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About 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.

990 Smithe St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 0A4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Burrard Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 559-8588

Website:
http://www.kameibaru990.com/

Parking Details:
Underground parking lot with easy access to our restaurant and the nearby Scotiabank Movie Theatre

Public Transit:
We are a short walk from the Barclay and Comox bus stops on Burrard street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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90% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing Japanese Cuisine! Love Kamei Baru!!! Highly recommended!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were in a rush and they accommodated our rush orders - the food arrived very promptly. The only thing to improve would be the spicy tuna. It was far more sweet than spicy, for something we expected to be spicy.

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great sashimi! Not alot of unique rolls on offering, and the menu was a bit messy/divey; but the quality of the sockeye sashimi will make me remember the evening.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Had the eel Bento box for lunch. Very good quality food and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Friendly service. Great happy hour. Conveniently located next to the movie theatre for a quick bite or relaxed meal. Yummy food with lots of selections on the menu. Fair priced drinks as well.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
Spicy tuna roll (made with a spicy sesame satay sauce instead of spicy mayo) was an absolute knockout.
Steamed gyoza are a must - and we were helpfully reminded that happy hour was drawing to a close so we might want to order off the happy hour food menu.
A great spot especially for pre- or post- cinema viewing!

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Eaten here a couple times and been happy both times. Great service, attentive staff, and great food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The food was very good and the menu had a wide variety of selections. The restaurant is large and open, so was great for our group of 9. The staff were prompt and courteous. The ambiance was casual and busy, so its not the best choice if you are looking for an intimate dinner - great for a group friends though.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Comida japonesa con excelente sabor, la sopa misu muy recomendable

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Nice dining atmosphere and great drinks!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Overall the dine out was awesome! My husband ans I really enjoyed the food. My son also like to eat the ramen here. We will coming back for sure to try other stuff :)

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Although my friend did not like his Lychee Martini, the overall quality and value at the restaurant was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Great food! Enjoyed the happy hour. Servers were very attentive and considerate.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2016

I think the Japanese dishes are probably quite good. We started with Agedashi tofu which was delicious. We then made the mistake of ordering the special mussels and clams in saffron cream sauce. It was over salted and overcooked for my taste.
The restaurant should consider not charging extra for 4 dry "baguette" bread slices.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Thanks for the fantastic food. Super delicious and family friendly choices.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The West Coast Steampot was fresh (except I don't recall finding oysters, prawns and scallops). The double dragon roll, unagi (eel) rock were delicious. The miso and shio ramen were good (but a bit salty for us). Gyoza had too much garlic but at least the pork was not stinky. The service was good (friendly, accommodating). Note the fried egg in the loco moco chicken is actually a sunny side up egg (uncooked yolk).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2016

One of the best Japanese restaurant in town!!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Great restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Oysters are well treated and are much cheaper at Happy Hours. Baru chicken wings are very nice with special flavour. Worth the price!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Have been here before, so know the food is good. This time I reserved earlier in the day for an evening visit. And me and my wife were seated in one of the booths which were nice and snug and which had views of the many big TV's showing the olympics. The food was delicious. I ordered the seafood platter and my wife had the hotpot . We ate our meal with a white wine.

The serving staff are friendly and attentive. A wonderful meal with good ambience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 7, 2016

After reading various reviews we decided to give this place a whirl during our stay in Vancouver. What a great find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Decent sushi, decent prices. Service could use improvement.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 29, 2016

99 cent happy hour oysters were good - creamy and fresh. Everything else good as well but probably not worth the price. Two of the rolls we ordered were priced at around $15, a bit too much in my opinion. Probably would not go back for the dinner service but would go again for oysters during happy hour.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Service was corteous but male server that lunch seemed to be confused at times. Female servers there were great. Teriyaki chicken sauce was a bit too watery. Service was fast and allowing pre-order was great. Online reservation was awesome. Overall was a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Our waitress was personable, efficient and well-informed. The food was tasty, authentic and reasonably priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 3, 2016

I prefer making reservations through Open Table, for the obvious benefits. However, for some reason, the folks here don't seem to do whatever they need to do to note that I showed up for it. This is at least the 2nd time that I've been contacted, & noted that I didn't show up for my reservation, when I showed up right when I said I would, gave my name that I put the reservation under. Other than that, the experience was fine, although their prices are getting a bit out of hand, for what you get, especially when compared to so many other places

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

First time been there with fiancé for special valentines' day diner. The service was decent. It looked more of an authentic Japanese restaurant compared to those hk or Chinese Japanese restaurants. The dishes we ordered were delicate though the portion was small yet good enough for both of us. May go there and try other dishes with a group of friends next time

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2016

You took our reservation and we counted on a holiday lunch. However the restaurant was closed and only opened for dinner. Yet your system booked us and told us it was confirmed. This is not the first time with Kamei Baru, either you or Kamei Baru or both need to be more knowledgeable of what the restaurant is doing. This was very inconvenient since we went to another Asian food restaurant and found everything impossible because of Chinese New Year. As for Kamei Baru, it is poorly managed with respect to how it treats customers. We love the restaurant menu, appreciate deeply the friendly staff, and dislike the situation created by the managed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2016

The dine out menu was pretty great, lobsters, sushi, duck/ sashmi, also went when it was happy hours so got a great deal on oysters. Would come back again to try the regular menu too. The service was great and fast, our food came to the table in a steady pace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2016

I had lunch this week with a friend. Overall the food was quite good--she had a bento box and I had a sushi boat. The roles on the sushi boat were good but a bit sloppy. The sashimi was very fresh and wonderful. The only downer was that we had to try to flag down our waitress to place our order--it was very busy and we were on a tight time schedule so it crunched our experience a bit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2016

We enjoed the food n service. Better than expected food n pairing wine. Will come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Great place to go before the movies, fast, fresh and friendly. Happy hour mussels were delicious! Reservations are necessary to avoid disappointment.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Booked this restaurant online before watching a movie. Excellent service, menu has lots of variety and selection for everyone. Great for bringing a date and sharing some dishes. Food came to our table at a steady pace and not served all at once. Prices were slightly on the high side for a fusion-type Japanese restaurant but we kind of wanted to try a few things on the menu; like foie gras sushi and kale gomae. Yum! We would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2016

This restaurant used to have one on Burrard which we visited for more than 10 years. The food was more authentic Japanese with a lot more choices. They moved the old one to a less convenient location in coal harbor and will open in March. We were given a 10% discount to try this new one which in a sports bar setting with only 2 pages of food to choose.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Vibe was very positive. Food was good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2016

It was my first time here and I didn't know what to expect. I had the fried brussel sprouts, salmon carpaccio, two aburi rolls, a roll with mango, the chef's choice sashimi. The sashimi was really fresh, the other foods were very flavourful, and you could tell a lot of expertise went into preparing the food.

The service was attentive.

Highly recommend, especially the brussel sprouts and carpaccio!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2015

This is right next to the Scotiabank theatres - it's been a bunch of other restaurants in the past but in this incarnation I was pleasantly surprised. The decor is still the same, and the menu is pretty small as compared to other sushi restaurants but the quality was really good! The fish was very fresh and well prepared. Kudos to the sushi chefs there!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Had a party of 10 at Kamei Baru for a birthday celebration. It was a fun casual evening. Food was tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2015

I booked this restaurant to grab dinner with my friends. Quite surprised that their happy hour menu was only for oysters. Their website said that happy hour included drinks as well. Overall food was pretty decent and the service was pretty good. They weren't pushy with us as we took some time to decide what to order. The lighting is a little dim in this restaurant. Their lobster soup was amazing. Their shots were a great deal at the price of 8 for 18.00

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2015

costumes on the waiters and waitresses, very yummy food

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2015

We loved our time at Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was festive and fun!!! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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