I had a fantastic steak here.
I had a fantastic steak here. The restaurant is very nicely laid out and the tables are comfortably spaced. There are a lot of good looking people at this hotel and in this restaurant.
3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent
The service was excellent and it was great to be in a restaurant where it was quiet enough to actually hear the person you are dining with. Highly recommended
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
A must visit for Vancouverites
Our dinner was fantastic. The food is to die for, the service impeccable and the wine list fantastic. I am fussy and always find things to improve on.... I don't have any for Oru... They nailed it.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was very good. They
Service was very good. They were on top of things and you could tell it was well run. Enjoyed sushi platter. It was presented nicely and ingredients were fresh. The lemon tart for dessert was excellent also.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Japanese bento was excellent.
The Japanese bento was excellent. Nothing but the finest fresh fish along with various tasty morsels with an authentic Japanese taste. The salmon chowder was superb as was the desert.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. Will go back for next special occasion dinner.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was second dinner at Oru in 10 days. Wonderful food, pleasant service . We'll be back soon for sure.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you haven't dined at Oru
If you haven't dined at Oru yet, you're missing a great restaurant. Outstanding service, a unique wine list presented on an iPad, and a significantly different menu, make this a very special place to dine. The lobster salad (with couscous, hearts of palm, watercress and dehydrated pineapple) was a unique blend of flavour and one I will remember for a long time. While very pricy ($18 per glass of Okanagan wine)' it was a great place for a special occasion.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the pleasure of dining at ORU this past Friday (May 3/13). It was a friend's birthday celebration and another friend accompanied us. The room is airy, bright and amazingly quiet given its openness. I was so impressed with the décor! The servers were attentive and friendly and they didn't miss a beat! We finished the evening in the lobby bar (Avital and Fung? had arranged a reserved table) which was a great treat, a piece of paradise with a very cool vibe! Samantha Flatman stopped by our table to welcome us and to ensure that we were taken care of! The three of us were so pleasantly surprised with the ride home in the Westend of Vancouver in one of the Fairmont BMW's. An amazing evening! Sincerely, Dr. Daryl R. Croxall
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant, good food
We had a nice dinner, but disappointed that at 6pm on a Sunday in May with a full raw bar did not have any oysters (the reason we chose the place). The food otherwise was very good, but the wine list was silly overpriced, with bottles at least 2x the cost we had seen at a fine restaurant in another part of downtown Vancouver the night before. We would go back, but probably just for food and not bother with wine - and would make sure they actually had oysters first. We also liked the airy, quiet ambience, but most tables (including our table) lacked a decent view - surprising since the Fairmont is right on the harbor. Wait staff was absolutely excellent.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special lunch meeting...
Had great fun re-acquainting with a friend whom I've not seen in quite awhile. So, this was a very special occasion!
Perfect venue for the event... great service and tasty food.
Will definitely return soon!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brandon served our table and he is very professional.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mothers Day Buffet
We had mothers day brunch ORU and it was a great experience for the entire family. With a nice view of the buffet from where we sat we could see that ORU spared no expense for the mothers. There was a full selection of expensive seafood options, cheese and deli meat options as well as the made to order brunch staples. The desert selection was outstanding made by the inhouse pastry chef. All in all with the great service and relaxed environment of the staff we had a wonderful mothers day brunch.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing!!! Our server Joshua recommended a few of his favs which we decided to order. They were great choices and our overall food and wine experience was outstanding!!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely delicious! Definitely will come back!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Passing thru - superb meal
Dined with our two eight year olds. Wait staff were very friendly and courteous and accommodated the prepared simply requests for the children. Lovely calm and relaxing dinning room overlooking the end of the cruise ship pier.
6/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
birthday at oru
Took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday. Reserved a table online which was very easy. They even brought out a special dessert for his birthday which was so delicious!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for brunch with family and quality of the food was top notch with the service just as great!! Our servers were wonderful as well. We will definitely be back for brunch again...and again...and again!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go for lunch
Great place to go for lunch for business or with friends. Energy is great, good service and great food choices.
Highly recommend the place. Price is medium high.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bait and switch
The menu describes the seafood tower as having a whole lobster plus other things. they brought half a small lobster. when i called it to the waiter's attention, he said it was a "typo in the menu", but brought another half lobster.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best restaurant in the
The best restaurant in the city from a european point of view.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience!
Eating at Oru was truly a wonderful dining experience! The staff was very professional and knowledgable about the menu, as well as appropriate wine pairings.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's hard to pick...
It's difficult to pick one thing that really made our experience spectacular at Oru. This is only because they did everything spectacularly.
Right from the very moment we set foot in the restaurant we felt like we were special. The food was presented wonderfully and tasted amazing. Our server adhered to our allergies and we were never rushed.
Do try the dessert, especially the Ginger infused cheesecake!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant. From the delicious food to the large, elegant and lovely space, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Our server Stephanie was warm and accommodating, making recommendations and letting us sample wines before making a choice. I would definitely recommend Oru to anyone.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special occasion dinner party of 6
We went for my wife's birthday. They offered us 2 choices of seats for our party, our server was excellent and the wine list was good. They have a cool group of crazy looking decanters which was a hit. Food and portions were as expected for a higher end resto.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I went 2 nights ago and we were very impressed. The lobster was good and they even included the claw meat with the tail which is the best part of the lobster.
The free range chicken was juicy and cooked to perfection. The quinoa salad was amazing!
Martin was our waiter and he was so nice he had the chef take us on a tour of all the kitchens. Very clean organized and all food was dated.
Thanks chef Boyles
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening out
This was our 20th anniversary dinner so we wanted somwhere different and quiet. Oru was both. We were seated in a quiet part of the restaurant by the windows. We shared the seafood ceviche for starters and it was delicious. The sable fish and halibut (both from Haida Gwaii) were cooked perfectly and flavourful. Our waiter was efficient, friendly but not obtrusive. As it was our anniversary he organized a delightful desert medley for us which was perfect. Although the wine prices seemed a bit steep I had checked them out beforehand and was prepared so it didn't spoil the occasion which was an all round a great evening. I'd recommend Oru for a special evening out
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fairmont Pacific Rim Waterside
The Oru restaurant in the Fairmont Pacific rim lived up to it's good reputation. The Food and Wine were excellent. The Lunchtime Service and the recommendations were very good, however we were slightly disappointed with the Evening Service as we were put on a table that was out of the way and had no ambience at all. We asked to move but were told there were no other tables available which was a shame as we had booked in advance. Next time I would ask for a window table in the main dining room when booking.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Dining Experience
Beautiful, modern, posh restaurant. Staff was knowledgeable in all aspects of the menu and we enjoyed everything we had ordered. Pricey but worth it. Would definitely recommend Oru for a special nite out of good food and relaxation.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent, the service terrific, the only sour note was the ridiculously exorbitant prices of the wine.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
great service and great food.
great service and great food. wine at least twice the cost as in other very nice restaurants in Vancouver
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there to celebrate an Anniversary with parents and children. The waiter and other staff were great and made us all feel special. Amazing soup and salads. Excellent fish and seafood options and desserts were delicious and not too rich. Menu prices are good value for the quality and setting. Cocktail prices were high and we didn't end up having any.
All in all a great night and worth a return visit soon.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the bento box
I really enjoy the bento box. The addition of the chicken soup at lunch is also very tasty. Oru is a good place for a business lunch as not only is the food very good, but its relatively quiet so that you can hear the people that you're with.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and okay service.
Group of 7 people. Appetizers, entree and deserts. Caprese salad was good, Caesar salad was bland. Fish was good, watery broth. Lobster and steak - meh. Deserts were good (chocolate bombe). Overall, the food was good but not outstanding. Service was quite slow and patchy (friendly tho), especially as the restaurant got busy. Wine list was way overpriced. Veiw and setting is really very nice. Overall, go for the ambiance, view and some good food, but be prepared to spend a lot and do not expect too much.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tuna burger was tasty - perhaps more sauce, plantain chips arrived accidentally over spiced by kitchen and were replaced by good French fries
Bento box - good sashimi
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came in for dinner with
I came in for dinner with a couple of friends and had a perfect experience from beginning to end. Our server Joshua was fantastic! Hands down, he provided the best service that I have ever had. The wine list is one that deserves to be perused by every wine fanatic: a great selection to choose from. And the menu leaves nothing to be desired: the ceviche tower blew me away! I am already craving another experience at Oru... I will definitely be returning to dine again.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM