Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio - False Creek

1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver
(604) 681-1164

Recent Reviews

Brock Aura

Had lunch at Ancora today. It’s been a while since I’ve been down to that part of False Creek, but it was a reminder how beautiful it is down there. Once all the construction is done around Vancouver House, the area will be a great place to walk around and explore (if you can find parking).As for the restaurant, they’ve done a good job with covid protocols and I felt safe out on the patio. The food was good with big punches of Peruvian flavour. While it is described as Peruvian-Japanese fusion, it definitely leans more Peruvian. We ordered the seafood platter, paella and duck salad. All were good, but it definitely feels like you’re paying more for the view than for refined food and subtle details. The service was fine, but with a fairly empty restaurant, the dishes came out slowly and to celebrate a birthday at the table, the only thing they could muster up was a candle that went out before the dessert we ordered made it to the table. The restaurant in the home of the former C site was fine, but there are a number of other restaurants in Vancouver that really follow through on details, service and food that are a better bang for your buck. If you are looking for a patio to impress on a nice day, Ancora works, but I was expecting a little more.

Judy Yang

My family came to Ancora for dinner. All I can say is WOW! The location is so beautiful and the views are spectacular. The food is great quality for the price and the staff are friendly and attentive. We had Tatiana serve us. She was amazing...she was always one step ahead of what we needed. Thank you so much for the wonderful dinner

Ritesh Maisuria

Food was a amazing. 5star quality on the food alone. There wasnt a single bite we did not enjoy. Patio gets chilly in the evening, so we had to move in. And the group behind us inside was really loud. Management did apologize for the excessive noise but didn't really remedy or make up for the situation. Will definitely be back for the food and hoping to up this review to 5 start with a more enjoyable environment.

Avery Gottlieb

This place was an amazing experience with incredible food. We were initially upset because we were told we would have to wait 20-30 minutes for a patio table despite having made a reservation almost a month in advance, however after expressing our frustration to the hostess they were able to quickly prepare a lovely table and treated us to a couple free glasses of prosecco which was a nice touch. From then on everything was amazing. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, the food was unbelievable, at one point the manager even came over to speak with us and apologize for the misunderstanding regarding our reservation. Highly highly recommend this place - Get the shrimp and lobster risotto!

Andrew Kochhar

Beautiful location right off false Creek with views of Granville Island and the water. Seafood was incredibly fresh and beautifully prepared. Definitely recommend Ancora.

Dan S

Amazing patio, great oyster and sushi. Their special dish for crabs were good! We enjoyed it!

Melissa P.

I have walked my dog past this location about 300 times now and decided it was about time I finally dined at the place! I decided on a last-minute lunch here with my husband and they were able to accommodate a reservation very quickly.First and foremost, the service here is stellar. Our server did not miss a single beat- there wasn't even a pause between my brain throwing out a 'maybe I could use more water' signal and my glass being filled. He was polite and attentive, but not in a crowding your lunch chitchat kinda way.I had the paella and was a big fan. I've had a few different iterations of it over the years (and one from a Michelin Starred chef in Spain) and this is definitely in my top picks. The flavour was great, the portion is perfect and I loved the croquettes on top. The only drawback were the size of the shrimp (pause for verbal irony). My husband's burger was very tasty, but he reports possibly tad overcooked; the fries were seasoned so well.The one thing I would change is the price of soda (I know, I ones trying to go to a waterfront restaurant for some soda, but we had to work afterwards). $4.50 for mostly a glass of ice from a barline that needs the co2 turned up is a bit excessive.Overall though, great service, great ambiance and dishes you love with a fun twist.

Maria Christina

This place is a place you would want to come back to. The view of the water and the sunsets are breathtaking, the service is excellent, the staffs are friendly and the food is exquisite. Mix all that together and you get a Fantastic diner experience.

Jennifer Chu

Great outdoor dining experience especially during this Covid time. I felt the staff did everything possible to respect physical distancing with the change of a few protocols.The quality of food and service met my expectations

Allison Brand

Fabulous experience at Ancora. Having lived in Lima Peru for 3 years, this is the first time I have tried proper nikkei cuisine outside Lima that lives up to the legendary resteraunts there. Excellent masking and physical distancing made for a safe comfortable meal. Food was superb, especially the sauce and aji flavours - octopus and sablefish were perfect. The kicker was the lovely sommelier, Adam - he found us an incredible bottle of wine which topped of a A+ experience. Service was great. All this on top of one of the best patios in Vancouver - we will be back.

Matthieu Pierrepont

Really good restaurant!Food isn't fusion per se, as there's items with Peruvian influence, and others with Japanese influence. The steak for example came with a salsa or soy sauce.The view bis great and wr had a lovely date with the lady :)


Great service. Good food. Nice views. Need a better beer selection (had no stouts).

Alex Komisarenko

Would be nice to have the caviar listed in the menu be available. Would be better if there was also an option of Russian Standard to come along with it.

Alex Abley

Great experience with Ancora False Creek. Food is amazing and the seafood is so fresh. Service was great, Tatiana was helpful and attentive, checked up on us regularly, and refilled our water regularly. She is very professional waitress. We will be back. Thanks for being open in these crazy covid times!

Amir Farahmandy

I been to resturant alot, but the quality has dropped. The reservation is horrible, with zero common sense. I booked the resturant a week in advance with special request for the table to be in the patio. Once I arrived i was told the patio is first come first serve, so what is the point of booking the resturant when it is first come first serve! You can book to be seated inside but whoever comes first goes and seats outside ? Where is the logic in this system???

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Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio - False Creek

1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9
(604) 681-1164