Ancora Ambleside

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CAN$51 and over
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Seafood
Ancora’s mission is to embrace the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese
cultures while incorporating the bounty of the West Coast

Ancora has received numerous awards and accolades. This legendary waterfront location is truly a window to Vancouver, and its culinary scene.

Ancora's mission is to embrace the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cultures while incorporating the bounty of riches the West Coast has to offer. Ancora's cuisine manifesto is hinged on sustainable seafood, while sourcing local and international ingredients, and draws inspiration from its Pacific Northwest surroundings. Understanding the city's dining evolution has inspired Ancora to create a menu that accommodates all of its diners' culinary desires, combining flavours and techniques which embrace several diverse cultures in a modern, yet approachable setting.
What 153 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Food was slow...not hot. Did not taste fresh.
Was not asked my opinion of the service or food while I was there.
Unlikely to go back

WG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simply outstanding cuisine and amazing service.
Five stars, zero faults.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, had a wonderful evening. Two couples 55 years old +

NF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A bit loud for my dinner guests, but a lively environment, which is super for West Vancouver. Excellent food. Worth adding to the roster of favorite restaurants.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect from top to bottom.

KC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great booth, great service, great food!

MA
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dishes we had were very well done.
Service was friendly and attentive.
Great atmosphere.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We drove from Seattle to celebrate my wife's birthday with her mom. I booked the place and was a little surprised that not a lot people in the restaurant. But almost everything was perfect. Every dish was the best of that dish we ever had. The service was awesome. The space and the view was beautiful and artistic. The only thing I can think of is the lighting was a little dark.

AW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around! The sablefish is divine. The Pisco Sours worth the visit!

M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service !

CE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We had a group and everything was handled seamlessly. Would absolutely return, and would likely repeat dishes because they were so wonderfully balanced - the risotto and sablefish were both favourites of the table.

MH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. We have been twice and both times have had top notch service and some really unique, creative and delicious food - some of the appetizers in particular are real stand-outs. Even the cocktails are delicious! Highly recommend.

AA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful dinner for my birthday. Host and waitress were outstanding and relaxed. Would return for another special meal.

P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and good!! Best on the Northshore!!!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We, a group of 4 women went last Thursday to celebrate birthday at lunch time and it was an incredible experience!! All the dishes were so lovely to look at and sooooo tasty!!! The yam soup was a representation of the fall rich color and tasted just like the arrival of Vancouver autumn:-) I try yam soup or butternut squash soup everywhere but it was the best!! The sea food paella was a little too salty for my taste and that's why I gave 4 stars, but my friends all liked it. The dessert was incredible too. The waiter (I forgot to ask his name:-( was so funny and attentive, he deserves the BEST WAITER of THE YEAR! I recommend everyone go and experience their excellent food and service!!

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Twice in 2 weeks, this time I brought Japanese clients and they were very impressed by the quality of food. Great service as usual !

JJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful room, great water view, eclectic menu, exceptional service by one of the Stanger twins, attention to the details - a wonderful lunch. Weekday lunch, restaurant was not that busy. Have been for dinner as well and it's great!

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food great service bussing atmosphere

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great business lunch, the set lunch menu for $29 is such a good value with generous portions. Great wine list, craft cocktails and good sake options by the glass. The service was top notch ! Will definitely bring back my clients.

E
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere; delicious variety of dishes; great service.

D
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommended

C
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Truly delicious food and great location.

TG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal and everything was delicious! The prices were exactly what you’d expect for food of this level and quality.

The service was great and the experience was fantastic.

w
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! Tasty food, great service, excellent wine list and sommelier. Will definitely be back!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

Terrible experience. Would not return. Service was descent. Everything else was terrible.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience, be prepared for the expense, but well worth the value with excellent service and quality food. Extensive wine list, maybe a little on the high side of restaurant mark up.

J
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We met for a catch-up lunch and had a lovely meal and really wonderful service . The tempura shrimp roll , Brussels sprouts and Yuca fries were all delicious ....the coffee is pressed, not drip, and was very good .
The restaurant was not very busy , which surprised us because the food is so good ......we thought that perhaps the construction that is ongoing next door makes the restaurant less obvious ?
We would both recommend it!

A
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and excellent service. The wine suggested by the somm were great much with the food! Definitely going back

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday party with friends, It’s perfect!

JB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peruvian Japanese, you ask? Why yes! Japanese seafarers and tradespeople would land on Peruvian shores after a long journey across the Pacific ocean, bringing their culture and culinary techniques with them. And interesting, wonderful, and delicious they are.

D
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The food, for our luncheon, was a disappointment; my dish consisted of deep fried halibut with, again, deep fried and a very hard form of starch along with a tiny portion of coleslaw. It was more like a fast food outlet dish with absolutely no presentation.

l
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great night!!

MP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded my expectations.Took guests from Britain with me and they considered it the nest dining out experience of their visit!

KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OT
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food is excellent but the restaurant is not very visible. Service is good. Air conditioning was not functioning this visit which was a major issue but this is a fixable item. This is gem for a business lunch. Quiet and modern to a T ... the Peruvian Japanese fusion cuisine a real change of pace and worth the visit.

z
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, Ambiance and Service were excellent. The only thing slightly lacking were the drinks.

Great restaurant for special occasions.

W
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Food and service were great. Not inexpensive, but we think it was worth it. Interesting and very well prepared and presented food. We very-much enjoyed all dishes we ordered.

The outdoor dining experience was impacted by the cars, both parked and driving by. We basically were looking over a car sewer. The owners should get behind the campaign to pedestrianize the streets around that area.

DS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful contemporary and bright decor. Excellent service - attentive, warm and friendly. Food is excellent all around. Especially loved the ceviche!

FT
Hamburg Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow Sashimi and excellent service!

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding and memorable, beyond expectations. We shared 3 dishes and they were all extraordinary. Can't remember the last time that happened. We happened to be there on a Tuesday night so it was very very quiet in the restaurant, which is why the ambience was lacking that particular night. Gorgeous room, beautiful view, it would be 5 stars on a busier evening I'm sure. Can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu - I'm convinced they're all stand-out dishes.