Sushi Kappo Tamura

4.8
1009 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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JJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

There was a snowstorm the night we went (a freak of nature for Seattle). A lot of people had cancelled their reservations and the restaurant was empty by the time we got there. The main server was not very helpful, did not listen to my questions (no, I did not ask what karaage was, but she assumed I had because she did not listen to my question, which was about an entirely different item), and seemed annoyed that we had honored our reservation. The helpers were much nicer and friendlier but weren't allowed to answer our questions. I specifically asked our server NOT to put shiso leaf on anything even for decoration. The sashimi platter had it on there, touching the raw fish. The portions were small and obviously expensive. The quality of the fish was very good, but not the best I've ever had. The miso soup that came with the platter was unique and good. There were several items on the menu that were standard Japanese fare, such as the karaage, which I wouldn't expect in a top notch Japanese restaurant.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Personable, approachable, and absolutely delicious. Would recommend to friends.

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j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service and good food.

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RP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Staff was outstanding. The food was delicious. The drink pairings were spot-on. Our waiter convinced me to expand my food and drink palette; he was not wrong! We were in food nirvana. Thank you! I got a thumbs up for the birthday dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The waiter was incompetent and the fish was not fresh. I tried to ask if certain sushi (scallop) was in season and the waiter’s response (passive aggressively) was that all their fish comes from Japan. (: Albacore appetizer was very fishy, nigiri was also fishy and tasted pretty poor. Rolls were good when covered up with spice but way overpriced. Waiter also forgot drinks and overall very mediocre dining experience for the price tag. We will not be returning as there are many better sushi options in Seattle.

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TN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing food, wonderful service, and excellent wine. They go out of their way to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, and go above and beyond to make sure your experience is fantastic.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Seattle hands down! Even better that Taichi follows a sustainable sushi practice

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Had heard great things about this place and was excited that it lived up to the hype.

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B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to this restaurant for a few years now and they never disappoint. The friendly an knowledgeable staff are a big part of what keeps me coming back. That, and of course the amazing sushi! You have to try their Hamtastic roll. It's simply the best!

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MS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down BEST sushi in Seattle. Never disappoints

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GR
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Food quality is outstanding if a touch pricy for the sashimi portions. Our waiter was great.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Omasake Chef tasting is amazing! Different than other Japanese places, fresh, seasonal unbelievable taste experience, great presentation and the 7 course meal will leave you full, satisfy and happy. The Sake pairings are worth it.
It’s definitely a place we’ll be back and often.
Thank you to the staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lacy rocks. Very knowledgeable about the sake and seafood! Will be back again

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h
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Japanese food experience that includes a great sushi selection and a lovely sushi bar. However, I go there for the tempura, as they do it so well — they are always fresh, flakey and absolutely fried to perfection.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great suggestions from our server

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HS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and excellent food! Thank you!

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S
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi Kappo Tamura is consistently awesome. Love coming here for birthdays and other special occasions. The food is exquisite and superb, and the service folks very knowledgeable and helpful. Hooray for Sushi Kappo Tamura!

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DM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Sushi was the best. My friends and I had fun experiencing this fabulous restaurant. We will be coming back for sure! Thank you!

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SS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places it is always great!

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CP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi and Sake. Great and friendly service. Just awesome.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and beautiful! Service was great!

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T
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fresh and delicious traditional and innovative treats. Small table seating area; counter is the best place to be. Service was friendly, attentive and expeditious. Glad I finally made it to this delightful establishment; cannot wait to return!

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DD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never miss. The best quality fish in the city, prepared perfectly. An extensive Japanese menu, not just sushi. I could eat there twice a week.

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M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best "neighborhood" spot to make Conde Nast's "10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Seattle".

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was presented very well, but some of the fish selections were obviously lower quality. Rather than including them as part of the course based meals, it would make more sense to make the courses smaller and more premium.

That being said, the entire experience was excellent. I doubt I’ll be tempted to visit other similar establishments in the area, for I felt much more comfortable at this one.

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IW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kappo Tamura is our go-to place whenever we crave for top quality sushi. The counter table experience is amazing, not only because you can enjoy the nigiri the second it’s ready, but also because you get to see the creation of these beautiful pieces. Taichi-San is accommodating, professional, and fun. Will come back many many times.

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JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always fab!

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G
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey but Tamura is definitely one of the very few sushi restaurants in Seattle which offer high quality fresh ingredients and real authentic preparation techniques.

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SM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was perfect! Will be back!

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LS
Raleigh
55 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Excellent service. Kindly accommodate dietary restrictions. The only downside: too many great items to choose from and a need to exercise restraint to avoid over-eating. Bravo!

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DD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is all about great fish. I'm always superbly happy with the freshness of the sashimi and the taste and creativity of the cooked fish dishes. I've never been disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food, service and ambience

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BN
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since first dining at Sushi Kappo Tamura in 2014, it has become my go-to Japanese restaurant in Greater Seattle. I've visited Japan twice, and SKT is very competitive with some of the best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like sushi, you will love this place. The sashimi was fresh. The yellow tail melts in your mouth. Delicious!

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LS
Raleigh
55 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could bring this lovely restaurant to every city I visit. The food is fresh, delicious, memorable. The service is so lovely.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was good but not nigiri. Rice is hard and fish is not fresh

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LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently top notch and never disappoints. Hands down my favorite sushi restaurant in the city. Service is very warm and friendly and the food is exceptionally fresh and flavorful.

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O
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! The food is always amazing and the service is always top notch. I’d go there in a heartbeat any day.

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o
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here at least once a year. It seems, every time we leave we say to ourselves, we really should come here more often! The food is excellent in a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The sushi/sashimi offerings are extensive. We tried a flight of sea urchin sushi (uni) from BC, Maine and Hokkaido (Maine was our favorite; biggest "bang for the buck"). The five of us shared a number of appetizer plates. Karaage chicken, tonkatsu, Black Dragon Roll and Spider Roll. All were excellent. For our main course, all of us chose the Bara Chirashi sushi. A large bowl of rice topped with the chef's choice of sashimi and other items. It was delicious. One other unexpected bonus: from 5-6pm every bottle of wine is half price! Our New Year's Resolution for 2019? Come back to Sushi Kappo Tamura more often!

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J
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time in and we loved it! The 5 course meal with sake pairing was perfect. We can’t wait to come back!

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