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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

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4.6

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4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Casual (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
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·Dined 2 days ago

First impression, very aesthetically pleasing. From the lighting to the sake pottery, the style of the restaurant is very calming and contemporary. The food was amazing. The sea bream (which has a really cool iridescent rainbow color) sashimi literally tasted like tomato and I've never experienced that before. By far the best was the Kagoshima hamachi sashimi, it was so fresh and the had a gorgeous red pink ombré color. Very picture-worthy. Overall a great experience and a great find. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Organic, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were outstanding - but be prepared to spend. Had some unique dishes that were excellent - my waitress did a great job understanding my level of adventurism (which is high) and brought me dishes to match. Would definitely return when I return to Seattle.

Impressive selection of sake -

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for lunch with a close business friend. Staff took amazing care to make sure we had privacy to talk business but were available to see to our needs. Asked them to surprise us as opposed to just ordering right off the menu. Edward asked a couple of quick questions and then blew us away with our lunch. Can’t wait to come back and do this again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was the best recommendation I received while visiting Seattle! It was a bit pricey but completely worth it. The sushi was the best I've ever had. The udon noodle bowl was also perfect for the colder, rainy weather. I'd happily go back next time I'm in the area!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Both of our servers were thoroughly informed of each part of the menu which was appreciated greatly. The miso soup was a unique surprise (try it) and they customized our sushi requests as neither of us like cucumbers. The saki suggested for my husband's meal was the perfect accompaniment. Highly recommend this small yet nicely appointed restaurant.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Another great experience at Sushi Kappa T ! Matt, Bob, Owners Bob and Steve are the best ! They really make you feel welcomed, they are always professional and service oriented, and it's the BEST Sushi in Seattle. Period. Met a lovely couple at the Sushi bar - this was their 3rd time there and they agreed with me! It truly is the best - so take your wife/husband/friends/dates there, sit at the bar, and be prepared to be taken on an experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Staffs were friendly and professional. Oysters on half shells looked and taste delicious. Sushi were fresh and the sushi rice was perfect. The chestnut cream brulee was a lovely dessert to finish off the meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wonderful food with great ambiance. Sushi Kappo Tamura focuses on the sustainable. They even grow their own organic greens and shiso in their rooftop garden in the summer. Many a la carte choices and they also offer different sized tasting menus. The sashimi is divine.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious and best Sushi in town, but it is very expensive. I would go more if it wasn't so pricey.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The two of us shared a range of their offerings and were pleasantly surprised by all we had.
Excellent quality and well prepared! The service was particularly fine without being intrusive.
We expect to return many times and share with our friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Fantastic. Amazing ginger tea and rolls. Dessert wonderful too. Staff were welcoming. Excellent customer service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very sweet waitresses in preparing a happy anniversary card for us.
The food is awesome, in particular the Gozen and Yuzu panna cotta. The restaurant week menu is also of great value.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Exceptional food and service with meticulous attention to detail. Definitely coming back.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

For such a meal, I think they were overpriced. 2 course menu being with miso soup and sushi was a joke. Most place do not consider miso soup as a course so was very disappointed and the food they provided was ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great sushi, great service. Very friendly. It made our large family dinner fun, even for the non sushi eaters.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sushi Kappo Tamura always delivers! I am always happy dining here. The service is phenomenal and gives you the impression that they really care about how they come across from the first greeting when you walk through the door to their sincerity when they clear your plates. The food is amazing but the service is what keeps me coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We loved the food, atmosphere and our server. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love that they know their sustainable seafood! The sashimi is yummy and (can be) guilt- free!
This was our first time here but we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I have lived in Seattle for many years and have eaten sushi in many beloved places, here and far away... the sushi was delicious, generous, creative and so was our time at the sushi bar. Enjoy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Superb Sushi!! Friendly. Helpful, knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was my annual birthday meal with a friend of mine for the past 27 years. She was born 27 years ago. We both love sushi and Sushi Kappo Tamura didn't disappoint. Great food and the service was right on target. We added the dragon roll at the end...Perfect and Delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Perhaps the best Japanese restaurant in Seattle. Very gregarious chef at the sushi bar

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Warm welcome followed by consistent but not overbearing attention. Beautifully presented food. Toothsome. Appreciate the sustainable seafood options. Walking distance from our air bnb. Very satisfying.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Much too expensive. Will not return. A weeknight meal was nearly $150 (includes gratuity).

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Having lived in Japan for several years, this is like coming back again. The food is extraordinary and if you like Sake, they have an amazing list to chose from. Finally, if there is just a few of you eating, I recommend sitting at the bar...you see the food prepared in front of you while select what looks interesting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

They are just amazing. Edward and Brad make the best team! The food and drinks are outstanding. Best place in Seattle!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great lunch experience. Always informed servers. Our LA sushi loving friends were very surprised on the high quality of Sushi we enjoyed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The sushi chefs were amazing. The service impeccable. The food.. oh the food was soo fresh..
The price was very expensive. Double the cost than a regular sushi house.. what do you expect for the very best..

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our second time to Sushi Kappo Tamura, and it did not disappoint. Our server, Edward, demonstrated an in-depth understanding of sake and recommended rolls to us that had something for everyone. Our favorites were the oysters and the Hamtastic roll - so much more elegant than it sounds! It was a fantastic experience, we’ll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Kappo Tamura was fantastic. From the food to the service. Also compliments to Chef Bobby!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We love Sushi Kappo Tamura. The food is always super fresh, beautiful and well prepared. Taichi is the genial sushi chef with his great recommendations and friendly, lively personality. It's always a joy to be there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were visiting Seattle from Michigan and wanted to find a great sushi spot - this fit the bill and did not disappoint. The fish was incredibly fresh, including the Wild King Crab and Salmon. Service was fast and friendly. A short Lyft ride from our downtown hotel made for an easy night out.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The sushi chef and crew are always the most hospitable and helpful and friendly. Best sushi in town!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Kappo Sushi Tamura is a first-rate establishment. Taichi-san provides that rare combination of businessman, artist, top chef and personality that makes every visit enjoyable.
The food is always fresh, as with the brunch this time, the service attentive but not intrusive, and his conversational style of paying attention to guests provides an overall enjoyable experience.
I recommend Taichi and his work as one of the first-rate restaurants of any type in Seattle.
Go there and have a great experience every time.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We sat at the bar for omakase to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. They really made him feel special - wished him Happy Birthday when we arrived, left a card for him on the table, offered a complimentary dessert as well. The omakase was delicious with a great variety. The Chef was friendly and thoughtful and the server gave great wine & sake recommendations. Overall it was a great experience!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is simply the best sushi I have had in Seattle. I have dined on sushi in Tokyo too, and this restaurant holds as high a standard for creativity of options and service as I enjoyed at the best of restaurants there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Lunch was good but the included 20% for service is just a way to hide higher prices

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service was wonderful and the omakase was amazing!!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food is always good. Service is good too!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at the sushi bar. The Chefs were wonderful conversationalists and added to the atmosphere. The food as always was exceptional and it was fun to learn a lot of the vegetables were from the restaurant's rooftop garden. Will absolutely be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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