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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

) #20 of 3,076 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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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 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I headed out to Vancouver from Calgary for the Ed Sheeran concert. We had a recommendation to visit a restaurant called the Oakwood Canadian Bistro located in the kits beach area. We were meeting two couples that we know that are from...More

1  Thank Tasha W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group ate at the Oakwood instead of another restaurant because of our larger party for my birthday dinner. Call it chance, serendipity or just plain meant to be but this bistro was a delight. For larger groups, the Oakwood has a choice of two...More

2  Thank YVRTravelGirl_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very early customers and had a chance to visit with Tristan about the food. We learned a lot, and the recommendations for vegetarian dishes was right on for us. It's a great spot for vegetarians to get something beyond the usual. Highly recommend...More

2  Thank SherHart10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 visiting from San Francisco and wanted to try a restaurant specializing in Canadian cuisine. We had the tasting menu and it was the perfect way to sample a wide variety of dishes (11 in total). Both food and drinks...More

2  Thank VandJ
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank northernlights7
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 13 July 2017

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
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Brad B
30 June 2016|
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Response from Joel K | Reviewed this property |
Very BC Northwest casual. No problem. Hey, please give me a helpful vote on my review please. Thanks.
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!
17 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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