Ancora False Creek

4.4
263 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
Embracing the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cultures while incorporating the bounty of the West Coast seafood.

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AM
Vancouver
53 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and it never fails to be consistently wonderful. The food is great (the only restaurant that I will order risotto at) the decor really nice and this time we had lunch on the patio and just watched the boats go by! Interesting cocktail menu as well. A favourite for lunch and dinner.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

We arrived early and were greeted by a charming staff member who found us a seat at the bar. The Batman showed no interest in getting us a drink but on request acquiesced to do so. Then to table: very pleasant area , lovely ambience. Unfortunately we were largely invisible and seemingly various servers. The sommelier could not be found. When wine was organised ( a charming grand cru Chablis) not poured till requested.
The food was ok but rather overworked and did not let the seafood shine. We are used to better quality seafood at much lower prices.
In all a disappointment and way overpriced.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was superb! Great taste, great flavors which all blended together unbelievably!

SO
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ancora has a delicious menu, all which seem very fresh and gorgeously plated. The service was friendly and lovely, the setting is beautiful with a spectacular view and the food and drinks were fabulous. I'd definitely come again and would recommend it to friends as well.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Farewell lunch. Service was very, very slow. Don’t be in a hurry when you dine here. Food was very good.

OT
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved it. The food and service was excellent. Thank you 🙏🏻
We really enjoyed it

K
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very good restaurant and great service.
Best part of our dinner were the appetizers
Main courses were very good but could have been great except Halibut was a bit over cooked and dry. Not what you expect from a very good restaurant like this
Worth the trip for a waterfront experience
Gave us a really good table and professional service

FD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Beautifully situated, intriguing and delicious offerings, good wine list. Attentive service at first but very slow once our mains were delivered (second glass of wine, desserts, our bills). Perhaps because of full house on a Wednesday night? In any event, I still highly recommend for the ambiance, for the warm welcome, and for exquisite food. Will definitely return.

P
Vancouver
66 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a nice discovery! Excellent cuisine, beautifully presented, and very attentive and friendly service. Also really enjoyed sitting on their patio. Had one of the best seared tuna meals that I have ever had!! Not a bargain, but well worth it!

E
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Location was beautiful, service was wonderful, plating was unique and pretty, the food was good, but only okay. Nothing wowed us in terms of taste.

DP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening. Unique combination of ingredients made the meal interesting.

M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Our server was very inattentive, we had to ask for water every time. One time we had to ask three times for her to refill our friend’s hot water. However, 4 people came to our table when cleaning up the dishes. In the mean time she kept revisiting the large table next to us. I expected better service at a restaurant like this. Food was overly savory, especially the miso-squash quinotto that came with the sablefish. The risotto was very good. I would not come back or recommend this restaurant.

B
Calgary
58 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting from out of town. Reviews were great and it did not disappoint. The spicy tuna roll was fresh and delicious. Hamachi was a great item to split and to die for. My husband had the sablefish and I had the scallops. Both were prepared extremely well. Our server was knowledgeable and very accommodating! Would definitely recommend.

AB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I requested a view table as it was our anniversary. Ancora provided a view table, and also recognized us by providing free desserts. The food was also outstanding, with several unique dishes.

R
Vancouver
99 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vancouver top ten!
Service was excellent, and pleasent.
Sablefish dish was perfect, which made my very good beef dish pale.
A wonderful evening.

K
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We always walked by the restaurant or see it from Granville Island, but finally decided to try this fusion restaurant by the water. Given all the west coast/Japanese fusion restaurants in the city, this one is somewhat different being Peruvian. The restaurant has two floors and a patio. It was still too cold for the patio to be open, and the second floor seems a bit isolated and cramped. We were seated on the main floor, but away from the windows. The late afternoon sun was low and came straight into the mostly glass restaurant.

The service was good and the food was well presented. Perhaps we were not adventurous enough in our selection, or perhaps we got lost in the description of the 2-3 Peruvian dishes, but ended up ordering some raw seafood, steak and fish. It was a good meal, desserts were inventive, but I wonder if Peruvian food is suppose to be so similar to Vancouver-westcoast.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent wine recommendation, and a problem with one of the small plates was quickly resolved. The other small plates and the mains were of excellent quality. Seamless service. We will be back.

AL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best food/service/wine experience I've had, the wine list is curated perfectly. An absolute oasis in the city, views of the to bridges and passing boats is an absolute charm, a must visit in Vancouver. Great pinot noir (burgundy) selections I might add. Notable dishes-bigeye sashimi and Halibut!

z
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Very disappointed!! This restaurant has been a complete miss as of late and I’m done trying to give them a chance. We had the worst waitress possible; lack of customer service, lack of attention to detail, just complete lack of knowing how to do her job!! Prices are ridiculously high for what you get. The staff walk around like pompous snobs and seriously look down at the guests unless you are known to them!!! They don’t smoke. They don’t care about you or your guests, except what your money!!! And the when the bill arrives they add dishes onto your bill that you didn’t order!! And then have the audacity to request a 22-24% tip!!!
Terrible. Don’t dine here. This place should be shut down!! It’s awful.

B
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ancora never disappoints.
Andreas runs a tight ship and Yoshi shines in the Sushi department.

D
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make it a very special night for my wife.
Thank you

OT
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was maybe the best I've had there. Think this was my 4th time there! Amazing very well seasoned food!

OT
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Ancora rhymes with the French "Encore" which means again, and I return because the food is outstanding. In a city with many top-flight restaurants and amazing Chefs, Ancora shines with its own light due to the innovative orientation leaning on Peruvian influences with a decidedly modern twist. Close to the water (1 feet away ...) and filled with natural light, lunch is a true oasis.

CK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great experience and interesting food combinations and flavour. My only issue was picturing some of the items as there were a lot of unfamiliar ingredients but I guess that’s expected when combining two diverse cultures. Worth checking out. Cautionary expense would be the non-stop sparkling water.

j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

simply the best, wine, service, view-need i say more

F
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared the scallop aburi sushi and it was flavourful, smokey, and tender. The sablefish dish was delicious. The portion was generous, the potato purée was smooth, quinoa crisp added a nice texture and the kale was seasoned well.

This is a venue that you would want to bring to impress someone. The view overlooking False Creek is breathtaking. Our server was attentive and presented us with macarons for our anniversary.

The prices on the menu as listed on Open Table is not the same as at the restaurant.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and great service!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Noted that it was a birthday on the reservation and received no greeting or acknowledgment for my dad’s birthday. The hostess also did not ask about the special occasion as most restaurants do (ie are we celebrating an occasion tonight? What brings you in tonight? Etc.)

Service was good, our waiter was friendly but lacked attention to the needs of the guests. Two guests sat through the entire dinner with an empty glass until asked within the last 10 minutes of our dinner experience.

The table behind us spoke extremely loud which made it awkward throughout dinner being able to hear their conversations.

Food was good but nothing to rave about.

Overall value was mediocre. Likely won’t be a restaurant we would recommend or return to.

FS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always exceptionally good ❤️ service have finally improved!!

MD
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ancora False Creek offers superb food, excellent service and the location and ambience is not rivalled. It truly is a wonderful dining experience.

HG
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ancora was absolutely perfect! The sablefish was exquisite and a lovely ambiance.

AN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food . Cosy environment. Relax atmosphere. Definitely will recommend to friends and relatives. The only points to suggest is the guest toilet is on the upper floor that is not too convenient for elderly or one with a few drinks.

JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience at Ancora Fals Creek. The food and service were outstanding! They were very accommodating with our dietary restrictions. The gluten free bread was the best I've ever tried!

K
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! The Peruvian- Japanese fusion leads to really unique and delicious flavours.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Overall foods wld have to improve

F
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family of 4 went here to celebrate my birthday on Saturday. We got a window seat which was lovely. Our server was wonderful; she was friendly and efficient. They checked on us often throughout our meal which was appreciated.

We had 4 starters - the hamachi, mixto ceviche, grilled octopus and the soft shell crab taco. All of them were delicious but we particularly enjoyed the octopus and soft shell crab. For entrees 2 of us had the tuna, one had the hokkaido scallops and pork belly and I had the arroz con pat (duck and rice). We enjoyed our entrees very much. They were all large portions which surprised us for fine dining. Their dessert menu has changed from their website, we had a passionfruit mousse jelly and a chocolate creme brûlée with apples. I liked them both but my preference would be the chocolate one. My sons liked the passionfruit dessert.

This is a great restaurant and we hope to go again.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food

f
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Dineout Vancouver 2019, but also ordered some add-on dishes. Everything was perfect!

CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Some of the best meals I ever had! Outstanding service, drinks and food came prompt, very kind staff.

R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Had their dine out Vancouver menu ($45). Plate presentation was phenomenal, food preparation was also thoughtful. Food was delicious as well, definitely one of the best restaurants I had during the dine out fest.

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