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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Starting Oct 12, 2020

Ancora offers a set menu from October 11 & October 12 in addition to our regular nightly menu, the Thanksgiving menu created by Executive Chef Sebastian available for $65pp. Wine pairings highlight New World wines focused on showcasing local British Columbia wineries available for $49 pp

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your patio. My only regret is that patio days going forward are numbered. Sarah took care of us and she was fabulous.

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vipMatteL
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was so mediocre. My steak was salty and chewy. Bluwater has way better seafood tower! Service was good. Ambience is so so. The diner at the next table had his radio on and was loud. Servers didn’t do anything. We definitely won’t be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The seafood was fresh but a bit overpriced. The service was not satisfactory because our server wasn’t attentive and quite cold. We expected a lot more for the price we paid.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A refreshing menu of surprises-the cerviche shooter and causas to start and any of the main courses make a splendid dinner. Interesting cocktail choices and an endless wine menu finish off a great experience.

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Sfullbrook
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recently had a wonderful visit to Ancora for cocktail hour.
The drinks were lovely and amazing food as well. Prices were very reasonable and the quality outstanding. We will be back again for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous experience on your patio. It’s becoming a bit of a habit.

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PaulaF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and are foodies , we have travelled extensivly and have eaten at a variety of places from New York to Montreal and everything in between. We started with the Yam soup, it was rich and delicate Our main course was the steak with a side of mushrooms. Our steak was tender and juicy I enjoyed every minute at this Restaurant . The Sangria was amazing and their cocktail of the evening was wonderful has well . The staff were pleasant and we look forward to coming back to this restaurant again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent service and food. Brad is lovely and I highly recommend this location. The owner and manager were present and incredibly welcoming. The level of care for their patrons and their safety lets us relax and truly enjoy the ambience and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb particularly the sable fish which was absolutely to die for. Manuela was a fabulous server.

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vipDavidM
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent and inventive cuisine. Amazing flavours and well worth the visit. Only negative was the Pisco Sour cocktail, which was not in the Peruvian Style and tasted like lemonade.

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ChantelleN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, ambiance and service ❤️❤️

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MichaelT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

OVER PRICE FOR SMALL PORTIONS.

HAVE DINED MANY TIMES PREVIOUSLY. Will not be back for sometime unless things improve with portion size and corkage policy changes.

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JohnD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dishes were excellent; lime/scallop shooter surprisingly good; sable fish exquisite.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were a little chilly by the patio door due to the fires blocking the sun with smoke. When we asked them to shut the doors a little they got a little worried about covid measures which is totally understandable. They closed the patio doors a bit but we would have preferred them closed. Besides that awkward moment we had a wonderful evening.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Favorite Restaurant In Vancouver, Just Flawless

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Customer
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was not professional. Did not expect to receive this type of service at this restaurant with high reputation.

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Sharina
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was outstanding! I will definitely be back in the near future.

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RF1957
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently on a multiple visits not only interesting but delicious dishes. Attentive but genuine and not overly sycophantic staff. Great space indoors or now outdoors.

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Ancora
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio with friendly staff and very efficient service. The food portions are very small.

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lalala
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great bday celebration. Magnificent patio.

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DerekC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with lovely food. Great deck for a sunny day

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DinahL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was a great surprise for our 66th birthdays! Yes, Two birthdays in fact! The setting on the north side of false creek lent itself for beautiful sunset views. The food was outstanding! We had the fish tower for 4! Each item was beautifully presented and so tasty! Then we each shared a delicious main plate of sable fish that was outstanding too! Even though we weren’t staying for dessert we were presented with a small dessert to share for my husband and I who share the same birthday! The service was fantastic: friendly, knowledgeable, comical and kind ! Even the mixologist came to our table to explain drinks and I tried the pisco sour that will now be my new go to cocktail! Thanks for making our birthdays so memorable! We will be back and will tell our friends about this great restaurant! 5/5

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vipfoodfanvancouver
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food and service was poor.
I’ve been to Ancora several times - but I was extremely disappointed with my recent visit.

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Rohan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, view and service. Couldn't ask for more.

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vipNMYVR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Beautifully presented food, with the looks overtaking the taste (unfortunately). Spacious patio in a great location. Mediocre and perfunctory service (sadly). Lots of potential, but unrealised.

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RemediosY
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service excellent food

Have known Dai since he worked at the Yew/Four Seasons. He continues his excellent service. Thank you Dai

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was delicious, but I still left with a bad taste in my mouth.

I booked this restaurant for my birthday 2 months in advance - WITH a note that it was for a special occasion/birthday. When we arrived and checked in, staff seemed frazzled as though they had given our table away. We were told we could wait for a seat outside or have a table right away inside. As there are some beautiful tables inside that you can see the water at, it was my assumption that we would have had one of those tables reserved for us as the patio is first come first served. Instead we were sat at a dark, dingy table in the corner of the restaurant. This table was directly beside 2 extra storage tables and chairs, along with extra rolled up cutlery - the WORST table in the establishment. As we were offered sparkling or flat water, my fiancé politely asked if we could be moved - to literally ANY other table that opened up. You could tell the staff serving us fully agreed with us but management told them we couldn’t be relocated due to Covid policies. We had not even received water yet so this seemed extreme. Why could they not sanitize and flip our table? We were so hidden in a sad corner, that our water was never filled after the first glass. Great food, poor service. Very disappointing for a restaurant of its caliber. Did not feel celebrated, would not recommend and won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal patio, great service, delicious food

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suzieq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our experience here. It was our first visit and we will definitely be back!

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Jinhyun
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sable fish is nice and view is amazing. Will visit soon

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Janice
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented, unique and tasty. Enjoyed the scallop trio dish and fresh halibut. I look forward to returning the next time I'm in Vancouver.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden patio with delish good and prompt service!

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vipJohannaB
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and her husband went for a lunch to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Amazing place to enjoy a beautiful afternoon and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly. It was a rainy evening so we missed the sunset and patio seating. We were assigned a beautiful table on the second floor overlooking the lower level.

Great menu but I found the food be salty.

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Llannie
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

For a friend’s birthday! A lovely spot down on False Creek, away from the traffic, with a view of the water and Granville Island on the other side. The food was delicious! Such an interesting mix of cultures: Japanese and Peruvian - made for quite amazing flavours. Loved the risotto!

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PaulaJ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fabulous location. Recommend for a special occasion or simply for fun.

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CarolynC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have dined here several times, but this was the first time since the Covid restrictions. We were seated on the patio and observed that the social-distancing was in full practice. All staff and servers were wearing face coverings. The food was tasty and fresh. I found that my entree was on the small side, but was very well prepared. Our server was attentive and pleasant.

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SLCW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

food is very salty overall. on the pricier side but the food quality is not there

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PaulAndrew
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Start with the Glacier plate, Sable fish and Sashimi were excellent. Great for date night or special occasion👍👌

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam is an amazing server and the food was so good. You must try the octopus.

FAQs

Ancora False Creek is rated 4.4 stars by 377 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.