Anchorage is Alaska’s most populous city and it has plenty of stories to tell as well. It’s home to over 40 percent of Alaska’s population and offers an abundance of attractions to visitors. As a city that does not make a distinction between urban landscapes and wilderness, it’s no surprise that it is home to incredible attractions such as gardens, parks and wildlife refuges. Why choose one or the other when you can have both? Learn more about the city’s history, art, ecology, ethnography, and science, all under one roof at Anchorage Museum. Anchorage was also the setting for movies such as Big Miracle, The Frozen Ground, and Ghost Vision. The city also has an amazing food culture, serving various types of cuisine, including Korean food. Check out our list of the top Korean restaurants in Anchorage, Alaska.
1. Korean Garden
Korean Garden serves the best of Korean cuisine, such as bibimbap, jjim and jeongol along with a variety of soups and stews that offer a true taste of Korea. The menu is extensive, featuring a variety of dishes containing vegetables, meat, and seafood that would cater to any taste. Their meat and vegetable-filled dumplings soup is in a league of its own. Craving some barbecue? This restaurant also has Korean barbecue options on its menu. As it is a family-friendly restaurant and the menu is quite extensive, it is perfect for a family night out.
Address: 300 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515
Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 10pm (closed on Tue)
2. Jinmi Korean Restaurant
A casual dining establishment, Jinmi Korean Restaurant is known for its unpretentious, authentic Korean food presented in an artistic way. You can try dishes like fried dumpling soup, stir-fried glass noodles, and bibimbap. Not only are the dishes quite inexpensive, but the restaurant also boasts friendly service. The staff genuinely cares for the needs of customers and ensures that they enjoy their meals. It is easy to locate and if you’re looking to have Korean food that accommodates dietary restrictions such as vegan preferences, it’s worth stopping by Jinmi Korean Restaurant.
Jinmi Korean Restaurant
Address: 4505 Spenard Rd suite a, Anchorage, AK 99517
Website: Jinmi Korean Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm; Sat: 2pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)
3. Home Town Restaurant
Don’t let the humble outward appearance of Home Town Restaurant fool you, for they actually provide amazing Korean food in this tiny eatery. You will get your money’s worth as they provide generous portions of food, even if the dishes in question are appetizers or side dishes called ‘banchan.’ You will definitely enjoy dishes such as bulgogi, in which the meat is flavorful and tender. This restaurant is considered a bit of a hidden gem in Anchorage. It’s a small restaurant in an ordinary strip mall, so unless you’re keeping an active lookout, you might miss it. The food served here is quite appetizing and the restaurant is a must-visit in Anchorage.
Home Town Restaurant
Address: 3020 Minnesota Dr, Anchorage, AK 99503
Facebook: Home Town Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon: 12pm - 12am; Wed - Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1am; Sun: 1pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)
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4. WONJO Korean Cuisine
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More commonly known as Won Jo Tofu House, WONJO Korean Cuisine is a restaurant to visit if you wish to try something different in Anchorage. It may not be the fanciest restaurant in the city, but it is clean and cozy. This restaurant is well-known for its service and dishes such as steamed dumplings with dipping sauce, seafood tofu soup, and beef and vegetable stew, are considered amazing. The prices are reasonable too. As the alternative name implies, the restaurant offers the option to pick tofu-based dishes, hence, it’s a vegetarian-friendly eatery. With flavorful and varied dishes, you definitely don’t want to give WONJO Korean Cuisine a miss.
WONJO Korean Cuisine
Address: 515 W Fireweed Ln, Anchorage, AK 99503
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 10pm (closed on Sun)
5. Tofu House Restaurant
If you’re looking for a place to have some tofu-based dishes in Anchorage, then check out Tofu House Restaurant. They offer an excellent range of dishes that include tofu, such as tofu fried rice, soft tofu soup, and other scrumptious dishes. They are famous for their soondobu (spicy soft tofu soup) and you have the option to add ingredients like dumplings, seafood, and beef along with the choice to customize the degree of spiciness of the soup. Food is usually served piping hot, proving that their service is quick and efficient. The restaurant is quite is popular, so it’s definitely worth a try.
Tofu House Restaurant
Address: 5121 Arctic Blvd #A, Anchorage, AK 99503
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 10pm
6. VIP Restaurant
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It is almost impossible to miss VIP Restaurant’s blue and white sign hung outside. Step inside to try dishes like seafood pancakes, bulgogi and bibimbap. With classic interiors, unique light fixtures and beautiful artwork adorning the walls, the restaurant has certainly got an elegant vibe that makes you want to stay and have a chat over a hot meal with your friends or family. They’ve even got an option to order takeaway, so if you’re pressed for time, you could simply order your food to-go.
Address: 555 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503
Facebook: VIP Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9.30pm (closed on Sun)
7. Seoul Casa
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Up next, we have Seoul Casa, which serves up Korean and Mexican fusion food in a casual setting. They attempt to diversify their food offerings by combining flavorful Mexican dishes and savory Korean barbecue-based dishes. Must-try dishes are bulgogi eggrolls, guajillo enchiladas, kimchi-rito, and kimchi tots. Guests enjoy their unique approach to fusion dishes and the service provided by the staff is excellent too.
Address: 601 E Dimond Blvd #6th, Anchorage, AK 99515
Facebook: Seoul Casa
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am (closed on Sun)
8. Top Bop
Top Bop serves not just Korean food, but other Asian dishes as well. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and is set up in such a way that you get to pick your own combination of dishes from a variety of options. Start with the bowl size, followed by the entrée, then choose the sides, level of spice and the required toppings. They also offer a selection of drinks, the most prominent ones being Thai iced tea and Italian soda, which has six options to choose from. The restaurant has three outlets in the city so pick the one closest to you. Delivery options are available too, so just order in if you don’t feel like going out.
Address: 220 Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
Website: Top Bop
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)
A taste of Korea in Anchorage
Anchorage offers a variety of cuisine choices, including Korean food. There are plenty of Korean restaurants in the city, constantly impressing customers with their excellent service and a diverse range of menu options. Many of these restaurants serve up famous dishes like Korean barbecue and bibimbap so you don’t really have to travel to Korea to enjoy the cuisine.
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