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Sushi Kappo Tamura
Sushi Kappo Tamura

Sushi Kappo Tamura Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sushikappotamura.com
  • Email: info@sushikappotamura.com
  • Phone: (206) 547-0937
  • Hours of Operation:
    ---------- Dinner ------------------

    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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch, but it was salty overall. Dinner with the main sushi chefs would have been better."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've tried a bunch of Japanese restaurants - in my opinion, this one is hands-down the best. Every dish was fantastic. It's not an inexpensive restaurant, but it's well worth the price. I've paid more at other places and come away dissatisfied. The menu is fascinating. After you eat, you feel good because the food is healthy. Terrific sake list ! We went here on our anniversary. Perfect choice !"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "A customer friendly place with great food and attention to detail. You are greeted warmly when you enter. We ate at the sushi bar, and were seated right away. Drinks came quickly, and orders were professionally taken and promptly delivered. Staff behind the counter were attentive, and engaged in conversation as they prepared the food without missing a beat. The very capable Taichi-san did his masterful work with great skill and humor right n front of you. It could not have been a more positive experience. We will go back often. It was a good experience and fairly priced."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My date and I went here for restaurant week. The food was pretty fantastic; our appetizers in particular were very good. We both had a sushi variety plate, and it was fun to talk about each separate bite and see her reaction to the raw shrimp. I wasn't terribly impressed with my dessert; a sort of inside-out mochi ball that was a bit overcooked; the rest of the food was very impressive. The only drawback to the experience was the service. Sushi wait staff are usually rather distant in my experience (I think they try to disappear) but our servers seemed especially cold and silent. It was almost creepy. The restaurant only had a few other diners when we sat down (we were the only ones for a little bit) so I don't think they were overworked."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Had a great mealnas always. It's the best sushi spot in town. I recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were beyond pleasantly suprised with the Chefs tasting menu! it was outstanding paired with Saki, amazing!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Hostess was kind and kitchen staff seems to be welcoming. But server was unfriendly and seems like not interested to work. Food came out too fast. Why would they call it appetizer on the menu for the restaurant week, they just should call it side dish despite of quantity and pace of the food it was def. a side dish not appetizer. I ordered Chirachi bowl, evert Japanese sushi restaurant I go, I always order Chirachi bowl, and Sushi Kappo's Chirachi was one of the bottom list. Rice was under seasoned, fish was diced up with poor quality of handling and lots of small scrape of the fish. if this is one of the ways of getting rid of bad cut or un-fresh fish. Thy did it Correct. This wasn't our first time of dining here, but certainly last time."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Outstanding sushi and Service.This is one of my new favorite sushi places since leaving Sao Paulo, Brasil."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great sushi. I eat sushi all the time and this is among the best I've had in Seattle. Great spicy tuna, Sockeye Salmon nigiri, great tempura and salad apps, and even the miso soup was something special."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great date night! Tables for two, great sushi bar and not too expensive, relatively speaking. Go here."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Chef's table was a remarkable experience and the best overall Japanese food that I have ever eaten. Sake courses were matched perfectly with the food and were a great experience on their own."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a very decent Sushi restaurant. It is a bit expensive for the food you get. The quality is on par with most other good sushi places around Seattle. You can find a better deal for the value elsewhere. The service was very good. Unless you are not concerned about spending $200+, I would suggest you skip it. Apparently, if you are a regular or know the staff, they give you all the "so called" good cuts of sashimi sitting at the sushi bar. Otherwise save your money."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was just ok. It was a little pricey to not be blown away by the cuisine. Everything was pretty average."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Not that the ambiances are in any way comparable (Sushi Kappo Tamura is by far more elegant) with the demise of Hiroshi's, Sushi Kappo Tamura is absolutely the supreme source of exquisite sushi and sushami in the Eastlake/University District corner of the city, not to mention attentive, quick service. Go early for a more sedate, quiet meal, as the noise level can get quite elevated as the bar crowd rolls in latter in the dinner hour."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Fish is sustainable and expertly prepared. Street parking only, and it's on Eastlake right before the bridges, so it can be a little hard to park."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Attractive presentation and fresh tasting sushi. Relaxing atmosphere and friendly wait people."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Besides being near the action, and talking to Kitamura-san during your meal, you can chat with people next to you, an experience not so common in most American restaurants. Ask the chef what to order. He serves fresh catch; sometimes types of fish you have never tried, so would not even know to order. If you have never eaten Japanese cooked fish, order something. Many Americans seem to think that Japanese restaurants only serve raw fish. Ask him what sake pairs with your food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "must try: black cod, albacore over mustard greens, hamachi belly surprisingly outstanding: spicy tuna roll, negihama roll"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The shashimi tasted like butter. THe salads were wonderful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is extremely fine Japanese food that is entirely recognizable from within the tradition while doing unusual things with tastes and textures. The farthest out dish was the yuzu yogurt panna cotta, obviously something that no Japanese grandma ever grew up with, and probably the only item we had that edged into the realm of "fusion," but boy was it an eye-opening dessert after what amounted to a superb Japanese breakfast served on lovely stoneware."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Good quality sushi and side dishes diverse and tasty. (veggies)"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Wonderful romantic evening. The food was delicious and service terrific. WE thoroughly enjoyed an evening out at Sushi Kappo Tamura."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great experience overall. Restaurant is set up with small tables and makes for a good experience. Would return and try sitting at the bar. We did the valentine omasake with 1 sake pairing. Oysters were delicious, a bit salty. lobster and tofu soup was very good. would have wanted another lobster piece. Delicious delicious sashimi on greens, then best fish piece ever afterward. Great desert too. Sake came into fat shot glasses were great too and good value for the pairings."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had the prix fix Valentine's menu. Everything was amazing. Been there 3 times so far and the food is always fantastic. The sake pairings were also perfect."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The fish is fresh and the menu is contemporary. Their pre-fixe menu is also great with the sake pairing."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Wonderful little place with great sushi and beautifully warm and friendly staff. Saki options are good and priced just right. Miso is a little different from the same old at other places. They serve oysters on half shell and a very tasty dungeness crab roll. The sashimi combo is a great entree to use as your main coarse, adding either an ippin or sushi roll to it. Super nice place and we'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Undoubtedly the best sushi in Seattle! I would eat here everyday if I could."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This is hands down my favorite sushi restaurant! I wished they had a happy hour, I would be here everyday!"
    Dined on 4/15/2013
  • "The food (sashimi) is so fresh, we can order it without hesitation. Love the presentation of the dishes. Always enjoy our dining experience. the staff is very friendly and kind."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "At first glance it seems like it would be a high-end sushi restaurant but the sushi itself was about the same quality as you would get anywhere else. The service was terrible, it took a while for the waitress to even notice we were there, she forgot my salad that I ordered, and she never came around to ask if we needed anything so I never got a refill on my soda."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Chef Taichi is able to do what so many of us dream to do - make a living doing what he loves most - fishing, gardening, cooking. His sushi is brightly beautiful and melts in your mouth, flavorful and fatty. But our family favorite is his chawanmushi, a simple and perfect egg custard with black cod and crab that reveals the emotional tone of his food for me: comfort food done very well. Fish and meats are seasonal, local, sustainable, and vegetables are harvested from the rooftop garden."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Came here for the omakase and it was wonderful! Food was great and presented in a beautiful fashion. Another great thing about this place is that they focus on sustainable sushi. Great for the environment and great for the belly! Definitely worth trying out."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "My wife and I had dinner twice in the last three weeks. We were very impressed with quality of food, service, and ambience. I thought your website was very good too because that is how I found your restaurant in Bellingham. I thought the way food was prepared maintained the tradition of Japanese style and taste, and yet with a modern touch. I thought dishes were priced reasonably. Thank you, Paul"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Fresh, high-quality sashimi, perfectly balanced and tasty Ippins, and the most delicious and well-prepared panna cotta we've had outside of Italy. On par with Nishino, our go-to place for sashimi. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The sushi and sashimi is high quality, but the service is lacking. We waited twenty minutes after we were ready to leave before our check was brought. The server could see what was going on as she served tables around us, yet when she brought the check, which I gave her the credit card for immediately, she didn't bring it right back. Instead she dropped it off and went to a few other tables before she came back with it. Very disappointing. Perhaps they need either more servers or fewer tables."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was perfect. I came here on NYE with a date. The restaurant was quiet and comfortably quiet for couples. We ordered a wonderful tasting menu for one and a few extra items a la carte to share. Every course on the tasting menu was great, except the oysters were on the salty side. The duck course was cooked perfectly but I usually prefer the layer of fat cooked off more. Everything else was amazing! Our server was also very friendly and relatable. Courses were served in timely manner. No major complaints overall! Definitely try this place!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Once again, an exceptionally delicious omekase meal prepared by the inestimable Chef Taichi Kitamura and his great staff. I'm already savoring my next visit to Kappo Sushi Tamura . . . ."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "great brunch for 25. it totally worths the money. it was very quite whole time when we were there, so service was also great. i highly recommend their weekend brunch!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The sushi here is excellent. They are all beautifully prepared. We also liked the hamachi collar, the black cod and the maguro with green salad."
    Dined on 12/15/2013