About CAVU KITCHEN BAR
Richmond, BC V6X4C7
Located in the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC, our kitchen and bar is the place to go for fresh, flavorful food and drinks in a cool, laid-back atmosphere. Indulge in gourmet comfort food (with a twist), along with classic, old-fashioned cocktails, local wines, and international and domestic beers.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am.
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Two Hours complimentary hotel parking available.
A short 5 minute walk from the Brighouse Canada Line Station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Nightly Specials 7 Days A Week
CAVU KITCHEN BAR Ratings and Reviews
This was my 2nd time here and it was jus ...
This was my 2nd time here and it was just as good as the 1st time. I had organized a group gathering and chose this place as it was central for everyone. We all loved the food, the ambience and the service was ☆☆☆☆☆!! Quickly becoming a fav place to hang out with friends 😊😍
We had the dine-out menu with the wine p ...
We had the dine-out menu with the wine pairings - the food is very good - interesting spices and combinations of flavours, artfully served. The staff are friendly, and the wine selections are excellent (if a bit on the cold side when first served). There was a live guitarist who played very nice background music that added to the experience. We have eaten here once before from their regular menu and were very pleased with the food - great flavour combinations!
Everything was fine, nothing fantastic. ...
Everything was fine, nothing fantastic. This was a second visit, and since last time the service was phenomenal, I prompted others to come with. But when I walked up to one of the waitresses, she glared at me and did not say anything. Not sure what to do I stood there until another waitress came over, and I proceeded to tell her I had a reservation and everything else went fine. Overall impression: food was fine, ambience is fine, it's really just that. Fine.
Christmas Eve dinner buffet was amazing, ...
Christmas Eve dinner buffet was amazing, and good value for what you get with lots of seafood, a variety of good vegetable dishes and salads, chicken/roast beef and yummy desserts.
Location is central and parking is good
Food and service were pretty good. The ...
Food and service were pretty good. The rooms was a bit cool and cavernous for a cold winter day. Not sure that gluten aware meant gluten free, for the celiacs out there ... but overall, the experience was a good one!!
Okay experience. We shared the calamari ...
Okay experience. We shared the calamari apply which was really good. The main courses , pappardelle with beef and chicken curry were nice, but not excellent and not as hot as they should have been. Wine list was reasonable. Live music made conversation difficult and together with sports on tv made the atmosphere busy. So, if you want a bar type setting and okay food, try it.
A quiet, cozy environment to dine. We've ...
A quiet, cozy environment to dine. We've been here on few occasions. Friendly staff, attentive service. Food has been a hit and miss. I've had the perfect steak, and I've had my rare steak cooked to medium well. Nonetheless, it remains one of the few decent western restaurants in Richmond.
I know Dine Out may affect the offerings and proportions but I was seriously hungry after! The servings were so insignificant that I felt I couldn't get a sense of what the food was really like. If it is representative of business as usual, then I'm not sure I'd go back. I tend to give places a benefit of a doubt.
Great food and nice quiet atmosphere.
The food and service are very good at CAVU and I'm not sure why it isn't more popular. Locals don't seem to have found it and it's a shame as the only drawback to the restaurant is that more people would improve the ambiance. I like the quiet atmosphere as you can have a nice conversation without yelling - which is necessary in many restaurants these days. The servers are all very pleasant and efficient and I've had many menu items and all are very good. Try it, you'll like it!
Great for a tuesday night meeting of friends
CAVU was a great little find! The appies were delicious as were our mains! I really liked the little trio of desserts. It was perfect for the 3 of us in our party to each get a mini of what we wanted!
The waitress was great! The only thing we hoped for was that the live music would be on longer! Next time we know to go earlier! Great place!
Terrific Food in Cozy Atmosphere
Really enjoyed the food and service. Menu has wide range of dishes and apps that made it hard to choose from. Food was bursting with flavor from fresh ingredients that was just the right size. Enjoyed happy hour before 6pm and was near our hotel so made it easy to walk to.
Very good pasta
Very good pasta. Lacklustre fish 'n chips and burgers. Get entrees versus casual plates - they're much better and worth the extra money. Service was a bit slow, but she was very friendly and tried to check in often. Clean place, renovated, would definitely come back!
Great spot, good service and yummy food
Enjoyed ourselves here! They even accommodated our baby. The place was mostly empty which is unfortunate as the food goes beyond standard hotel restaurant fare. Great variety in the menu. Service was also professional and friendly. Would return when wanting something non-Asian in Richmond!
More improvements needed
Restaurant staff are friendly but at times stretched out over the span of the floor. Their approach is bar-like and not as professional and fitting as its high end ambience (take Chop for comparison). Food is well seasoned but both our chicken+chorizo and halibut (the smallest piece of $25 halibut entree in town) are way overcooked and dried as gypsum board. Kitchen is not proficient at timing the dishes as my wife's halibut came out with almost cold broth.
Overall this restaurant had potential but lots of growing up to do. In a competitive market as Richmond and with the restaurant hidden in the Hilton hotel that doesn't get enough passerby attention, CAVU needs to improve quickly or they will only be limited to catering to hotel guests and not local foodies.
My first time here to try dine out vancouver menu. However, it was a disappointment. The dineout menu didn't have much selection. The food was not as i expected. I didnt like it. But, as i was looking at the regular menu, it seems like a great selection. I would definitely give it another try. Hopefully it will be better the next time. :)
Went to CAVU for Dine Out. The service and ambience were ok - nothing special. Even though there was only one option for the starter and three choices for the main, there was a long wait for each course to come. However, when the food did come, it was exceptional. Great presentation, great menu, and very delicious.
Everything was fine. My only negative co ...
Everything was fine. My only negative comment is about the "Cobb" salad. Lacking avocado, egg, bacon and blue cheese bits it is not really a Cobb salad. It had shrimp, so it might be trying to be a seefood Cobb. The only other seafood Cobb I have had that is really good is at the Westin in Bellevue Wash and it is much better. On the other hand it was very nicely presented. Bob
Decent new hotel restaurant
My husband and I came here with our families for our birthday lunch. The food and service were both very good. Nice ambiance for our lunch. Good space and tables.
Only thing that I would note: We had to wait for the table to be prepared when I had made a reservation for 9 people a week earlier, and we were the only party there for lunch.
New but Made an Impression!
Apparently cavu has only been open a month but they have an amazing menu, almost everything tasted absolutely amazing! I went with a friend who was vegetarian and they had options for her as well. Yummy unconventional desserts (goat cheese cheesecake) and pretty good price! Service was awesome as well. Pretty quiet right now but i hope more people can discover this place!
A major difficulty for CAVU is the very limited menu with items being somewhat overpriced for what they are. That said, the Portugese fisherman stew which I ordered was very tasty with generous amounts of lobster and prawns. The second challenge was the lack of clients - a quiet restaurant can be very nice, but an essentially empty one certainly lacks charm. But again, on the positive side, the service was friendly and very good. I understand that the menu will be expanded soon and hope that with that maybe the clientele will increase.
What a surprise
We didn't know what to expect but it turns out that we made the right decision to have our meeting at Cavu. Presentation of the dishes were outstanding; service was exceptional. We had a long meeting there for over 3 hours and was never pressure to leave. We would definitely go back for luch or dinner meeting.
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