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Yamaya Seafood

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825 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2021
+1 907-276-6388
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

She opened with..."let me explain to you..." Not really inviting. And when we were finally going to order...I said I wanted to start with appetizers...she said..."you need to understand that this is an REAL Japanese restaurant and there is only one cook...so you need to order your entire meal. There is limited space here." I was excited to try the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is not the Americanized Japanese food of many of us think of. It is authentic, small plates, cooked by grandpa, served by granddaughter, rung up by grandma. The smoked salmon is to die for.

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Thank AKTJMiller
New York
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We happened to come by this place on our way back from bike riding on the Coastal Trail. We got there at 5 and they had just opened. It is run by an older Japanese couple with their daughter waiting the tables. She explained that it was a traditional Japanese restaurant where the orders are prepared in the order that... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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242 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

SO glad I finally checked this place out! It is right next door to my church downtown, but I was never sure if it was open or not (I've walked by it for years!). Yamaya is definitely unpretentious, but WOW. The restaurant is run by a Japanese family and I doubt that you can find anything more authentic in Anchorage.... More 

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Thank Sarah V
Vallejo, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Read about this place & decided to try it. Highly recommended as the food is very delicious. Authentic Japanese! Service maybe slow but worth the wait. The chef was nice enough to let me take his picture!!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This place is owned by an older Japanese couple and of course serve the real stuff. Service can be quite slow so don't come in a rush. The miso changes frequently and look for the specials on the board. The menu is written on paper on the walls. One side is small dishes and the other is the dinners. I... More 

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New Hampshire
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is not a place to go if you are in a hurry. It is a great place to go with an open mind and desire to try new things and enjoy a relaxed, utterly delicious meal. The chef takes obvious pride in preparing your food to order in his small kitchen and presenting it with a smile. I had... More 

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Steilacoom, Washington
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

This was our favorite restaurant in Anchorage by far. If you like an adventure, it is not to be missed. To enjoy your experience you need to go with an open mind and plenty of time. The menus are on the walls in Japanese and English and the tables are a bit short. The woman who takes your orders has... More 

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Seattle
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Yamaya is a small, family-run restaurant in a small, old wooden building in downtown Anchorage. It seems out of place in the city, and entering it is like going to another world. It is not fancy or flashy, and does not have a selection of rolls of the sort that you might find in an Americanized Japanese restaurant. Rather the... More 

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Thank George H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

The outside can be deceiving but through thr sliding glass door is a very authentically humble Japanese seafood restaurant. Slow down & enjoy the Owner's earnest service. There's no fuss here but straight-forward authentic flavors that will transport you to Japan. Not a bad idea to brush-up on your Japanese beforehand. Highly recommend the Tako salad, Broiled Saba and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2021
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 907-276-6388

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?