About Us

Kamei Royale Origins

Tradition and innovation meet in the sleek modern lounge, a place to meet sample dishes such as the BC Roll, the Crunch and Munch Roll, and the Mao Roll (designed by Japanese figure skater Asada Mao) that Kamei Royale’s team, led by their professionally trained Japanese chef, have invented and introduced to Vancouver. There is always something new to discover.

mao roll

Kamei Royale and Royalebisu ensure impeccable service, entertainment, and an experience found nowhere else.

First in tradition

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Kamei Royale was the first to introduce Vancouverites to the traditional food and culture of Japan at their original West Pender St. location. Vancouver had few Japanese restaurants in the 1970’s, and Kamei Royale broke new ground, specializing in sushi and sashimi prepared by chefs professionally trained in Japan. Service staff dressed in the traditional kimono added authenticity. Finding a comfortable access to the culture through the food, atmosphere, and service Japan is noted for, the city instantly embraced Kamei Royale, making and keeping it a thriving part of the downtown scene. Today, Kamei Royale operates at West Georgia serving both traditional and new.

From its origins on West Pender St. to its present location at Burrard and Alberni, Kamei Royale has grown to be the largest Japanese restaurant in the lower mainland with over 250 seats. Growth has been accompanied by an uncompromising commitment to the values that brought initial success: authentic food impeccably served in a welcoming atmosphere. Eight consecutive Consumer Choice Awards have demonstrated the public’s approval.

“ We are always searching for a better understanding of our customers’ needs and expectations. While retaining our famous traditional style, we are enhancing the healthful menu choices, creativity, and entertainment that Canadians value so Kamei Royale is loved by its loyal customers, local and from around the globe. “

Hiroaki Masuda