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Koharu Japanese Restaurant

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31840 Pacific Hwy S Ste C, Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 839-0052
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best Sushi places in Town!

This restaurant has a traditional Japanese feel down. The women wear kamonos and there are usually 2 sushi chefs on hand. You can order bento box meals, traditional Japanese meals, or straight up sushi. I love sushi so I go for the platters every time, and I have never been disappointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Lauren R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant has a traditional Japanese feel down. The women wear kamonos and there are usually 2 sushi chefs on hand. You can order bento box meals, traditional Japanese meals, or straight up sushi. I love sushi so I go for the platters every time, and I have never been disappointed! Friendly staff, quiet place, lots of room, and would... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife ,friend and I had a nice dinner here. Very serene and quiet....almost fell asleep! The potstickers were great. My friend enjoyed the sushi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The service and server were great. Very friendly and helpful. Sushi was very fresh. The presentation was perfect. The hot sake was the right temperature. I very much enjoyed eating here and will be back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Greatest place in Puget Sound for Japanese meals in the 80s and still the best with different owners. Hard to believe, but this continues to be a real gem in Federal Way. The fish is always fresh and the bento sets never disappoint.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My family and I have been regulars of Koharu for years now and they have remained consistently great. The outside is forgettable, which is unfortunate because once you enter you are transported to Japan, gaily greeted in Japanese when you open the door, tranquil Japanese decorations, lovely and attentive wait staff dressed in traditional kimonos. Warm towel for your hands... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

But I guess that's my fault for trusting Yelp (registered trademark) instead of TripAdvisor! Service was tortuous, thanks to only one very nice but overworked hostess/cashier/waitress for the entire place. The sushi was very good. The rest was fair. Had the steak teriyaki lunch special. It was cold when it got to the table. The soup/salad were forgettable. Maybe if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find a quiet Japanese atmosphere inside this strip mall restaurant. From the beginning with hot towels to cleanse your hands to the end with the refreshing jello, this was an authentic experience. The dinner portions were large. The sushi was delicious. We enjoyed the seaweed salad, edamame, seafood soup and broiled fish. The wait staff... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere new to try for lunch. The food here is very good and the service was wonderful. The decor inside was a nice surprise. It is very peaceful and relaxing. I would say the prices are average for sushi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Never knew it was there. And now that I do. I will be back. I say 'I' but I mean we. My wife and daughter loved it also. Food was amazing. Dragon roll, California roll, seafood fry and oyster fry were awesome. Seems a tad expensive but it really is that good. Atmosphere is fresh also. Only negative would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The food was delicious. We could have been eating in Toyko. My husband had yakisoba noodles with meat and veggies - it was enough for four people! I had Tempura. It was crispy and beautifully presented. The miso soup was great. I'd read about the "jello" and was pleased to taste the coffee gelatin laced with a milky topping. We... More 

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Additional Information about Koharu Japanese Restaurant

Address: 31840 Pacific Hwy S Ste C, Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone Number: (253) 839-0052
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Federal Way
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31840 Pacific Hwy S Ste C, Federal Way, WA 98003
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Federal Way
  • Phone Number: (253) 839-0052

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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