Sakura offers Girdwood diners a choice that falls between casual and uptown – one with variety for everyone in your party. While the clientele are mainly Hotel Alyeska guests, its unique menu draws locals as well.
Because of its communal seating options, visitors and locals have a chance to mix it up, creating a fun and vibrant atmosphere. The smallest tables accommodate five or six. Other choices include the 12-seat sushi bar, where you can watch your chef prepare your roll, or a large marble table that seats around twenty.
Easily the best sushi option in Girdwood, Sakura also rivals many Asian eateries in Anchorage for its variety and quality. Sushi and sashimi dominate the menu, with Alaskan scallop, King crab and salmon offerings, as well as octopus, tuna and yellow tail. Choose from nearly two dozen roll varieties, or order the “boat” to try the chef’s favorite sushi assortment.
Small plates and appetizers include tempuras, sate, tofu and salads (the calamari seaweed salad gets rave reviews). Four different bento box combos pair rice, miso soup, salad and California roll with choices ranging from black cod and Alaskan King crab (the “Alaskan Waters” bento) to tiger prawns and beef teriyaki (the “Ocean & Ranch” bento).
For guests who shy away from sushi in favor of more traditional options, the dinner entrees – such as live lobster, teriyaki chicken breast, and New York steak – won’t disappoint.
A full drink menu features specialty cocktails like the Cherry Blossom martini, as well as Japanese and domestic beers, a selection of red and white wines, and of course, a variety of sakes.
Note: Sakura doesn’t take reservations, and seating is limited, so prepare for a wait.