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CAVU KITCHEN BAR

4.5
96 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Regional American (Northwest)

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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. Indulge in our award winning burgers and gourmet comfort food along with classic cocktails, local wines, and international and domestic beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 96 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Quiet
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Menieki
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Superb service but the food has changed. The Chili hot oil on the GUI a was too spicy for most of us and we missed the yam fries! Nice ambience to have conversations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

28Aug21. Received excellent service from Novack

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Ate here on a Friday night, and the restaurant was not busy. We took advantage of the Happy Hour specials and ate some very good appies, the dry ribs, chicken wings, yam wedges and the crispy chicken, all were very good. Save room for dessert...we had the GF brownie with gelato and caramel drizzle...was a delicious dessert.

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TomS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice experience and service

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JimS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The food was OK, the portions weren't great. We were never asked if we wanted a second drink, and then when we paid our bill and stayed for another 20 minutes talking we were never offered any more water. The place was half full so shouldn't have been a big deal to offer some water. No one in the party was happy with their food.

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foodiefav
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience overall! great burgers and friendly staff!

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LarryM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cavu was a nice place for two couples to meet for dinner before going to a play at the Gateway. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was very nice - we ordered burgers, a steak, and pasta. Our reservation was for 6:00, and we had plenty of time to walk over to the theatre after we paid the bill. The standard prices are a little high, but Cavu is in the Entertainment Book.

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waited 90 for a burger and was told it was because they only had 3 cooks. It was Saturday night. I could cook a burger in 10 mins. Would go to Burger King next time. Left before the food arrived. Very bad experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Extremely slow services, took them half hour to give us tasteless mussels; another half hour for hard/ chewy/ tasteless/ small piece lamb shank (I need to ask for steak knife to cut it); thick batter/ old oil taste fries and fish; tasteless cheap quality New York steak; I need to walked to bar to ask for help. Our waitress was too busy chatting our customers. I saw 6 customers were mad and left, who finished their wine, because of their food never come. We won't go there again. We Cannot believe hotel's restaurant can be that worst.

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LuluT
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The service was good but the pork belly was a bit dry for us. My friend had to use hot sauce to help with the moisture and taste. Presentation was very nice though.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

The fire alarm kept going off. So loud and constant. I would have expected a discount on our bill for the discomfort

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RigorN
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dine out Vancouver menu was just excellent

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viplambpops
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went for dine out. Really good selections and tasted great! Also ordered Mac and cheese bites, they were a bit on the dry side though.

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RigorN
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New year dinner

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Karlee
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expectations very much surpassed! My friend and ai were hunting a nice dinner spot and were delighted by the food, drink, and service provided by Cavu. Our server Ash and the other staff members were so lovely and really completed the experience. Thanks again!

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Elaina
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Professional and polite service which was attentive yet not intrusive, keeping us comfortable over a long meal. A perfect setting for genuine conversation, especially at the round table in a private nook.

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Carl
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Songs by Nikita Alfonso turned our evening into a perfect experience to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We were told that Nikita sings here every Thursday and Saturday. Our party of six had different burgers, the favorite at our table was the chicken. The french onion soup was not a good choice. The servers are nice and efficient.

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LorenzoS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent menu and food is well prepared. Excellent service. Burgers are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new menu items!

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Dano
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good, not fantastic, but the service was very slow. No one in the restaurant and yet we seemed to be forgotten and food took forever. A bit pricey for what we got.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience2

The service was great, Mathew was very attentive. The food was good. The ambiance is a little odd

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yumm
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Got our table right away, servers were very attentive, food and prices were good. Our soup was very spicy which was the only negative. Rest was awesome!!

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vipchinaeyes13
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Good food but terrible service. They have an excellent selection of gourmet burgers and we were excited to try them. Sadly it took 30 minutes for the supervisor who seated us to take our order and another 30 for our burgers to arrive. Please note that it wasn't busy when we got there for our 1:30pm reservations, nor 30 minutes after we were seated, so I'm not sure why the service was so painfully slow. When I stated to our server that the service was so slow, he refused to acknowledge the facts, instead he smuggly retorted 'good food is worth the wait'. So long story short, if you have plenty of time then by all means try their burgers.

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Lisa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Server took a long time to serve me. Although I arrived in time for happy hour, she ignored me until 6pm, and then she offered to get me "started" with water. It was not a very busy in the restaurant so this was strange. The dishes were good portion sizes and seasoned well, but for the cost, I wouldn't particularly recommend anything. We were there specifically for the mac and cheese burger for burger week. I wished it was a little more cheesey, but the crispiness of the deep fried mac and cheese was good. They offer some deep fried mac and cheese bites, this might have been a better dish. Overall, a very neutral eating experience.

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UltrasonicWonder
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Without using a discount coupon from the Entertainment book I would feel very disappointed in what I got for the money. As it was, the meat in the burger was good but the side salad was very average. I prefer an A&W or McDonalds deluxe burger to what I got from a place that touts great burgers. Service was perfect though.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vegetarian and vegan options!!

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K0789
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good ambience, good food, good service, especially liked the bailey Irish cream coffee

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Pennyl
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Enjoy the atmosphere most, the place is quiet enough and food is tasty

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NymphaT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They cancelled our reservation last minute. We were gonna go there for mother’s day. It was really disappointing.

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Eat2Live
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Tables are way too close together, service was VERY slow, waiter never came back to checkup on us when the food did finally come.

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JeanL
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Thomas was an excellent server becoming 'part' of our family quickly! The food took a fairly long time and was enjoyed by all. There was a very large and extremely 'energetic' (to coin your phrase) crowd. I would definitely recommend the Cavu to others.

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KimmyX
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and attentive service! Wide menu varieties to accommodate our dietary preferences. I love that it got many vegetarian/vegan options such as Beyond Burger, and lentil Ragu etc. It's a great value for the level of service and the food presentation. It definitely exceeds our expectation of a hotel restaurant in Richmond, and we will definitely return in the future.

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youngmiko
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Food pairing for the dine-out festival was awful. Why would you have mac & cheese as appetizer - appetizers are supposed to tease your appetite, not stuff you before you have your main course. Then the entree also contained pasta? I know I could have chosen other dishes but I did not know the extent of the pasta. The description of the menu items sounded heavenly but did not match the food served. The pork was ok - nothing special. The fish was actually fishy. And pairing fish with gnocchi pasta was not right. Also, no bread was served. The live music was way too loud for the dining area. We breathed a sign of relief when the singer took her break. There needs to be sound absorption in the dining area or dividers between the bar area and the dining room. When the server did not replace our utensils used for the appetizers, leaving them for our entrees, we knew what kind of restaurant this is. We will not return.

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MikiT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The foods were really good. My husband and I ordered DINE OUT VANCOUVER menu ($15). The seafood soup (feature soup the day) was really good. For mains, I ordered Fried Chicken and my husband ordered BLT sandwich. They were pretty good. My dessert was just ok. My husband ordered gelato. It was tasty, but they brought everything together, so he had to eat dessert first. The waitress forgot water and took too much time for processing the bill.

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vipfarley
Vancouver
135 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Omer provided very good service. Good choice of gluten free options. Onion rings came out cold and Omer removed them from our bill

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Chixter
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Went to Cavu for Dine Out 2019 twice in one week. First visit was spectacular from start to finish with an amazing meal and superb service from Matthew. He was very informative, helpful and great to talk to. Excellent service. The Brussels sprouts and Mac and Cheese applies were divine as well as their fried Chicken and pecan tart al la mode. The entire experience was just top notch amazing! As a result we could not wait to go back so we booked again 3 days later.

What a disappointment on our second visit. We were expecting the same degree of dining experience as 3 days ago. Service was not as good. Meghan was our server who could have been more attentive, was on the slower side, and told us she was too busy with a big table to check on us. She’s better off not to say anything. My rockfish entree was bland and a bit over cooked. Did not enjoy our second meal there. Our server only perked up with conversation when it was time to process payment.

Was not impressed. Should have more consistency with service skills between servers . Haven’t decided whether I will go back.

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winwin
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The waitress is very nice and polite. They offer one hour free parking but we have been waiting our food over 30 mins. It is only during weekday lunch time there are only few tables. The food is delicious but we thought three course meal (dine out Van) will serve one by one but in fact they put all three course in one plate so it feels like eating at the food court but with the appetizer and dessert. However it was a great lunch experience with the nice ambiance.

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richmondgirl39
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The most memorable part of the night was the waiter, named Thomas. He was very attentive to our needs and checked up regularly to make sure we were comfortable. Although a glass of water turned out to have a piece of hair, that didn't ruin our night and Thomas quickly changed our waters right away.

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tata
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

is my first time trying out the dine out lunch at Cavu, to my surprise the meal was really good and for 15.00 i could not ask for more, will go there again to give it a second try with different friend of my,
the pumpkin soup was so delicious, i have the Roast turkey club, quite a big portion , love the toasted sourdough with roasted turkey breast, smoked bacon , lettuce ,tomato and mayo and the dessert is Pot de creme was so yummy, my daughter had the Avocado toast with roasted peppers, heirloon tomato with goats cheese,arugula with balsamic and grilled herb flat bread was so yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved it! It was our first time and I thought the food was delicious! We look forward to coming back and also experiencing the live night performances and try happy hour :)

FAQs

CAVU KITCHEN BAR does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. CAVU KITCHEN BAR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 232-5001.

CAVU KITCHEN BAR is rated 4.5 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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