went in before a movie at scotiabank theater. perfect option for sushi and other japanese goodies. service was on top of things.
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.
Great space, tasty food, great prices!
Has a decent selection of rolls with a good mix of ingredients.
Buen restaurante, nos gusto mucho comer ahi. Comida casera sana
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.
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.
I enjoyed the raw oysters! Food were all clean tasting, sake was superb! I would definitely return. ...but you reserve, it's usually busy.
Great food great value
Amazing Japanese Cuisine! Love Kamei Baru!!! Highly recommended!!
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.
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.
Had the eel Bento box for lunch. Very good quality food and excellent service.
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.
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!
Eaten here a couple times and been happy both times. Great service, attentive staff, and great food.
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.
Comida japonesa con excelente sabor, la sopa misu muy recomendable
Nice dining atmosphere and great drinks!
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 :)
Although my friend did not like his Lychee Martini, the overall quality and value at the restaurant was excellent.
Great food! Enjoyed the happy hour. Servers were very attentive and considerate.
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.
Thanks for the fantastic food. Super delicious and family friendly choices.
The West Coast Steampot was fresh (except I don't recall finding oysters, prawns and scallops). The double dragon roll, unagi (eel) rock were delicious. The miso and shio ramen were good (but a bit salty for us). Gyoza had too much garlic but at least the pork was not stinky. The service was good (friendly, accommodating). Note the fried egg in the loco moco chicken is actually a sunny side up egg (uncooked yolk).
One of the best Japanese restaurant in town!!
Great restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Oysters are well treated and are much cheaper at Happy Hours. Baru chicken wings are very nice with special flavour. Worth the price!
Have been here before, so know the food is good. This time I reserved earlier in the day for an evening visit. And me and my wife were seated in one of the booths which were nice and snug and which had views of the many big TV's showing the olympics. The food was delicious. I ordered the seafood platter and my wife had the hotpot . We ate our meal with a white wine.
The serving staff are friendly and attentive. A wonderful meal with good ambience.
After reading various reviews we decided to give this place a whirl during our stay in Vancouver. What a great find!
Decent sushi, decent prices. Service could use improvement.
99 cent happy hour oysters were good - creamy and fresh. Everything else good as well but probably not worth the price. Two of the rolls we ordered were priced at around $15, a bit too much in my opinion. Probably would not go back for the dinner service but would go again for oysters during happy hour.
Service was corteous but male server that lunch seemed to be confused at times. Female servers there were great. Teriyaki chicken sauce was a bit too watery. Service was fast and allowing pre-order was great. Online reservation was awesome. Overall was a good experience.
Our waitress was personable, efficient and well-informed. The food was tasty, authentic and reasonably priced.
I prefer making reservations through Open Table, for the obvious benefits. However, for some reason, the folks here don't seem to do whatever they need to do to note that I showed up for it. This is at least the 2nd time that I've been contacted, & noted that I didn't show up for my reservation, when I showed up right when I said I would, gave my name that I put the reservation under. Other than that, the experience was fine, although their prices are getting a bit out of hand, for what you get, especially when compared to so many other places
First time been there with fiancé for special valentines' day diner. The service was decent. It looked more of an authentic Japanese restaurant compared to those hk or Chinese Japanese restaurants. The dishes we ordered were delicate though the portion was small yet good enough for both of us. May go there and try other dishes with a group of friends next time
You took our reservation and we counted on a holiday lunch. However the restaurant was closed and only opened for dinner. Yet your system booked us and told us it was confirmed. This is not the first time with Kamei Baru, either you or Kamei Baru or both need to be more knowledgeable of what the restaurant is doing. This was very inconvenient since we went to another Asian food restaurant and found everything impossible because of Chinese New Year. As for Kamei Baru, it is poorly managed with respect to how it treats customers. We love the restaurant menu, appreciate deeply the friendly staff, and dislike the situation created by the managed.
The dine out menu was pretty great, lobsters, sushi, duck/ sashmi, also went when it was happy hours so got a great deal on oysters. Would come back again to try the regular menu too. The service was great and fast, our food came to the table in a steady pace.
I had lunch this week with a friend. Overall the food was quite good--she had a bento box and I had a sushi boat. The roles on the sushi boat were good but a bit sloppy. The sashimi was very fresh and wonderful. The only downer was that we had to try to flag down our waitress to place our order--it was very busy and we were on a tight time schedule so it crunched our experience a bit.
We enjoed the food n service. Better than expected food n pairing wine. Will come back.
Great place to go before the movies, fast, fresh and friendly. Happy hour mussels were delicious! Reservations are necessary to avoid disappointment.