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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

) #14 of 3,041 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)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2741 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1P9, Canada
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Neat vibe here. Good stuff. They dealt with the miserable couple beside us quite well. Very good staff, nice place. The gnocchi was amazing as was the warm kale salad. Delicious. How can warm kale salad be good? I dunno. But it is. Kudos.

Thank Jotravy
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very cute place, the staff are friendly. We had 5 dishes,poutine, asparagus, Pork cheek, spaghetti, and kale salad. We like the warm kale salad the most. Although they said it is for sharing, but the dishes r quite small to share, I can have the...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Oakwood is not only one of my favourite Kitsilano restaurants, but it's one of my favourite Vancouver restaurants. Both their dinner and brunch menus are just terrific. Everything I've tried is amazing and presented beautifully. Their staff is extremely friendly and it feels like your...More

Thank djuno
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I thought this would be a bit of a stuffy place, but not at all. Super hip with a cool vibe and good tunes. The bartender, Dave, introduced us to bar neighbour by name - it was her first time in too. The eggs benny...More

2  Thank Brandy S
Reviewed July 16, 2016

This little place is tucked into an ordinary street, but is far from ordinary! We walked in at prime time, were greeted warmly and only had a short wait. They were very efficient in seating guests, even though it was packed, the service was top...More

Thank Nonni60
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Three of us went to dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!. This a "small plate" style restaurant which serves plates that can be shared or eaten on their own. Five small plates was more than enough for three adults, we were very very full at...More

Thank George C
Reviewed July 13, 2016

A friend had mentioned that they love the Oakwood, but they live close to it, so we thought location might be the main attraction. We decided to try it anyway. Wow! The tapas style food is exceptionally delicious and the service was first class. It...More

2  Thank Grassgreener
Reviewed July 12, 2016

We have tried to eat here a few times and been put off by the deafening music and crowd noise. Outside, it is manageable, so we stayed. Tried two dishes, both of which were very good. Wine list is decent; service was excellent.

Thank Kitsilano
Reviewed July 11, 2016

My husband and I had just finished dinner up the street from here and wanted some after dinner libations. We'd eagle eyed this place in the cab ride on the way up 4th ave and decided to walk down. We were so so happy that...More

1  Thank KaylaOden
Reviewed July 8, 2016

You have to hear about this eatery from a local... it does not stand out but once inside, it shines with all a restaurant needs. We've had a recommendation by family and friends and decided to visit as soon as we get back to YVR....More

1  Thank moira-anne
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative
neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture
and poetry readings, its days of flower children and
buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving
their mark on the number of organic restaurants and
fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of
Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic
expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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