Ancora Ambleside

4.6
286 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
Ancora Ambleside will offer A NYE menu to remember on Thursday, December 31. The first seating, which begins at 5 p.m., while the second service, starting at 7:30 p.m., Both offer an elevated multi course tasting menu for $100pp that features premium ingredients and we have a vegetarian set menu for $80pp

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 286 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service, and ambience. Beautiful location/view.

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KevinO
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Peruvian / Asian fusion. A very good addition to West Vancouver cuisine.

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vipPamelaR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our date night. Food, drinks and service is amazing ! Very special place for a lovely evening out. Pricey but worth it.

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JOsh
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

I was expecting more out of the service. Beer list was subpar. Good wine list but our server was not knowledgeable of the wines and didn’t offer the sommelier. The sushi rolls looked like they came from Mr Sushi.

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vipWoodG
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again,
Amazing service,
Outstanding attention to detail,
Food, the best that I have encountered outside of Tokyo.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Carol45
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was my first visit to Ancora and while expensive, the food is superb and so is the atmosphere. Our server was helpful with the menu and overall it was a very good experience.

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vipLola54
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very tasty selection of seafood and meat dishes. The manager is always welcoming and the room and the view are exceptional. Service is almost perfect most times.
A must try is the sushi pizza!!!

MM
vipMichaelM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time for dinner... food and service were excellent and it will be our “go to” restaurant for family and friends on the North Shore!

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maryam
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely incredible! I had a great experience at Ancora Ambleside and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. Amazing staff/service and amazing food.

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NSFoodie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took great care of us and made sure we had a fun evening. Doesn't hurt that their food and drinks are really amazing, probably the best dining on the north shore.

MM
MnMburnaby
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly and helpful service; would definitely revisit.

PM
PaulM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a beautiful environment.

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Balash
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chefs at Ancora Ambleside have new ideas as how to prepare some traditional dishes and, for the most part, their ideas work. Dishes are not blend and do have character. Staff were courteous, professional, and attentive. The experience is not quite fine dining; but the food is more exciting than most fine dining restaurants in Vancouver. This was not our first visit to Ancora and given the current circumstances—it is 2020 after all —we were pleasantly surprise that the quality of the food keeps improving. Overall, dining at Ancora Ambleside is a very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was good and fresh

JM
JanetM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Finally a top end restaurant in West Vancouver. Very cosmopolitan- could be in any major city in the world.
Very good food with great attention to detail. I would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server made amazing recommendations and demonstrated excellent attention to details of our dinning experience.

We’ll be back for another date night or for special occasions!

MD
MaryD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Christmas Eve dinner - couldn’t have been more perfect. Food was absolutely delicious and service was excellent.
Thank you for giving us a lovely experience while we could not be with our families.

We will be back!

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vipWill2wil
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staffs’ attentiveness to us was amazing and the food was excellent.

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GeeS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most important, the restaurant was well layed out so very COVID safe

The octopus and ling cod entrees were excellent. Civeche was very good. The sushi pizza made on a bed of fried sushi rice base was amazing. Not what we expected. We'll definitely order again.

Restaurant is beautifully decorated to give a great ambience.

Wonderful service.

Maybe a little pricey but well worth it.

Looking forward to trying their Happy Hour (tapas size treats)

DB
DanaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is EXCELLENT! My only wish is that they offered a salad selection. And something for them to consider would be weekly or monthly specials so that regular patrons have access to more options.

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vipserialfinediner
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Exceptional quality of food and presentation, however the night was extremely busy and although our server attended us as best as possible, it was lacking in frequency and the arrival of food exceeded normal times. It was disappointing as it was a special night that was left short of expectation. The table next to us was obnoxiously loud and added to the negative experience.

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KenM
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant for all who enjoy a great meal!!

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VeggieFoodie
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and great service!

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GrantH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was somewhat quiet due to Covid. Which was really nice actually. I suspect if it was at full capacity it might be loud. It was our first time there and really enjoyed it.

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Snowbird
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, lovely meal and great service. Really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely fantastic place!

DB
DanaB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was amazing! We keep going back for her!

WG
vipWoodG
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply outstanding evening.
The Ancora experience rivals our best meals in Rome.

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JuliaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Vancouver! The sushi pizza was incredible and the service was spot on. This is our new date spot!

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KelseyS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I were welcomed with delicious bread and spread. Just to get your tastebuds going. For dinner we shared sushi pizza, lobster and shrimp risotto, scallops with bacon onion jam and wild mushrooms with white wine. For dessert we chose the one with matcha and strawberry with kiwi sorbet. Overall it was delicious! The service was outstanding!

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vipWoodG
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our evening at Ancora was amazing.
Outstanding service, superb cuisine and very, very carefully crafted cocktails.
For me, outside of Rome the dining experience at Ancora is as good as it gets.

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tdg916
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing and attentive staff !

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ChrisT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, nice and quiet ambiance in a great location.

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Froshie
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My son’s birthday.

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PavM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Happy hour is great value

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vipMontrosers
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the beauty of the room. It is always an occasion when we dine there...even if, Angus wore his slippers last time!
Your staff is excellent on every level.
The food has to be navigated,but.
, Ephesus have figured out what we like.
Thank you.
Margaret &Angus Reid

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vipj9Vancouver
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and style. We shared the causas as a started followed by mains: pasta special, risotto, fish and chips and paella. Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!! So tasty and presentation is beautiful!

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Thomasn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and all
Take out is discounted by 20%

JC
JudeC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, great ambience, delicious food and cocktails and wonderful service. We will be back!

FAQs

Ancora Ambleside is rated 4.6 stars by 286 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.