Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio

4.6
139 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Waterfront
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Neighbourhood

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 139 People Are Saying
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JM
Vancouver
10 reviews
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
20 reviews
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food took a bit too long.

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HE
Vancouver
5 reviews
3.0Dined 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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VC
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We ordered sablefish and it took over 40min for it to arrive. We sat down at 7:30. It was 9pm when I complained about entree taking too long. I was supposed to be home to put my son to bed at 10pm. The manager took both our sablefish off the bill and said it doesn’t usually take this long. Besides that everything else was fantastic. Everything tasted great, beautiful view.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
3.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The ceviche wasnt fresh. The chef replaced it with a better one but blamed it on “the new guy”. Great patio.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It doesn't get any better than Ancora. The food is spectacular as is the service and wine list. It's not inexpensive for Vaancouver but if you eat in very good European restaurants then Ancora is a bargain.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really high quality sushi. Was a great experience.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside the staff were lovely and we enjoyed some wonderful wine and great food.

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DH
Vancouver
9 reviews
4.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went before The Eagles concert with hubby. Valet was not out at 5pm as he should have been. That was only negative. Food and service was exceptional.

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SC
Vancouver
6 reviews
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious food, small menu, great vibe for dates, nice waterfront view.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best dining out experiences I've had in months! All of our entrees were full of flavor and the presentation was exquisite. George was a perfect server - attentive at the right times with a lovely personality.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I must say I'm surprised.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
1.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Sablefish with BBQ sauce really? Overall experience poor , will not return or recommend

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P
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was there for anniversary. The food was great, good selection of whiskey. The fish was fantastic.

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CT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Their prawn tempura roll was, in a word, divine. The rice was such a nice consistency and the bite as a whole was so delicious. The crispy prawn with yucca was so interesting and a flavourful bite. Lastly, I had the green salad which was refreshing and crisp. Bartender made custom drinks that we loved. Service was good. We are going back soon!

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MA
San Diego
1 review
3.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great pisco sours and service was great, but Sunday food selection was very limited, with effectvely no seafood.

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MA
Vancouver
6 reviews
1.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

I had dinner here with a friend to celebrate my birthday. I really wanted to like Ancora, but I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out how this restaurant has such good reviews. I understand that taste is subjective and I usually don’t bother writing reviews, but I was so incredibly disappointed with our meal.

We ordered the glacier, fried soft shell crab, premium big eye tuna sashimi (on special), scallop causas (on special), the scallops and pork belly, and sable fish entrees. The glacier was nothing special. As far as seafood platters go it was pretty underwhelming. Our sashimi was good, but it’s not like they had to do much there. Our soft shell crab was so soggy we didn’t even finish it. The abuti scallops over squid ink potatoes was a glorified potato salad. The entrees were just weird. Pork belly and sable fish were bland... And consider myself an adventurous eater, but, in my humble opinion, flavours made no sense. Best things we had all night were the complimentary macarons and shortbread cookies that came with the bill. Our server was great though, no complaints there.

As far as fine dining goes in Vancouver, you’re MUCH better off at somewhere like Botanist. I’d rather eat at a mall food court. Strong words, I know, but let me save you the disappointment and your money—Go somewhere else.

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f
Vancouver
8 reviews
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food we had the tasting menu on a random Thursday night. Food and flavour was impeccable, service was attentive and we enjoyed every single dish.

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G
Vancouver
7 reviews
2.0Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food is good. However, the service is poor. Our waitress delivered dishes without any descriptions of the food. We had wine pairing , she didn’t tell us about the wine neither.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

There’s a looooooooong in between time along dishes

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MB
Vancouver
62 reviews
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The sablefish is the best in the city (I used to say West) and absolutely melts in your mouth. We sampled three entrees (one seafood, one land and one vegetarian) which were all terrific - well balanced, beautifully presented and wonderful flavour. Save room for inventive desserts - who knew crunchy quinoa bits could be so tasty atop black sesame?

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JO
Vancouver
4 reviews
4.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience at Ancira was as always outstanding :)
However, realized next morning that valet attendant took the set of keys for 2 of my apartments that were kept in enclosed middle console ??!? Still waiting for a valet company to follow up :(

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MP
Montreal
1 review
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience; the staff and overall service was the difference in making this an unforgettable dining experience.

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! Awesome experience, we will come back for sure.

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KL
Vancouver
3 reviews
4.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Everything was great, except that the music was much too loud for a restaurant of this high quality.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
4.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was for an anniversary and they were very sweet to put a card with congratulations to your anniversary written. The sable fish was very good better than I had in blue water. Steak was not excellent but acceptable. Thank you.

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GT
Vancouver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were well taken care of by our server Elizabeth, the food was exceptional and authentic, my wife was extremely pleased with all aspects of Ancora.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fresh and tasty. All the dishes (from appetizer to desserts) were flavourful and delicious without being unnecessarily rich. Excellent service by all staff.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience, loved the food!

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AX
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The place might be a bit loud for business meals. But I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and wine was amazing

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CJ
Portland
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Went twice for the DineOut Vancouver, very impressed with the mix of Japanese/Peruvian fusion, not authentic, but close enough. Second time, the pasta dish I was coming back for, did not turn out great , the pasta and sauce over cooked, soft, dark color and dry, not good. The rest it was consistently good.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been wanting to try Ancora for a while now. Took advantage of the Dine Out deal. Will have to return to savour their regular items!

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L
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience all round, superb wine list-especially champagne section, prix fix dine out menu very good, need to come try the regular menu as it was not offered, friendly staff and professional, great waterfront views

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