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Camon Japanese Restaurant

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1332 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3124
+1 803-254-5400
Today
17:00 - 21:15
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:15
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Lexington SC
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was one of the original sushi restaurants before the sushi craze. Its authentic and the owner is very nice man. I still love Camon after 20 years

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Thank Panic1522
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

While on a weekend trip with my boyfriend, we stopped by Camon on a Saturday night for some sushi. We are regular sushi eaters in our hometown, as well as when we visit other towns, so we were excited to try Camon. From the location, you could tell that this restaurant has been in business for many years, which is... More 

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Thank Christine W
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

A little surprised that this restaurant has such good reviews. Fair to middling sushi at very expensive prices. Maybe Columbia's best sushi but not great in a broader context. $60 (inc tip) for a beer and a one-person sushi meal seems excessive for sushi that was pretty ordinary.

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Thank Chris P
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I came here to celebrate my friend's birthday during an anime convention. When I got there, I was kinda worried since they weren't busy, and I'd figure during an anime convention, any Japanese restaurant within walking distance would be packed. The place is easy to miss, and the decor is pretty bland, especially considering how much you pay for the... More 

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Thank Andi B
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming here for 5 years now and it's always great... we used to come 1-2 times a week when we lived close but still come from Blythewood almost every week. We learned to eat sushi here starting with the rolls and progressed to where we eat everything from eel to octopus nigiri. I travel... More 

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Thank usmcscar
South Carolina
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

This place is reminiscent of the authentic Japanese Sushi bars you hear about from Japan- less about decoration and all about food. Open for 30 years, the chef has it down. He opened and has kept going in the same place ever since. We sat at a table, but next time we'll sit at the sushi bar. The nigiri was... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

Wanted to spare the cooks from another day over the stove and also have something a bit lighter for dinner after a very heavy meal on Christmas Day. Camon did not disappoint. As I said in a previous review, Camon is not the first Japanese restaurant that most people in Columbia think of, but after nearly 30 years it certainly... More 

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Thank David R
Columbia, South Carolina
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Among Columbia's list of Japanese restaurants, Camon will not be the first one mentioned by most diners though after our dinner last night I think it should be. It is on busy Assembly Street and is outside the nearby Vista entertainment district by a few blocks. But, if a quiet,cozy carefully prepared meal of sushi, teriyaki or sukiyaki that you... More 

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1 Thank David R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is the best Japanese food I have ever experienced. It looks, feels, and tastes very authentic. I'm amazed that Camon is still relatively unknown, because everyone who I've had try it loves it. The only reason I don't visit more often is the relatively high price.

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Atlanta
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

A remarkable find in the middle of downtown Columbia. They've been there a long time, and their experience shows.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:15
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:15
Thursday
17:00 - 21:15
Friday
17:00 - 21:15
Saturday
17:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1332 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3124
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-254-5400

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?