Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant

4.2
106 reviews
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  • Group Bookings
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.
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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The fire alarm was on the whole time we were having lunch, so it was loud and uneasy to talk.

The food was alright, sauces were excessive on every dish, and the deep fried chicken wings were overly oily.

Portion size was valuable at the price, just the quality was so so.

Service was good, attentive and pleasant

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YF
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Fusion bar / resto / pub right next to a theatre oriented to Japanese fusion food so it is modern. Food good, drinks excellent, hip, could be better, no real complaints. Cosmetically a little chaotic & run-down chic but not in a bad way.

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b
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Never disappoints. High quality food.

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CE
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Got many dishes, Including a dine out set menu. They forgot to give us the dessert. They gave us our bill and we paid. Didn't realize it till the next day. Sad.

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food is ordinary. We had the Dine Out vancouver menu and felt the $35 value was not worth it. I was disappointed.

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I had the combination box-the food was not enjoyable ,small portions and very expensive. Chicken teriyaki- a small piece whit no sauce on it over rice...no veggies or sprouts. Piece of blood orange which was barely one bite big. Spicy tuna...it was so fishy tasting that i couldnt eat more than the first piece.Tempura very thick battered. Didnt even come with pickled ginger (did get it once we asked for it).
No refill on tea
Definitely wont be back.

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XF
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The server was rude when she cannot explain their menu to me. The premier sake flight was over-priced. In fact, all food items were over-priced. I am paying 3-4 star price for an 2-3 star restaurant.

It is like a bistro /bar but at high sit-down restaurant prices.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun time and good food

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Average Japanese cuisine. Food has a great presentation for sure.

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BN
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The only Japanese sports resto-bar in Vancouver with a late night happy hour. Oishi!

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F
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff are fantastic and the food is delicious! There's a lot of options from sushi to ramen to bowls and bento boxes. There is omething for everyone.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Staff seemed to be running in circles - we had to follow up on our order more than once. We didn't get certain things that we ordered - when we followed up, they actually brought us the wrong dish. Then charged us for the missing item :(

Food was very tasty! Would recommend, but it wasn't the upscale place we saw in the online images - more of a sports bar - lots of TVs playing "the game". A little distracting for a date night. Yummy food made up for all of the night's shortcomings!

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PG
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Interesting combo menu. We appreciated.

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RY
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in town for SeaWheeze and this restaurant was recommended to us. We liked it so much that we went back a second night. Food was awesome, atmosphere was great and service was over the top! Both visits were Exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a really nice dinner. The food is amazing! I would come again with all my friends!!!!

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B
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Came in after 9pm to have dinner,not very much of a choice for dinner,this place is good for late night snack and drinks. Had the 10pvs chicken wings special but did not realized that there were a charge for $1/- for choosing flavor, didn't state on menu. Had the honey mustard wings not too bad.
Overall food were tasted ok.

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J
Vancouver
86 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

went in before a movie at scotiabank theater. perfect option for sushi and other japanese goodies. service was on top of things.

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LE
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Not bad, but not impressive as well. You can get much more in downtown Vancouver for the same price point. Pretty slim lunch menu and food that is just OK in my opinion.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great space, tasty food, great prices!

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Has a decent selection of rolls with a good mix of ingredients.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Buen restaurante, nos gusto mucho comer ahi. Comida casera sana

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A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service, waited a bit long for couple dishes, but server cane by couple times to apologize. Food is good, not the best, but atmosphere+ service made up the difference.

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food is always good here. A great place to come for lunch but a little on the pricey side. You have to expect that from nice restaurants downtown Vancouver.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I enjoyed the raw oysters! Food were all clean tasting, sake was superb! I would definitely return. ...but you reserve, it's usually busy.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food great value

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TE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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AR
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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ST
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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DB
Jacksonville
57 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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n
Vancouver
110 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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PJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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K
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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J
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Comida japonesa con excelente sabor, la sopa misu muy recomendable

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice dining atmosphere and great drinks!

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V
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 :)

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R
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

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D
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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JR
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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