Ancora False Creek

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

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

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E
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Location was beautiful, service was wonderful, plating was unique and pretty, the food was good, but only okay. Nothing wowed us in terms of taste.

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DP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening. Unique combination of ingredients made the meal interesting.

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M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our server was very inattentive, we had to ask for water every time. One time we had to ask three times for her to refill our friend’s hot water. However, 4 people came to our table when cleaning up the dishes. In the mean time she kept revisiting the large table next to us. I expected better service at a restaurant like this. Food was overly savory, especially the miso-squash quinotto that came with the sablefish. The risotto was very good. I would not come back or recommend this restaurant.

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B
Calgary
56 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town. Reviews were great and it did not disappoint. The spicy tuna roll was fresh and delicious. Hamachi was a great item to split and to die for. My husband had the sablefish and I had the scallops. Both were prepared extremely well. Our server was knowledgeable and very accommodating! Would definitely recommend.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I requested a view table as it was our anniversary. Ancora provided a view table, and also recognized us by providing free desserts. The food was also outstanding, with several unique dishes.

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R
Vancouver
97 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vancouver top ten!
Service was excellent, and pleasent.
Sablefish dish was perfect, which made my very good beef dish pale.
A wonderful evening.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine recommendation, and a problem with one of the small plates was quickly resolved. The other small plates and the mains were of excellent quality. Seamless service. We will be back.

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food/service/wine experience I've had, the wine list is curated perfectly. An absolute oasis in the city, views of the to bridges and passing boats is an absolute charm, a must visit in Vancouver. Great pinot noir (burgundy) selections I might add. Notable dishes-bigeye sashimi and Halibut!

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OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed!! This restaurant has been a complete miss as of late and I’m done trying to give them a chance. We had the worst waitress possible; lack of customer service, lack of attention to detail, just complete lack of knowing how to do her job!! Prices are ridiculously high for what you get. The staff walk around like pompous snobs and seriously look down at the guests unless you are known to them!!! They don’t smoke. They don’t care about you or your guests, except what your money!!! And the when the bill arrives they add dishes onto your bill that you didn’t order!! And then have the audacity to request a 22-24% tip!!!
Terrible. Don’t dine here. This place should be shut down!! It’s awful.

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B
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ancora never disappoints.
Andreas runs a tight ship and Yoshi shines in the Sushi department.

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D
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make it a very special night for my wife.
Thank you

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OT
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was maybe the best I've had there. Think this was my 4th time there! Amazing very well seasoned food!

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OT
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ancora rhymes with the French "Encore" which means again, and I return because the food is outstanding. In a city with many top-flight restaurants and amazing Chefs, Ancora shines with its own light due to the innovative orientation leaning on Peruvian influences with a decidedly modern twist. Close to the water (1 feet away ...) and filled with natural light, lunch is a true oasis.

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CK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great experience and interesting food combinations and flavour. My only issue was picturing some of the items as there were a lot of unfamiliar ingredients but I guess that’s expected when combining two diverse cultures. Worth checking out. Cautionary expense would be the non-stop sparkling water.

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j
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

simply the best, wine, service, view-need i say more

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F
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared the scallop aburi sushi and it was flavourful, smokey, and tender. The sablefish dish was delicious. The portion was generous, the potato purée was smooth, quinoa crisp added a nice texture and the kale was seasoned well.

This is a venue that you would want to bring to impress someone. The view overlooking False Creek is breathtaking. Our server was attentive and presented us with macarons for our anniversary.

The prices on the menu as listed on Open Table is not the same as at the restaurant.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Noted that it was a birthday on the reservation and received no greeting or acknowledgment for my dad’s birthday. The hostess also did not ask about the special occasion as most restaurants do (ie are we celebrating an occasion tonight? What brings you in tonight? Etc.)

Service was good, our waiter was friendly but lacked attention to the needs of the guests. Two guests sat through the entire dinner with an empty glass until asked within the last 10 minutes of our dinner experience.

The table behind us spoke extremely loud which made it awkward throughout dinner being able to hear their conversations.

Food was good but nothing to rave about.

Overall value was mediocre. Likely won’t be a restaurant we would recommend or return to.

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FS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always exceptionally good ❤️ service have finally improved!!

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MD
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ancora False Creek offers superb food, excellent service and the location and ambience is not rivalled. It truly is a wonderful dining experience.

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HG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ancora was absolutely perfect! The sablefish was exquisite and a lovely ambiance.

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AN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food . Cosy environment. Relax atmosphere. Definitely will recommend to friends and relatives. The only points to suggest is the guest toilet is on the upper floor that is not too convenient for elderly or one with a few drinks.

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JD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at Ancora Fals Creek. The food and service were outstanding! They were very accommodating with our dietary restrictions. The gluten free bread was the best I've ever tried!

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K
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! The Peruvian- Japanese fusion leads to really unique and delicious flavours.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall foods wld have to improve

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F
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family of 4 went here to celebrate my birthday on Saturday. We got a window seat which was lovely. Our server was wonderful; she was friendly and efficient. They checked on us often throughout our meal which was appreciated.

We had 4 starters - the hamachi, mixto ceviche, grilled octopus and the soft shell crab taco. All of them were delicious but we particularly enjoyed the octopus and soft shell crab. For entrees 2 of us had the tuna, one had the hokkaido scallops and pork belly and I had the arroz con pat (duck and rice). We enjoyed our entrees very much. They were all large portions which surprised us for fine dining. Their dessert menu has changed from their website, we had a passionfruit mousse jelly and a chocolate creme brûlée with apples. I liked them both but my preference would be the chocolate one. My sons liked the passionfruit dessert.

This is a great restaurant and we hope to go again.

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f
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Dineout Vancouver 2019, but also ordered some add-on dishes. Everything was perfect!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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CS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best meals I ever had! Outstanding service, drinks and food came prompt, very kind staff.

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Had their dine out Vancouver menu ($45). Plate presentation was phenomenal, food preparation was also thoughtful. Food was delicious as well, definitely one of the best restaurants I had during the dine out fest.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sashimi, caviar from Northern Divine and entrees that included Ling Cod, crispy pork belly and Spanish-Japanese influences. Free macaroons at the end to finish our meal. Thank you!

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JN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, great food, always a treat to eat here, exceptional wine list, the menu for dineout was creative but does not compare to their normal fare.

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J
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, an outstanding dining experience in every aspect, the food, service, and ambience. I look forward to my next visit.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

The environment of the restaurant was great and most of their food was good. But I was disappointed on their service that I received from Ancora False Creek. When we had our dessert on the table, none of server came and check if everything okay. And obviously it was something wrong with dessert as we stopped eating after tasting first bite of the dessert. Later on, they rushed us to leave and cleaned up the dessert as they have another client waiting for the table. We still gave 15% tips but would never recommend friends and family to this restaurant.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The dine out menu was great!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every friendly bartender and the service was great! Genmaicha dessert was delicious.

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J
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very interesting and tasty selections during Dine out Vancouver menu.
I think rather over priced especially for the vegetarian option.
All good, especially pork belly
Though fish least favoured main.
Would return to try the usual menu and very lovely venue and service

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C
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is a very unique fusion of South American and Japanese cuisine. Wonderfully flavourful and delicious, with attention to presentation. The location provides a romantic view and the staff provided first class service.
We were delightfully surprised and will definitely return.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Plesant surprised. Server was really knowledgeable and polite. Food presentation was amazing. Very artsy

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with a friend for Dine out Vancouver. Great food- interesting fusion of Peruvian and Japanese. Friendly, helpful, and attentive staff - a real pleasurable dining experience. Highly recommend and will be coming back again.

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