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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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food

4.8

service

4.7

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4.7

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4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2016

The ambiance of Tamura Sushi is very special. It has the warmth of a good Japanese restaurant with the wood and soft lighting and the modern feel with open duct work, glass and a view of the 520 bridge. Several of their dishes epitomize umami. I recommend this restaurant for good food in a tasteful setting.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2016

Been here many times and again it did not disappoint. Everyone is friendly, courteous and attentive. Food is FANTASTIC!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Our dining experience was incredible. So many great places to eat in Seattle, so to stand out takes something special that Sushi Kappo Tamura certainly has. We appreciated the GF labels and local goods so much. Our new favorite spot! Your sake menu is a gem!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2016

It is great to find a Japanese restaurant with excellent food as well as sustainable fish and a focus on local ingredients - Sushi Kappo Tamura is a restaurant I look forward to visint again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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food4
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2016

My wife doesn't like sushi, but she'll come back to Sushi Kappo Tamura.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Can't believe it took me so long to get here! There's no fresher, tastier, or more lovingly prepared sushi in town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Excellent food and excellent service. A great happy hour deal on wine and sake from 5-6pm. We appreciated that the menu lists where all of the fish is from and whether or not it is sustainable. We'll be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2016

This is the best sushi in Seattle. The parking is awful and the ambience is only fair, but if you want high quality sushi this is it. They need to open a second one on the Eastside....they would crush it.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2016

This is a great dining experience for just a few plates of nigiri and sake or really roll it out and stay the evening as we usually do. Be sure to specify sushi bar seating for a memorable experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2016

The freshest fish ! I'm pretty sure I'll only go here for sushi in the future - and I live in San Francisco !
Excellent service too!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 24, 2016

My vote for Best Sushi in Seattle. Very friendly wait staff. Ippins are amazing, especially the chawa mushi.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Located on a very busy street with no parking. Had to walk a couple of blocks on a steep hill.
Food was average. It was a Japanese restaurant, but only two people spoke Japanese. My Japanese wife said we will not go back.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Excellent, extremely fresh fish along with creative non-sushi dishes. Prices match the high quality. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Was in the pursuit of the perfect sushi in Seattle and finally found it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Excellent excellent excellent. Can't recommend highly enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2016

We had a wonderful evening on all counts. We will be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Best sushi ever. We were visiting Seattle and a woman behind us at a line up in Pike's market suggested the restaurant.

A cab ride from downtown was well worth it. Best sushi we have ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Taichi and his team are outstanding, as always! I took my husband as a special treat because he is on a highly restrictive diet right now.

Taichi made us an extraordinary sashimi plate served with regular rice on the side that met all the dietary requirements and was delicious. He took the extra step to make the dinner special, as he always does.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2016

The quality of food never disappoints. Their sushi is the best but their side dishes are very good too always. I had the lunch set this time with a friend that was visiting me all the way from Texas and she really appreciated true Japanese food that she hadn't had in a while (she is Japanese). We both enjoyed their homemade dessert too, I had the mochi and it was delicious. The service is very professional and attending, not pushy just right. I always enjoy my visit here and I plan to take my new co-workers and my boyfriend here very soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Our favorite sushi restaurant in Seattle! The staff is warm & friendly, the sushi is delicious, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Best of all, there are some delicious and unique dishes that really make Sushi Kappo Tamura stand out from others. The mustard green and albacore tuna appetizer with almond wasabi sauce is especially amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Service was overbearing. They were too quick to ask to remove plates (some with a little food left on them), and way too quick to pour wine. Barely had the glass on the counter, when someone was filling it again. There were too many interruptions!

However, the food was quite good, and fairly reasonable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service2
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2016

The only place we would go for sushi and sashimi. Service is always excellent and the seafood is always fresh.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Excellent food. Too expensive for a casual dinner. Great special date place or when you have lots of disposable cash. Our service was a bit slow because they were paying more attention to the "big money" tables. They got excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Always a great experience! One of favorite restaurants in the northwest.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Pricey, but completely worth it for one of the beat, if not the best, in Seattle. Also, sit at the bar and your experience will be elevated to a whole new level.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Awesome dinner -- some of the food was creative, and all of it was excellent. Friendly staff and chefs behind the sushi bar made me feel welcomed and relaxed. Great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 17, 2016

When every bite is responsibly sourced and masterfully crafted

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Food is creative and beautiful. The sushi is outstanding. Love this restaurant!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Beautiful fresh sushi including locally sourced salmon and creative Japanese fare. Extensive sake selection and other Japanese beverages. Try the house-made ginger tea - it's awesome!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Perhaps the slowest and worst service I've had anywhere in a long time. They apologized that the to-go orders were taking precedence in the kitchen. It was sparse at best with customers and our waiter couldn't even keep our water glasses. Will not make a return visit, nor recommend this spot to anyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food3
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2016

We did the Omakase with sake pairing and it was absolutely amazing. Everyone that works there are extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. We love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Spectacular food and friendly warm environment - a real gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2016

The best sushi we have found in Seattle. Our server, Brad, is an absolute genius in his recommendations and wine pairings. We can't say enough good things about this place! It is not cheap, but it is awesome.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2016

This was the perfect place for a special occasion, like my birthday, and I felt like royalty sitting at the bar. We experienced the 6-course menu with an added sashimi platter and a few extra nigiri orders before dessert. The chef was pleasant but not obtrusive. 10/10 would come again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Pros:
-Reception at the door was good.
-Food was normal-good (not impressed)
-Service was not surprisingly good, just normal good as expected
-Very friendly staff.

Cons:
-The Table/furniture is not good, I felt as if I was in a kids chair. My wife even
made a comment about me looking below normal line when at the table.
[sushi bar stools may be okay but I did not seat there so no comments on that]
-Food sequencing was terrible, you see; when you order a course you are supposed
to be served a constant stream of food, Not a plaster of food at the same time.
[It is understood that this is not a super upscale restaurant but, at hundreds of dlls
level dinner, I expect a decent flow of food rather than just dropping everything at
once]
- The deal braker was Food took forever to be initiated. I had a beer for at least 20minutes before I tasted anything.

Conclusion:
If this restaurant was cheaper I would be okay with these issues. However, given the
price, service, taste ratio, I would pick Nishino or Shiro's. A bit more price but, truly agrees
with price, service, taste ratio.
This restaurant is just not a good deal overall.

Hopes this helps.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2016

my (and my family's) favorite japanese restaurant in Seattle. I'm half-Japanese and we frequent many Japanese spots in Seattle, the PNW and beyond. Love love this gem - amazing sushi and appetizers - exquisitely prepared, subtle yet complex. and, not trying too hard. a gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Best EVER service, lovely venue, replete with jazz music, delicious food from the sushi bar--we will have to return for the duck breast and black cod!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Delicious. It started off right with what I would consider one of the best Mojitos I've had, the Chiso Mojito. Yum. I had the Chirashi bowl(sustainable version) and it was also excellent. SO fresh and amazing. The night was topped off by their house made Mochi. I didn't even know it could be so good. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 20, 2016

In fine sushi restaurant, fresh means everything!
Quite good experience, love the super yummy roll.
Sushi bar items are only one per order.. that's it.

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Best Sushi We Have Had in Decades, Many Decades! Seriously, we were invited to a Symphony party at the Chihuly Boathouse and decided to Uber nearby for sushi. We were totally impressed by the atmosphere, the service and the perfectly prepared and presented sushi and shashimi and other creative offerings. We wished we did not have to leave by 8:00 PM. We took several cards to pass out at the Symphony party and entered it into our shared address book, so that we could remember the name and return on every visit from Sun Valley to Seattle! Incredibly good and so cordial.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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