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737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129 (G)
+1 907-222-3232
15:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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Oakland, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never really liked king crab and I've always preferred the dungeness over it, but this place brought it. The crab was so fresh and delicious with a side of Salmon thingy in a tomato, haha. The service is superb and the ambiance is warm. It's a little pricey for $50, but it's worth it!!

1 Thank third777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to go next door for a lot of lunches and dinner, but this place is much better because it isn't pushing customers in and out like a production line. Good food, service is personal and more in tune with a local restaurant than their big brother next door. Prices are a bit higher than most places, but the food... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently celebrated our wedding 30th anniversary at Orso, our go-to place for special occasions. This dinner turned out to be a disappointment. Four parties were dining at the same time as we were and all of us were seated right next to each other in a large dining room with no other customers. I ordered a Brandy Alexander, a... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to try out the place for our anniversary. Ordered the halibut and expectantly asked the waiter to make sure it wasn't over cooked. The halibut was brought out overcooked and extremely dry. The waiter took the plate back and ordered to have it made again. The second time it came out, the fish had absolutely no flavor. Fish was... More 

Thank loumchiche
Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a go to for us and never disappoints. Food is always good and service is great. Better to have a reservation during peak hours

Eagle River, Alaska
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I seriously find no fault with this restaurant. It has amazing appetizers, delicious drinks, and entrees to make you wanna slap your mama. The desserts are delicious, and the service is always above and beyond expectations. We try to make it out there at least once a month, but if I have the chance to go more often, I do.... More 

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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698 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went here with my family, but instead of ordering a full meal, my choices were off the first few items. King crab corn dogs are exactly what they sounds like. Corn dogs, but instead of a hot dog, it's king crab. Only in Alaska... The Orso chowder (House smoked alder salmon, sweet cream, bacon, ocean clams) was also really... More 

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Bonaire, Georgia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Due to the Delta mishandling of 4/3-4/10 travel, we only had time for one dinner in Anchorage. Thankfully my wife made a great choice. The appetizers and meal were delicious. The fried cauliflower is not to be missed.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I love the calamari the most and I try it every where I go. Conveniently located to the PAC and really good service - very helpful in getting you to the theatre in time.

Thank thedasue
Eagle River, Alaska
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529 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Not worth the money. I have tried and tried this very popular restaurant in Anchorage...each time I come away feeling the same way. I spend too much money on food that is just average. Go somewhere else....there are too many good restaurants in Anchorage to spend your time and money here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 W 5th Ave, Ste 110, Anchorage, AK 99501-2129
  • Public Transportation: We are one block from the 6th avenue transit center.
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-222-3232
ORSO is well known as "The Place to Be." ORSO's New American cuisine expertly pairs delicious local flavors with the ever changing seasons of Alaska. ORSO is well known for a large selection of Alaskan seafood, grilled meats, award winning wine list and the best local ingredients when available. Happy hour everyday 3pm-6pm and 9pm to close! The bar is open one hour after the dining room each day!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?