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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

4.3
872 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, a casual neighbourhood room specializing in down-to-earth Canadian fare. The Oakwood Canadian Bistro's food philosophy is focused on fresh, house-made dishes crafted from locally sourced products. The seasonally changing menu caters to market availability and the sustainability of the products. All meats are organic, local and free of hormones and antibiotics, while the seafood is sustainable, seasonal and Ocean Wise certified. From the breads and pastas to the butchery and sauces, all products are made in-house with quality and consistency.The Oakwood Canadian Bistro serves fresh, honest food in a casual neighbourhood environment. This modest Kitsilano room encourages diners to gather around the central communal table with old and new friends, sip wine and BC craft beers or one of their classic cocktails and linger over one of Michael Love's seasonally driven dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Canadian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Weekdays: 5:00pm - Late
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:45pm (first come seating policy for brunch)

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Phone number
(604) 558-1965
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Love
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
MacDonald
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Parking details
Free street parking
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Public transit
Bus stops within a block
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 872 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jayjay (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

A wood burning fireplace! That was a treat on a snowy night. Everything was just fine ... but our group felt the music was a problem. Erratic volume level and incompatible with conversation.

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JLplusIU (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was fantastic, specialty drinks were great and the service was top notch. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

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JamesB 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was very tasty and unique flavors. Very loud to visit in restaurant....maybe outside might be quieter.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Top notch service. Food delicious - my favorite is the warm kale salad.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and very friendly staff. Natasha, our server, very pleasant.

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MichaelN 
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

When for dine-out but much of the food was cold and either over-seasoned or tasteless (cod). Service was slow but nice, atmosphere is warm and friendly but very noisy as well. I wouldn't recommend going unless there was a particular dish you wished to try.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Went for dine out Vancouver. Food and service was amazing but the portions were very small

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We were very disappointed with the Dine Out 2018 experience here at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro. I have been to The Oakwood Canadian Bistro twice for brunch and both times I had great experience; therefore, we had high expectation for dinner. The service and the quality of food were mediocre. The portion sizes were small and we left feeling hungry.

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vipVJ2004 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a great meal with happy hour drinks beforehand, can't go wrong with $13 pasta mains on Sunday - all servers recommendations were spot on!

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Mali (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food great drink and beer selection. Always something new to try

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JBC1 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Came here for Dine Out 2018 and the evening exceeded all expectations. From being politely greeted at arrival, to our wonderful and helpful server, to the amazing food. Service was fantastic the entire evening; the perfect amount of attentiveness. We never had to ask for wine or water top ups. The menu was very creative and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Many delicious and well created dishes.
Service was fantastic.

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JWho (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

First time at the restaurant. The food was exceptional, the ling cod was delicious. Great selection of local beers and cocktails. Definitely would recommend for a date night restaurant.

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Luv2dine580 (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

I visited the restaurant during Dine Out. The Dine Out menu did not resemble the restaurant’s regular menu and the restaurant did not give diners the option of ordering from the regular menu. The server was great but the food did not do justice to what the kitchen is capable of doing. Also, portions were very small for the entrees. I think Dine Out works best when the menu includes items that the restaurant regularly offers. It was the first time that some of my friends who joined me for dinner had been to the Oakwood and based on their experience, they are unlikely to return to the restaurant.

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vipDeniseJ (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The choice of starters, entrees and dessert for the dine out menu was very good. Food was delicious. Natasha was our server and very attentive and friendly. Lovely evening with good food and drink to celebrate a special occasion.

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Upearly (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Very cozy atmosphere! Our group was delighted with the food - very imaginative dishes with good portion sizes. None of our party of 4 were disappointed. A true neighbourhood gem worth the drive for those not living in Kits. Will come again.

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Debbie (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

DOV should be considered a good introduction to new customers eh? Well they failed.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We liked the ambiance, the service
And the decoration.
But we found the food a bit heavy, although the ingrediënts were nicely combined.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous - for our group of 8 we had an amazing culinary experience

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Bobo (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

This place is totally overrated online! It was very loud so much so that no conversation was possible at all. As far as the food goes I found every dish very strong flavors, e.g. pickled grapes and cheese with bacon fries. There were too many extreme flavors, nothing came as it tastes (e.g. potatoes or beets as everything had some type of coating). I found that the plates were very small to share. The place was trying to be something hip and special but it's not. I would definitely not recommend it for children, it's not child friendly at all.
The only positive point I can make is the staff who was friendly and smiling. The food took way too long to be prepared but that's also a sign that's fresh (although you could argue that on some of the dishes we had).

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