With almost 50 years of experience Tamasan has been a Chef in some of the finest restaurants in New York City, Key West, Aspen, CO, Portland, OR and Mexico City. Tamasan is excited to present his vision of high quality prepared sushi to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will work hard to ensure you have a great experience with us.
Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, special weekend lunches, dinners, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event here at our place or prepare items to be served at a place of your choice.
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fish from local businesses and make our best efforts from local produce.
A Great Start to A Beautiful Experience
Our special house salad topped with select pieces of sashimi, avocado, and cucumber
Chef’s choice of assorted sashimi
Thinly sliced Avocado with sweet miso based sauce
A clear noodle vinaigrette salad with cucumbers or seaweed (wakame)
A clear noodle vinaigrette salad with cucumbers and octopus or shrimp
A clear noodle vinaigrette salad with cucumbers, seaweed, octopus, and shrimp
2 shrimp and 6 vegetables dipped in batter and fried
10 vegetables dipped in batter and fried
Fresh green onions wrapped in thinly sliced beef covered with teriyaki sauce
4 shrimp dipped in batter or breaded and fried
4 deep-fried breaded oysters
Boiled potstickers and veggies served with ponzu sauce
Tuna tempura covered in spicy teriyaki sauce
Japanese style deepfried egg roll
Japanese style pot sticker (pan-fried or deep-fried, non-spicy or spicy)
Deep-fried fried breaded salmon and potato patties
Breaded and deep-fried squid marinated in ginger soy sauce
Sautéed squid with ginger sauce
Deep fried breaded Spanish Mackerel
Grilled chicken skewers brushed with teriyaki sauce
Japanese style fried chicken
Tofu and vegetables cooked in hot water (Yu) served with a side of dried bonito and ginger dipping sauce
Deep-fried tofu with special broth topped with grated daikon and scallion
Tofu covered with thick vegetable Ankara sauce
Chilled ofu with ginger, scallions, and Bonito flakes topping
A savory salad with sesame flavored seaweed
Steamed soybean pods
House salad topped with Konnyaku and Radish sprouts served with spicy dressing
Konnyaku served with Sumiso and wasabi
Konnyaku topped with special mild sweet miso sauce
Yakitori, Gyoza, Harumaki, and Kara-age
Salmon Croquette, Spicy Tuna Tempura, Ika Shoga Yaki, Aji Furai, and Ama Ebi Head
Deep Fried Soft shell crab
Lovely Food Artistry and Tasty
8 pieces of California Roll, 6 pieces of Tuna Roll, and 6 pieces of Cucumber Roll
7 pieces of assorted Nigiri, 3 pieces of Tuna Roll, and 3 pieces of Cucumber Roll
8 pieces of assorted Nigiri, 3 pieces of Tuna Roll and Cucumber Roll, and 4 pieces of California Roll
Chef’s select choice of assorted Sashimi, served with a side of steamed rice
5 pieces of assorted Nigiri, 4 pieces of California Roll, 3 pieces of Tuna Roll, and Chef’s choice of assorted Sashimi
Chef’s choice of assorted sashimi placed on a bed of sushi rice
Maguro Tuna and Bin Cho Tuna Sashimi on a bed of sushi rice
A delicately sliced Maguro Tuna placed on a bed of sushi rice
Krab Roll wrapped with Chef’s choice of colorful fish
Salmon, Salmon Roe, Albacore Tuna and radish sprouts
California Roll covered with orange fish roe
Fresh Tuna Roll
Squid, Pickled Plum Paste, and Shiso Leaf in a roll
Fresh Tuna with jalapeños and special spicy sauce
Krab, avocado, and cucumber
Freshwater Eel rolled in rice then topped with sliced avocado
Shrimp rolled in rice then topped with Freshwater Eel
“Big Roll” with Krab, veggies and egg
Fried Soft Shell Crab and cucumber
Crispy Tempura Prawn with mayonnaise
Smoked Salmon with cream cheese and cucumber
Grilled Salmon Skin, sprouts, and cucumber
Cactus and Octopus with special spicy sauce
“Big Roll” with cucumber, spinach, Kan Pyo (cooked Gourd), and shiitake mushroom
Traditional Japanese fermented soybeans, green onion, and Shiso Leaf
Cucumber, daikon sprouts, burdock root, and asparagus
Choose from crispy tempura sweet potato or carrot
Plum Paste and Japanese Shiso Leaf
Japanese pickled roll -- choose from Takuwan (daikon radish), Yama Gobo (burdock root), and Shiba Zuke (purple cucumber)
Served with salad, miso soup or rice.
Chicken teriyaki, tempura, and half California Roll
Served with salad, miso soup or rice.
Chicken Teriyaki served with Gyoza and half of a California Roll
Chicken Teriyaki served with Tempura
Yakisoba served with Gyoza
Some Foods may be served raw or undercooked
Sushi Tama seems one of those mysterious restaurants that looks deserted often enough that one wonders if they're still in business. Sushi Tama may not do the bustling business of TwoKoi or Sushi Town, but the Sixth Avenue restaurant does have a steady stream of customers and fans aplenty. Ask an experienced sushi eater around town and they'll probably tell you they've feasted on Tama's sushi.
Tama's maki menu of about 20 rolls is very straightforward, much like the rest of Sushi Tama. Sushi newcomers will find the restaurant relaxed and accessible; small, but inviting; the sushi reliable and good. It's the kind of place where you take your co-workers for a quick and quiet business lunch, or the family for a laid-back, inexpensive dinner. For the quality of ingredients and the amount of fish in each roll, Sushi Tama is a great value for your sushi dollar, too.The sushi menu lacks lengthy descriptions, so sushi newcomers may need direction from a server. The service is friendly and knowledgeable and food arrives quickly (this is a great place to take squirmy kids, you'll be in and out fairly fast).The maki list is typical of what you'd find at a traditional Japanese restaurant. You won't find rolls with mango or bananas. And you won't find pastel colored sauces drizzled in zigzag patterns or vertical tower presentations. But you will find tekka maki (tuna) and California rolls, among other standard maki offerings. Sushi is served simply on trays. It's a no frills kind of sushi place, after all.The ika ume shiso ($6.29) is a chewy-sweet-pungent combination of squid, plum sauce and shiso leaf. The spicy tuna roll ($7.29) combines meaty strips of tuna with a spicy sauce that is zippy without being overbearing. A Dragon roll ($13.89) was monstrous in size and chock full of shrimp and crab and covered with a heaping portion of barbecued eel on top.Note: Real crab can be substituted in place of the fake stuff for $2.00 (order it, you'll be glad you did).
The tempura ($8.99) appetizer is worth mentioning at Tama. It's one of the best in town – with 12 kinds of vegetables, battered and quickly fried and deliciously light and crispy.
Don't forget to order a very specially created meal or Bento Boxes for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Special Events/Occasions.
Tempura Dinner is a staple meal for a great meal.
3919 6th Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98406, United States
04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
We are now open for Reservation Seating at the Sushi Bar. Please call in advance for availability or Take Out. If you would like delivery, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grub Hub, and Post Mates service our restaurant.