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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
+1 604-558-1965
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (78 reviews)
“poutine” (53 reviews)
“kale salad” (34 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing dinner with 15 customers! Tristan was quick to help via email in nailing down our reservation and fixed dinner menu. While we had two individuals who were gluten-free, Tristan and Natasha quickly adjusted without skipping a beat. Food was very good, and...More

1  Thank FtDeSoto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are small plates that are meant to be shared. We tried the gnocchi and seared ahi tuna. Interesting to taste, but do not come hungry.

Thank WillametteRiver
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely way to spend Sunday afternoon with my family. Brunch at The Oakwood was everything you want the experience to be. This smaller restaurant delivered in many ways. The atmosphere was casual and intimate. The service was friendly and professional. The menu was...More

1  Thank Marsha L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakwood is one of our top go-too restaurants, especially when entertaining guests from out of town. Very unique menu, very well priced and most-of-all DELICIOUS. The poutine, the kale salad, the burger, to name a few favourites - pretty much everything is great!

1  Thank Pelzen2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've dined at the bar, in their booths and at the tables. Beautiful rustic atmosphere all around. I'm a frequent flyer at this bistro. Whenever I have friends or family from out of town this is the first place I take them! It's a sure...More

1  Thank Nanette1999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar and Rachel was our server. The meal was excellent, a nice light tuna confit salad with crispy chick peas, and one of the best brisket sandwiches we've ever had. Rachel was fantastic, friendly and funny. A great time, sit at...More

2  Thank Cameron K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server was very helpful in recommending dishes and in determining how many things to order for our group of 5. We loved the sharing plates and tried 7 regular dishes and 2 desserts.

2  Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here while on my honeymoon and travelling for about 5 weeks and have to say it WAS the best place we have ate, i'm also a chef myself and was absolutely delighted with this place after some of the awful food we had...More

2  Thank cormac m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Oakwood has always been one of our favourite spots in Vancouver. That said our last trip was quite disappointing. The service is still good but we fealt the food was actually quite poor. The burratta was critically low on burratta and the dressing too...More

Thank Andy C
Tristan Y, General Manager at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andy, I'm really sorry to hear that things weren't up to par this visit. While we do pride ourselves on making as much of our ingredients as we can in house, it seems like we didn't come through this time around. I really regret...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate their last night prior to going to a show. Decor is awesome and the staff excellent. Best service we have experienced in a long time. They took the time to explain the menu and were very attentive without being in your face. Great...More

1  Thank Foxy790
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Brad B
June 29, 2016|
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Response from Joel K | Reviewed this property |
Very BC Northwest casual. No problem. Hey, please give me a helpful vote on my review please. Thanks.
Sara S
June 9, 2016|
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Response from 365taylorelizabeth | Reviewed this property |
They change the menu pretty frequently and are pretty accommodating. There are some dishes they will let you mod!
February 16, 2015|
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Response from djangoGibsons | Reviewed this property |
I've not been for Sunday brunch and always reserve a table for dinner! Suggest you go early!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops within a block
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-1965
  • E-mail
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