Sushi Kappo Tamura
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.
Everything is so delicious and so fresh. Service is perfection.
We love Sushi Kappo Tamura and come here a few times a year. We came with our kids this time for Mothers Day brunch. First, I had an original reservation for six people, but when I confirmed, I did so for four. I called the restaurant to do this, because my wife and I are both in the industry and we know how important this is. When we arrived, the hostess was confused and said that our reservation was for six and she would have to reset the table for four. She was pleasant about it. The manager however, seemed to scowl at us the rest of the meal. Never once did she crack a smile or say a word. Perhaps I was being sensitive by this point, but the chef seemed to not be happy with us either, and when we left, nobody thanked us or said goodbye. Our server was great and the food was fantastic as always, but the manager in particular was ice cold and it seemed that that the lack of goodbye was on purpose. Perhaps this all had to do with the reservation mishap, but i had an email confirmation for a party of four. Perhaps it was because of our kids, but there were other kids as well. Don't worry. We will be back as i believe this is the best sushi in Seattle. I just wanted to share the feedback. We didn't feel very welcomed from the beginning and leaving the restaurant was the same.
Great service as always from Edward. Fish here is always fresh and prepared/presented perfectly by the sushi chefs
Our Chef’s Omakase experience was above and beyond amd was perfect to celebrate a dear friend’s Birthday!
A Wonderful experience in Seattle. We chose the chef's Omakase. Such a great selection from the chef. A must do for all the foodies out there.
Fantastic food and very friendly staff. Best omakase we’ve had in Seattle.
Went for wife’s birthday dinner. Excellent food, well presented with friendly but not overly fussy staff. Unrushed meal with nice drinks choices. This is our second time visiting and the high standard of our first visit was heightened by a nice table side conversation with one of the staff. Arigatou gozaimasu, gotisousama desita!
Absolute best sushi and best service in Seattle. Recommend the black cod belly and uni.
Our go to spot with exceptional service and flavors.
Best sushi in town but expensive
Love love love this place. The fish is so fresh and delicious. The service is always friendly.
Best sushi I have ever had. Beats the best of the best, including Nobu. Would definitely recommend 100%
Great birthday dinner!
By far sets the bar for Omakase. Chefs Omakase includes A LOT of food. I’ll be sure to try the sushi specific Omakase the last time, I was barely able to finish.
A lovely neighborhood Sushi restaurant. Minutes from downtown Seattle via Uber. Service, food and ambiance was perfect. We enjoyed our conversation w/out having to shout.
Would definitely return to this gem of a restaurant.
A truly unique and fulfilling experience at Kappa Tamura! The food was fresh, service impeccable. Couldn't have asked for a better experience on our last night in town! Don't skip on this gem in Eastlake
What a hidden gem. Located on busy Eastlake Ave, I've walked/driven past this place dozens of times and never given it a second look. I went here for Seattle Restaurant week. The sashimi was fresh and delicious, but the sake pairing really put the dinner over the top. Final note: do not skip their creme brule ... hands down the best I've had.
wonderful treat during Seattle Restaurant week. Parking is tricky but worth the extra effort
Of course I would recommend, we love this place, the food, people are outstanding
Rolls were just ok, that’s all I was there for.
It's a beautiful restaurant, but overall it was a huge disappointment. The sushi rolls were poorly constructed, quite expensive, and neither classically authentic not particularly imaginative. The waitstaff were friendly but not very accommodating. And the bill comes with a disclaimer explaining that they have added a 20% gratuity to the check, which the restaurant itself will keep in order to pay wages. Next time we are in this neighborhood, we will just go down the street to I Love Sushi.
I wasn’t a fan of the food. Our server was great, however.
Fish was very fresh. Matt, our sushi chef made excellent recommendations for Sushi and Sashimi.
Wife and I did not even know this restaurant was there. We found it on the Seattle Restaurant Week list and decided to try it. The food is a Japanese fusion and is nicely done. Service was very friendly and helpful. At first glance, the bill seemed a bit pricey, but that is because 20% is already tacked on and the bill comes with a large strip of paper that clearly explains why. I had absolutely no problem with it. I strongly recommend this place but it is definitely not for someone on a shoestring budget.
They usually make great sushi and the chestnut creme brulee is to die for. Nice ambiance, rather quiet. It was our go-to sushi place for a while. But when we went for the Restaurants Week menu promo, the food was average and the fish did not seem that fresh (a bit dry, less tasty than usual). So maybe avoid promotions and go for the a-la-carte menu. It was a one-time event for a usually good restaurant, though, so we'll surely come back. But will keep exploring other places, too.
At the end of the meal I received a surprise 20% additional fee. That made the restaurant week 3 for 35 thing feel like deceptive marketing and really ruined my experience. Everything up to that point was great. When that came I felt lied to and deceived.
This was a great experience. My ratings were intended to imply what the words said- that is, 3 stars = good, not average. I found the experience was fantastic. The server was very knowledgeable and I appreciated her advice and input greatly. I enjoyed all the food, and I have very high standards for Japanese. My fiancee has been to Japan multiple times and agreed that the food was great. I prefer my restaurants quieter, and I found the noise level moderate - probably a little louder than I would like, but a little quieter than the average restaurant.
We had a wonderful family dinner there with some very good sake. Sushi was excellent and the service was first rate.
My new favorite sushi restaurant. They make all their desserts from scratch. You have to try the mochi or sesame ice cream!!
Best Sushi in town.
Outstanding Sushi. Live in San Francisco and find myself making excuses to fly to Seattle just to go to Sushi Kappo Tamura. For me, the best sushi outside of Tsukiji in Tokyo.
Focus on Sustainability is a big plus.
We order tempra udon. Only two pieces of shrimp. The soup was sooo salty!
Absolutely fantastic! Our go to restaurant for sushi, tempura, udon and other Japanese delights. Always fresh fish, quality ingredients and excellently prepared with superb service.
One of the best Japanese restaurants I have dined at.
The food, ambiance, price point, customer service are all a two thumbs up in my book.
Wonderful dinner as usual, we love it, always consistent, we recommend it to all our friends
This is the best Japanese restaurant in Seattle. Not only the sushi but THE best Tempura & Tempura Udon. The only restaurant who gets it right. So good!
This is a lovely restaurant, but at least the lunch menu was very limited and the prices high. Diners will get better value & a larger selection five minutes away at I Love Sushi (I’m not in any way connected with the latter except as a customer.) For that matter, a better udon soup than I had can be found at the Bento Box in the UDistrict nearby. I was especially irked that the waiter forgot my udon order & had to be reminded. He also disappeared for long stretches.