Kamei Royale Downtown

4.2
131 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
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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!
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CP
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a nice place to taste Japanese cuisine. In addition, the selection and types of sake is awesome. We loved it and I am sure will be back for more sushi and sake. Try the warm sake on a cold winter evening, it is beautiful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Meal was fantastic, exactly what sushi/sashimi should be light.

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Great quality ingredients in all 5 of the rolls we ordered.

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NK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great authentic feel with amazing food. The restaurant had very cool decor. The menu offered lots of options. Service was a little slower but it was a busy Saturday night so it's to be expected. Food presentation was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Food was delayed by a ton, first time going for a dine out event. Never going back there again, prices were $45 for the dine out event and had to wait for the entree for too long. By the time we got our food, everyone else was done and food for the dine out event was not enough to even feed a kid.. A $28 meal had more food than $45 meal. Not happy with it at all, unsatisfied.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything great except other customers behind us spoke too loudly, making it unpleasant.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, polite staff and they have Karaoke!!!!!!

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MD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was ok. Service was extremely poor. Waitress forgot half our order and we waited for an hour to get it. Not attentive enough to even refill drinks for the entire time. She blamed it on a big party on the other side(which was half empty). Great weekend except for this experience being the one night that sucked, for lack of a better descriptor. Wont return.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service & high quality seafood. Sushi boat was good value.

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CV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I like the old place better

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner marking some family here from Australia. The food was fantastic, the service was great. We will definitely be back.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The restaurant at it's old location seemed to be very authentic. In its new location I would compare it more to a pub as loud music is blasted on their speakers and sports highlights occupy the four or five wide screen televisions. The service was alright but I was missing chopsticks when I got my meal and lacked a napkin.

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TK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service.

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H
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great romantic dinner with wife. Cyvjbib ycyvuv yvubub yv ui bibinin uvubibib yvubibi uvub uhuf ydyvu

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J
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very tasty Japanese food and excellent Sake available

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Liked the sushi. Probably the best I've had in the last couple of years. Try sushi platter!

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent!!
Food is good, we always have a great time there. There free parking after 6pm.

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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
7 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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JP
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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OT
Dallas
126 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
19 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
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Mother’s Day dinner

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

Lobster is really good

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LC
Tahoe
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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