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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada (MacDonald)
+1 604-558-1965
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out shopping in the Kits area and asked for a recommendation from our sales person in a nearby shop and she highly recommended this place - especially the Kale salad. We didn't have a reservation but it was only a 15 minute wait so we decided to stick it out and we were sure glad that we did.... More 

Thank Derek W
Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during Dine Out Vancouver and weren't disappointed. The creativity that went into each dish was only outmatched by the service we received. A true culinary experience but try not to lick the plate as it's that good! The Oakwood has turned into our favorite Restaurant in all of Vancouver.

2 Thank Doug B
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have heard many great things about this place so we decided to do the dine out menu as a large group. The service was great, the staff was attentive and friendly. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed with the food. It seemed like our food had been prepared for quite awhile before they took it out, but they were... More 

Thank F S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here as a large group and during Dine Out Vancouver '17. The staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. The food menu was exciting and different so it was fun trying something unusual. I had the wine pairing with my meal for an extra $17. Overall I think the meal was good value for money and would go here... More 

Thank Isabelle M
Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for brunch last weekend. The only negative was the wait (25 minutes which was exactly the host's estimate) but this was reasonable as it was about 1pm which is pretty prime for brunch so I'm not really complaining. The waiting area was fine for waiting in and the place is obviously a hot spot so and waiting... More 

Thank legrandfume
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything was outstanding. We came with a big party and booked early with Tristan; he was informative and courteous from the get-go. We enjoyed the 39$ tasting menu and we're all still talking about the lamb belly!!!! Definitely arrive hungry, the portions are generous. A new favourite; we'll be back. Thanks again guys!!!

2 Thank Den C
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We finally ended up with one of the tables by the fireplace after some confusion with our reservation. A low point of the evening was a five-minute argument with our waitress over ordering the burger. The Maitre d' tried his best to smooth things over, but clearly the staff needs to brush up on their table manners at this establishment.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner. I must say that I was impressed before getting there. I made online reservations for the New Years weekend, and I had some questions. I emailed the restaurant and Tristan Young, manager, replied to me promptly and answered all my questions on a couple of occasions, regarding New Years Eve menu, schedule, wine, etc. Excellent... More 

1 Thank Veronica G
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The table was ideal (a banquette by the fire); the service was impeccable (provided by Alyssa); the dishes were prepared with care rarely seen (by Fin, Ale and the other chefs), the negroni cocktails were perfect (each with one enormous ice-cube); and the ambiance was stellar. It was certainly a top-5 meal for me, over a dining career that spans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Love the food here and the atmosphere. The prices are reasonable too, I'd say my only issue is getting a table here since the place is so popular. I went for lunch with my family, my wife and daughter, 5 at the time and we had a very enjoyable meal.

Thank Louise H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2741 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia v6p1k9, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops within a block
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-1965

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