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About 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.

2968 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
---------- Dinner ------------------

Mon - Thu: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Fri - Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

------ Weekday lunch ------------

Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:00pm

------ Weekend Brunch ----------

Sat - Sun: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Eastlake & Allison

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 547-0937

Website:
http://www.sushikappotamura.com/

Executive Chef:
Taichi Kitamura

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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Sushi Kappo Tamura Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (32)
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Good for a Date (28)
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Special Occasion (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Fun (14)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Romantic (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Comfort Food (1)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Sushi Kappo Tamura is our favorite restaurant. Every time we go it's better than before. We let Taichi select our sushi and it was extraordinary. We also had a fabulous bottle of sake. It was expensive and well worth it for a special occasion!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The sautéed Geoduck was incredible.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

BEST sushi I have EVER HAD!!! Sitting at the counter was also so neat. Favorite restaurant in Seattle!!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The set breakfasts are a good deal and the food is fantastic
A quiet ambiance for a lovely weekend with family and friends

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Hubby loves sushi so took him for his birthday. I'm allergic to most seafood and am vegetarian - I found some items on the menu, wish they had more vegetarian sushi/veggie rolls items to choose from. What I did get what really good and I would def go back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great place for a date! The service is attentive and the quality of sushi is great! We ordered the omakase (7 course option) and was worth it! Great flavors, local Washington selection, and hearty portions.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Chef Bobby created a wonderful omakase sushi dinner for us. Coupled with interesting conversation and insights from the chef, and a sake sampler flight, we had the best time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had a reservation, but still had to wait almost a half hour to be seated. Even though there were empty tables the whole time. Nigiri orders were for a single piece. Not the usual two, so I ordered half the amount I expected. The pieces of fish were small with lots of rice. Not what I would expect from a nice restaurant. At the end, we spent over 200 dollars for four, and were thinking if going for hamburgers after because we were all still hungry.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Server was rude, smug, millennial with attitude. It started when I asked for a fork for my special needs child so she could eat her rice. He was clearly annoyed. He disappeared and we were ignored for half an hour. I asked to have a new waiter, was told this was not possible and that my family of four needed to move to another section of restaurant, or continue with rude smugness, no apology. She seemed confused why I would not want a rude waiter, it must be an acceptable baseline for service. So many wonderful choices of sushi in Seattle, why bother with rude behavior. Manager did not seem to care one way or the other.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I took a couple longtime coworkers for our annual birthday luncheon. It was phenomenal. Food, service and the attention to detail were all impeccable. I couldn’t recommend “my favorite sushi in Seattle” any higher.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Best sushi in Seattle (in my opinion!) absolutely fresh, top quality fish. Splurge on omakase, you won't be disappointed! Taichi is welcoming and genuinely loves his customers. Brad is the most knowledgeable sake guy we've run into in a restaurant and pairs expertly with food. Hard to eat sushi anywhere else!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My favorite sushi restaurant in Seattle. Incredibly fresh fish. Specialties with divine sauces. The most friendly, responsive, respectful service. And sushi chefs that are fun to talk with, as well as informative.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I'm traveling on business when in Seattle and can dine anywhere I want, but always choose to go to Sushi Kappo Tumara when I'm in town. It is by far the finest sushi I've ever had. Staff is very knowledge and attentive. Excellent menu and a lot of off menu options if you know what you are looking for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great tastes, wonderful presentation, can't believe it took us 7 years to find this gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Sitting at the Sushi bar was a lot of fun since our Sushi Chef very pleasant and fun to talk too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Best wine list + Sushi in the city....and great service, which is not easy to find in the NW.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

The price is quite high. Maybe for cozy small party.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very very delicious and they were able to accommodate vegan option for one in our party.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great service. I like how they show on the menu where all the seafood was sourced from. The Uni (sea urchin) that I had was very fresh, among other things.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Our second visit...superb, as was first visit. Chef was very friendly and engaging. Sushi was outstanding, and rolls unique ( Black Dragon Roll highly recommended). We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I always like the food at Tamura even though the prices have gone up and they started charging 20% service fee per meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Loved this place. Grade-A food, top notch service and a great space. The albacore tuna was fresh and tasty, the king salmon was awesome, the tempura rolls were delicious... And the mochi was so good!

Highly recommend this one

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The quality if their food is great and their service is phenomenal. Their staff are literally invisible as they wait on your table. Nowadays, I frequently encounter waiters who feel like interrupting me mind conversation to pour me more water, ask if I need anything else, or harass me to order more food.drink--no such service as SKT. It doesn't matter how good the food is, service is what keeps me coming back and it is safe to say that SKT does not need any improvement on either front.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great sushi. Best in city. Friendly service. One of my favorite restaurants in USA.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Expensive for our taste but the food is worth the price - utterly fresh, delicious, and beautifully prepared and served.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Sushi, Sashimi, Ippin, rolls.... whatever your taste, TaMuRa has something special, fresh, and delightful. Whenever friends visit or we have a special occassion, we love to come to Tamura - we can always count on attentive service, artful and very fresh food, and a lovely atmosphere. This time one of us did not eat raw fish and we still had more than plenty of delicious cooked options to share.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Had a great birthday. Great food and sale.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Everything we had was amazing. Totally recommend it but order outside your comfort zone and you will find it yummy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tapas
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Always a great experience. Taichi and his staff are always attentive and very personable. Sushi is consistently top notch. Best in Seattle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Steve, part-owner and manager was very friendly! We were able to try several new things and will be coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We celebrated my son's birthday at his favorite restaurant in Seattle. The 5 course meal plus sashimi was awesome!! Excellent service. Totally loved all three desserts, the Mochi with red beans, the chestnut crème brûlée and the Yuzu panna cotta! Will be back when we are in Seattle!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2017

My wife and had a wonderful date night here. We sat at the sushi bar which was the perfect choice. The chef was very friendly and prepared amazing food. This is literally the best sushi we have ever had. Keep in mind it's not cheap, but it's one of those nice occasions where you can clearly see what you're paying for.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Probably I have high expectation for this restaurant due to very good review online. But I do think it's overpriced compared to local decent Japanese restaurants. The ingredients were fresh but I didn't have the surprising feeling after eating them. I probably won't go again...

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Comfortable, very fresh fish, and excellent dishes. The geoduck stew (I forget its Japanese name) was amazing. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Afterwards you can take a walk on the waterfront. Not particularly cheap (for my budget), dinner for 2 with sake and gratuity was over $100. But certainly worth the quality.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Ate here for first time with friends. I messed up the reservation (requested table for two when there were three of us). We were offered outdoor seating which was not ideal- busy street, not much shade and it was hot. BUT they were so accommodating. Gave us wine chillers to keep our beers cold and hand towels that were cool. The food was fabulous. Especially the Ippin plate of mustard greens with tuna. The server was quite delightful and engaging. We found out as we were paying that he was the owner Steve. Will definitely go back with a proper reservation and will request counter seating to watch sushi prep.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Edward, our server, was knowledgeable and personable, a delight. The halibut collar and cheek in a sake-soy reduction was melt-in-your-mouth excellent. The Hamtastic roll fantastic as always.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Incredible as always. Edward is a total gem.
As in entire wait staff and kitchen and front desk. Love the place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Spicy, Organic, Business Meals, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Best Japanese food in Seattle. Complimented with great friendly service, excellent sake, craft cocktails and Japanese beer

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Sushi Kappo Tamura is my favorite sushi spot in the city. You have to try it for yourself to know why. It always succeeds my expectations, even though I know how amazing the food is. The staff is beyond helpful and give really great advice on what to try and why. The craft cocktails and desserts do not disappoint. Five stars all the way around!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Seasonal, Spicy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Organic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It was fantastic!!

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