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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” (78 reviews)
“poutine” (54 reviews)
“kale salad” (33 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate their last night prior to going to a show. Decor is awesome and the staff excellent. Best service we have experienced in a long time. They took the time to explain the menu and were very attentive without being in your face. Great...More

1  Thank Foxy790
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined mid week and still the place filled up very quickly. Chantelle our server was wonderful. She explained the menu and was very helpful to our requests. The kale salad is a best seller for a good reason. The short ribs were tender and...More

Thank MaryMac047
Reviewed 1 week ago

4th street on the way to UBC is overlooked! A lot of up and coming places. The Oakwood Canadian Bistro is wonderful! Great decor, great atmosphere, wonderful family style meals and presentation. Can't wait to go next time we're in town

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here just a few days ago! I wish I could go again! I had the nicest gnocci I'd ever eaten! Others in the group ate the salmon which also looked delicious! Desert was also super nice and different, like nothing I had eaten...More

1  Thank Phillipa O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal at Oakwood. The food was good. The bartender nailed the cocktails - they were delicious and nice to look at. The service was great.

1  Thank wellwoman5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, very friendly staff and gorgeous atmosphere...a great dinner out with family and friends! I have been a few times more on my visits to Vancouver and proud to call it Canadian! And the desserts were unforgettable!

1  Thank Alice B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the recommendation of our son I booked a table for a group of us, celebrating our move out of town and lots of other momentous events - this was perfect for all of us! they were accommodating ( I added people, changed numbers at...More

2  Thank Penfor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food: excellent, intriguing (combinations of flavours) Location: fun Ambience: warm, cosy, friendly, inviting, dressy-casual Service: outstanding I have food sensitivities, and most restaurants now are good about accommodating this sort of thing. There were four at our table of 8 with different sensitivities, and Oakwood...More

2  Thank dianeahaynes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Oakwood was an unplanned stop for us - and we're so glad that we did! The service was outstanding, the food was spectacular and the ambiance was lovely. My only regret is that we discovered this place too late on our holiday, and won't...More

2  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going for years, is there new ownership? Service was terrible, food uneven. Some of the menu items were still very good.

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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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