Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant
Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant

Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kameiroyale.com/
  • Phone: 6045598588x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We presently offer an all day drink special of $3.99 pints and $10.99 pitchers of select domestic beers.

    Also come and see our $1 oyster special during happy hours.

    See our website for more details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: We are a short walk from the Barclay and Comox bus stops on Burrard street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking lot with easy access to our restaurant and the nearby Scotiabank Movie Theatre
A word from Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant
Introducing and spreading Japanese seafood from 1972, today we are the most experienced traditional and fusion Japanese seafood restaurant in Vancouver. Now we introduce another new level of fusion seafood.

We introduce Kamei Baru.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Need more staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was a little bite too slow and not enough staff, too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Japanese
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great for group. Happy hour oyster was awesome. グループに優しく、予約のときからいつでも丁寧に対応してくださいました!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service is nice and fast. It's a typical bar restaurant, with TV's tuned to sports channels. Great for groups, laid-back. For me the tables were a little bit too close to each other -- it almost feels like you're eating with strangers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful sushi
    vortex
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    great quality and presentation. Servers are lovely. I love how they present the sushi. Very friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kamei Baru
    PM19
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    What a good find for our first ever meal in Canada. A very lively place with good food & service. Please lose the big TV screens showing sport all night and it will be perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Japanese Sushi and Tappas
    Nostrumx
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We found the dining experience at this restaurant enjoyable. I was with a vegetarian and person who eats no vegetables and both found a good variety of dishes on the menu to suit them. The quality of the items we ordered were good and the portions were generous. The sushi was nicely balanced between the filling and the rice and the fish were good quality. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I like Japanese restaurants that offer a diverse menu and this one certainly does. Have been here twice now and both times I have enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The service is very friendly and efficient. I recommend it -it's right next to the big Scotiabank movie theatre so good for an early dinner before a movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good sushi
    Tcairl
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great place for hanging with friends or on a casual date The sushi was excellent and I highly recommend the cheese balls
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food, Fun Atmosphere
    jenrob
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food at Baru is fabulous- best miso soup I've ever eaten- and so many unique rolls to choose from, in addition to all the amazing seafood dishes. The atmosphere is fun- great tunes, sports on the big TV screens and very sweet servers who will go out of their way to make your dining experience a positive one. This place definitely has an awesome energy about it and and a noticeably authentic Japanese feel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.2
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great for happy hour
    KelvinK
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you plan to go to see a movie at Scotiabank Theatre on Burrard, this place is great. I pound back the oysters, wings, and drinks during happy hour which is from 4:30-6:00pm. I can't think of a better place to gather with my friends before the shows start. I do recommend getting a reservation. I have seen the place packed on more than a few occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beat my Expectations
    Netty
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I am familiar with the Kamei group of restaurants, Ebisu on Robson is one of my favourites and Kamei Royale on Burrard - I was super excited to try Baru. They blew my expectations away - from the service, which was attentive but not overbearing to the presentation of the food (absolutely beautiful) to the flavours of each dish. I will definitely recommend this place and wouldn't think twice about going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No surprises
    TypicalKamei
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Typical Kamei restaurant style. Nothing exceptional but decent food at an average price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    jlee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food and the selections were good. The portions were on the small side and that makes it a bit more expensive than expected. The servers were quite helpful but slow at times. It would work better if they assign servers to specific tables as it gets confusing for them not knowing what tables have been helped. Overall, 7/10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    asbetts
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is a great little sushi spot. The black pepper tuna tataki is amazing! The service is efficient and friendly. Good sake too ;)
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Japanese food - great oysters!
    kwoolf
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We recently travelled from Port Moody for a downtown date night. We decided on Kamie Baru as we like the online menu as advertised in the Open Table link. I think something in this link is not updated as the menu was not quite as advertised (I'd say about 70 percent of the menu was common with the online link). Overall we were quite happy with the meal and loved the fresh oysters and the draft beer pricing. I'd go back if I were downtown and wanted sushi but not as a special trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadant!
    Shlemma
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food:4.5/5 Oyster Tacos 5/5 To die for. I've never had an oyster in my entire life, but I must say, having one deep fried and placed in a fish-like taco was amazing. I actually thought it tasted like a filet-o-fish! You get three of them on a long plate, and we had three people dining, so it worked perfectly. A great teaser for the main event. Loco Moco Chicken (my main dish) 3.5/5 Good concept. Nothing spectacular, though it was tasty. Other: My boyfriend ordered the curry (with pork). It says on the menu that it takes 3 days to make, and I'd believe it. The sauce was incredible! I'd rate it a 4/5. Atmosphere: 4.5/5 Service: 3.5/5 Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and kid friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I went to Kamei Baru with my wife and 1.5 year old, and the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly to our family. Their happy hour selection was abundant and delicious, and the overall Japanese dining experience felt authentic. I would recommend this place to my friends and go back for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fuuuuusion!
    McDilla
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Japanese restaurant meets Canadian sportsbar. I felt a bit guilty watching sports and eating Japanese food. Not guilty enough to stop though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous fresh seafood
    mykl
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Two visits so far. Sashmi and raw oysters are fabulous, very well presented and impecably fresh. The brussel sprouts with capers were a surprising treat. There more things on the menu I want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese Bar/Restaurant
    MarilouVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Although this is more of a bar than a restaurant, I had a very good and satisfying dinner here. The food was fresh and had great flavor! I would have returned if I had more time but sad to say that I had a tight schedule while visiting Vancouver. I will be sure to return to Kamei Baru the next time that I am back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Great food! Went for the Happy Hour and was also reasonably impressed with selection and pricing but oysters not on par with Coast's or Joe Fortes' happy hour oysters. Good drink specials as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good, but a server
    Akita
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food was good, but a server was terrible...... She was rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate