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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada
6045581965
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Ranked #11 of 2,804 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $7 - $35
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: MacDonald
Transit: Bus stops within a block
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Ever gone to a restaurant for the first time and experienced eating a meal that was not just good, but which a combination of flavour and presentation that was surprising to the point of being memorable? That would certainly describe my first visit to The Oakwood. We lucked out showing up at 7pm on a Saturday without reservations and got... More

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Van BC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We had brunch here a couple times and really enjoyed it so decided to try it for a light dinner. It was better than we anticipated! Highlights were the delicious warm kale salad , the halibut, so tasty and the mussels that were perfectly cooked and the broth was well seasoned . Everything else we tried was very good too.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant, which our whole family enjoyed. We shared a selection of dishes from the delicious menu and it was a great way to encourage our kids to try new flavours. The 'flying pork' was a must and we highly recommend ordering all of the puddings. The staff were excellent and the place has a real buzz. Thank you... More

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I went on a date night here while staying in Vancouver. There are not enough words to describe how yummy and delicious this place is. We had the kale salad (while normally I don't like kale), but it was fantastic. Then we shared the rabbit, duck, and one other dish. Service was fantastic. Drinks were delicious. Beautiful... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After a day of shopping with friends, we stopped at the Oakwood Canadian Bistro. Who doesn't love their warm kale salad? (So good.) I tried the Halibut as an entree and found it to be divine. Enjoyed the carrot cake afterward. Appreciated all the recommendations made by our server. Energetic place.

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Bellingham, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

First off very nice place. The service was good, just right. We were five and they were busy so we were crammed into a space better suited for four and right up against the kitchen on a very warm day. But that was OK, the option was to wait. We had a minor with us so a wait at the... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great location and cute restaurant. The cask beer wasn't ready when we got there but we had a good wheat bear and a few great small plates. I like small plates because you get to try so many things- we had the poutine with brisket (worth the trip to BC), mussels with cornbread biscotti (yes, you read that correctly), and... More

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Top Contributor
372 reviews 372 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is Vancouver's version of a nice hip restaurant with finely prepared dishes with local ingredients and influence ... like Le Pigeon was supposed to be in Portland ... Oakwood pulls it off though ... The ambiance is perfect ... nice music that is upbeat and modern but not overwhelming ... the Oakwood finish on everything is very nice. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Friendly service and amazing food. Amazing doesn't describe how good the food actually is. The food prepared at the oakwood is beautiful to the eyes, delightful in texture and sensation in the mouth, and absolutely delicious to the palate. The food is French-canadian fusion. I understand the menu changes every 6 months or so. My favorite dishes were the bison... More

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Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Building on the other reviews, I want to add another glowing review. On a visit to Vancouver in mid July we'd visited a couple of highly recommended restaurants and been disappointed in one, and okay but not blown away by the second, then we stumbled on the Oakwood and finally had the great meal we'd been waiting for. As noted,... More

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