Sushi Kappo Tamura

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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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SF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class food and service in a neighborhood-friendly location.

MC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. The best in the city!

T
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Attentive care with the food, the serving dishes, the atmosphere and for us it’s a convenient location with parking easily available.

Service is indifferent. Expensive. Good but not exceptional.

YT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I received a recommendation to got to this restaurant for the best sushi in Seattle. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The food and service were excellent. I will definitely return during my next visit to Seattle.

EP
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding local seafood prepared expertly prepared, excellent service, a true gem.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation, quickly were sat at the bar, Matt was extremely helpful and made fantastic sushi, he was also knowledgeable on the fish they had and suggestions for us to try. Great time, great atmosphere too!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful weekend lunch. Great food and service.

SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good sushi and a wonderful dining experience.

DT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My wife and I got the 6-course Omakase with the sake pairing. The sushi courses were EXTREMELY small - the two sushi courses consisted of 2 or 3 pieces of nigiri. Then the sake pairing only included 5 sakes for a 6-course Omakase - no sake with desert even though there were several desert sakes on the menu. Very disappointing performance from a restaurant we have enjoyed many times in the past.

SF
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place:). We go a couple times a month. Parking isn’t easy.

B
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch, 11:15 am on Saturday. Only customers. Great food and GREAT service!

S
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another flawless and delicious meal — great sushi offerings, all exquisitely prepared and presented. Edward our server was attentive, knowledgeable, gracious and welcoming. And the saké and dessert were truly fine as well. We always look forward to our next visit!

RB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Although we have been eating here for many years, this visit really stood out as superior! The food was absolutely top notch (and we travel to Japan frequently).

h
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taichi-san as always, personally greets guests, and makes them feel comfortable immediately. We went for the weekend brunch, which was superb. The Hiru, or beef, was hot and tender. The side dishes were all well prepared and tasty, especially the tofu and sashimi.
The wait staff were attentive and non-intrusive, bringing and removing dishes w/o interrupting diners, and keeping our tea cups full. The noise level was quiet, even though the place was busy.
All in all, this was a most delicious and satisfying experience. e will return again, soon!

R
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food good service but the price is a bit high

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places!

TN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Top five Japanese restaurant in seattle for sure!

D
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy ambiance unlike many sushi restaurants. Nice mood lighting. Nice interior styling.
Excellent service. The sushi was very good. I like the greater variety at Shiro's... no monkfish livers here or daily specials. They did, however have two varieties of uni; one from Hokkaido and one from Maine. There were two varieties of hamachi; one a Fall specialty. And I liked the wide variety of saki and the option to taste seasonal flights. Though it wan't on the menu, they were willing to do a Matsutake tempura. Both the Matsutake and the chef's willingness were very welcome.
One of the top sushi restaurants in Seattle. I would choose it again just for the atmosphere.

v
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, enjoyable Seattle neighborhood right by the lake - great experience. Recommend it!

LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi that never disappoints. Service is outstanding- love the counter seating to see the magic happen.

T
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, great service. Lovely special occasion dinner.

p
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Because opentable keeps bugging me. I have unsubscribed but I can not get of it.

GH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly welcoming personable owner & long time employees

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best in town period I travel alot and trust me the best Matt and Steve and entire team so welcoming. its like sitting at your home having dinner with friends. lost alot of that with growth on Lake Union. lived on lake union for over 30 years now and this is the last place left that understands and welcomes locals weekly l have had some hard times lately and was so glad I went back this!! its an experience

DL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. We had some rowdy nephews along and you were very gracious in helping to keep the piece. We enjoy the atmosphere and care taken with all aspects of our dining. Thank you!

JS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding! Thank you for sitting us at the sushi bar... an amazing experience.

I
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi I’ve had anywhere. They only serve fish that is sustainable fisheries. There are also wonderful hot dishes for those who prefer them. The ambiance and service are amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant!

P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Let the waiter choose the menu. Superb. Really one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had. I’m also fussy. Well done. 👏🏻👏🏻

JM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sushi Kappo Tamura has great sushi and a nice ambiance. Service is good and at a reasonable pace. However, I am always surprised at how high the bill is - quality doesn't come cheaply.

R
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing I put in my mouth was delicious. The (raw) scallops were so good I kept ordering more. The waitstaff was kind and knowledgeable and made great recommendations.

T
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good fresh fish. O-Toro and Buri belly was great. A lot of the fish they serve is imported from Japan.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Tried the sushi combo. Sushi was not made properly, without properly squeezing the rice ball and fish together. Some rice pieces were falling out. Price at premium but food quality was below par. Raw oysters were quite good though

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sushi in s great environment

V
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The omakase at the sushi bar is the way to go. The chefs skill, presentation, and descriptions were perfect. So delicious! High recommendations for this restaurant.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service

E
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended to go to sushi Kappo Tamura by a few friends and it did not disappoint. Was my boyfriends first time having omakase at the counter.
Service was flawless and the server/bar manager had great knowledge in sake. Eugene was our chef making our sushi and his nigiri was very delicious.
This place has exceeded my expectations and we will be back again.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience for our anniversary. We sat at the counter and enjoyed chit chatting with the chefs about the two most important things in life: family and food! There was a Wonderful selection of Ippins (cooked starters) on the menu so we created our own tasting menu of select items to share. The chawanmushi is fabulous as was the rare delicacy of geoduck. The sashimi combo as our finishing course was superb in quality: smooth and almost buttery. We finished with a toast of sparkling sake, an incredibly silky smooth elixir with lovely fine bubbles. Thanks for the memorable night!

Z
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best sushi in Seattle, possibly the best on the West coast.

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