Sushi Kappo Tamura
Sushi Kappo Tamura

Sushi Kappo Tamura

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sushikappotamura.com/
  • Phone: (206) 547-0937
  • 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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Sushi Kappo Tamura reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (44)special occasion (41)romantic (27)good for groups (14)hot spot (11)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Food was good but not the best
    MinnieVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was just ok. It was a little pricey to not be blown away by the cuisine. Everything was pretty average.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Sushi in Seattle
    RyanNVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is the best sushi we have had in Seattle. Also, the Saki list is extensive and the servers are very good at helping you make selections. Would definitely recommend. Finally, the traditional Japanese food is very good.
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  • Perhaps best sushi in area
    bistrofanaticVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but very expensive
    DMPLT
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • everything is great
    tokyoslimVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi Lovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Attractive presentation and fresh tasting sushi. Relaxing atmosphere and friendly wait people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best new sushi spot in seattle
    SeattleNativeVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    must try: black cod, albacore over mustard greens, hamachi belly surprisingly outstanding: spicy tuna roll, negihama roll
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was excellent. The shashimi tasted like butter. THe salads were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    fersken
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Wonderful romantic evening. The food was delicious and service terrific. WE thoroughly enjoyed an evening out at Sushi Kappo Tamura.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative within the Tradition
    Deppara
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, awesome fish
    carlosb
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good quality sushi and side
    woolval
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Good quality sushi and side dishes diverse and tasty. (veggies)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best sushi restaurants
    FashionableFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The fish is fresh and the menu is contemporary. Their pre-fixe menu is also great with the sake pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • clean and classy
    whatscookingVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Undoubtedly the best sushi in Seattle! I would eat here everyday if I could.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Restaurant
    Grandma
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    DebF
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
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  • best sushi in Seattle!
    june
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    seattlehome2002
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Japanese taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait for check is too long
    Flexi
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was perfect.
    tkhanhVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • amazing omekase!
    Pablosan
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    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 . . . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Sustainable sushi is great!
    GodofCookery
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding sushi!
    obiwong
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the omakase menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Enjoyed the omakase menu. Seven courses were delicious And beautiful! Great presentation!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch for $25
    guuguu
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    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!
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Omakase, Oma-disappointment
    skiKK
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    We did the Full Omakase dinner. there were 3 of us. The food was well prepared, fresh and the cooked dishes were spectacular. The sashimi course was delectable but sall and the ngiri (sushi) course was tasty but not amazing and again inadequate. The bottom line is we paid $100 apiece for three of us and were still hungry. when the waitron offered us that the 'sweet course was about to come out' we ordered an additional round of sashimi (which pushed our total to over $120 apiece!) and even then we were not full. The 'sweet course' was a cut up persimmon with no other preparation. The first four courses were super-tasty (from the kitchen) but the sashimi and sushi were only good, desert lame, and overall we left hungry. :(
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    romantic
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  • Good food, but slow food arrival
    eater72
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    It took a very long time for us to get our food. I realize that we were a party of 6, but I've never been to a sushi place that took so long to get simple orders. We were nearly late for our show and had to rush at the end. The food was great, but slow to arrive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and presentation!
    Djack
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food was fresh, delicious and ample. Loved the presentation!
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lunch
    Arlene
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I met a friend for lunch and we both agreed, it was the best we had in a long time. Food was excellent. Service was great from the minute we sat down and were given a warm washcloth for our hands. The bento style lunch was excellent. The panna cotta dessert was the perfect end to a really wonderful meal. Highly recommend it and will go back again soon.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Not too bad
    Datenightdiner
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Menu was overpriced and service staff, although attentive, was slow and inattentive. Ambience and food quality saved this place.
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    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay neighborhood sushi
    Seagirl
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Would not drive here. Slow service despite almost empty restaurant. Sushi was beautifully arrayed. Black cod was delicious.
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  • Amazing food and specialty
    Jped
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Amazing food and specialty cocktails. I took my fiance there for a special occasion and they made me look like superman. So impressed with their efforts to make us feel special. Recommend 100%
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the tasting menu and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Had the tasting menu and it was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. Chose to sit at the sushi bar and received a lof attention from the chef. Wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and fresh ingredients
    RinaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We love dining at Tamura! The service and food are always spot on and delicious. Tamura San is there whenever we done there, so it's nice to see the owner be hands on with his preparations of food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!
    Minakowearingpants
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Went to sushi Kappo tamura for restaurant week and was not expecting fish that good! They really know what they're doing! Ranks up their with some of my favourite sushi places in Japan!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant sushi options
    SensiGonzo
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Tamura had 6 different tuna sashimi options and they had about 20 different Saki options, plus several other fish options, all very fresh. You'll need reservations, all the tables were taken, and most of the sushi bar seats were occupied (a good sign if you want very fresh fish). There were about 8 people working in the food prep. area on a Tuesday night. some unique rolls were available, however the seafood options were much more extensive. Our orders were promptly completed and delivered, however the bill payment process was very slow (perhaps I should have used a credit card). There were two of us, we ordered bottle Saki, one roll, 6 pieces sushi, two oysters, and 12 pieces sashimi, our bill was $118. I would definitely go again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.