Utqiagvik (Barrow) Dining & Nightlife
Dining and Nightlife
**Pepe’s burned down September 1, 2013 and is not currently open, you can read the article here** The place gets by mostly on novelty – “Mexican in the Arctic” — and the popularity of Fran Tate. She wrote “Tacos on the Tundra” about her entrepreneurial life up in the far north. It’s sub-par Mexican food (hot sauce passes for salsa), but it’s still hopping and the interior is overflowing with photos and decorations. The view is great, and you… ...more
In a town with limited dining options, this is your only place for Japanese food. Luckily, they do it well — with good ingredients (not necessarily fresh this far north) and a good combination of flavors. They also have very good sushi, even by Anchorage standards. The place can get filled up quickly, so call ahead. They do take-out and even deliver.
It’s the better pizza place in town, served fresh and hot. The calzones are huge, the view is good (sit on the second floor if you can) and they make everything when ordered. They also have Mexican and some Italian and seafood on the menu. But stick to the pizza and calzones. The service can be slow, but mainly because they’re cooking your food fresh. Lunch specials are good deals for the money.