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1000 Arlberg Avenue, Girdwood, AK 99587
9077542237
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice peppy ambiance, and inside Alyeska resort

The biggest advantage of this restaurant is that its within Alyeska resort, which means if one is staying at Alyeska in winter, one doesnt have to brave the cold to get good dinner! The restaurant has a peppy ambiance and has a nice selection of veggie rolls (for vegetarians like us). We enjoyed a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
SwatiMark
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Los Angeles, California
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Sydney
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is unbelievable that this joint is busy on a Monday night. Service was rather average, but the food, it is mind blowingly awful. edamame was undercooked, I mean who in the world can't boil beans... A monkey can do it. Sashimi was tasteless and the ingredients were not fresh at all. Portions are tiny!! Wasabi and ginger were both... More 

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Thank MHCai
Tacoma WA
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100 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overpriced and poorly executed dishes, just not authentic. Maybe it was just too busy, being Christmas Day. Waitress forgot one of our orders and we waited and waited until I inquired.

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Thank arlenejoe
Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special. It is convenient to hotel. Reservations are needed. Has access to great Alaska seafood. Service is ok.

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Thank AlaskaKDO
Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

To have a Chef serve you at table side is a treat- the bar is set so you can watch 2 chefs serve all varieties of fresh and slightly cooked rolls- the tempura seafood roll melted in my mouth- flavorful explosion.

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Thank Cocokayak
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The biggest advantage of this restaurant is that its within Alyeska resort, which means if one is staying at Alyeska in winter, one doesnt have to brave the cold to get good dinner! The restaurant has a peppy ambiance and has a nice selection of veggie rolls (for vegetarians like us). We enjoyed a selection of veggie rolls with Miso... More 

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Thank SwatiMark
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I'm not a big sushi fan, prefer my fish fried....My wife and daughter raved on the quality of the sushi - I had the Wagyu beef roll which was very good. We sat at the counter and learned a lot from the two chefs who were very interactive with all of the guests at the counter. If you like Japanese... More 

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Thank Michael M
Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

unexpected finding of good sushi restaurant in Alaska. Enjoyed the ambience, service and food. reasonable prices.

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Thank BL007
Oro Valley, Arizona
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First and foremost, the food was excellent. That (to me) is always the most important thing about a restaurant..."how was the food?" The restaurant is somewhat small...the night we went, we had a short wait to be seated. There is a sushi "bar" where you can belly up and watch the sushi chef create...or you can sit a one of... More 

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Thank Greg B
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

The place has an urban feel, which is cool and unusual for this area. However we waited for 50 minutes for a table and then waited for another full hour for the arrival of our food. The sushi was fresh but the portions were very small and not worth the price. The sushi chefs were both overtly hitting on women... More 

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Thank RsXOX
Bend, Oregon
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Needing something to finish off a full day wondering the Alaskan trails and feeling like the 9 pm was more like 2 pm we wondered into the Sakura. We had a private space for the four of us. Sharing a cucumber salad, soup, tempura veggies and shrimp,and calamari, we left full and glad we had chosen Sakura. It didn't hurt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Arlberg Avenue, Girdwood, AK 99587
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Girdwood
  • Phone Number: 9077542237

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?