Location: 1030 Georgia Street
The Molangs arrived at Kamei Royale at 5:30 PM to have an early dinner. As expected, there was no waiting in line. Their service staff was courteous and welcoming.
From the decor to the food, Kamei Royle is a traditional Japanese restaurant. It’s a cozy and spacious place for any dining occasion. Aside from the “special rolls”, there aren’t many “extravagant” menu items. Since this is a restaurant in Downtown Vancouver, expect to pay a little premium; however, the extra price is justified by the quality of food.
Speaking of food…
Dobin Mushi ($6.50)
This dish was not on the menu. You’d have to ask the server for it 😉
Dobin Mushi is a dashi-based broth served in a little tea pot. With the broth came with shrimp, scallop, ginkgo nuts, and enoki mushrooms. To my surprise, there was no chicken.
There was enough broth for fill four of the little teacups shown below. The broth was hot, but not boiling hot. Nonetheless, everything was fresh and flavourful.
Oda Roll ($15.50)
This is one of the more expensive sushi rolls I’ve had recently. Ingredients of the Oda Roll include salmon sashimi, avocado, and mango. It is topped off with freshwater eel and cream cheese. As shown in the picture, the waiter torched the sushi roll right in front of our eyes! This melted the cheese slightly to give the roll more of a gooey texture. Overall, the sushi was tasty, and tightly rolled. Every component stood out, except for the eel. I felt the cheese may have overpowered it.
Deluxe Uni & Ikura Kamameshi ($19.95)
Now this is something you don’t see in too many Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. Order this early because it takes ~25 minutes to make! It is a hearty pot of hot rice with uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe), salmon, cod, and mushroom. It also came with assorted pickles. Yes, the kamameshi tastes as yummy as it looks!
Call me greedy, but I wish there was just one more slab of uni 😛
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