Chef and owner Benny Lin started cooking at a young age. In 1990 at the age of 25, he established Pagoda Restaurant in Santa's hometown North Pole, Alaska. Pagoda is truly a local favorite. Since then Pagoda has been nationally recognized and featured in Food Network Shows 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' and 'Guy's Grocery Games'. Along with the July 2015 Alaska Airlines magazine blog.
Pagoda has also been voted #1 Asian Restaurant in the Fairbanks Daily News Miners' Reader's Choice awards for 2006-2009, 2011, 2012, 2014-2016.