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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

) #14 of 3,068 Restaurants in Vancouver $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
+1 604-558-1965
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (78 reviews)
“poutine” (52 reviews)
“kale salad” (32 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place had good reviews so we came here for dinner. Mistake. The decor is very diner trying to be hip. Bathroom tiles on the wall and ceiling above our booth. A skull on the wall. A musty smell and hip music (Lorde) blasting. Very...More

Thank misanthropicdreamer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We shared 5 dishes and every single one was delicious and beautifully presented. Excellent service too!

1  Thank northernlights7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's been over a year since my last visit and thought we should try again. What I recall from my previous visit was good tasty, comfort food with a twist. On this visit, I think there was more twist to be creative but the taste...More

Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is outstanding! The food and atmosphere are elite and any location where the owner comes out and cleans up, and interacts with guests is special in my book. You don't see that as often as you should. We were thankful to meet the...More

2  Thank mattkommer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you hear "Canadian", you'd think of burgers, poutine, and beer. There isn't a lot of upscale choices and even if there were, the menu is usually disappointingly predictable and conventional. The Oakwood Bistro must be the only restaurant--at least in Vancouver--that has managed to...More

Thank Analin604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great place for groups, think shared plates, tapas style. The drinks were good (Hemingway Daq super sweet!) The food was really good (go gnocchi) The service was even better (casual, a bit European attentive, space to eat and enjoy without being...More

Thank cctkMiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is exceptionally good and the service is outstanding. It is very rare to find a restaurant where the waitress (Amanda) is a dietary expert who understands the customer and knows the capability of the chef to go off the menu script to produce...More

1  Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome. Our server, Natasha, was great. Can't say enough about this place.. the atmosphere was pleasant.

2  Thank Carey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went here last night for our anniversary dinner while on vacation from Chicago. We were impressed with every dish we ordered, and the service was spectacular. We ordered several dishes to share, and the timing of each course was perfect. The...More

1  Thank Jamie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are the nicest people and completely unassuming for having such a highly rated restaurant. The food is gourmet for a less than gourmet price. Good beer on tap and good wine available. The manager and our servers were very personable. Highly recommended. We will...More

1  Thank rlburr
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Brad B
June 29, 2016|
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Response from Moose1422 | Reviewed this property |
Totally casual!
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
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
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