Sushi Kappo Tamura

4.9
1314 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1314 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous!! Everything was perfectly on point. Staff and cuisine are top-notch; we enjoyed every second and if we lived in Seattle, would be making this our sushi go-to. Thank you Sushi Kappa Tamura!

DH
DonH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have eaten in Seattle.

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JessicaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow just WOW. I wish I could give 10 stars. Everything was perfect. The servers and chef went above and beyond. There’s so much talent in one small restaurant, we were amazed with the quality and care taken for each course of our meal. Thank you, we can’t wait to come back!

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LBlocal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service.

DB
DaciaB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the sushi was so so so GOOD

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VirginiaH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I have had ever. Incredible food and incredible people that make it all happen. Wish I lived in Seattle to be a regular.

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Rick
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful 6 course meal. The server, Edward, was a wonderful host explaining each course and the sake pairing.

It seems like an odd location, however, a keen and creative mind has made this a lovely and beautiful place to be.

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AlohaPanda
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The halibut tempura was perfectly prepared, and the nigiri sushi omakase was excellent as well. My only suggestion for improvement is that the sushi would be even better if the temperature of the rice were just a bit warmer (at approximately body temperature) to enhance the flavor of the fish. I was sitting at a table and not at the sushi counter so that may have led to the slight drop in rice temperature by the time I ate it.

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KtotheE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edward was a great host for a special dinner. The 6-course omakase is not to be missed!

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vipfiercepapillon
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The quality of the fish was so fresh and delicate. Totally trusted them to just give us whatever they thought best. Completely satisfied and will be back ASAP!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sashimi special was amazing. So fresh. Waiter was awesome and recommended amazing sake. Great experience.

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vipNomNom
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, attentive staff, and the fish/food was so fresh and beautifully prepared. As an out-of-town visitor, this was highly recommended by friends as a special treat and this certainly was. If you have the tasting menu you will be left very satisfied!

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Steve
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding as was the food. Really recommend the 5 course dinner!

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ShayanS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the 5 course prix fixe menu and had a blast! Our waiter was super attentive and gave us plenty of recommendations throughout the meal.

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ColleenH
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back at our favorite restaurant for signature sushi rolls and ippins!

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vipPaleOne
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was SO good! All of the fish was so fresh. Even the salad was delicious! And our server was incredibly helpful--suggesting items and helping us navigate the menu. Finally, the atmosphere is quiet and calm. I would absolutely return!!

JB
JasonB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding as was the service. The presentation of each dish was artful and enticing.

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ryanl
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our wedding anniversary, asked to be seated at the bar for Omakase. Could not have been more perfect. Only area they don't get 5 stars is "value" because even for a meal this perfect, >$400 for two is a lot to spend. But then, this is exactly what l that expensive is supposed to be like.

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Jkhamp
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 3 course meal with a sashimi course as well as sake pairings. Overall food was amazing but our server Jake was very thoughtful and we highly recommend!

PM
PaulM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and an outstanding meal. Sushi Kappo Tamura never fails to exceed expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. It was a fun experience to have. Will definitely come back to try out the rest of the menu.

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yukoae
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kappa Tamura is among the best Japanese restaurants in Seattle. Chef Kitamura’s charismatic personality adds much charm to this down-to-earth place. If you get a chance, seek out some sake to go with your meals. Knowledgeable waitstaff will help pick out a sale that pairs beautifully with your choice of meal. Parking can be tricky so allow time for that.

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vipFoodie
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very small amounts of food for the price. Five pieces of sushi for $12-15 was disappointing.

The front door said to call & someone would get you even with a reservation, but no one answered.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievable food, selection, service, and experience. A truly special evening. Cannot wait to return!

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juliey
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, awesome sake suggestion. What more could you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food; we really liked the green bean salad. The toro and alaskan salmon sashimi were also really good. The waitress was really knowledgeable and helpful.

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MelissaK
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edward was my server and he made it the most incredible experience I have ever had! Started with Omakase for which normal I prefer to pick my own but so glad I did. His knowledge of fish and Sake made the night that much better. My largest Instagram post in a while. Sushi was beyond amazing. I would suggest this to anyone in Seattle downtown as it is away from it, tucked away. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I went to celebrate my birthday and last night in Seattle. He’s been there a couple of times. The good was absolutely exquisite! He had the 5 course meal. The selection is superb, seafood as fresh as can be, and that hot ginger tea? I could drink it all day long! Fabulous service and ambiance. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was for 8 pm yesterday and we arrived about 60 minutes earlier, as we found ourselves in the neighborhood sooner than expected. We were concerned that with COVID protocols, getting seated earlier would be an issue, but it wasn’t. The hostess was very helpful in getting us seated after a few minutes.

The entire staff was friendly and very attentive. My friend and I chose the 3 course menu and we were stuffed by the end of the sushi course.

We asked that the desserts be delayed and they were gracious enough to let us sit and chat until we were ready.

I’m not normally a fan of greens, but the greens with tuna had an amazing peanut sauce that kept me eating from my friend’s plate.

The nigiri and sushi main were delicious and the dessert, I had the walnut creme brûlée, (my friend had the yuzu pan a cotta) had the was perfect.

I would highly recommend the restaurant and can’t wait to go again.

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AllenL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience over all, will try the Omekase in the future. The miso soup was good, it’s not too salty but had enough flavor, unlike many other places. Wish they could offer rock fish sashimi though.

DH
DocHawk
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best sushi bars in Seattle. Hard to get into, but worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall, a lovely dining experience for my 6th anniversary right before indoor dining closed. We had the 6-course omakase which was well executed and delicious 👌. Great hospitality and we’ll return

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SamAndJacq
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible experience, hands down one of the best sushi restaurants in all of Seattle, thank you!!!!

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vipFoodforthought
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edward, our server, made the night very special. Great knowledge of the food and sake menu.

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Warbo
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our 22 years of living in the Pacific Northwest this was by far the best Japanese meal we've had. The fish in the chirashi was melt-in-your-mouth fresh as was the braised Snake River wagyu. You've also got to try the halibut tempura, Jidori Chicken Karaage, Oishi Roll, Black Dragon Roll, and the House Made Millet Mochi for dessert. My wife also loved her two Shiso Mojito's.

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TaylorW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time a couple weeks ago, and was so impressed with their fish selection and quality that we knew we had to come back to try the omakase! Did the sashimi omakase and it was AMAZING. They paced it in two courses and after the first course, our server asked if we wanted the second course to be similar to or different from the first (so we could get more variety). We decided to go for variety and i'm glad we did - we tried many things that we wouldn't have normally ordered, and everything was incredibly tasty! Also, their rolls are amazing. Try the Oishi and Black Dragon rolls - you will not regret it! They also have some delicious sake options.

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Lavpet
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal at Sushi Kappo Tamura. The rolls here are delicious, what I find impressive is the quality and variety of fresh fish.

Taichi and his crew are fun to watch And chat with at the sushi bar.

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You can order delivery directly from Sushi Kappo Tamura using the Order Online button. Sushi Kappo Tamura also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sushi Kappo Tamura also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 547-0937.

Sushi Kappo Tamura is rated 4.9 stars by 1314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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