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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LM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

WN
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.

PB
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!

A
Fargo
90 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.

a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kamei Royale delivers excellent dinner and selection. as always.

PZ
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GD
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

W
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.

OT
Hawaii
3 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.

m
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.

DE
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.

OT
Washington DC
2 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.

OT
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.

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
11 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
91 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
83 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
20 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!