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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

) #14 of 3,040 Restaurants in Vancouver €€ - €€€ , , Vegetarian Friendly
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
+1 604-558-1965
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (78 reviews)
“poutine” (52 reviews)
“kale salad” (32 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were told to go here by my son while we were visiting from Australia for great Canadian cuisine. We were certainly not disappointed! The food was delicious. Each dish was very creative and seemed to explore local flavours in interesting ways. Our server, Adam,...More

1  Thank Gerardbs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is very greasy and not worth the price they charge. Also the serve was rude and didn't attend our table more than the time he took the order. I reserved it through open table and they forgot to mark it as attend. I...More

Thank Ssanii
Tristan Y, General Manager at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Ssanii, I'm terribly sorry to hear about your experience. We would very much like to hear a little more about what happened and try to find a way to make it up to you. if you would be willing to reach us at tristan@theoakwood.ca...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had good reviews so we came here for dinner. Mistake. The decor is very diner trying to be hip. Bathroom tiles on the wall and ceiling above our booth. A skull on the wall. A musty smell and hip music (Lorde) blasting. Very...More

Thank misanthropicdreamer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared 5 dishes and every single one was delicious and beautifully presented. Excellent service too!

1  Thank northernlights7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been over a year since my last visit and thought we should try again. What I recall from my previous visit was good tasty, comfort food with a twist. On this visit, I think there was more twist to be creative but the taste...More

Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is outstanding! The food and atmosphere are elite and any location where the owner comes out and cleans up, and interacts with guests is special in my book. You don't see that as often as you should. We were thankful to meet the...More

2  Thank mattkommer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you hear "Canadian", you'd think of burgers, poutine, and beer. There isn't a lot of upscale choices and even if there were, the menu is usually disappointingly predictable and conventional. The Oakwood Bistro must be the only restaurant--at least in Vancouver--that has managed to...More

Thank Analin604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great place for groups, think shared plates, tapas style. The drinks were good (Hemingway Daq super sweet!) The food was really good (go gnocchi) The service was even better (casual, a bit European attentive, space to eat and enjoy without being...More

Thank cctkMiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is exceptionally good and the service is outstanding. It is very rare to find a restaurant where the waitress (Amanda) is a dietary expert who understands the customer and knows the capability of the chef to go off the menu script to produce...More

1  Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome. Our server, Natasha, was great. Can't say enough about this place.. the atmosphere was pleasant.

2  Thank Carey M
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Brad B
29 June 2016|
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Response from Moose1422 | Reviewed this property |
Totally casual!
Sara S
9 June 2016|
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Response from 365taylorelizabeth | Reviewed this property |
They change the menu pretty frequently and are pretty accommodating. There are some dishes they will let you mod!
16 February 2015|
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Response from djangoGibsons | Reviewed this property |
I've not been for Sunday brunch and always reserve a table for dinner! Suggest you go early!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops within a block
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-1965
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