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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

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2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada (MacDonald)
Bus stops within a block
6045581965
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Today
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just an excellent restaurant - tasty with amazing variety

Celebrated my wife's birthday with another couple last weekend. Service - very good. Wine list - Canadian wines - not my fav but managed to order a good BC wine. The share plate format is excellent - ordered 9 different plates and ALL were excellent and very tasty. Will definitely be going back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
AaronVancouver
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Vancouver
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Vancouver
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Celebrated my wife's birthday with another couple last weekend. Service - very good. Wine list - Canadian wines - not my fav but managed to order a good BC wine. The share plate format is excellent - ordered 9 different plates and ALL were excellent and very tasty. Will definitely be going back soon!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

four of us and a baby visited in October and I am still thinking about the warm kale salad. to me it tasted like it was dressed with big mac special sauce, (few others will probably have that opinion, or think of it as good but me) but in a very good way, it was slightly creamy and delicious, and... More 

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Vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I love coming here for their brunch. I've had the pork belly a few months back, and it was excellent. They have since changed their menu and I don't like it as much. However, I love their house-made ketchup, and that is one thing that keeps me coming back! Please bring back the pork belly!

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Vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had the taste of Yaletown menu! Lamb shank was to die for, good value and knowledgeable staff. This is truly a farm to table restaurant you can taste it! Gets busy later but if you go a little earlier you do not need a reservation!

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was our 4 th visit .When we are in Vancouver we always book ahead so as not to be disappointed. We did Brunch this time and the menu was as inventive as the dinner menu. My husband a huge Montreal Smoked Meat fan loved the opened faced corn beef sandwich over eggs with a unique dijon hollandaise sauce .The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

In deepest darkest Kitsilano, Nicely furnished with a great glassed & heated street-side patio. Menu is adventurous and interesting. Portions are not huge. Presentation is very attractive. Noise level was uncomfortably high mostly because of a large table probably celebrating a wedding shower or something, not the restaurant's fault. Very busy for dinner, but on a quiet night this would... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Don't quite understand the positive reviews on Tripadvisor. While the menu is not pedestrian the food is not particularly good and not good value. Because of its good reviews here the place is always busy. If you are a visitor to Vancouver there are many better choices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was our first time trying this bistro. The reviews were great till we come to realized the service was SLOW!! We saw couple of empty seats inside and at the patio, and went ask the girl at the front if we may have the patio table. There were four of us, and she just simply told us this table... More 

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Elle B, General Manager at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thank-you so much for your review, and for taking the time to share your experience with us. As soon as I read it, I wanted to respond immediately. We have had such a great relationship with everyone that has posted on our behalf with Trip Advisor, and other Social Media outlets that I was quite troubled, by your... More 

Goodyear, Arizona
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The food was pretty good. She got Pulled pork on Miso Pancakes and we both like that. I got the Rabbit Rillettes. I wasn't aware that it was a spread that you put on bread. I was expecting a piece of meat of some sort. But you live, you learn. It was ok and I could eat it again, but... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our group of four enjoyed an excellent late dinner at The Oakwood. The staff were very welcoming and our server Jasmine was friendly yet professional. We decided to share three main dishes and a couple of sides. This was a great way to enjoy more than one dish! The warm kale salad with lemon and parmesan vinaigrette was very tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada
    (MacDonald)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops within a block
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: 6045581965

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?