Kamei Baru Japanese Seafood Restaurant

4.1
90 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday-Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 559-8588
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Burrard Street
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Parking Details
Underground parking lot with easy access to our restaurant and the nearby Scotiabank Movie Theatre
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Public Transit
We are a short walk from the Barclay and Comox bus stops on Burrard street.
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Special Events & Promotions
We presently offer an all day drink special of $3.99 pints and $10.99 pitchers of select domestic beers.

Also come and see our $1 oyster special during happy hours.

See our website for more details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
90 reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
44%
Very Good
28%
Good
25%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.3
Value
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J
Vancouver
3.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great space, tasty food, great prices!

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BM
Vancouver
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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n
Vancouver
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food great value

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OT
Vancouver
4.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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AR
Vancouver
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice dining atmosphere and great drinks!

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V
Vancouver
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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E
Vancouver
4.0Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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).

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b
Vancouver
5.0Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best Japanese restaurant in town!!

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V
Montreal
5.0Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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DB
Vancouver
4.0Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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B
Calgary
4.0Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After reading various reviews we decided to give this place a whirl during our stay in Vancouver. What a great find!

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F
Vancouver
3.0Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Decent sushi, decent prices. Service could use improvement.

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OT
Vancouver
3.0Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

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RN
Vancouver
4.0Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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Z
Seattle
4.0Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our waitress was personable, efficient and well-informed. The food was tasty, authentic and reasonably priced.

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S
Vancouver
3.0Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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OT
Vancouver
1.0Dined on February 8, 2016
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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BM
Vancouver
3.0Dined on January 27, 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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.

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j
Vancouver
5.0Dined on January 21, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoed the food n service. Better than expected food n pairing wine. Will come back.

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LF
Vancouver
4.0Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to go before the movies, fast, fresh and friendly. Happy hour mussels were delicious! Reservations are necessary to avoid disappointment.

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