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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 - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Consistently delicious food, great atmosphere & staff

I tried the Oakwood for the first time during my trip to Vancouver and enjoyed it so much that I ended up going back twice! The dishes are great for sharing so I luckily got to try a variety...my favorites were the duck cannelloni, the warm kale salad, cornish game hen, and the beef tartar. I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2013
Kim O
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Edmonton, Canada
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  • Entertaining clients
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vancouver
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

i was very excited to try this restaurant and hoped that it would live up to my high expectations but sadly it did not. After having to take a long detour to the restaurant (thank you very much google map) I ordered the tuna eggs benedict and it was ok but does not live up to the hype. Perhaps it's... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I tried the Oakwood for the first time during my trip to Vancouver and enjoyed it so much that I ended up going back twice! The dishes are great for sharing so I luckily got to try a variety...my favorites were the duck cannelloni, the warm kale salad, cornish game hen, and the beef tartar. I can't wait to go... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

I booked this place for my farewell dinner after reading about it. The food was definitely excellent, the atmosphere warm, the wine list extensive. We were disappointed with the " attitude" of one of the servers- and hope others don't experience the same. It appeared that the size of group was not something they could cope with. Overall the experience... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Like many, I went there due to the very good rating at Tripadvisor. The food was good and innovative; it was not the standard menu you find at every other restaurant. Also, our server was nice and attentive. However, given the very high price (in relation to the tiny portions), the food was not exceptional. We went there with three... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, as its name suggests, serves locally grown foods as much as possible. It's one of the top-five restaurants as rated by customers in Vancouver. The food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding--a casual minimalism with a sensuous side. I deducted a point for a few reasons. First, the food comes as it's ready. As in, dishes... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We are major foodies living in Manhattan. We have been to countless chef restaurants, and this one DEFINITELY one of the best ones. The dishes were sophisticated and unique, each one of them had a little twist (even the burger!). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Don't leave without trying the dessert trio! Best crumble I ever had!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I came here twice in the past month. They have really good small dishes to share. The atmosphere is pretty good too. My favourite dish is the mussels. I am not a big fan of the dessert trio though. This is definitely a fun place to come with friends.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The open faced beef sandwich is to kill for if you are a real carnivore! Not as far as the amount of meat goes, but for how they have prepared it! Enjoy!

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I tried Oakwood tonight as my grandma lives close by. The warm kale salad was excellent. I am not a salad person but it was very good and a large portion. The fried octopus was chewy, not that flavourful and the batter was a little salty. We also ordered the pork belly and potatoes. The pork belly was so salty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing!! Loved all the food we tried, great for sharing and fantastic service! The pork rinds were fabulous and looked just like prawn crackers, but more delicious and the duck was delicious!

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Additional Information about The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Address: 2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-558-1965
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
Cuisine: Canadian

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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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