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About Ginger

PACIFIC RIM CUISINE
Great food. Excellent service. Warm ambiance. These elements are how many of our guests would describe Ginger. We created a restaurant that expresses our faith and values in extending genuine hospitality to all and food sure to please all tastes. We take classics and new cuisine of the Pacific Rim and put a modern twist on the flavors.

425 W. 5th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday to Wednesday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
E St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 929-3680

Website:
http://gingeralaska.com/

Entertainment:
We have two fantastic flat screen TV's that are showing the latest games, whether it is soccer, football, basketball, golf, we show it all and love it all.

Catering:
Ginger can offer off premise catering to remote sites such as hotels, private residences and other event venues. From boxed-lunches to full service, our goal is to provide creative meals and flexible service. Because every event is unique, we will work with you to customize a menu that will satisfy every guest in attendance. Ginger can work with third party vendors to provide additional services such as specialty cakes and party rentals. Please keep in mind that menu availability is determined by multiple factors such as event location, on site facilities and number of guests in attendance

Parking Details:
Downtown parking is tricky, but we are close to 2 parking garages and several hourly parking lots. Also on the weekends and after 6 pm street parking is free.

Public Transit:
We are three blocks from the Anchorage Downtown Transit Center stop, and 1 block from another Egan Center bus stop.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Cristiani

Private Party Facilities:
Ginger can offer many different options including buy-out options and private dining room experiences.Typically we work from the following schedule:

Sun - Thur Dinner Banquets: $500.00 min. Food & Beverage

Fri - Sat Dinner Banquets: $600.00 min Food & Beverage

Mon - Fri Lunch Banquets: $300.00 min Food & Beverage

Sat - Sun Brunch Banquets: $300.00* min Food & Beverage

Private Party Contact:
Lisa Andrus: (907) 444-1975

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our banquet room is available for all types of events and special occasions. From corporate events to birthday celebrations, Ginger is the perfect setting to host your next dinner or luncheon. Our attentive staff will see to your every need while offering the finest pacific rim cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. We offer customizable menus and settings to provide you with an experience that is both appropriate and unique to your occasion.

Ginger Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Healthy (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (11)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Spicy (8)
Vegan (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tapas (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We were very disappointed in almost all aspects of the meal entrées were not well cooked and the overall price was far above what we received.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined 4 days ago

The pepper encrusted ahi tuna is the best anywhere!

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and great service! I would definitely go there again!

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a wonderful evening at Ginger. The waitress was absolutely phenomenal, in fact my companion agreed that Marie made the evening. Truly a start.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good vegan options!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I've been coming to Ginger over the past several years and haven't ever been disappointed. Creative cuisine, right-sized, always prepared and served well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food; great service; sophisticated ambiance.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious blackened halibut special with sweet/spicy veggies. Attentive service. Creative cocktails.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have always held Ginger to a high standard. The service is outstanding! The food however seemed to have less quality than we have had in the past. The cocktails were a hit as always! :-)

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I really enjoyed Ginger. First and foremost for me was the fact that they actually have a VEGAN entree that was yummy, a yellow coconut curry with veggies and tofu. The sauce was delicious and there was a lot of it to spoon up and enjoy. I was also told there is a soup that can be vegan if the meat is requested to be left off the dish. The service was very good, friendly, prompt, samples of wine readily offered, and our waitress said the chef can accommodate most special food requests. The ambiance was good, not too loud but not flat and dull either. The lighting was just right, not so bright that you feel like you’re in a diner but not so dark that you can’t really see your food well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

As usual the food was great. :) We went for our anniversary, and we ended up eating in the bar since it was less crowded than the restaurant where our reservations were. I prefer the bar section as long as you don't have anyone right next to you, as some of the tables for two are pretty close to the next table for two. But since we had 4 we pulled the round tables next to each other and created more space which was perfect. Love the Mac & Cheese with scallops. Our friends with us did the 2 vegan dishes and loved them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very accommodating to someone in a wheelchair. Wonderful dining experience. Will definately recommend this establishment to friends and family. Will be back soon.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Disabled Access, Fun
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Beautiful bar, great atmosphere, delicious food & drinks!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Ginger has become my favorite place to eat before attending a performance downtown. Good food, handy location.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Business meeting food perfect and staff very pleasant. Our servicer Mason was attentive first class.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A former Anchorage resident was in town and we met for dinner and a visit. We were the first patrons in the dining room and our waiter was eager to serve us. We told him we weren't in a hurry and were catching up with each other. Graciously he backed off a bit so we could visit and make our selections at our leisure and eat leisurely. Great evening.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Loved the vegan curry and house salad. The wasabi dressing was out of this world. Whenever I go with friends, they eat every single bite. The food is so delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vegan, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The cocktail menu is superb. The food is even better. Had an amazing bone-in pork chop with collards and sweet potatoes; couldn't finish it all. I don't like fish, but my date's halibut was awesome too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Romantic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I appreciated the vegan options. Tasty food and excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The ambiance was fantastic. The service was very good. The vegan tofu yellow curry was very absolutely delicious. Non-vegetarians at our table had chicken curry soup with a fancy name I did not remember which they all said was outstanding. Chocolate cake was great too.

I did not give 5 stars for food only because the ahi tuna my husband ordered was so rare (uncooked) that he could not eat it. Before ordering he asked for the fish to be fully cooked but it still came almost uncooked. That was the only dissapointment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Vegan, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Creative menu, nicely presented and superb food. Attentive service. Anchorage gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Felt rushed, even though it wasn't overly busy. My potatoes were under cooked and under seasoned. Mushrooms were cold. The scallops and mac & cheese was very good. The ahi was pretty good, but again the bok choy was under seasoned. The beef curry was enjoyed. Not sure if we would go back.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We love how the menu frequently changes and there's always a variety of fish and vegetarian options. We loved our entrees: mango tofu and a seafood coconut soup. And the waffle dessert featured perfect, fluffy waffles! The only drawback on the food were the fries which tasted as if the oil hadn't been changed in a while. Our server was excellent, checking in with us just the right amount.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 18, 2017

It was my husband's 30th birthday, along with his mother as choose Gingers to celebrate. They went above and beyond in providing welcoming and enthusiastic service. Offered drink and food favorites and explained in detail any dishes we had questions about. The food was amazing and very filling. All three of us agreed that we cannot wait to visit again.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delicious food and lovely service. Nice daily specials that were new and fun.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 8, 2017

A great change of pace from the general burger and chips or fish and chips found all over Alaska.

Ambiance was great at this little Asian / pacific rim fusion restaurant.

Spicy tuna tower starter was a treat as was the Mee Grok stir fry noodle dish.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by another local chef while we were traveling. The dinner started out promising with good service and the amazing banana soup. Our entrees were average. He had the salmon special, which was slightly overcooked. I had the tofu and curry, which was a good vegan option but didn't "wow" me. Overall this was a great spot to grab a nice dinner. Try the banana soup!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 7, 2017

High quality ingredients in creative preparation. Good service with helpful recommendations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always a good choice when eating downtown. Innovative menu items.
Great bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had a phenomenal meal. Fresh fresh fresh. Best tuna I've ever eaten. Silver salmon special was spectacular. How did a place this good happen in Anchorage? Anchorage is very lucky.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great food and service. Good wind and the presentation and portions were perfect. My friend said I made an excellent choice for our meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Love the mee kob. It's the only dish I order here. Bartenders are friendly give generous pours. Recommend.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We had an almost excellent experience. Almost everyone in our party loved their food. Service was good. Wine list is a bit on the high end. They could add some more moderately-priced bottles for those of us who are not wealthy.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My husband had the beef tips curry and I had the crab cakes eggs Benedict. While the food was very good, we had anticipated greater intensity in the Asian seasonings. The food would appeal more to people who don't care for spicy food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The menu offers a nice variety of Asian fusion dishes. We chose to make a shared dinner out of three of the appetizers, including lettuce wraps, fried spring rolls and crap cakes. The servings were generous, but unremarkable in flavor.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We went for diner in the place. It was our third experience in Anchorage, and, by far, the worse. Food was ok, but not surprising. Wines suggested were overpriced and the one we choose was not available. I would not recommend the place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great take on Penang curry - rarely done well in the US

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Ate here on our last night in Anchorage. Enjoyed a variety of appetizers and all our entrees were very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went there for the first time on a day trip to Anchorage with my sister. We only had an hour to eat before we had to be to the airport so I asked our waiter prior to ordering if he thought that time constraint would be an issue. Not only did he reassure us it would be no problem, he fast tracked our food and we had our entire meal within 10 minutes (on a busy Saturday night mind you). The food was amazing and we could not have been happier with the way everything turned out. Highly recommend these guys-thank you Ginger staff!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Our waiter was attentive and made some great recommendations. The halibut was delicious, and the wine recommendation was very good. The cinnamon caramel ice cream was excellent.

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