Kamei Royale Downtown

4.3
114 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
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 114 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service . Enjoyed some traditional Japanese Sushi that is impossible to find back in my hometown. Recommend.

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ST
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. Great menu. We will definitely come back!

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w
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised - enjoyable dining experience and unique. All the dishes were great and no need to change anything.

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TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are visiting Vancouver, and we have been back 4 times! YUM! There are no bad choices! Try the sukiyaki!!! Mango roll is great too! As well as sashimi.

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CI
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I rarely give positive reviews for restaurants whether it be public or private, but if you want a quiet dinner, then this is the place to go. I was pleasantly surprised by the portion sizes! It may not be the best Japanese food you'll ever taste and frankly I've little experience with Japanese food, but as an ex chef, it tasted good and me and my 3 friends did not regret spending $200 CAD during the 2-3 hours we were there. Would definitely go back.

The reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is that it didn't blow me away. That rating is reserved for the best of the best, which is normally Michelin star restaurants or something to that standard.

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A
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We ordered short ribs, they came cold. It seems they were made and sat for a long while before being served. Dishes were tasty but pricey.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was ok. Service was not very good. We were still waiting for our bill, the server start to clean the table infront of us. As I was walking towards the exit, I stopped and was going to wait for my friend. I heard a server said “can you go? The bowl is full” apparently she was holding a bowl of noodle and trying to pass me. I was not impressed with the way she talk. Never going back for average Japanese food and terrible servers.

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GF
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Your good value sushi place with an extensive menu.
Nothing too innovative but reliable and good.
Better for lunch as it’s a bit quiet at dinner time being in the business area.

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CE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The teriyaki chicken was very greasy. The maki were only so- so, but the nigiri and sashimi were fresh. The melon, for those who ordered boats, was not ripe. The service was OK - EXCEPT the kitchen really screwed up. One of our dinners came with one of our starters. The 2nd starter arrived with the later dinners (20 minutes later!) And we were very clear about which we'd like first. The waitress blamed the kitchen but she was very busy with other tables and not around much.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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AC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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MH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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MR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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A
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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Dallas
120 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

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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HT
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good services. Some menu items are sold out.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Mother’s Day dinner

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lobster is really good

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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G
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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D
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great dinner service was excellent. Food was very good. We will be back next time we are in Vancouver.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

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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E
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1 of the last remaining authentic Japanese restaurants in Vancouver.

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MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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LB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

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VC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is good

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JS
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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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YV
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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e
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A bit noisy. Food is good.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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MM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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LJ
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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

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GE
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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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