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Jens' Restaurant
Jens' Restaurant

Jens' Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.jensrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (907) 561-5367
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Jens Hansen, Chef de Cusine Nancy Alip
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A small private dining room seats up to 20 guests. The whole restaurant is also available for private parties. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Annelise Hansen (907) 561-5367

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arctic Blvd
  • Public Transit: There are bus stops on 36th Avenue and on Arctic Blvd. Very close to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The restaurant is located in the Olympic Center with lots of free parking.
A word from Jens' Restaurant
For over 20 years Jens’ has served the best fresh Alaskan Seafood. The dinner menu also features prime steaks, lamb, veal, deer and fresh pasta along with a wide selection of delicious appetizers and salads. The menu changes often to take full advantage of the best fresh ingredients. For lunch Danish specialties joins the fresh seafood, American standards, pastas and salads. A selection of home made desserts round out the dining experience. The cozy wine bar offers the full menu and over 40 wines by the glass.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent - from the food to the service! And the birthday celebration with a sparkler & picture made the night more memorable. We have been back many times & each time is so delicious."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "As always, the service was impeccable, the food imaginative and the ambience friendly. This restaurant is always top quality and never disappoints"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Jens' is a fantastic restaraunt with a lively, friendly staff. Great food for great times! I never have been disappointed with my selection. Recommended fully!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "15 years ago I dined here on the night my grandson was born. The other I night I came here with my grandson to celebrate his 15 th Birthday. Everything was excellent and the service we received from Darrel was the best I have ever had anywhere in the world."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wonderful experience all the way around. Great service, great food, and great atmosphere! Definitely a highly recommended place!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the menu and attentive service. The staff was very familiar with the menu and helped to ensure dietary restrictions were met."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Exceptional food prepared and served well is always a delight. Jen's does it well. This is a place to celebrate the special moments in life. Good service, good food, and a delightful atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Our visit to Jens was pleasant, we were looking forward to a nice meal with friends and we go that. Service was friendly and informative, but slow. We didn't notice so much, because we were engaged in conversation so it didn't matter than our entree took awhile since we had appetizers, salad. We did notice however, when after ordering dessert it took 25 minutes for them to tell our group that two of the desserts were not available, which and then another 20 minutes for them to bring out the desserts for the others, which didn't need to have been delayed in the first place. Any simple request from the kitchen such as bread, an extra fork, dessert, seemed to take a minimum of 20 min or longer. Maybe is normal, just seemed extremely slow."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food. Not pretentious. The scallops are better than the lamb. Do not pass up the carrot cake."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We had a going away lunch for a co-worker. There were 10 of us, and everyone said they're food was very good. And personally Jens' is my favorite place to have a nice meal!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We just had another wonderful dinner at Jens. The appetizer was amazing (I could eat the Sashimi Napolean 3 x a day and not tire of it), the salad delicious and the main course fabulous. Dessert yummy too. And the service is truly the best in town. Always a treat when we eat there."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Jens' Restaurant is always dependable. The food is excellent. They do an exceptional job fixing fish. Whenever we go someplace else we always end up saying "We should have gone to Jens'". The staff is friendly and expert. Service is always good. The restaurant does have a small kitchen. When they are really busy food service slows. Pays to go early for lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I highly recommend Jen's for any special occasion."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Every single seafood dish I've ever had here has been outstanding. Jens is one of the few places, even in Alaska, that cooks fish perfectly, never overdone."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Traveling Alaska for 50 days and this meal was the best. This is Michelin one star food at bargain prices."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been at this restaurant several times before and the food has always been excellent, service just a great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. Great food options to choose from. Pheasant sausage and sashimi with tuna and salmon were great starters. Carrot cake as dessert was very good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Patrick turned a casual event into a very special memory. We will be back ! Everyone raved about their food and it was so wonderful to experience the great table service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Amazing food and terrific service. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "If you are shopping for great food look no further than a retail strip in the commercial area of Anchorage! Jen's, as the song goes is a lonely little petunia in an onion patch. Once we entered the restaurant we were transformed to fine dining presented by outstanding service. A must if visiting or living in Anchorage."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We made a reservation for this restaurant after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. The food was unique and excellent. Our children, one of whom is very adventuresome in his food selections, were treated very well and enjoyed their meals. They don't have a kid's menu and ours were the only ones present, but they did have a pasta dish for kids. They have interesting art throughout and the staff were excellent. The location wasn't what we expected. If we hadn't seen the reviews we would have missed this gem. This restaurant would be worthy of a repeat, anytime."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As always, dining at Jen's in a fun experience, great service, ambiance and food. Well presented, attractive plate. Been many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "great food and good service can be expected during every visit for lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Located in a strip mall. First time going - life time Alaskan. Food and serviced were great. Beautiful artwork on walls for viewing and purchase. Open tables, but positioned for private feel. Not noisy, but homey vibe. Overall we had a fantastic night out and will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Darrel was our waiter the food was great as always but Darrel made the experience awesome he rocks"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A very descent restaurant. The place had a good vibe, but it is hard paying quality food prices from a strip mall based restaurant. I will go again.."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our favorite spot to dine. Would rather forgo eating out cheap every week and eat at Jens once a month!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Jens had an extensive and varied menu. The sashimi Napoleon was excellent. The pepper steak melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Consistently excellent food, variety, service and management...."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great food, great service, made birthday celebration ver special."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Everything was fine. Good food, wine and service w"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal here The tuna salmon layered appetizer was fabulous and really enjoyed the Salmon and also the Halibutt special was delicious"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My niece lives in the valley, so when she comes into town I try to take her to Jens' for lunch or dinner. She loves the pepper steak! I love all the food here. It's the best!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Another fabulous meal at Jen's -- always the best!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My daughter and I took a trip to Jen's a few days ago and had a wonderful time. I have been a number of times but it was her first trip. She was quite impressed with the food and the great service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "First time here and we went for lunch. I had their beef hash with eggs and my love had the seafood crepe. We had sauted calamari with grilled bread as an app. The calamari was exceptional! It was sliced thick and cooked in a lovely sauce with capers and dill. OMG...so good! The hash was yummy. It was chunks of tender fillet mignon in a brown gravy with potatoes, onions, and two over easy eggs on top. Delish! My love's seafood crepes needed a little salt but were very good otherwise. We will definitely return to try their dinner menu. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We love Jens. We'll always love Jens. The food is superb. The wine is fantastic. And there is this cute old waiter who dances with a sparkler whenever there is a celeration. Our favorite restaurant in Anchorage."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed! Great food & service!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was wonderful and staff was very attentive! It is a little pricey for dinner but well worth it!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Nice choice for a professional lunch. Quick, friendly service and wonderful food. I took clients to Jens for lunch and the atmosphere was perfect. Friendly efficient staff and quiet enough to talk business. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014