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“good food, awful service”
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Kame Japanese Restaurant
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mcminnville
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good food, awful service”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We've been going to Kames for years. The food is consistently good but service this time was awful. We were a party of six and it took over two hours to get our meal. It was delivered piecemeal, sushi orders were mixed up, the billing was in error...our friend noticed they'd left off two sushi plates. Then it took them 10 minutes to correct the bill so he could pay. Our waiter, who was mostly absent, was helping make sushi in the kitchen. Probably will never go back...there are plenty of good places to eat in MAC that also have good service. It's a real shame.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yearly ritual”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We go to McmInnville every year to attend one of their annual events. To celebrate, we make sure we have dinner at Kame. It is expensive, but we treat ourselves. The service is good, the food excellent. The place appears clean and there are nice asthetic touches to everything. Simple and elegant, in an easy kind of way. (We're not fancy posh people, lol.) Nice atmosphere. Location is good too right in the "old part" of downtown. As I said, it isnt cheap, but if you want to treat yourselves to good Japanese food this is the place.

  • Visited May 2013
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rpetrson
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pretty good sushi.”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

The food here is very good overall. Creative and tasty roll offerings and always superior quality fish. Tempura is light & not oily. Very friendly & attentive wait staff. Dinner for two is a good value and a lot of food. Plenty to take home.

  • Visited June 2013
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McMinnville, Oregon, United States
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Orgasm of the tongue.”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and I had the opportunity to meet the owner prior to opening her restaurant. That gives us somewhat of a biased view, however whenever we eat at the Kame we enjoy the Japanese beer, Sake and food. Even my foodie Son and Daughter-in-law from Long Island NY find the Sushi wonderful.
I am more traditional American and enjoy the tempura and pot stickers. Haven’t had the entire menu but I am sure every item on it is as fresh as it can be.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Robert B
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Dallas, Oregon, United States
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Laughable service”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Good food indeed but service was so bad we will not go back and it was our first time there. First we entered through the back and they sent us up front so that they could send us back towards a booth. You couldn't do that from your back door? Then the server thought Octopus was Calamari and did not know much about their sushi. We ordered 2 calamari's and they brought one. All our drink orders were wrong. They almost brought us the wrong order, they forgot to get us more ginger and wasabi and did forget the last beers we ordered. They couldn't answer our questions and the bit kicker at the end (we had to find our check) was they cannot do separate checks. Do not go there if you are going with a group of people and need to pay separately,. they say it is physically impossible to do this, it messes with their flow? I have bartended, waitressed and deal now in customer service and this was unbelievable.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Vicki G
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