Ancora False Creek

4.5
493 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
Embracing the harmony of Peruvian and Japanese cultures while incorporating the bounty of the West Coast seafood.
If you are joining us for New Years Eve, Ancora False Creek will offer A NYE menu on Thursday, December 31. The first seating, which begins at 5 p.m. offers tasting menu at $95pp, while the second service starting at 7:30 p.m. offers an elevated multi course tasting menu that features premium ingredients at $145pp.

Support Ancora False Creek during COVID-19

Experiences

  • ENHANCEMENT MENU

    Multiple dates available

    Add an extra special touch to your reservation by pre-ordering anything from our Enhancement Menu. Payment will be added to your final bill on the day. All price are excluding tax and gratuity. All items will either be ready upon arrival or after you meal. Select from CHAMPAGNE & BUBBLES (ready upon arrival) FLIGHTS to start or to finish just let us know in the notes RAW BAR served upon arrival SOMETHING SWEET (to finish)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 493 people are saying
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ShannonH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Very creative menu options. I had the lobster & shrimp risotto and I would order that again. Sable fish was great & the short ribs!

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Monikamm
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and had a lovely evening. Gorgeous view, delicious food, friendly & professional service.

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JanisC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ceviche was fresh and adorned by a delicious spot of pureed yam.
Paella with black rice was absolutely scrumptious and the seafood very fresh.
Service was very friendly and efficient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner considering the lock-down. Food and service were perfect. Got a parking space, staff very helpful in making us feel comfortable on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff!
Rory

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Simona was amazing and the food is delicious!

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bigdinerfan
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Excellent food but we find the restaurant to always be cold. Several different customers raised the issue. A staff member turned a wall heater on near our table.....but it didn't work.

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vipKashB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and Megan, our server, made the experience even better!

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AdailsonR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great happy hour for drinks, however, I can not say much for the happy hour food, besides it is too small. Funny is that the chefs at the kitchen are all men.

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ReyhanehG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is great and the service is friendly and staff is are knowledgeable on the selection of wine and sake. The only thing we found lacking was option for salad. They have veggie dishes...but no salad selection.

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Curious
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to have Ancora in our neighbourhood, it is one of favourite places for food and service. The menu is diverse and interesting. We regularly enjoy lunch, dinner and happy hour. Kam is an amazing cocktail artisan creating some flavour burst at the bar. Love this place!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Innovative, tasty and attentive, friendly staff. A bit disappointed with our table which was stuck against a wall in a back corner. We had reserved several weeks in advance...l thought we deserved something better.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yana and Justin were both nice!!

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Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The patio views and the food were great. The service though, was exceptional, and I appreciate how they went out of their way to make our occasion special. Thank you.

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StanleyC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal paired with some great bubbly. Service was exceptional and the staff were very attentive and knowledgeable
Would definitely recommend this place and visit again.

JL
JaniceL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent as well as ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

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ParK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Nathan and he made it fun throughout our 1st dining experience celebrating a bday. The appies, entre and desserts were amazing with texture and incredible flavors. I'd go back again. Especially for that special love drink the bartender makes. 👌🏽

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location has that BC magic so many of us look for, the boardwalk, the views and hustle of park and ferry activities. The ambience is is great, the design cool chic. The open style kitchen gives you that entertainment feel. The food is good, some of it great, the same is true of the value, some good, some not so good. The sushi is ok, but there is way better in the city, the oysters are good, as long as half of them haven’t been butchered by a greenhorn (pro tip guys, when rookies shuck, use them for a deep fried special, don’t send them out! At $4.25 plus tax and tip $5.50 an oyster I’d rather not be your training board and eat mangled oysters), to be fair, they did replace them with four new ones but still. The seafood tower was solid and felt it was actually the best value. The ceviche was the best we had in the city by a long shot! Tuna tartare was a miss, it lacked flavour and depth. Poached prawns were technically perfect but lacked innovation, crab causus was as delicious as it was beautiful, the hamachi was ok, its description had me anticipating fire and ice, the quality of tuna was superior but it just lacked finish, “jalapeño and yuzu” just didn’t spike my taste buds or feed my imagination and the shiso leaf texture actually took away from the experience with an unwelcome chewiness. The smoked prawn causus was another highlight, the Peruvian pepper sauce was perfect and inspiring. The spicy tuna roll was the most disappointing, average at best and the prawn tempura roll was better but didn’t blow us away. The lobster and shrimp risotto was surprisingly light and with elegance, confidently seasoned and bold with citrus, small niblets of shrimp and lobster (but for $27 half portion plus tax and tip $35 it should have at least a couple of larger nuggets of seafood on top and right in the middle. We had them put all desserts on a board and it blew us away. We had a bunch of other things ($400 worth which included 3 caesars (avg) and a spritzer)

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vipRandyM
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience!...the sushi was excellent!!...we then tried the Dine Out option, which was a good decision...the ceviche was fantastic; would definitely recommend trying...good Covid precautions...go for the Dine Out; stay for the sushi!

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AnnaW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The waiter was very helpful as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried during the DineOut but everything was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to dine. Our waiter was attentive and made us feel truly cared for. Everything was perfect, especially the uni sushi.
We would love to come again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely ambience and fantastic food.

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vipDeirdre
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We forgot it was dine out but have to say that the dine out menu was fantastic and the portions were good sized. Beautiful restaurant and the food was amazing. And kudos on the way they have coped with the pandemic by using the plexiglass screens to separate tables without losing the vibe.

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ColleenL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever from Crawford, and very creative dishes made with quality ingredients!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall average experience. Upon arriving I was greeted and then waited whilst the hostess took a lengthy phone call. While waiting, my boyfriend already returned from parking the car and joined me in waiting a while longer...after finally being seated we ordered sushi rolls and nigiri which were good, nothing amazing... again we waited at least 40 minutes before getting our first dish... wouldn’t dine here again. On a side note our server was very nice.

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frankiel
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sumptuous cuisines and excellent service. Gratefully it was a sunny afternoon.

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vipDeeDee
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food pretty setting and good service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We ate of the Dine out menu . I had expected so much more of an impact. We both began with the mushroom soup which was very nice. For my main course I chose the Paella and added some shrimp. Flavours were alright but not outstanding- not sure where the shrimps were- there were tiny ones mixed into the Paella but it did not add a bang. My daughter had the sushi for her main course which was not remarkable. I had been told that sushi at Ancora was devine! We both had the pane cotta which was very good.

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BCBV
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved trying this fusion cuisine! It was a surprise and I loved it! Who knew cauliflower could be so amazing?!

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RVJS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ancora has stepped it up. Return trip after a few months, and it just seemed like everything was fresher, tastier, great atmosphere, flowed so nicely. Well done, clearly one of the best in Vancouver, and such a beautiful setting.

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Boxy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will be back. Love the Peruvian spin on meals. The gelato was delightful.

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DianneE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the recommendation of a friend, my daughter and I decided to try out Ancora. Right from the onset of arriving, we felt so welcomed. We were seated at a super nice table upstairs with French doors, overlooking the main floor, which also provided some of the outside view. We tried the "Dine Out Vancouver" menu and the food was absolutely amazing. What made the whole experience exceptional, was our Server, Crawford. We have been dining at at both casual fine dining and fine dining establishments for the past year and I have to say Crawford is the best Server we have ever had. We will most definitely return and will request his section as well.

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PattyZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular! Every bite was bursting with flavour. Our waiter, Crawford and other staff were very attentive and friendly to chat with.
Overall fantastic experience.

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vipValerieH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, nice food, the ceviche and soup are great, paella is okay

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JessiP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. McAfee it a very memorable evening.

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vipNatCanada
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It wasn't exceptionally busy but overall service was average. Wanted to check out the dine out lunch menu. Friendly staff however for a fine dining establishment I would expect a more polished service. Service was slow and was acknowledged by the server after I politely said I wanted to move to the dessert course-I had not been given a quality check for my entree or dessert. I was left with a used soup spoon (for my entree) to use for my dessert (as my entree cutlery had not been cleared and properly transitioned to dessert). I had to ask the hostess for a dessert spoon.

The view was beautiful and the staff were pleasant (not rude) but I was disappointed by the just average service and the food. Food was average. Presentation is beautiful but the flavor profile was average to above average. The mushroom soup did not a wow flavor factor. The non traditional paella with forbidden rice was a bit confusing.

I was looking forward to the pannacotta dessert but again it was just ok. I was looking for a smoothe texture and I was getting a lot of graininess and wasn't a huge fan of the flavor profile. Overall an average experience and although it is dine out, I would expect a bit better for me to ever want to come back. I had visited for dinner years ago and I had similar impressions with regards to the food. There are other fine dining restaurants in Vancouver with much better food. I don't see myself returning.

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Miao
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch, so was the service! Will definitely be back again !

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Nknk
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience great food great atmosphere!

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Food was best ever had. Service and atmosphere impecible

FAQs

Ancora False Creek does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Ancora False Creek also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 681-1164.

Ancora False Creek is rated 4.5 stars by 493 OpenTable diners.

Ancora False Creek does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ancoradining.com/giftcards.

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.