Kamei Royale celebrated the grand opening of its new location in grand style on June 23.
As we previously mentioned, Kamei Royale relocated from its second floor location at Burrard and Georgia (211–1030 West Georgia) to a new Coal Harbour venue at 1066 West Hastings.
With the premises packed with wall-to-wall people, the evening consisted of speeches, a Japanese lion dance (shishi-mai, which is different from the Chinese lion dance), and a koto and shakuhachi performance.
A chef also demonstrated the cutting of a bluefin tuna.
There was even a sake barrel-breaking ceremony, that resulted in attendees being splashed.
Of course, there was also food, including sushi rolls, sashimi, melon with carpaccio, and more.
In addition to Kamei Royale (which opened in 1972), the Kamei Group runs three Ebisu restaurants and Kamei Baru.
The restaurant opens to the public on Monday (June 27) for lunch only. Dinner hours start on July 5.
Here are some photos from the event.