We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2131 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4709
+1 916-498-8388
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 12: English reviews
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Used to be my favorite place, but closed suddenly. Keep hearing it's going to re-open with most of the same owners, slightly different flavor, but still closed.

Thank Karen C
Manhattan, Kansas
Level Contributor
107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Summary: This is a good sushi bar. For best service, sit at the bar. The sushi chefs are generally really good guys and you'll end up liking them a lot. Review: I have been there several times and will go again. It'd be nice if the menus were a little more attractive and clean. And just a bit more quantity... More 

Thank fidelrobert
Bear Valley, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Myself and a friend, both chefs, had lunch here. We found the fish quality poor, and did not finish our meal. We exited. Hoping we would not be ill later. Enough said!

Thank RLM1417
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Not my first visit to this restaurant. Have to say very friendly staff. However the fish used in the sushi was not the freshest. Now it was a Monday so perhaps not the best day for fish. It did not smell but had started to lose the fresh texture. When the chef from the back came out for some fish... More 

Thank barongruda
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

I was very impressed with Tamaya last night at dinner. I have been 2 other times and enjoyed it, but this time I felt like the whole experience was above and beyond what it had been before (not that it was ever worse than stellar). Our server was very friendly and attentive. The role we had were amazing and fresh... More 

Thank Strongestrope
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

I had never been to Tamaya before being taken there recently by old friends who work in mid-town. We got there relatively early and were seated promptly but just barely made it before the crowds arrived. The three of us ordered a few rolls with the very helpful and not intrusive advice of our server and nibbled on edamame while... More 

Thank pyrprshr
Naperville, Illinois
Level Contributor
237 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012 via mobile

Very easy menu and very friendly. However,not on their game. We ordered Miso soup that was never served. The dishwasher can easily be seen from the dining area. There are two sushi bars which was convenient. If you are expecting average food and service, you will enjoy the experience.

Thank MicheleC106
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2010

Horrible service, over priced rolls. Not filling at all. Do not go there!!!

Thank CortneeRenee
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2008

I’ve eaten here once for dinner, once for lunch and once for late lunch/early dinner over the past 2 years. I mainly order the sushi/sashimi plates, sometimes the roll specials, and share in the “cooked” plates. The food is generally good and appears fresh, though I did regret once ordering the thinly sliced beef appetizer w/ cucumber which turned out... More 

Thank First_Person_Review
Sacramento, CA
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2008

I'll admit- the sushi is okay, but the service is absolutely HORRIBLE!!!!!! I have been there 3 times (I know, I know...fool me once- shame on you, fool me twice- shame on me), but I stupidly thought I'd give them the benefit of the doubt. I was WRONG. Each and every single time, the service was incredibly revolting and shocking.... More 

Thank ynanavarro

Travellers who viewed Tamaya also viewed


Been to Tamaya? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2131 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-498-8388

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tamaya staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?