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Camon Japanese Restaurant

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1332 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3124
+1 803-254-5400
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:15
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Medina, Ohio
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The food takes a while to get to you and the prices seem high with an average of about $10 per roll. However, my 5 star ranking is not a typo. This is hands down some of the best sushi I have ever had and I have eaten sushi literally around the world. The sushi is fresh, creative, and tasty.... More 

Thank JamesAWOL
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

First let me tell you that I worked for Miyos in college and I can attest that food is super fresh and super good. Until yesterday, Miyos was was my go to for sushi. Camon has stolen my heart! I loved the warm , casual atmosphere . the staff was so courteous and attentive. The food was amazing. The most... More 

Thank Austine B
Lexington SC
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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

Thank Panic1522
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank Christine W
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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 26 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 

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 28 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 

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 

Thank sctraveler03
Columbia, South Carolina
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116 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank David R
Columbia, South Carolina
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116 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 21:15
17:00 - 21:15
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?