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About Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio

Embracing the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cultures while incorporating the bounty of the West Coast seafood.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Peruvian, Japanese

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: 3:30-5:30 pm Monday-Friday

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 681-1164

Website:
http://www.ancoradining.com/

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.

Private Party Contact:
​Mr. Andrea Vescovi: (888) 245-8992

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Outdoor Eating (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Neighbourhood Gem (6)
Scenic View (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Authentic (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great seafood restaurant with nice views

Food1
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were expecting better food at a restaurant like this one, but the food was very salty. I don't usually drink ice water, but I ended up having 3 glasses before the entrée. When the waiter asked about the food, I told him about the problem, and he asked which plate. I told him the first one is the octopus that was very salty, and the other one was the sauce. He only said that sauce is supposed to be salty and ignored the octopus. When he came back to grab our plates, my friend didn't even finish our appetizers because of the problem, but he didn't even ask, and he should have noticed something was wrong since he refilled my glass of water twice already. Anyways, everything including the entrée was salty. My friend and I both agreed we wouldn't try this restaurant again.

Tags: Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything was great! Excellent service and wonderful food made for a terrific evening. It was a really optimum location to celebrate our son’s recent promotion.

Food1
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were waiting for the food almost 1 hour, the chicken and waffle was very oily.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was just amazing same as the service. Absolutely recommend it.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went for brunch to hear Gabriel ( horn player) and Meetup with friends. The service was great ! The crab Benny was very difficult to eat as the crusty bread could not be cut through with a knife. We asked for steak knives... still couldn’t saw through. Has the chef tried eating the crab Benny? We had to pick the bread part up and chew it after scraping the poached eggg off .The flavours were very good ... maybe different bread

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious food and beautiful restaurant. My partner and I absolutely loved the variety of dishes available - great place for a date night!

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good food and good service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (London)·Dined on November 13, 2017

It was a cold and rainy November night I want to come back in the summer great food and atmosphere

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

great food, great service and great halibut. great for date and family dinners

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We live very close to Ancora and have never been disappointed with the food and service of this fantastic restaurant. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. We will definitely go back and so will our friends whom we have introduced to this neighbourhood gem.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is taking advantage of its location. Seafood platter is a rip-off and not fresh. Appetizers and entrees are nicely presented but the sable fish comes with a big chunk of turnip which seems deceiving for the portion. If you are looking for fine dining seafood, I suggest Blue Water Cafe or Five Sails for a more genuine experience.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food, good service, good drinks.

One of the best over all experiences we've had in Vancouver

Highly recommended

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Halibut ceviche was phenomenal. Lobster risotto was exceptional. The halibut main course was another success. They do everything so very well

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had no idea where Ancona was or anything about the food, but I had called a favorite restaurant for reservations, and it was closed for a private event. I know the staff there quite well, and it was recommended that we go to Ancona for my friend's birthday. Wow!!! Fantastic view of the water, and when it is warm, lovely outdoor seating. My friend focused on the Japanese food, and we both had the wonderful scallops as an appetizer. I had the other choices, and we both were so happy. The sushi chef is the "real deal--Japanese and trained to be a sushi chef" so we were quite amazed. It is more in the higher priced range, but well worth it because of location, view, service and food. My friend also had a lovely macaroon type birthday treat delivered. Lunch and dinner and we'll go back and recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 30, 2017

This is a nice local restaurant with high service, there was more wait staff than patrons! The food was nice although nothing special compared to other higher end restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Lobster chupe was very good. Sable fish was superb.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Four for dinner. Everything was up to expectations except our desert order did not go in! After waiting a long time we finally mentioned it and we did get it. I think as a sign of good faith they should have deducted it from the bill , or at least one of them!
Allan Hunter

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 25, 2017

Just a classy, excellent restaurant with space to breath.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very attractive restaurant with innovative dishes. Quiet restaurant with outstanding service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had a very enjoyable meal, good food, fine wine and attentive service. Nice view of the marina when it is light outside. Seafood dishes were excellent. Would be a favorite restaurant, if we lived in Vancouver!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Casual, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Well Done!! The food was wonderful. There wete some amazing flavours in thd dishes we had.
Great menu selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We we're in Vancouver for the weekend to visit famail and wanted an excellent restaurant to celebrate the occasion. We could not have been happier with the choice. From the moment we arrived our waiter orchestrated a memorable experience from helping us navigate the menu to the timing of the courses. The food itself was exceptional with the Peruvian/Asian influence apparent. I loved the halibut and the scallops and Pork belly was also great. The halibut ceviche and lobster risotto are not to be missed as appetizers. Finally, the wine steward was great at helping us select local BC wines to complement the meal at reasonable prices.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food and service were excellent food and service. But a little pricey.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Superb flavors and service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Outstanding creative cuisine. Japanese and Peruvian influences work amazingly well together!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Lovely place, outstanding ambiance, beautiful view, great service. Delicious food, very overpriced.

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Beautiful view with great food
Service was slow and needs improvement

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Waterfront, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great food!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had such an amazing waiter! Loved our meal so special!!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

A delightful early evening dinner on the Patio overlooking the seawalk and Marina. Great atmosphere and very professional service. Our waiter provided helpful advice and descriptions of the menu. The sommelier provided great suggestions to pair with our food and in line with our preferences. The dishes were creative and perfectly executed with great attention to presentation using the finest locally sourced fresh produce.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Waterfront
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Absolutely wonderful menu, extremely unique tasting dishes, loved our meal and service was professional and attentive.

Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Stunning view of False Creek and all that entails as the sun sets! Every dish was to be savoured. The Aji Panca Glazed Sablefish was silky and the eggplant purée underneath was a delish accompaniment. We finished off with yummy spicy Picarones. Rather inattentive and icy server was the only negative in an otherwise great experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food.
The waterfront view is amazing.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great service! Great food.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on August 17, 2017

After a long walk from the hotel to the restaurant, it was amazing to sit outside at the waterfront. Service was quite friendly and helpful but the highlight was the food. From the Japanese rolls and halibut ceviche to the lobster risotto and tomato and anchovies salad as starters. For mains, we ordered halibut and scallops with pork belly. The latter a must I'd highly recommend. By far the best meal we had in Vancouver.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We tried this restaurant because it was rated one of the best seafood restaurants in Vancouver and only a step behind the Blue Water Cafe. I agree with that rating.

We started out sharing two appetizers: Crispy prawns and wild sockeye sashimi. Both were marvelous and both were unexpectedly huge portions.

The prawns had a tasty sauce and presented an interesting mixture of complex flavors.

The salmon had that intense sockeye flavor and the flesh almost melted in your mouth. This was obviously very fresh fish - which made me wonder whether they kept the fish live in tanks on site and harvested them on demand. (Probably not but you get my point).

Because we also shared the main courses I am able to critique both dishes.

One main course was the local Haida Gwaii Halibut, which was also fresh and outclassed the halibut I had eaten several times earlier in the week at competing restaurants, e.g., Yew (at the Four Seasons) and at the Point Restaurant (Wichaninnish Inn on Vancouver Island).

The other main course was Seared Scallops and Pork Belly. I didn't think that pork belly would go well with scallops. I was right. Even so, the scallops were to die for.

After eating most of the main courses we were so full that we passed on dessert.

Throughout the meal our waiter was most attentive and helpful in making recommendations.

Overall, Ancora served the meals that I had during this visit to Vancouver and most likely during any of my previous visits over the past 17 years. It ranks up there with the best restaurants in San Francisco - and is less expensive.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Very enjoyable evening, food was delicious, lovely to try some different flavours and food combinations. Would highly r recommend for both excellent food and charming staff

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The chef takes food to a whole new level of excellence. Tasty beyond compare. Service staff make you feel like you're the only ones in the restaurant. First class all the way. We love this place.

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