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About The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

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.

2741 West 4 Ave
Vancouver, BC V6K 1P9
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Weekdays: 5:00pm - Late
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:45pm (first come seating policy for brunch)

Cross Street:
MacDonald

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 558-1965

Website:
http://theoakwood.ca/

Parking Details:
Free street parking

Public Transit:
Bus stops within a block

Executive Chef:
Michael Love

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

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Cozy (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (14)
Romantic (14)
Tapas (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Authentic (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Organic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was great at this place. Very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
The food was all beautifully presented and four dishes between the two of us left us stuffed to the brim. The duck was both of our favorites. It's not the quietest place but could still hold a conversation without yelling and the ambiance is nice and cosy.
We will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

It would be nice if the dining times were a little bit longer. We finished with about 5minutes or so to spare and weren’t rushed at all but I did find myself keeping an eye on the time quite a bit instead of paying 100% attention to the conversation.

Tags: Organic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and choice options on the menu. Personalised staff that had an in-depth knowledge of the menu and wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great room. Great food. Great service. Definitely left a happy customer

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great dinner. Wonderful service (our waitress Chantelle was great).

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Many delicious and well created dishes.
Service was fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·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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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·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).

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (Peru)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent service food was great ambience with quiet relaxing music, no sports loud screens which is very important for conversation.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food as always! The NYE service was a spottier compared to the usual team and itfelt as though we were being rushed to leave. Several time our plates were cleared and replaced with the next course when were were barely done the previous course. However, food and drinks were delicious like always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Came to Oakwood upon several recommendations from close friends and family. The food and experience lived up to the expectation: the food is innovative and gourmet, the service is very friendly and unassuming. Great wine selection. Overall, a fantastic night out with friends!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great. We liked that everybody working at the restaurant were personable & genuine. The menu was interesting and we literally wanted to order every dish. We’ll definitely be back again next time we are in town!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have been here before and was really impressed by the food. However the second time around the food just wasn’t as good as I remembered. Warm kale salad was good but the poutine and the squid just had a bit too much going on. Maybe was just an off night will give it another go at some point as the vibe is good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The Oakwood is a fun find in Kits. My wife and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent. The food was good, though portion sizes left something to be desired. I realize these are meant to be share plates and, given our server's recommendation for 3-4 plates for two people, we opted for four. The flavours were generally great (the warm kale salad is phenomenal) but in some cases there was little more than a few bites for each of us. Relatedly, I also found the plating to be a bit deceptive. That is, there were times when it looked like there was more of the item ordered than there was (the burrata being the best example of this). Again, the food is excellent but we were certainly still hungry after these four small share plates. Will we return? Very likely. Great spot for tapas and an excellent drink list.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Came here for a staff Christmas dinner, all the servers were super friendly and the food was really good (particularly the kale salad, and lamb belly > pork belly by far). It's a lovely warm spot to pop into, especially as it's freezing cold outside at the moment. Only knock is it is quite loud, so it's hard to carry a conversation. But super cozy, food is delish, and quite reasonably priced for sharing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Music too loud. We couldn’t hear each other well.
Food great!
Service great except had to keep asking for serving spoons.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Not kids friendly at all, i.e, no booster or high chair. Waiters/waitresses trying to rush people out without any patience. Won’t go there for any occasions again with the kids.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was my wife's birthday, and they did a special dessert for her. Nice touch!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Our favorite is the warm kale salad. Great selection of beer and wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Oakwood is one of mine and my boyfriend's favorite brunch spots. It was his Birthday this week and I decided to take him there for dinner. The food was so incredible--really unique flavors and delicious, good quality ingredients--and we loved their recommended style of sharing dishes so that we could both try a variety. The ambiance was very cozy, and the staff was super friendly and down-to-earth. We were gifted a free dessert which was such a nice and unexpected surprise, and it was soooo good (corncake with pear chunks and salted caramel sauce, seriously to die for). Will definitely be back again soon and would highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Organic, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is good and value is pretty good.
However, the waitress who served us is very bad. Very rude when we have questions about the dinner menu. Very impatient server when the restaurant is not even busy. She was eating in the kitchen for over 5 minutes while we are waiting for her to take our orders. Very horrible service and I will not return to this place ever again.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Exceptional service with unique and tasty dishes.

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I find it very hard to find fault with this restaurant. Delicious, creative west coast cuisine, warm and welcoming ambiance and great service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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