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About Kamei Royale Downtown
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!
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X3
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
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Free Underground Parking after 6:00pm for Kamei Royale customers. Please do not purchase a parking ticket.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Kamei Royale is the only remaining restaurant which can provide a private Japanese Tatami room which doors can be closed. Due to the new regulation, no other restaurant may obtain rights to recreate closed Tatami room like Kamei Royale offers.
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
Kamei Royale Downtown Ratings and Reviews
Great customer service 👍food just normal... just our table to small and wobbling, I asked for bigger table... was declined ... says busy, but not really. It was alright, but now going back for special occasion. There is more better place than this one... free parking is great!
The staff are friendly, the food is good, but if you are looking for a typical west coast sushi joint you may be in for a surprise as the menu items are quite different. There was a large party going on while I was dining at Kamei, so one of my orders was delayed, but the staff gave us a complimentary appetizer while we were waiting.
Authentic and delicious cuisine. Prices similar to nearby "posh" restaurants but tasted better, was more comfortable, and wasn't pretentious. Upon request, steamed gyoza vs serving it fried, fantastic. Friendly, kind, and patient staff that helped us have a delicious and friendly meal. Really appreciated that staff pointed out both alcohol deals (10% off sake bottle) and special cuisine.
Had a fantastic meal, the food was expertly prepared and delicious. I feel the new location has lost a bit of the purely Japanese charm as the old one but still, just as fantastic. My one qualm with the meal was the tempura, served perfectly hot, and with a great crunch except the oil they used left a lingering oily taste. I'll be back.
We went here on the last night they were open before the big move to Coal Harbour in Vancouver. We always love the food here and look forward to the new location. We took a baby in a stroller with us and they were very good about finding us a table that worked for everyone.
This restaurant is in close proximity to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (currently directly across the street) and to many of the other downtown hotels. The menu is diverse and extensive - pleasing to many palates. It is reasonably priced and the service is quick, making this a place that I would recommend and return to.
We totally enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. The server was very cheerful and helpful in explaining the dishes. The presentation was beautiful. The salad dressing and the tenpura were very delicious.
The sashimi was fresh and tasty. We certainly will come back and recommend this restaurant to friends.
In downtown Vancouver, you can find a sushi place on nearly every street, and it's generally fairly fresh and good. However, if you are looking for an elevated sushi experience with top notch quality and choices, come to Kamei. This is a fantastic place to take friends, or to take someone for their first sushi. The ambiance is that of a quality restaurant, the service is fabulous (though sometimes a bit slow when they are busy), and the sushi is simply delicious.
This is not an exceptional Japanese restaurant. In a city that has so many excellent ones, we expected this to be among them, but it wasn't. We did ask for and get a tatami room, which gave our party of four a nice privacy. But the food was not notable. The tea was fine, but the fried tofu was nearly flavourless. One of our party was brought the wrong meal. The portions were small for the price. The salted edamame was my favourite thing, but that's hard to get wrong. With no drinks other than tea, and only one ice cream dessert, $150 seemed high for four people.
Food was outstanding, the best Japanese food I ever tasted in Vancouver! The seafood rice and yakisoba highly recommended. The staff was so nice and welcoming, and I liked to see the hostess wearing traditional kimono. I will definitely go there again and recommend this place to all my friends!
We were told about this place by our hotel, just up the street. Located in a business tower, the place only has a small sign on the steer level, so look for it. We got 3 sushi rolls and all were fantastic, very fresh and reasonably priced. We will come back when in the area!!
Visit Kamei Royale Downtown, if you need to meet friends, spend a quiet evening with family, or have a special occasion. You should not worry about the food quality - it would be fresh, safe, and authentically Japanese. Wonderful feature to serve set of sashimi, sushi, and tempura on the wooden boats will attract attention of your friends, who visit this place for a first time. We visited Kamei Royale five times for lunch and dinner and were always satisfied. They have a short "European wine" list but, of course, this place is mostly for sake and beer drinkers. Enjoy!
Service staff was inattentive. Never came back after we said we'll need a minute to look at the drink order (we actually had to go get the server, who was not busy). Similar thing happened to our second round food order.
There was 15% gratuity already added on a group of 4 adults & 1 infant. I questioned this, and the server confirmed any party of 5+ (even with an infant) will incur an automatic gratuity. (looking at their menu online now, it says the gratuity will be added on a group of 6. liars...). Unheard of.
Safe to say we will never go back, and, and will definitely not recommend to any of our friends/colleagues.
Good gathering place and convenient.
The rolls and sashimi were yummy~~
The steamed mussels with white wine sauce are acceptable as they are quite small and the taste was not as rich as I expected.
However, overall the food were delicious,
thank you for services & food.
Group of seven had dinner at the restaurant. Seating arrangement allowed for good interaction amongst the group. Food was very good and we did not have to wait very long between dishes. Service and was excellent - we had one guest with a nut allergy and the servers made recommendations and really looked after the individual. I certainly recommend the restaurant for dinning.
A former must go to restaurant for my adult kids when they return to Vancouver, the sushi was not well made, but worse is the nori was shockingly not crisp, making the sushi difficult to chew.
Service is also slow when we go with large groups. It was good this time for a party of 3.
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