Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio

4.6
171 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
Embracing the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cultures while incorporating the bounty of the West Coast seafood.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Peruvian, Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 12:00 pm-2:30 pm

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am-2:30 pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm- Close
Cocktail Hour: 3:30-5:00 pm Monday-Friday
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Phone number
(604) 681-1164
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private Party Contact
​Mr. Andrea Vescovi: (888) 245-8992
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Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Wed - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 171 People Are Saying
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D
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoy coming to this restaurant. If you like fresh seafood, this is the place to come.
Service is very attentive and the food delicious!

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t
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The ambiance was ok, food was excellent the only beef I have with the place is not the price seems a bit high and the server was a bit pushy in trying to up sale the items on the menu

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We were there for our anniversary and from out of town, which we informed the staff. It was never mentioned to us, and we did not have a good table. The staff were attentive enough, but not great, or anything special. We had better service at Cactus Club.

The food was phenomenal, though.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing date night here. They put us on the cutest table where we had enough privacy and felt like no one was around us. Hamid provided us with amazing service and made the perfect recommendations. Food was phenomenal ❤️

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DS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent night out. Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend this idyllic location. Great for watching the sunset = lovely ambience on the sea wall across from Granville Island.

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little waterside restaurant serving high quality food and cooking. Elegant and relaxed west coast vibe. Good service, light interior, quiet yet vibrant location.

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ET
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was excellent; nice ambiance and views.
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JY
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service and beautiful location/ambiance made up for underwhelming flavor of the food. Chef was a bit shy with the seasoning our fresh whole fish wasn't that fresh and poorly seasoned. The mackerel sushi had far too much rice as a base, tataki was nothing special. Soft shell crab was ok tasting and a little soggy but presented beautifully, as were the seared scallops and pork belly (saved by the sauce). For the price though, it wasn't quite worth it. Service was superb and we had a great time overall. Gorgeous waterfront space as well, so I would still recommend going, especially for the sunset, just expect to pay for it.

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BV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can’t beat the view or the food. Super friendly and helpful servers. Food was excellent.

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CY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Experience! I went there for my mom's birthday. At first they seated us at a corner table when I requested for a windows seat when I made the reservation (online reservation and I called). I think the manager noticed that we were quite unhappy, so they actually moved tables around to make a table next to the window for us which I really appreciated. Also the waiter that we had was wonderful. He was kind, patient, and always had a smile on his face. He automatically filled our water glasses when he noticed we needed more, we never had to ask him to fill our water glasses. Also since they knew it was my mom's birthday, they gave her a small dessert and a candle. Overall it was a wonderful experience! The food was delicious (I loved the risotto and grilled octopus).

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P
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful well lit restaurant with Peruvian-Japanese fusion. Due to the sunset, we sat at a table 'just inside' the open area, which was perfect. You can't go wrong with this dining choice!

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and interesting, unique dishes! Our table had a few people with dietary restrictions/allergies and the chef/servers were very helpful and accomodating

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YY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meeting with relatives

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OT
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing
Server was great
Good or better than ever
Tried new dishes .. did not disappoint

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food and service! Will be going back. Best Sablefish dish I've ever had!

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NH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic. The tuna belly sashimi was the best piece of raw fish I have ever eaten. A city favourite!!

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MR
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This would be a top restaurant in any great city of the world. The Peruvian chef offers imaginative dishes drawn from the traditions of Peru and Japan. Try the BC wines. You will be surprised.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The patio is a perfect spot for dinner on a warm summer evening. The sable fish is also outstanding.

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BL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The appetizer platter and ceviche was to die for. Not so keen on ordering a G and T and having to pay for the tonic, too, but it tasted fab so I’ll get over it.

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BF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always, beautiful patio looking over false Creek towards Granville island with fantastic food, wine and service.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service

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B
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice restaurant, bright and light when flooded by the afternoon sunlight. Attentive service, great selection of cocktails and wines by the glass, well executed food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Small portions but delicious

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was succulent and a piece or art! I had so much fun and te service was superb! Big thanks to Amid our waiter who made our night extra special! We will be back!

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KM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, beautiful view, and a perfect ending to our girls weekend in Vancouver.

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding ambiance, service and views across to Granville Island. The food (ceviche, sashimi, seared tuna) was stunning and perfectly seasoned. The wine selection was enormous. Amazing experience for a special occasion.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The sunset view on the patio was spectacular. The food was creative and delicious. When we go out we look for something we couldn't make at home. Our meals blew that standard away! Get the dessert with pickles. Just do it. Our server was over-seated with some demanding tables but he worked hard to make sure we had the service we came for even though our bill was't as high as others'. We'd happily return.

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RB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Combination of food and the staff made this one of the best meals I ever had.

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HJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food and presentation fresh and spectacular; especially the sushi perfectly balanced. View, ambiance beautiful. Our waitress Tasha was very attentive and thoughtful. Recommend not pairing the dessert dark chocolate mousse with strawberry as it wasn’t sweet enough and cocoa dark chocolate did not come through. Pair with passionfruit or even raspberry, blood orange or gooseberries. It was more like 55percent dark chocolate and I was hoping to taste 70 -75 percent dark chocolate. Seasoned and lemongrass ice-cream fell flat. Everything else excellent. Thank you. We will return again despite dessert not as good as we wanted.

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G
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Not at all what we expected! Poor quality of food and service.

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JM
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and experience was great! Our server, Jeremy P, was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations all around (2nd time we had him serve us). He was a very pleasant guy and i saw every table like him! The sable fish really fell off with now effort... the white table cloth is our witness. Thanks again!

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CZ
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A gentleman on the water taxi recommended this restaurant. My boyfriend and I travel and dine out often and I would put this place in my top ten. Outstanding service and the food was delicious. We sat outside overlooking the water and it was a lovely setting. If you are visiting Vancouver I highly recommend this restaurant. My boyfriend loved his branzino and my duck was cooked to perfection.

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FA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

That night they definitely had a service issue, very slow and inattentive! Maybe they did not expect nice weather and consequently patio open....and therefor not enough staff....they usually do better

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GM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended by friends and it was great. The food was outstanding. The waiter was terrific as well. The fare is Japanese/Peruvian infused food. It was unusual combination however it was a pleasant surprise. We would definitely go back.

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GL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. Fine cuisine. Excellent services. Good place for friends gathering.

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E
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice ambience and staff. Everything was perfect for my hubby's birthday. Little expensive but deserve it

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G
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem. The perfect setting for brunch or dinner. Top notch staff as well ;) 10/10

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food took a bit too long.

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CV
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I keep coming back to this restaurant or bring friends here because the excellent food and service are always consistent. We had their seafood appetizer platter (Ancora Glacier) and everything tasted very fresh. I had the lobster risotto and it rivals any fresh Italian risotto but with very fresh and generous portions of lobster. The ambiance was also breathtaking because it was a sunny spring day and we sat at the outdoor patio.

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HE
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Meh! Been here 3x’s now. Enjoyed the overall experience on my first visit. The ambience is the best part. Lovely patio overlooking the water.

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