Oru
Oru

Oru

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.orucuisine.com/
  • Phone: (604) 695-5500
  • 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
63 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)fit for foodies (26)good for groups (23)great for brunch (19)great for lunch (16)romantic (16)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (12)scenic view (11)neighborhood gem (7)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Quiet but nice
    SkyAgentm
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Oru is not as vibrant as the bar downstairs. I've been here a few times, the deco is great and so is the service. I find the menu is boring and the ambience lacked energy. The food is good but was expecting amazing. I likely wont be visiting them again unless they improve their menu and liven the place up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service but ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The was a bit lack lustre. My soup was luke warm whereas my wife's soup was piping hot. Even our main meal came out at a decent temperature to eat but cooled down quickly. The food itself tasted kind bland to me. Our waiter was good though. I don't mind splurging at a high end dining place but the food should taste better than average and the food at Oru was just average for me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was great as always, had a wide selection of menu items shared amongst my family and not one of them was anything but perfection. The service was top notch and Sabrina the hostess was such a delightful beginning and end to our experience. I highly recommend oru for any occasion you have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for lunch and brunch
    misias
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    excellent Of hbrunc brilliantly displayed impeccably done will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal - Very Professional
    2Canoes
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I took a group of guest speakers from our conference to Oru. The food, service, wine choice and ambiance were top notch and exactly what I was hoping for in a chic restaurant. Expectations were exceeded! The next day, all speakers kept thanking me for taking them to an excellent restaurant. All of them were ranting and raving about it to the delegates. Success!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second time here for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Once for lunch. A wonderful meal each time. This time had the lobster and beef short ribs. Starter was the beet salad. Just wonderful. Had drinks downstairs before dinner. Overall a great evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, smallish portions
    HungryDiner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was superb, although portions were small. I had a drink, soup, entree, and dessert, and was still a bit hungry. But every dish was excellent and very well prepared. It's not the place to go if you're looking for a big hearty meal, but otherwise the food was flawless. I would highly recommend it for a date or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Jennni
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We took my grandparents out for dinner Friday October 3rd and they were just blown away with the ambiance and scenic view. Our server, Stephanie was excellent. We had many questions and she answered them all very knowledgeably. We all felt like we learned something from the experience. The steaks and duck were done perfectly and when we declined dessert, Stephanie brought us some truffles with our coffee for something sweet. We loved her and our meal in the most bleautiful setting. Thanks again for creating such a spectacular experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner in Vancouver
    doctor1VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had dinner at Oru because we had a dining credit at the hotel. We had breakfast there for four days and while the food was fine, we felt the dining room looked a bit like a cafeteria. Dinner was a delightful surprise. The darkness hid the sterile look and we had an excellent dinner. Service (Josh) was cheerful and knowledgable. He directed me toward a ceviche sampler that was just wonderful. Entrees were well prepared and we even had desert which we generally avoid when dining out. Wine list was quite good with a number of BC wines which we have enjoyed. I would definitely recommend Oru for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just okay
    MelG
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I expected more being in the Fairmount Hotel The selection of food was just very basic to say the least the lay out of the buffet was not well thought out No one knew which way they should be going we had to flag down a waiter when we could find one I wouldn't go back much better places for brunch in Vancouver
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brilliant Breakfast Buffet
    ChizDee
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went with my girlfriends for Sunday morning breakfast (Before the Brunch) - $33 each. Unlimited orange, coffee, tea etc. And the food was amazing. Sausages, bacon, tomatoes, hash browns, waffles, pancakes, fruit, ceasear bar, yogurt, continental meats and breads and jams. Eggs bar to get specific eggs made, or an omelet or even Eggs Benedict!!!! So much to choose from!!!! Definitely recommended! The staff were helpful and friendly, and the ambience was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We took out of town visitors here for a special dinner. The fish portions were very generous and fresh but the food not quite hot enough. The unfortunate part of the meal was the waiter. He was distracted and inattentive, and acted very busy although the restaurant was not, and we had to pry information out of him. Do we need to order sides as well or is the plate complete without them? Do we need to order a side per person or are they share-able size? We had to call him back to the table to continue talking because he would just walk away when he was finished talking. He spit out the ingredients of the plates so fast we didn't catch all of it. Sheesh!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Bar scene downstairs appallingly loud. Noise level in restaurant high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    CHOCHO
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I went for Sunday Brunch as part of our anniversary celebration, expecting to find a quality similar if not better to Fairmont in Whistler where we had great experience......It was not even close....There was nothing special, the quality of the food was poor, not much variety, the plates at the station were most of the time empty. I went few times to check for the banana pancakes and never found even one. There was no carving station with roasted meet. At this time of the year with all the abundance of fresh local fruits-there were few pieces of watermelon, and pineapple. The croissants were at least 5 days old dry and chewy.......We had a bad experience and did not enjoy it at all. We would never recommend it nor go back.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 587 reviews are from the Oru reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    good for groups
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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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
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    • 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.
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    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic