awaiting us!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A top Sushi Restaurant in Seattle
    Gaucho
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The sushi and sashimi couldn't be any fresher. Delicious rolls and other Menu items as well! Lovely peaceful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    audrey
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Dependable great sushi. We have 3 grown sons, and whenever they're leaving Seattle or coming home, sushi is what they want. This has become a favorite, for it's casual unpretentious atmosphere and very fresh sushi.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Possitive energy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The four of us were there on a Sunday night. The restaurant were busy but not overly crowded. I loved the black cod I ordered. It was very fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The fish was tasty, maybe a step above the average sushi joint. Our server was attentive enough, but lacked social skills and had no energy. She was a soft talker so we had to constantly ask for her to talk louder. Was also received our appetizers after all of our main course came. A bit of refinement is needed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magical
    Selkie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We are so impressed with the tasting menu. Absolutely delightful. With the tasting menu, be sure to opt for the sashimi platter. Fresh and wonderful. A carefully-prepared, beautiful meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dinner
    SeaDine
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We used the Travelzoo voucher to order two tasting menus, adding a sashimi course. It was a feast! You will not go hungry. And, you'll get each course with excellent service. Sit at the sushi bar to watch the chefs make your meal!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Best Sushi in town
    foodgroupie
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    There's a reason why this restaurant was voted one of the best restaurants (and THE best sushi) in Seattle. The food is INCREDIBLE and all the chefs, servers and hostesses treat you as a VIP whenever you go. The food definitely includes details about where the fish comes from with a focus on fish from the northwest - but doesn't push it as the "trendy" thing to do as seems the case with so many restaurants as of late. If there's a sushi place to go to for locals or out of towners who want to experience the best sushi the northwest can offer, this is THE PLACE to go!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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  • Classic Sushi, Affordably Priced
    DaveinKirklandVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Based on reviews, we gave Tamura a try. This is more of a classic sushi restaurant similar to Shiro. The quality of the fish was excellent and the price was quite reasonable especially for the rolls. The rolls were small, 6-8 pieces in each and not very big but still delicious. One of the more creative dishes was the mustard greens with tuna - YUMMY. Definitely a highlight! They don't have a waiting area so if you need to grab a drink, go to Ravish next door. AMAZING cocktails, great staff. We had a drink before Tamura with an appetizers - the best steak skewers ever. We returned afterwards for dessert - amazing bread pudding. Two great restaurants!
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    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate