Oru
Oru

Oru

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.orucuisine.com/
  • Phone: 6046955500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 11:30am
    Breakfast: Saturday-Sunday 7:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Buffet Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Darren Brown
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burrard Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and self parking are available at hourly rates.

    There is also plenty of metered street parking close by.
A word from Oru
A vibrant gathering place of celebration or an exclusive intimate dining experience for two; ORU is the perfect spot to savour food of the Pacific Northwest and flavours of the Pacific Rim. A marble and stainless steel open concept kitchen sets the stage upon which our innovative and talented chefs create extraordinary cuisine. Allow our dynamic and passionately-driven ORU team to guide you through a culinary journey for the senses with a menu that features a variety of dishes of local origin with a twist from the Pacific Rim, simply and skillfully prepared. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into the newly renovated Sky Bar – Coal Harbour’s Living Room. Here, you may begin the evening with a pre-dinner cocktail, and for those deciding to stay, you can sit back and enjoy the lively sounds from the Lobby Lounge below.
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Oru reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (20)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (18)romantic (12)scenic view (11)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)neighborhood gem (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Bar scene downstairs appallingly loud. Noise level in restaurant high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not match the price!
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The taste was ok, not bad. But compare with the price, it is not wroth. The meau is too simple, food is average. No suprised.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continuing Excellence
    SeafoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Delicious food, and in generous portions! The bass, the sablefish, the poached lobster and the lomi-lomi steelhead were absolutely fresh! The chicken with fava beans was memorable. We are never disappointed when we dine here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Too pricy, the quality of food was good but portions too small
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service Amazing
    eateateat
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a work breakfast and all tried the buffet at the managers suggestion. The food was amazing, the server we had was friendly and extremely helpful and overall the experience could not have been better. Although the price is high for a breakfast we still left feeling completely satisfied. Would go again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, but could be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great atmosphere at this restaurant. I loved their brunch, but at diner it could have been better. They need to serve their food on a hot plate as the hot food goes cold as plate absorbs the heat. Also, my son's surf and turf was not great as meat was dry. Mine was good and children's food was also great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • come prepared for a slow lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had 1 hour between meetings for lunch, but it turned into a bit of a rush at the end after waiting nearly an hour for our orders to be taken and lunch to be served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous brunch
    Billofthewild
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent brunch buffet with house made bacon & sausages, Benedict station, fresh sliced flank steak, house made mustards, salmon and even a fresh donut machine!! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oru - May 28
    OruReviewer
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Attentive service and good food. Prices, (except for coffee), are in line with other similar higher end hotel restaurants in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea food heaven
    2onhols
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The menu is good and well explained by the staff. Their knowledge of the food and the wines appears comprehensive, which helps you choose. Very friendly and helpful. Food and wine were both great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disapoint
    Gomui
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great food and good service as always. Hope they have more selection. There was a new chef at the eggs station and she overcooked my eggs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great!
    chihaya
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We ordered oysters, corn soup, spot prawn special, and the pork belly as our appetizers. Oysters were fresh, spot prawn special and corn soup were good as well. Pork belly was not bad just that it is kind of chewy. The lobster and steak as main course was very very delicious! Especially the mashed potato on the side, even though it gets a bit buttery but it still tastes very good! We were too full after main course so we decided not to order dessert; yet, the waiter served us apple crumble and chocolate truffles because it was Mother's Day so he thought my mom should end the meal with something sweet. That was very nice and the dessert was great as well. We would definitely visit there again :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and excellent service!
    JY1980
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    As a hotel guest I decided to try Oru once for breakfast buffet, and the overall experience didn't let me down. Food: Rich selection of pastries and egg dishes. The homemade salmon omelette is my favorite (and it's huge too!) Service: Excellent. Although I ate alone and sat in the corner, the waiters showed up often to address my needs. They made you feel like eating at a friend's place. Ambience: contemporary zen style and bright Noise level: quite low, but not too quiet. I will come back next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ChipandDaleVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I saw in the website that this restaurant offer brunch buffet. I even confirm with the hostess. But when I got there, most is breakfast items. The only "brunch" items are grill frank steak and egg benedict. No salad, grilled veg, chicken, dessert.... And there are kids running around screaming. Maybe shouldn't expect much for $33.00 brunch buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best breakfast buffet!!!
    Nharcs
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Loved the buffet for breakfast. Made to order bennies and omelettes were dee lish. Pastries were fantastic too!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ConnoisseurOfGoodTaste
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    You can never go wrong with a Fairmont!! The food, the service and the magnificent modern setting of Oru, are bar none sublime. If you need a memorable experience in fine dining, don't miss out on this one. It doesn't get any better than this.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linger over the experience
    franeg
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    No pressure at this restaurant. You get to sit and enjoy both the wonderful food and the company of your dining companions.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MsbtxVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Fresh, house made, wonderful. Sushi appetizer plate enough for meal for two! Oru salad delicious! We ate lunch here.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 573 reviews are from the Oru reviews archive.
  • Happy
    Gomui
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Server Joshua was amazing. I find the service on this Easter Sunday way better than the usual weekends. Not sure why, but Oru definitely needs to keep staff like Joshua and get rid of the disgruntled rude staffs! Food was awesome especially the egg station. Never disapoints and the cook remembers every order! Will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Sunday
    Brunchy
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Oru serves buffet style weekend brunch. Variety of selections of bread, granola, fruits, hot dishes, and made-to-order Benedict, omelet, and other egg varieties. Beautiful layout of the restaurant with scenic ambiance, great for family, special occasion, or couple Sunday Brunch option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should have been more for the price
    EatingOutVan1
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Walking through the Fairmont Hotel lobby by the bar complete with live music and loads of people enjoying themselves, I couldn't wait to get upstairs as I expected this same vibrant and lively atmosphere to continue. However, before I even entered the building I should have been clued in that Oru was the one of the only restaurants downtown that had a completely open reservations available for a Friday night. We were one of maybe 6 tables in the entire restaurant... the place was empty. The hostess and servers were fantastic, but the food and the wine were another story. Don't get me wrong, the food was better than average, but not outstanding. The wine is much cheaper by the glass than buying a bottle, found this out afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Bryan
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great menu selection of seafood. Ceviche was very good and the main courses were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch and dinner spot
    Lovewestcoastfood
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I take clients here frequently and the food and service never disappoints! Recently took family there and service and food was impeccable, servers ever-attentive and genuine. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the steak frites salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I had the steak frites salad which was a little on the bland side and too small a portion for most men I would guess. The three sauces were interesting and very much needed to counter the bland taste of the steak. The fries were overcooked and the shoestring version not as good as the regular larger fries served elsewhere and were a bit soggy as you dug down. Not worth the price in my opinion. Another person at our table had the chicken which was a better portion but again, bland enough to ask for hot sauce to spice it up a bit. The date pudding for desert was very good. The service was really slow so if you don't have time to take 1.5 to 2 hours for lunch don't come on a Friday when they are extremely busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took a friend to celebrate
    angieVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Took a friend to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter Brandon and the rest of the staff were very attentive. They were wonderful to put our 2 appetizers on separate plates as we wanted to split them. The food is nicely presented and represents a good mix of west coast eats. The wines, either by the glass or the bottle, are very pricey but you are paying for the atmosphere. I have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine prices out of this world.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Everything is good about the place except for the rip off in wine prices and Vodka Martini. How can a restaurant charge 3 or 4 time the mark up for wine. Food and service great. Please get real. Not everyone is on an expense account.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced
    JPSP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I ordered Chicken, which was flavorless and very hard to cut, same with the steak. No steak knife provided. Alittle dissapointed as I have dined there before. This was a very special day, as it was my 20th anniversary, alittle dissapointed. Only positive thing, desserts!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely fabulous
    cfilmcat
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We ordered the chefs special and were not disappointed. The restaurant was not crowded, it was a Tuesday night, so they seated everyone with at least 2 tables between us. I appreciated the space and privacy that it created. The waiter was attentive and respectful. (2 women spending 150.00 doesn't always mean this). I would place this restaurant as my favourite high end in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent location for brunch
    HersheyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent location for brunch and view of Vancouver water front.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hard to find fault with this
    fisti
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    hard to find fault with this experience. outstanding contemporary design and finish with none of the annoying bling and noise ambiance is modestly quiet suitable for romance or business wine list is extensive and interesting, and cocktails worth trying food was excellent, beautifully presented, and delicious - beet salad outstanding, ling cod and japanese bouilliabaise both creatively presented and full of special tastes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We picked the restaurant because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We picked the restaurant because of the Vegan options. The waiter was very helpful, accommodating & knowledgeable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Have been here before and will go again. Menu is varied, but not too large. Interesting food, done well/served well/timed right. Nice ambience, and a general 'feel good' vibe. Drinks rather expensive, but not out of line for downtown. Great location too. Generally a first pick whenever out for a business luncheon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Buffet
    deBareVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Buffets can always be hit or miss so one is always careful about making that choice when there are other great a la carte items on the menu. Fortunately Oru made that decision easy on Sunday with a fabulous brunch buffet at a reasonable price. There was a wide enough variety to please every palate, including custom egg bennies that all four of us ordered. Plus the service was top notch. My only ouch was the cost of alcohol - mimosas were delicious but pricey. I certainly highly recommend to anyone looking for a great brunch in Vancouver - we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food flavour was good, however,
    Free2Nite
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food flavour was good, however, I found the spareribs (with the lobster) slightly over-cooked/dry on the inside. Garnish/final touches a bit too plain/sparse. For the price, could've been generous with some greens/veggies inclusive. We had to order a separate side dish to complete the meal and, thankfully, the crispy kale/ Brussels sprouts with chorizo was surprisingly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gastronomic extravaganza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We enjoyed the most delicious food ever! Each course was unique and well timed. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Time
    SabFood
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Oru was fantastic with a scenic view and amazing food. I would definitely recommend it. Overally, Oru was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent romantic restaurant.
    faye
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    excellent romantic restaurant. They have excellent service with outstanding good food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under-rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    This was my second time at Oru. Both times were for a set menu (Julia Childs dinner and dine out) but the food and service were very good both times. I look forward to trying it again on a regular menu night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service; okay food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Went to Oru for Dine Out. The service was outstanding. The pork belly appetizer and cheese platter dessert was average. For the main, my lobster was cooked perfectly and the seasoned perfectly so as to let the flavour of lobster shine. However, the brussel sprout, kale and sausage mix was rich to the point of overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining Out in Vancouver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This was my first time at Oru. Great dining experience. Service and food very very good. Drinks were a bit pricey but not bad considering one of us had to be the DD. I recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.