Kamei Royale Downtown

4.5
203 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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rubyq
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was awesome as always. Love this place and the people who are genuine. Also the food is incredible! Just wish we lived closer

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justint
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The staff was very friendly. We found the food took quite awhile with our meals arriving at least 20 mins apart. The blossom roll was apparently very good. My California roll lacked any flavor. The spicy salmon roll was ok.
My son’s meal wasn’t even close to the picture and quite rubbery(squid?).

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vipToddH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the happy hour menu, amazing!

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JenZ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Nice design. Good place for a date or nice dinner.

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vip604XFR
Vancouver
55 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food menu. Great service. Staff are authentic.
The waygu beef is worth trying.

BUT drinks are over-priced.
The house red and white wines need to get upgraded to better quality. And how can a Japanese restaurant run out of a common saki ?!

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steveh
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a memorable, perfect dinner, the sashimi is the best anywhere, period!

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JimB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are regulars, at least once a month. The food is always first rate and the staff could not be better. In fact we have become good friends. They have my vote.

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vipMatteL
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!!!!

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Alexxx
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice and quiet ambiance but thats maybe because it was a Monday night.

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JuliaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner!Great service!Rolls were super fresh!

JB
JimB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are regulars there, need I say more, it's our go to for sushi. The food, the great staff, the attention to detail always combine for fine experience.

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steveh
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Vancouver, freshest sashimi anywhere.

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vipMikeH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very polite and attentive service. food always fresh - good value

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steveh
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, the freshest sashimi in the entire city, this place never disappoints!

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vipfoodielover
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the chef recommended lobster rolls and cuttlefish fish. Delicious.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The short ribs appetizer were a little chewy, other than that, it was very good. I will come back again soon

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Tokyo4Ever
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always great at Kamei.
Service was a bit below outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Had a date with my best friend and the meal was delicious. Inexpensive and a great place to network and connect with clients over dinner.

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KeikoT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese restaurant I know! Lobster sashimi, when available, is a must!

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Thebanker
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Kamei and delicious food too

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vipWestie
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went with our 2 sons for a family dinner. They are adhering to Covid -19 rules so we felt safe and had a very nice evening.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; I loved it, the sushi with fire is the best

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have been to a lot of Japanese restaurants. Kamei Royale is my favourite. Fish is if high quality and very fresh. Lobster Sashimi dish is excellent. Staff is friendly and service is excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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RobertD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Among the best Japanese food in BC. My favorite for fact. Good variety of original food, not a sushi bar. Large Sake menu. My top recommendation.

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viplovedisney
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good. Double Dragon, Crunch and Munch and Real Crab California roll was very tasty and fresh. Although we never order dessert in Sushi restaurant, we tried the Tempura Ice Cream and it was very good. I would order it again.

Price was a bit higher than some other sushi places, but very fresh.

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LizM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sushi was just okay. Spicy tuna rolls were very different from the usual. The tuna wasn’t spicy at all and had no sauce on the fish but there was some kind of sauce poured over the individual pieces. I found it strange. Tempura wasn’t hot just warm. Best was the salad although the portions were so huge they could have been eaten as a separate meal.

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WladN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epically excellent service. Food was fabulous, exactly as lavished in other reviews. A return visit is definite.

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken Karaage is the best I have ever tasted in forty years. The sushi was very tasty. The agedashi tofu made in a very traditional way.

My friend and I enjoyed our evening and will come again sometime later this year.

I recommend the restaurant!

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vipAlan
Fargo
92 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good, we ate there two days in a row. Creative menu with many original dishes and beautifully presented. The saki tasting menu can't be beat. And, the prices are more than reasonable. Jun is a terrific waiter.

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anonymous
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kamei Royale delivers excellent dinner and selection. as always.

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PeterZ
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good. Service is sincere. The price on happy hour is attractive.

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GeorgeteD
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and I loved it. Will go again for sure.

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Wawa
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Huge selection of choices, food quality is superb, service is excellent. We had Crystal twice within a week, she is pleasant, courteous, patient and service with a smile.

The only small complaint is that the green tea is weak. As the tea is not complimentary, customers expect better tea.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was scrumptious and the service excellent. Definitely recommended. Sushi was off the chart and cuts of fish delicious. If you like seafood this is your spot.

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mrsbart
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I went to Kamei's old location what feels like hundreds of times over the course of more than a decade. It was always great fun and good value. I will just say that I am glad they are still around.... and we were able to get a reservation at the last minute for NYE.

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DebbieE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and tasted fresh. The service was good. Staff were very attentive even though it was busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the service and food, and the prices are reasonable. The booths are very comfortable and the wait staff was super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The place is cluttered and noisy. Service is friendly however the food was very average. Sashimi plate was not fresh and wasabi salty and gritty overall poor presentation and disappointing.

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vipFun2dine
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Kamei Royale Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Kamei Royale Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.