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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

€€ - €€€, , 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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (79 reviews)
“kale salad” (40 reviews)
“poutine” (57 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in the neighbourhood and have enjoyed the Oakwood Bistro many times. However, we are disappointed that the new menu has so few meatless options, and that the fantastic, signature spaghetti with mushrooms (pickled and otherwise) is gone. We hope the next menu will...More

Thank Sally A
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I've dined at the bar, in their booths and at the tables. Beautiful rustic atmosphere all around. I'm a frequent flyer at this bistro. Whenever I have friends or family from out of town this is the first place I take them! It's a sure...More

1  Thank Nanette1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened on this restaurant as the pub across the street would not allow us to dine with our 15yo son. Lucky us! We were warmly welcomed and seated at the community table. Our waitress was lovely she explained the menus and the favourites we...More

1  Thank HikerMom58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about our experience at The Oakwood. Special kudos to our server, Rachel. The food was delicious and quite original - try the charred shishito peppers and the burrata, bacon jam. Reasonably priced smaller dishes that we could share. Rachel's recommendations...More

2  Thank Frank Dixon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alyssa was our server and she was phenomenal. Very knowledgeable and incredible friendly. The menu items are small but totally worth it. So tasty! Will come back to celebrate again!

1  Thank Lucas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined at The Oakwood Bistro on the recommendation of friends and was decidedly not disappointed to say the least. Albeit, the room and environment are on the casual side of the equation not necessarily correlating with the gastronomy, but nonetheless providing a fun and energetic...More

1  Thank Dalecorp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend took me there for happy hour - - and I've had to go back twice since OHH Sooooo Good ! the service - the food - the wine - sitting in the front space I the sun Yes !!!

1  Thank jim o
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Me and five friends showed up with no reservation and were seated immediately. Our server Rachel explained the tapas style of dining to us and was very helpful and friendly. We ordered the partridge, poutine, burger 2.0, and chocolate ganache among others and all were...More

Thank BCtravelers2014
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Good service, tasty food with really interesting flavours. Make reservations; it's a busy place. Caution on the El Amigo cocktail; it's infused with jalapeno peppers!

Thank 488traveller022
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Food is awesome, ambiance is cool and friendly but still really cosy. Perfect for a group night or as a romantic diner. Just a little bit disappointed on the service. Everyone is really nice but we had maybe five different servers... it’s weird to get...More

Thank Margaux D
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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
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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