Ancora Ambleside

4.7
356 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 356 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service! Thank you for a wonderful night

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Janet
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We usually go to Ancora in False Creek and this was our first time at the Ambleside location. Covid protocol and all was great. and We’re happy to say we will definitely go back!

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vipMichaelM
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal with great service! Best in the North Shore!!

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vipSaSal
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !! Love the sushi pizza so yummy :) perfect service, fantastic everything !! definitely best restaurant in west van 👏👏

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RobP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was better than I could have imagined. Rosti (sp?) the waiter took VERY good care of us and the chef is genius. Thank you!!! Rob

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vipJOSEPHV
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Totally Disappointed.
Crab cake and sablefish tasted like potato patties. Ebi supposedly be Japanese sweet prawns. However it is simply some cooked prawns.
Server was rude and unfriendly. Had to request to clear the table. We didn't request for the bill. She just left the bill on the table and walked away. I thought other table's bill came with some candies.

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vipPeterS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive knowledgeable servers. Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Was the best dinner in years.

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vipChiquita
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service.
Pricey though.

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ADVL
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Poor service with poor attitude. Manager made aware but no provision or improvements made.

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Agonistes
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Best restaurant in West Vancouver and probably on the North Shore.

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SueB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginitave and subtle well matched flavors

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Zedd
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely amazing. We were never left for long but yet he wasn’t ever hovering. The food was great and the recommendations were also fantastic. Overall a great experience with good food, good service, and good ambiance.

Would recommend and will go back.

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vipFoodfan
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica - our server - was the perfect combination of engagement and professionalism. The food was a match of subtle flavours layered with a deft hand.

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Enyalion
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We liked it - the service was a bit slow, but good; the food, while hardly bearing a resemblance to anything Peruvian, was very good; nice atmosphere. But, very expensive, especially for what you get. For example, my wife had a non-alcoholic drink (I forget the name) that came in a small glass filled with ice. Being liberal, I'd say that there was four ounces of juice with a slice of ginger and a sprig of mint for $9. We had a mixed plate of oysters, mussels, prawns, ceviche, and causa (sort of) that was barely an appetizer for one, let alone a dinner for two for $75. I really don't much care what things cost, but do like some value. While I liked the place, the value/price ratio wasn't there. We literally came home and made a sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was surprised to wait for so long outside when we had a reservation. Yet the staff & experience was great once inside. Food (Ling cod) was a bit saltier than needed. Both our waitress & sommelier were charming & knowledgeable.

JJ
JoJo
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Anchora! We especially loved the tuna pizza and your specialty cocktails.

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MikeD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

First time visit to Ancora. Atmosphere is very nice, food was great, but sommelier service from Michael was exceptional. He was very welcoming to begin with, friendly, and definitely knows his wines. Perfect pairing for the delicious food coming out of the kitchen. We will definitely be back on a regular basis.

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vipRedd
Vancouver
126 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful door to door.
Menu has been reduced due to covid and dine out promotion so was a little disappointed with no sea urchin, however the sable (black cod) as well as the ling cod were excellent.
Chef accepted requests as well.
Full house, modified seating of course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a good evening. All aspects were good. The wines by the glass were a little pricy

RS
vipRebeccaS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The waitress serving our table left the restaurant. No new service assigned to our table until we asked.

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LORA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome « chic » place ! The food was really good and the wine too ! In front of the sea I would really recommande this place.

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CourtnayC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, which is a fusion of West Coast, South American and Japanese elements. The dining area is quiet, spacious, and modernly decorates. Service is impeccable, and Pisco Sour is a must.

MK
MarekK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great quality food, a memorable experience................

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vipWoodG
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
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 on March 2, 2021
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 on February 27, 2021
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 on February 26, 2021
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 on February 26, 2021
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.

MM
vipMichaelM
Vancouver
20 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
3 reviews
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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themeanfoody
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing. The manager was warm welcoming our group. The server was very friendly. The restaurant atmosphere was so great sitting by the window and looking at the view of the ocean. It was great experience.

FAQs

Ancora Ambleside is rated 4.7 stars by 356 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.