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Koharu Japanese Restaurant

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31840 Pacific Hwy S Ste C, Federal Way, WA 98003-5450
+1 253-839-0052
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A Japanese friend recommended this place and we were eager to try it. Despite a long wait for a table (we had no reservation for a Saturday night), we were more than happy with the food and the service. My only reservation about writing this review is that it will become too popular. I would happily eat there every month...and... More 

Thank utopia929
Honolulu, Hawaii
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have eaten at this wonderful Japanese Restaurant in Federal Way many times, and keep going back because of the flavors. Japanese owned with majority of the staff Japaneses also. The food is very authentic, with some of items catered towards the American palate. The service can sometimes be slow due to under-staffing. But, overall the food and atmosphere are... More 

Thank RCE121
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is an awesome place for Japanese in the Federal Way area. I have been coming here for the past 10 years. If you come here for lunch, they offer a lunch special Tuesday - Friday. It is a bento lunch and it is delicious. It is served with either a soba or udon noodle soup. It is cheaper to... More 

Thank 51mylad
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I was impressed by the description on their website and it was all true. The sushi was great and so was the gyoza. The atmosphere is nice and the waitresses were very friendly and knew how to advise on any questions.

Thank Swimmer777
Maple Ridge, Canada
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Was on a short trip from Vancouver and stayed in Federal Way overnight. Checked Trip Advisor for a recommened restaurant close to the hotel and Koharu was rated fairly high. All I can say is trust the TA reviewers as we were very impressed. I had the Tempura and my wife had a sushi platter. Both were served with salad,... More 

Thank Boone8
Peoria, Illinois
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

I went for dinner last time in July when I was visiting my adult children from Midwest and I was so happy I found this Japanese restaurant. So when we went back this time, I ordered Tempura Udon again & it was excellent like the last time but Sashimi Moriawase we ordered as an appetizer was so disappointing. I believe... More 

Thank MinakoTR2014
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194 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Food, 3-4. Ambience, 5. Service at last visit, subpar. On a blustery night, hot miso soup and a bento box is my perfect meal. We have had exceptional meals & attentive service at Koharu before. Not this time. The good: salad with house dressing was as remembered; miso soup hit the spot; decor and table arrangement allows privacy; kimono-clad servers... More 

Thank narfishi
Seattle, Washington
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187 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have eaten at Koharu on many occasions for lunch or dinner and we always find the food to be delicious. The service is wonderful and they make you feel like a valued guest. We've recommended this restaurant to others, and will continue to recommend them.

Thank JLWells
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Finding a quality Japanese restaurant is inherently a challenge. A lot of people think only of sushi and how much they can get. That is definitely the worst way to assess a Japanese restaurant. For myself (and my Japanese mother), I suppose part of my assessment is of how I feel after I'm done eating. It's kind of a Zen... More 

Thank David E
Federal Way, Washington
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

It is so disappointing that I've lived in Federal Way for four years now and just learned about Koharu yesterday! We have been looking for a good sushi restaurant and all along, Koharu was right under our noses. (Located right off Pacific Highway behind Harbor Freight Tools) The food was outstanding. Someone posted that they thought it was a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31840 Pacific Hwy S Ste C, Federal Way, WA 98003-5450
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Federal Way
  • Phone Number: +1 253-839-0052

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?