Many think of Alaska as the last frontier, but there are other frontiers yet to be explored for many of us; ginger is one of those. Located in downtown historic Anchorage since 2007, ginger has been offering the residents of Anchorage some very new frontiers in Asian/Fusion food to explore. (We mentioned ginger in one of our earlier blog posts, but decided it’s definitely worth a more in-depth review.)
Those early explorers of the Alaskan wilderness all shared a few important traits – curiosity and willingness to face the unknown. Those same qualities are a must when it comes to trying out new food frontiers, especially when that new frontier offers so many new and unexpected surprises! But have no fear if you are not the adventurous type, they also have yummy offerings of traditional comfort food.
Ginger is an extremely pleasant surprise! It’s menu does not feature the usual things people think of when it comes to Asian/Fusion food. Some of its delicious and inventive food offerings that are local favorites are scallops mac and cheese, Mu shu tacos with Siracha lime sour cream, banana lemongrass soup, green tea creme brulee, and sweet coconut, cashew rice. (Am I making your mouth water yet? Mine is!)
“You feel like you are eating at a restaurant in LA or New York.” – KTVA Spotlight
The unusual and inventive offerings don’t end with their food menu, their fabulous wine and drinks bar has some colorful and yummy offerings. The friendly bartenders are always ready to help you discover a new favorite. Just tell them you are a food adventurer ready to explore the unknown and to hit you up with the most unusual drink they offer.
The restaurant’s decor is very modern and hip. The tables have been spaced at a thoughtful distance form one another so carrying on a normal conversation, even on a busy night, is easy. The wait staff are excellent; attentive, but not intrusive.
Dress code is casual. They do take reservations, but on most nights you’ll get a seat without one. Ginger is located at 425 W. 5th street, Anchorage. It’s open Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-12:00am. Make sure you visit their Facebook page, it has some great food suggestions and specials you’ll want to know about.
Are you looking for other fabulous places in Anchorage for great food and good times? Drop by our Community page for some other suggestions from our team.