This cozy branch of the Ebisu family features touches of classy Kamei Royale with flares of Ebisu Robson. Private rooms for dining & parties or relax in the lounge area for social drinking and watching sports. The freshest sashimi & sushi along with a huge variety of BBQ and cooked dishes make this place a must-try.
I never intended to stumble upon Kamakura. Until we heard the dreaded words 'It will be roughly a 10-15 minute wait'. Then it was decided, we're going to see what Kamakura is like. And I was pleasantly surprised when we walked through that door. I remember when it was Sagano, with the kitchen in the corner. But anyways. The food. Fantastic. And it appears that they've recently hired some students from Japan to be the waitresses. I find that the little rooms have a feel of their own, but I don't recommend it to anyone with a long torso, like myself. My back ached so badly when dinner was finished. Though I'd have to say that the service and creativity did blow me away. The manager is a pleasant fellow, he smiles and talks to the customers quite a bit. And if you understand Japanese, you're in for a treat. The sushi chefs tend to swear at each other everyso often. Definitely a place to go regularly.
I went there last night, everything is just so-so. As a Japanese restaurant at this price range, I have many other choices, would not recommend it for crazy sushi-lover like me! The services is not to my satisfactaction, in fact we have been waited for more than 15 min before anyone can see us, they were busy serving other customers. And the freshness of sushi is just so-so, food not very delicious.
My dinner date and I tried out Kamakura after its transformation from all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant, Kamei Royale.
We were struck with the dark, modern decor - the sort of atmosphere I'd associate with Guu or similar upscale restaurants. Seating is comfortable, whether you’re in a private booth in the back or next to the picture windows overlooking downtown.
After a memorable meal at a modest price (appetizers, sushi, robata and a bamboo carafe of sake under $60), we were enamored enough to dine again the following week.
The menu includes traditional rolls, nigiri, and sashimi (try the Delicious Roll); exceptional robata seafood and meat dishes and monthly chef's creations demand to be tried. Recently, we enjoyed a giant prawn served with a mixed mushroom motoyaki sauce and tender, tasty Maguro Zuke tuna sashimi.
I’m hooked on Buta Pon (pork cuts covered in a house prepared ponzu sauce)!
Other standouts include garlic pepper tuna tataki, a fun presentation of tempura sticks and dipping sauce and tuna sake with house special sauce.
The staff have a perfect understanding of the pace of your meal, whether you're in a hurry or savoring your meal slowly. The staff and management knew our names by the third visit. We've frequented other Vancouver restaurants for well over a year before being noticed. This attention makes coming back to a restaurant you enjoy all the more satisfying.
The Cambie and Broadway area is awash in a sea of same-y sushi restaurants, best suited for lunch or casual dining. Kamakura is something special, offering you a chance to get your traditional Japanese dish fix as well as indulge in some fantastic fusion flavors. Highly recommended whether you live/work in the area or have to venture a little further to get there.
Came here for a birthday party last month with about 20 people.
We come here because its downtown restaurant quality outside of "downtown"
The food was fairly good, as expected
The service was excellent
We were tended to by the waitresses frequently
Oh and did i say birthday shots on the house?
The manager was also great
Prior to serving us she made sure we had designated drivers, and got the rest of us home in cabs
All in all a great experience
Will definitely come back for our next party
A very cozy and hidden restaurant where you have this feeling only Daiken Yama in Tokyo can offer. It is like a replica of a nice sushi bistro in that highly rated prestigious Tokyo area, and does offer you the very true essences that a well managed Japanese restaurant can provide.
The inevitable view is what fostered the atmosphere. Provided it is located a slightly elevated location, windows seat enjoys the exclusive False Creek view which is an excellent choice to dine romantically, or bring in your tourist guest.
The newly decorated eatery offers its diners a piece of serenity in each seating. The whole room is softly lighted with great interior design. Food and service is stunning. The server is pleased and ready to offer you what is today’s “Freshest" recommendation if you are the one into the seafood delicate. A must try is the grill-on-your-table dish which is presented by a small stone-made grill, torched by a tiny candle lit stove and topped by a net with your choice of meat or scallops grilling over top. An excellent choice that will guarantee to provide you a good entertainment, and nonetheless, an exquisite experience to your taste buds.