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Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio

1600 Howe St | #2, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2L9, Canada
+1 604-681-1164
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Peruvian, Seafood, Sushi, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1600 Howe St | #2, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2L9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after a business meeting and our expectations were exceeded. The service was stellar as well as the overall ambiance and view of the waterfront. We started with some fresh oysters to get us going Along with some authentic Peruvian ceviche. Delish!!! It...More

Thank Gino B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An intriguing and very tasty experience of traditional japanese, with overlapping Peruvian spices, ingredients, and items (Ceviche, causas). Seafood and fish beautifully presented, extremely fresh, and very attentive service ! Unique collection of japanese distilleries - derived whiskeys !

Thank Sanjay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just started our Canada and Alaska tour and booked dinner at Ancora We were not disappointed The service, food and ambiance were all great.

Thank Philonne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, drinks and service was amazing with a great view across the water. We wished we had ordered less though all the food was amazing. And a bottle of bubbles may have filled us up too. The staff were helpful and everything happened without...More

Thank Cdninthisworld
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Truly enjoyed this place Yummy top fresh sashimis and sea platter Scallops to die for! Views and service great Nice place overall - comes with a pricetag

Thank Ninimayo
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Pretty location looking out to Granville Island. Peruvian/Japanese seafood restaurant. Excellent wine list, with a helpful sommelier who guided us through BC wines, as we aren't particularly knowledgeable about Canadian wines. Delicious food and very good service with fine knowledge of his menu. Will certainly...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We had lunch at a table for two at the far end of the patio - the best seats in the house! Had the seafood platter and a Pinot Gris, as recommended by our server, and they were a perfect match. The seafood is REALLY...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

When you search for top Vancouver seafood restaurants, Ancora comes in as #2. After eating there I can see why it receives such rave reviews. The food and service are definitely top drawer. The glass doors appear to fully open so that, on a hot...More

Thank Blips53
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We don’t usually go to fancy restaurants but given it’s our last brunch in Vancouver we thought we’d go to an up market fancy place. The food was excellent! The few extra dollars we spent on each meal compared to normal brunch prices were very...More

Thank J-Galah
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Sat outside on the terrace with family of 4. Very relaxed ambience overlooking the water. Service was welcoming with outstanding sommelier. We were advised on local BC wines having asked for some suggestions which were keenly priced vs the Californian alternatives I’d been contemplating. Try...More

1  Thank 51howard
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A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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Response from goatee_12 | Reviewed this property |
Neither my wife nor I can recall any noisy music being played there.
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Response from Anneducanada | Reviewed this property |
No, if I remember well (and I think I would because I hate it) there wasn’t any loud music
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Howe St | #2, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-681-1164
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