Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio

4.6
191 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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 191 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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RJ
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent in every respect

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful way to celebrate American Thanksgiving in Vancouver. Exquisite meal and service.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Disappointed

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MC
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We chose this restaurant based on some strong recommendations from hotel staff. We were pretty disappointed. The sable fish was good, but the soup, sushi, and sides were very underwhelming. The menu is pretty pretentious. Very esoteric descriptions and unusual ingredients and the server’s description of the dishes was mostly pretentious jibberish. Would not recommend. We were in Vancouver for five days and had several much better meals.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and sommelier was perfect in wine pairing siggestion

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TM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful dinner from start to finish. Our server was very attentive and responsive without being intrusive and he seemed very knowledgable on all of the dishes. The halibut entree and octopus app were absolutely delicious! Went here with my wife on our last day in Vancouver and she thoroughly enjoyed her dishes as well. Would definitely recommend for service, food and scenery :)

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I will return to this restaurant. It was good!!!!

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JM
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great time as always! Small enough the staff gets personal with you but large enough for a good amount of seats and tables

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BG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was gorgeously presented and the preparation and flavours lived up to the visual first impression. By far the best cooked piece of halibut I've ever had. Terrific flavours, great looking room with a view.

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PT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty and inventive - we really enjoyed the Japanese-Peruvian fusion. Service was first-rate, and they accommodated our special needs and requests graciously and enthusiastically. We had a great time.

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V
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and extremely friendly! Restaurant is clean!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent service. Food is extraordinary, I will have a second dinner here!

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JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

SO BEAUTIFUL!! What a serene location, modern upscale décor, incredible service, impressive menu, amazing seafood and gorgeous presentation. I recommend the lobster risotto and sable fish, and I'm very grateful for the perfect wine pairings xoxoxo

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LE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can say I have ate at the best restaurants in Vancouver and this one is now in my top 3. The food exceeded my expectations! Service was also very friendly and welcoming. Definitely will go back!

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GN
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Special dishes. Tasty.
Unique experience. Peruvian influences

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was outstanding. The food was also top notch. Everyone enjoyed the evening!

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a
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I received exceptional service here; the server was extremely attentive and friendly, and the food was served at a very timely manner. The cuisine was beautifully plated and everything tasted as good as it looked. We have already recommended this restaurant to our friends and are planning our next visit already.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

always consistent, great sushi, outstanding wine selections

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D
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
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
Vancouver
2 reviews
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
10 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
12 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
5 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
36 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
133 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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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Ancora has always been one of our favourites. However, our last two visits including dinner on Oct 5th Friday have been very disappointing sashimi wise. Chef Yoshi isn’t available both times yet we were told how excited chef Yoshi was with the top quality tuna. We have assumed the fish plus cutting being looked after by chef Yoshi not knowing he wasn’t even behind the counter. We are very disappointed by quality and taste both times especially on Oct 5th.

Great wine, great mediterranean grill fish, and other dishes as usual with same attentive service. Kindly don’t mislead your customers when chef Yoshi isn’t around. The sashimi isn’t anywhere near acceptable at your price point.

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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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TT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Ancora on our last night of a 4 week vacation and were pleased we did. The food was amazing with so many vibrant and different flavors in the dishes we had. The idea of a Japanese Peruvian fusion is wonderful. The presentation of our food was exceptional and the service wonderful.
Finally the wine list contained so many wines that I had never heard of. We chatted to the somelier and told him the price we wanted to pay and gave him an idea of our likes and dislikes. He came up with a wonderful white wine from Northern Spain that I would never have chosen myself. Because of their wonderful, diverse wine list I recommend you chat to the man who knows.

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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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