Kamei Royale Downtown

4.5
235 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
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!
What 235 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
Ambience
4.2
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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and very accomodating. Go for happy hour. Leave happy. Simple.

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vipNiccoB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice happy hour!

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vipfoodielover
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Warm quiet atmosphere to enjoy the weekend meal. Friendly service often offer free ice cream desert.

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vipToddH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked through OpenTable in 1 week advance, looks like is the best value for their Happy Hour Menu. Staff is friendly. Free parking at their underground parking.

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JohnE
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal!

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AnnB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of THE best real sushi we have had ever. Best fresh seafood, top notch service, quiet to enjoy our food and our service is so professional. Will come back whenever we are in town.

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SuzanneT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great happy hour with fresh BC oysters

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MindyB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've been a customer of Kamei Royale Downtown for many years thus I keep on coming back. They have an excellent service and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for the incredible dinner and experience! Everything about Kamei is wonderful — the food (especially the salmon oshi), the decor, the “vibe” if you will, and the service. They accommodated an increase in our party and did an amazing job making all 8 of us feel welcomed and taken care of. We had such a fun and delicious evening!

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Jpfoodlover
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service is very detailed and accommodate, overall great experience.

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Sazurac
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

This is a very pleasant restaurant with excellent service and an comfortable atmosphere. I was however somewhat disappointed by the Shabu Shabu which contained far too much cabbage and with an overpowering soup. I shall certainly give it another try, with a different choice of main course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a most enjoyable time at Kamei sushi. The chicken teriyaki dish was like nothing we have had at a Japanese restaurant before, it included many perfectly cooked vegetable and beautiful presentation The salad was fresh and delicious, fish was excellent. The service was amazing, it felt like we were back in Japan. And free parking to boot! We would definitely go back.

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Has always been a delightful restaurant to eat no matter where they are or were located. My favorite though I have to admit is when they were on Burrard. Awesome place, food and the staff are happy upbeat and a pleasure.
You have to eat here at least once or you will miss out.

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Michael
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fun evening with my work team and great food. I'll definitely be back.

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PopBassMe
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BEST SUSHI IN CANADA. ever. Try the chu toro it will blow your mind.

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Annie
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Happy hour rolls really not worth getting. Main fish dish poorly prepared and expensive for what was given. Not sure that we will ever try again even though the service was very good.

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steveh
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi. Hitomi is the best server we've ever had, we get her almost every time and she makes the experience that much better!

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RoxanneS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Very disappointed. Fresh fish but recipies didn’t taste good.

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Russell
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Good service and good food, nice design.

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LindaS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Food was good but missing sushi like they had before

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best sushi and the nicest staff! Made our trip to Vancouver memorable! Definitely check it out you will not be disappointed.

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vipToddH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best, will go another time. Now you can sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Quaint little restaurant. Staff were very pleasant. I thought there should have been a bit better selection of items but the sushi we ordered was quite good. No complaints at all. Enjoyed our dinner and would recommend going there.

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Albro
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Kamei Royale is right downtown Vancouver and they offer FREE parking!! That's huge! Restaurant was quite pleasant (not elaborate by any means). The service was superb right from reception all the way through the meal. Very friendly and efficient. They have an option where you can order your main course and for an extra few dollars you can add an appetizer, miso soup and rice. That's what we chose to do. My wife ordered the sizzling beef dish and chose tempura shrimp as her appetizer and I ordered the miso marinated black cod and chose a sweet karaage chicken dish as my appetizer. We shared all plates. All the food was quite tasty although I thought the black cod had a bit of a strong taste to it (not enough though to complain about). Kamei has a "happy hour" until 6:30PM and we arrived at 6:00PM so we ordered 2 glasses of wine each at a very good price. Overall, very good value for the money. We'll be back.

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MonA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great!!! Incredible service and really good food!!!

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vipEmilyM
Montreal
60 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this restaurant. Such a nice calm relaxed unpretentious vibe and the sashimi really was incredible. The staff were so attentive and helpful in our selections. Oysters were great. Sake was great. Aburi was delicious (toro topped).

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vip604XFR
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great additional outdoor dining area that is away from the street. Happy Hour menu for Mon to Fri. $0.99 oysters special are so-so but everything else on the H/H is pretty good.

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vipECcalgary
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Very authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and lovely sushi

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RobertD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excelente service with very good food. COVID conscience . Highly recommend for Japanese food and sake.

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Sory
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with my family in this restaurant and we were all satisfied with food, service and ambiance. Strongly recommend!

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KatelynnM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food! I have a gluten allergy (celiac) and the waitress was very aware as well as checked in with the kitchen. The fish was fresh and sushi very tasty! Will definitely be going back when in the city.

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ruby
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was awesome as always. Love this place and the people who are genuine. Also the food is incredible! Just wish we lived closer

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justint
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The staff was very friendly. We found the food took quite awhile with our meals arriving at least 20 mins apart. The blossom roll was apparently very good. My California roll lacked any flavor. The spicy salmon roll was ok.
My son’s meal wasn’t even close to the picture and quite rubbery(squid?).

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vipToddH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the happy hour menu, amazing!

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JenZ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Nice design. Good place for a date or nice dinner.

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vip604XFR
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food menu. Great service. Staff are authentic.
The waygu beef is worth trying.

BUT drinks are over-priced.
The house red and white wines need to get upgraded to better quality. And how can a Japanese restaurant run out of a common saki ?!

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steveh
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a memorable, perfect dinner, the sashimi is the best anywhere, period!

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JimB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We are regulars, at least once a month. The food is always first rate and the staff could not be better. In fact we have become good friends. They have my vote.

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vipMatteL
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!!!!

FAQs

Kamei Royale Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Kamei Royale Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.