About Kamei Royale Downtown

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!

1066 W. Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: closed

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Burrard St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 687-8588

Website:
http://kameiroyale.com/

Entertainment:
The largest sushi bar in Vancouver to enjoy chef's creation before your eyes. Installed with large TV to enjoy sports and all other entertainment. Karaoke at late night for everyone to join to make a great memory.

Parking Details:
Free Underground Parking after 6:00pm for Kamei Royale customers. Please do not purchase a parking ticket.

Public Transit:
7 minutes walk from 635 Burrard St. SkyTrain station.


002, 022, 032, 044, N22 bus stops right in front of the Burrard Building entrance. Adding, there is 240, 241, 242, 246, 247, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 257, N24 bus station near by.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kamei Royale Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

Average sushi and service. Comfortable. Uni was fresh but they tried to substitute farmed salmon for wild.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good variety of food and excellent service. Even though we were a larger group, we were able to carry conversations. Everyone enjoyed their dishes. It was nice to see Tenzarusoba. Agedashi tofu was also recommended. For desserts, we particularly enjoyed the umeshuu jelly and hochicha pudding.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food excellent service really nice people and great ambiance

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Pleasant. Have been going to Kamei Toyale since it opened in Vancouver. Always a favourite in the family. Servers have been there forever!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I had a great time here as they hosted my birthday dinner at this restaurant! They called ahead to confirm my reso of 20ppl that I was able to make simply on the app! The staff were all friendly and happy to make our requests throughout the night. I was even given money back because I didn't realize gratuity was included already (I was drinking a lot). Thats real service and integrity! Will come back again! Especially since we found out karaoke is tues-sat haha

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Tapas, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Terrific Japanese food in great location - lots of great choices on the menu

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Tried Matsutake mushroom set menu and loved it. Small portions but many varieties. $60/pp but worth it. If you like the mushroom, I recommend the set.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service was friendly and prompt. The food was okay but I wouldn't say it was the best from all the reviews commenting on how amazing it is. The food doesn't come close to being amazing or the best. If you are craving sushi and can't find another option then yes I would say it's an okay but if you are looking for the Best I would recommend you do your research before going. The menu could be updated and less crowded and maybe alongside having sushi boats should have the option of combination bento boxes. If you enjoy sake the list is long and a variety.
The atmosphere is good there is no view as the restaurant is below street level.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Decent place, good food/service

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good food, warm hospitality , very good value. The place should inform the customers about free parking .
We will come back.

Tags: Casual
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 (東京)·Dined on September 22, 2017

サービス対応が素晴らしかった。

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

雰囲気がすごく良い。
日本食が食べれてホッとした

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delicious and very fresh sushi. Service was excellent and very authentically Japanese. Highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Staff was very accommodating, food was good, even non-sushi eaters were happy

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were looking for a traditional Japanese resturant without asian fusion foods. The kaiseki dinners were wonderfully tasty & beautiful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The service was great! The hosts and servers were very informative and kind. They explained items clearly. Food was pretty good too! Highly recommend the Vancouver roll!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was excellent! It was reasonably priced. The service was very good and friendly. Menu was extensive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great Japanese, really like the new omakase menu items!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent Japanese Authentic food and service was great. Prices are reasonable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Our first time visit to Kamai Royale Downtown was a very nice surprise. The sushi rice was done perfectly. We did not experience any MSG symptoms like some other sushi venues. They do it right. We had a salmon box sushi item where the salmon was slightly seared topped with ikura. It was a wonderful and delightful experience. Our friend had a 9 piece omakase appetizer which was also a sight to see as well as tasty. When we're in the area again, we will revisit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

First time in this location since they have shifted. The menu is quite limited as compared to before. Especially the sushi menu, the on line sushi menu has far more variety than the restaurant itself ! Overall food is good and delicious. Service is as usual, very welcoming and
attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

One of the original Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. God food, large menu. Will definitely go again

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Every staff was nothing but short of amazing. Will be back for sure :)

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great customer service 👍food just normal... just our table to small and wobbling, I asked for bigger table... was declined ... says busy, but not really. It was alright, but now going back for special occasion. There is more better place than this one... free parking is great!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We like this restaurant, have been coming for years. Freshest sashimi, sea urchin is to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (México)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Nice place, good food and excelent service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

久々の日本食にはホッとします

海鮮が美味しかったです

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 8, 2017

outstanding sashimi, service a bit slow, old location service was much better. but the food was great as always.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The staff are friendly, the food is good, but if you are looking for a typical west coast sushi joint you may be in for a surprise as the menu items are quite different. There was a large party going on while I was dining at Kamei, so one of my orders was delayed, but the staff gave us a complimentary appetizer while we were waiting.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Authentic and delicious cuisine. Prices similar to nearby "posh" restaurants but tasted better, was more comfortable, and wasn't pretentious. Upon request, steamed gyoza vs serving it fried, fantastic. Friendly, kind, and patient staff that helped us have a delicious and friendly meal. Really appreciated that staff pointed out both alcohol deals (10% off sake bottle) and special cuisine.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Always has a solid menu selection to please a variety of tastes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Had a fantastic meal, the food was expertly prepared and delicious. I feel the new location has lost a bit of the purely Japanese charm as the old one but still, just as fantastic. My one qualm with the meal was the tempura, served perfectly hot, and with a great crunch except the oil they used left a lingering oily taste. I'll be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was authentic and they err very accommodating when we were running a little late! The prices were also very reasonable!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great selection of Sakes.... extensive food menu. Grilled eel bowl fabulous. Also Katsu-do

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Food very fresh, service good, we all enjoyed very much.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Free parking after 6 pm - nice!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Osysters are not fresh, I had a donzen of osysters after I had stomach pain

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Great food! Reasonable prices.
There was a bd party that made things a little noisy but acceptable

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2016

I was very disappointed. Very expensive restaurant. Small portions and none of the dishes were extraordinary compared to other Japanese restaurants frequent in Vancouver and elsewhere.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent food, great service

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