Kamei Royale Downtown

4.3
104 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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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
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Phone number
(604) 687-8588
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Burrard St
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Parking Details
Free Underground Parking after 6:00pm for Kamei Royale customers. Please do not purchase a parking ticket.
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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.
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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.
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
What 104 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.8
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Good sushi. Not the cheapest for what you get, though.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Overall the experience is good yet, flexible to cater our order , yet the chawan mushi was disappointing and tasteless!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Good food, friendly staff, nice ambiance. We are definitely coming back next time in Vancouver

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This restaurant serves real Japanese food, fresh from the ocean. I enjoyed every item on the dish. If you want to have the same course menu in Tokyo you have to pay the sam amount of money you pay Kamei Royale for dinner; it's reasonable. This is the first visit here. We (four people) enjoyed dinner on Sunday. It was bloody crowded. So the service was little bit poor. But the person who served wore Kimono in proper way ( she doesn't speak Japanese) so I happened to talked to her in Japanese.
An authentic Japanese restaurant I could recommend to everyone.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Amazing restaurant. Went to Kamei Royale back in 2014, and they have really stepped up their game since then. The decor is beautiful, servers are kind+helpful, and the food is delicious. I'll definitely be going again in the future.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We were a group,of 10, and enjoyed our experience.

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

People recommended Vancouver for sushi, and I have to say that I probably got into one of the worst places. We had several rolls, and none of them were remarkable. I have had much better sushi in Dallas. I do not recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Good services. Some menu items are sold out.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lobster is really good

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great fish, reasonable prices. I remember this place from my last visit 10 years ago and it didn’t disappoint 10 years later. I guess I love the place if it remember it for 10 years.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Our waiter, Sean, was very helpful and not pushy. Although he offered to start the sukiyaki for us, we would have preferred if he cooked the whole meal. But this may be the restaurant policy, so we are not complaining. When we come to town again, we certainly will ask for Sean again.

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We ordered the Omakasi meal for two and it was probably the worst food that I have ever eaten.

The tempura was average but all of the sushi was not fresh and to be honest it was offensive. The dessert and appetizer components were of a large variety but tasted poor.

The service was fair and they did discount the meal but I would never recommend to eat there again. Very disappointed with the food from this establishment.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I came here for a birthday party involving 16 people. They were very accommodating and we had a great time. Food came quickly and was presented nicely.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

1 of the last remaining authentic Japanese restaurants in Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Amazing menu! So much to choose from! Our server was amazing. Totally enjoyed it. Would defiantly recommend to my friends when visiting Vancouver.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Although food was good and fresh, we found portions to be very small and on the very high price level.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Me and my girlfriend went there for a quick get together dinner. The service was great. The food were good. We had the fresh oysters, share few sushi rolls and tempura. There were a few TV showing hockey game and other sport channels. It's a great place for casual dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food is good

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We only had 50 minutes to have dinner before going to the Canucks game, we let them know and they brought our food very quickly and everything was excellent.

It was also my nephew's 5th birthday, and they brought us a scoop of ice cream with frozen blue berries (his favourite, great guess!) and a candle.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Waits were unreasonably long (ie 30 min for dessert), servers were confused and unresponsive, and food was disappointing. Overall, the experience was a smashing miss.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Our server Hitomi was the nicest ever! She had a really happy energy, made us feel very welcomed! The atmosphere was nice, lots of people happily chatting, even though it was busy our food came quite quickly. Empty dishes didn’t stay on our table long, Hitomi was on top of everything. Checking on us periodically, making sure our table was neat and we had enough tea.
It was our first restaurant for our first time in Vancouver, would recommend to everyone!! A+++

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Way too much rice on the rolls and sushi. We were filled up by the starch and the food just does not feel delicate. Fish quality (sushi sashimi boat) was ok but variety was a bit boring. Restaurant atmosphere was ok, not modern or edgy like many new places.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Salad was beautiful; great service & good food every time we visited

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

A bit noisy. Food is good.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service and food and just a wonderful find. We had no idea this restaurant was even there. Really great service and great food.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

A very good Japanese restaurant with fresh and tasty food, comfortable environment and excellent service

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and great service. We ordered the Happy Hour Menu and it was great.
It was lotss of food.
Would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 4, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food excellent service really nice people and great ambiance

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5.0Dined on November 17, 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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5.0Dined on November 12, 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

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 26, 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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2.0Dined on October 25, 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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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Decent place, good food/service

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

サービス対応が素晴らしかった。

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5.0Dined on September 12, 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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