Kamei Royale Downtown

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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Traditional and new? Yes we have them both.



Established in 1976, Kamei Royale was the first Japanese restaurant to introduce the now famous BC Roll and various original sushi dishes found in Vancouver. Presenting the largest counter-top sushi bar and an exhilarating Robata grill showcasing the chef's skills.



Kamei Royale has renovated and renewed itself again in 1990. Bringing forth a brand new bar lounge and Tatami rooms the massive floor space can easily accommodate up to 200 tour groups. Also, with the karaoke lounge now bustling, everyone can enjoy our popular drinks and dishes while singing away to the latest songs ranging from every corner of the planet!
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F
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great price. Authentic Japanese restaurant in the heart of Vancouver!

M
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My friends and wanted something different, so we had hot pot for the first time! The staff graciously showed us how it all works and gave us some extra tips and tricks... and it was delicious!

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought all of the dishes were fantastic. Great selection of sakes. The scallop nigiri sushi was my favorite. The portion size likely represented being right beside the ocean. I might go back for lunch today!

IR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best sushi not only in Vancouver, but beats most authentic sushi restaurants I visited in Japan. Staff is fantastic - attentive, always there when you need them without being intrusive.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice food; the ambiance is great and free parking after 6 pm

s
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an enjoyable dinner amongst friends at this location. Last time I dined at Kamei Royale, it was located on the 2nd floor in a small mall at Burrard and Alberni.

Did not disappoint. Great ambience and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was meh and the server forgot to bring our soups and also our chicken teriyaki was brought very late. Won't go back.

V
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh sushi, ample portions and wonderful service.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overall, go elsewhere if your looking for quality sushi. We were looking for a restaurant with some ambiance, and our top picks had no availability until late. Think we would have had better sushi from a casual place (which are all over!)

Chefs omikqze appetizer (6 pcs for $15) was terrible. Not tasty at all, little fish (one of six had salmon), and 4 of us didn’t finish it (so consistency in opinions of the samples). Servers were nice, but it was a long wait for 4 rolls (server offered us free miso - nice, but soup also only ok). We ordered 4 specialty rolls and 2 of 4 were ok (lobster roll and cherry something not great, especially for price).

KN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Location, service and menu is great! Unfortunately most of us got belly issues afterwards. It’s our second time to come and unfortunately we won’t come back. Value for money is not the best. Atmosphere and service and ambiance are awesome!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a 20+ people birthday dinner there. The food looks fabulous but it actually taste just ok. But the fresh oysters were very good👍

MS
Atlanta
90 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved this authentic Japanese restaurant. We were visiting Vancouver for the weekend and this was our kids' first choice. The food was delicious. The service was friendly, quick and attentive. Would absolutely recommend.

r
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

the food are fresh and prompt service, never disappointed

a
Hawaii
73 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, lively atmosphere.

m
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were triple covered by the service staff so the dining experience also made you feel special upon leaving.

m
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal here tonight. They were very friendly and accomodating.

MN
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, very fast service. Extremely affordable but still great quality food.

TN
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

2nd time. Won't be the last. Great menu and libations list. Sake!!!

C
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. We are happy with our dining at Kamei Royale.

LD
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As usual, the food and service was great. The only issue was car park. The website said there is a free parking after 6 but we couldn’t find it.

RS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh fish, sushi was all lovely and the service was very attentive. We will definitely be back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly and helpful staff. Food was great, bridging from traditional to modern. Great ambiance for a small party

PG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. The menu has pix of what you order. My wife chose the chicken teriyaki & sushi boat while I had the unagi sashimi boat. A lot of food for these orders! Then on top of it all - we went for their dessert platter - it is large enough for four people. Great value.

YT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had group dinner with 9 people.
Their service was excellent and foos were very good too.

DM
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Japanese spot that always delivers good quality and authentic Japanese food.

TK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

HT
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

CK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Loved the samurai roll we also got the mango roll which was great and the assorted tempura platter. Great service and prices

m
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good, service was also pretty good given we were a large group. Karaoke was fun after dinner!

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pros: the mango roll and the Bc roll were tasty and the sushi rice was fresh. Cocktails were very well presented and tasted great. Chicken karate was crispy and the pieces were a fair size
Cons: The miso soup was lukewarm, there was a giant black hair in one of the plates, not much effort was made to remedy it, we waited 15 minutes for the bill and finally had to flag someone to get it. The mixed seafood tempura for $22.00 was mostly batter and had two quarter size pieces of scallop and one prawn. Overpriced for what we received

LL
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Never addressed our anniversary. Would have been nice to have some recognition.

CP
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice place to taste Japanese cuisine. In addition, the selection and types of sake is awesome. We loved it and I am sure will be back for more sushi and sake. Try the warm sake on a cold winter evening, it is beautiful!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Meal was fantastic, exactly what sushi/sashimi should be light.

JT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Great quality ingredients in all 5 of the rolls we ordered.

NK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great authentic feel with amazing food. The restaurant had very cool decor. The menu offered lots of options. Service was a little slower but it was a busy Saturday night so it's to be expected. Food presentation was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was delayed by a ton, first time going for a dine out event. Never going back there again, prices were $45 for the dine out event and had to wait for the entree for too long. By the time we got our food, everyone else was done and food for the dine out event was not enough to even feed a kid.. A $28 meal had more food than $45 meal. Not happy with it at all, unsatisfied.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great except other customers behind us spoke too loudly, making it unpleasant.

M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, polite staff and they have Karaoke!!!!!!

MD
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Service was extremely poor. Waitress forgot half our order and we waited for an hour to get it. Not attentive enough to even refill drinks for the entire time. She blamed it on a big party on the other side(which was half empty). Great weekend except for this experience being the one night that sucked, for lack of a better descriptor. Wont return.