Ancora Ambleside

4.8
331 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
Ancora’s mission is to embrace the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese
cultures while incorporating the bounty of the West Coast
Ancora has received numerous awards and accolades. This legendary waterfront location is truly a window to Vancouver, and its culinary scene.
Ancora's mission is to embrace the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cultures while incorporating the bounty of riches the West Coast has to offer.

Offers

  • COCKTAIL HOUR

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Buck a shuck, happy hour wine, cocktails and food daily from 2:30-5pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 331 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWoodG
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always,
Outstanding service,
Amazing food,
Much, much better bar than is normal for Vancouver.

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Nini
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for a dine out menu. Put in a request to have me sitting in the corner with view and it was followed through. I had the yam and coconut soup, lingcod and the matcha dessert. I must say i absolutely loved the lingcod as it was done perfectly. The soup was good as well. The dessert had just the right amount of bitterness and sweetness to it, and it was not heavy as well. My husband paid a bit extra for the tuna tataki ($3), the yuzu flavour was very nice and portion size was good. He also went with the 5oz ribeye ($6) and asked for middle rare, however it was a bit undercooked making it somewhat hard to chew, but the veggies and mash potato was very good. He also had the matcha dessert and enjoyed it equally well.

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vipKims1picks
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice meal and service at Dine Out. We had the fish and rib steak entrees and the fish was excellent; however the steak was a little tough. When my husband gave feedback the server was nice enough to remove one glass of wine from our bill. Our first time at Ancora and the separation from others vis a vis COVID was very appropriate.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service were great. Why do some fine dining restaurants play inappropriate music at high volume? It totally ruins the fine dining experience.

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Familyoffoodies
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is creative and delicious

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Foodkd
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Amazing views would recommend

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DougM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Dine out superb. Menu choices top notch. Wine list extensive with good choices. Wonderful that the chef came out to meet us.

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vipMichaelM
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a great dining experience... probably the best restaurant on the North Shore!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second experience - absolutely beautiful food, great service, and fabulous ambience.

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EdwardD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our anniversary dinner.
The food looked beautiful and tasted delicious.
My wife picked the perfect wine (burrowing owl pinot gris) for our meal.
Thank you for a wonderful time.

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Ceci
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little disappointed that the view of the Burrard inlet was far away from our seat.

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vipclosed
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely go back again.

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Andrea
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during dine out Vancouver and it was wonderful!

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Rupee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered same food as previous week. Soup was flavorless and the Lingcod presentation and taste did not seem as delightful.

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RichardP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, our favorite, fine good, supper service and pleasant ambiance, not to mention incredible location and superb view.

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Zeke
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The service, the food and the ambience all came together for an unforgettable night.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, and everything was amazing!!!

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AbigailB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was okay - went for Dine Out, not as many choices as other restaurants participating. Service was alright, felt a bit rushed

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mvlhotra
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Valentine's Day menu. My partner had the vegetarian version and I had the non-vegetarian menu, and we both were delighted with our meals.

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TravisP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ancora’s dining experience it second to none. The staff were friendly, food exceptional and the decor is beautiful. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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vipKevin
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Ancora with my girlfriend and had the Valentines Day Menu, which consisted of a 5 course meal. Usually when we have a multi-course set menu at a fine dining restaurant, there would be 1 or 2 courses that are not very good. However, at Ancora, every course was delicious or very interesting. By the end of the night, we were actually full from a dining experience! We definitely enjoyed our dining experience here.

Also our server was very friendly and we felt that we were cared for throughout the dinner.

Definitely recommend Ancora Ambleside! :)

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Austin
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server was not friendly, though host was great. Was there for Dine out menu. Appetizers were small and disappointing, especially the Tuna tataki. Ribeye main was spot on, but ling cod main was rubbery. Was looking forward to high-end Peruvian cuisine in Vancouver, but will not likely return.

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DavidT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fine evening of dining which would have been improved if the restaurant had been warmer. Two of the four in our party needed to keep their coats on and every time the door opened another blast of cold air came in. But fine food, fine service, all well presented.

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ZaneE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious mussels, ribeye was very tender and the wine selection had some great finds

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant and everything was outstanding!! Our server was personable and attentive, the food was off the charts and the setting was airy and bright. We loved our table and felt very safely distanced from other patrons. I even ordered a cocktail that was not on the menu and the bartender brought it to me personally!! The best experience for a memorable Valentines date

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lesliek
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We felt comfortable with good distance between tables and we enjoyed seeing the twinkling lights across English Bay.

The food was good and beautifully presented, but both the soup and the main courses were only just warm, not hot.

Compared to the normal menu, the price for dine out at $45 was good, but still somewhat expensive.

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NadineS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine out Vancouver menu was on so we were able to sample much of the menu at reasonable prices.
Highly recommend the scallop jalapeño shooters!
Good service and nice ambience

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johnp
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. We got the Dine Out Vancouver meal and it was great. We would definitely go back!

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hyunjuD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing experience! Great food and service !! Nice view !

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we’ve had in a long time! Amazing service. Will definitely be back soon.

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vipJulia
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely waitress and delicious food - 10/10

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TakakoB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! And the view and service!!

We will definitely going back.

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SuzetteA
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated our special requests and our waiter was super knowledgeable with wine recommendations. Can’t wait to return!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu and fabulous staff. Great time out.

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vipWoodG
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and simply amazing cuisine each and every time we return.

MM
vipMichaelM
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently very good food and service; great ambience and probably the best on the North Shore!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic and excellent food and service. We loved it

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Sunsign
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is well presented and delicious! Give this restaurant a try and you will be back again.

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AngieA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the shrimp and lobster risotto a d it was sublime. Also the sushi pizza is a must. Absolutely delicious.

FAQs

Ancora Ambleside is rated 4.8 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.