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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

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2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada (MacDonald)
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6045581965
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Inventive!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
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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57 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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