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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Kitsilano
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2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada (MacDonald)
+1 604-558-1965
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Today
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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North Vancouver
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us went to dinner before a play. We had been out to a 'share' restaurant the night before, so a good comparison. The food here was upscale and very tasty. Lots of interesting drizzles and presentation.The service was excellent, but I found it a bit pretentious. We had a full dinner, but I think I might prefer this... More 

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Thank Peter T
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Kitsilano for our week in Vancouver and selected The Oakwood because of its menu offering and we were really satisfied with our decision. The creative array of dishes, designed for sharing, meant we got to taste three different dishes and still had room for dessert. Every meal was beautifully presented and full of flavour. The service was... More 

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Thank Michael_anon
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What great place, the atmosphere was really intimate and warm, the staff super friendly and wanting to help. The food was my first "Canadian " fare and was delicious. I love having share plates, it's a great way for the group to share the same tasting experience and talk about what we tasted. Highly recommended. Especially if you're from... More 

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1 Thank Colin S
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit, but not my last. I like the concept as half the menu is designed for sharing. The portions are generous and every dish was delicious. We started with the kale salad; yeah, I'm not a fan of kale either but I wanted to lick the plate as the buttermilk dressing was that good! Then we shared the... More 

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1 Thank X5437CGsusanm
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Judging from the rave reviews I can only surmise the usual brunch cook called in sick. The ambiance was nice and the service was good, but the food was terrible. The burger bun was so oily on the outside you would not want to hold it with your fingers and the inside of the bun was soaked with greasy sauce.... More 

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Thank EH-Van
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is always full and it is not because of the location so that tells you something!! My favourite dish the kale brussel sprout salad is amazing but no matter what you order you won't be disappointed...all dishes deliciously and uniquely prepared . On top of the food I love the ambience, fast service and always friendly staff ..

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Thank eva459
vancouver
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't expect their food to be so complicated. So many different flavors in every dish. Really nice surprise. Definite going back more often.

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Thank Kai613
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars for it all. Ambiance, food, and impeccable service! Friend, family and couple-friendly. A culinary experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for Saturday brunch. Seemed that it was busy with folks mostly in their late twenties and thirties. Friendly and genial vibe. Relatively small selection on the menu but filling and tasty meals. Good and fast service. Comfortable and unhurried meal. We left satisfied and would return (for brunch or dinner) if we had the chance.

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Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a nice restaurant, well served and nice environment. Canadian food, great salmon and local beers. I place to go, if you are in Vancouver.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
    (MacDonald)
  • 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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