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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
+1 604-558-1965
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Today
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
loved it!

Fun options for small plates with great variety. Not a convenient tourist location - need a vehicle or cab. waiter was great and knowledgable on beers to try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
madtowngrl
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fun options for small plates with great variety. Not a convenient tourist location - need a vehicle or cab. waiter was great and knowledgable on beers to try.

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Monte Sereno
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As Canadian Bistro's go, I was prepared for a so-so meal. The fact is, I was truly amazed. The food was outstanding. Each of my courses were multi-layered in flavors. My first course was the pulled pork on a miso pancake. It had was well-balanced, not heavy, and had a nice acidity. Next I had the beef cheeks. The sauce... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After missing this restaurant a few times, because the line up was too long or, I just couldn't find any parking, we finally made it to the Oakwood. I was disappointed. It's not bad, but it's not great. I had the worst coffee I have had, in years here. My hash-browns were brown and the salad was creative but missed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had the warm kale salad, beef cheeks and duck breast. The salad: the best part was the lemon parm dressing, so delicious. The fried onions were a nice touch. Beef cheeks: very tender, fall apart meat. However, not sure that the beet glaze worked well as a sauce component. We felt that this dish could use more flavour. Duck... More 

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Gibsons
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Recommend Flying porks, pulled pork on pancakes, rabbit rillette, pistachio cake w/ chocolate ganache, hazelnut snow & cranberry foam. Yum! Go with an appetite, eat til you're full. Amazing flavours!

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

All we had to do was "check in" on Facebook, and a recommendation for the warm kale salad came in. Between that and the sea scallops, it was a food experience that ranked extremely high for us. Our server was excellent and made a great beer recommendation that suited our food well. I would definitely return for the food and... More 

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Vancouver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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: +1 604-558-1965

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 - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 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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