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“What a gem!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada
6045581965
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Ranked #9 of 2,788 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $7 - $35
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
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“What a gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Loved everything about it. Highly recommend this place. The food is a once in a lifetime experience.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“What a gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We were in Vancouver for 2 days and quite by change found this amazing place. So glad we followed our gut instincts and waited for a table at the bar as the restaurant was fully booked, now I know why. The food was incredible and I loved that they suggested sharing which is the best way to try more dishes. We loved what they suggested and enjoyed being entertained by the unbelievable bar tender, whose knowledge about the drinks were as good as his knowledge about the different items on the menu. Everyone who worked there was friendly and engaging, the manager if took time to go around and speak to everyone. I'm still thinking about the amazing meal and wish I could have received the recipes.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“It's like a Corvette--sleek and VERY noisy.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

To see the Oakwood on the same page in T.A. as Bishop's is like comparing a Corvette (with pipes) to a Maybach. The food is good at Oakwood, well prepared and with some creative personality. Bishop's is an "Art Gallery" of food that is a new treat every time one dines there. The Oakwood is much less expensive but be prepared to shout for you partner to hear you.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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North Vancouver, Canada
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194 reviews 194 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Everything is amazing except the steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had a great experience at the Oakwood. The share plate idea, the pricing, the quality of the food, and the ambiance are awesome.

Three standouts were the burger, the poutine, and the kale salad. They were exception, some of the best I have ever had of each.

The only thing that failed was the 30-day aged steak which was $42. They cut it up, serving it up Latin American style, the problem with this, is that the heat dissipated way too fast, and we were eating cold steak. Also, the seasoning and the way it was cooked were subpar.

Service is okay. Didn't particularly enjoy our service, and a lot of assumptions were made on our behalf.

I would definitely go again, and I would stay way from the steak.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Simply good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Day tripping from the Puget Sound Area?
Stop at the Museum of Anthropology on the UBC campus. Then head to the West End Rosewood Hotel Georgia. On the way, just past Mac Donald St. on W 4th Ave find the Oakwood on the L side (north) side of the street. This cozy cafe serves simple well prepared food. Another satisfied fan of the albacore tuna eggs benedict. Comes with perfectly roasted potatoes including a hint of vinegar tang. Mouth watering. Makes you want to move into the neighborhood.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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