Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio

4.6
183 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 183 People Are Saying
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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
1 review
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
9 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
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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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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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
3 reviews
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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