‘Marination Ma Kai’: Name for new Seacrest restaurant announced as construction begins

July 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 22 Comments

Via Facebook, the owners of Marination have announced that they finally have the permits and construction has finally officially begun for their new restaurant/bar at Seacrest Boathouse:

Friends. We have a name, we have the permits, and we have officially (FINALLY!) started construction on Alki at the Seacrest Boathouse. You can expect a full bar, a wicked beer selection, an early barista, and unrelenting aloha on the best patio in Seattle. We cannot wait to invite each one of you to our newest addition in the family: Marination Ma Kai.

That’s Hawaiian for ‘to the sea.’

22 Comments

  1. This sounds excellent! About the only way this news could be better is if they said they were going to offer taco delivery to all of W Seattle!

    Comment by Alex — 2:44 pm July 13, 2012 #

  2. I am sooooo excited for this! We already visit the truck every Saturday — I cannot WAIT to visit the new shop!

    Comment by desertdweller — 3:02 pm July 13, 2012 #

  3. ALOOOOHA!!! :) YESSSSSS! Can’t WAIT!!!

    Comment by Jtk — 3:12 pm July 13, 2012 #

  4. I’m hoping they will lose the stilted Hawaiian jargon and just call the restaurant “Marination Seacrest” — which is English for ‘to the sea.’

    Comment by Alvis — 3:25 pm July 13, 2012 #

  5. I will miss the old, charming, low key fish and chips place. That was a treasure.

    Comment by Bryan Hollister — 3:51 pm July 13, 2012 #

  6. our own slice of hawai’i right in west seattle! these people embue their food with love and flavor and are going to be inundated by the locals who ate chomping at the bit to welcome their permanent presence at seacrest.
    I canNOT wait!!!!

    Comment by kumalavula — 4:39 pm July 13, 2012 #

  7. I am so excited! Best pulled pork in town, for sure…the staff and owners are so friendly and the food is outstanding. It will be a great addition to Alki. Yum!!!!!!!

    Comment by st2003 — 4:42 pm July 13, 2012 #

  8. So excited!!! Just got back from a vacay in Hawaii and i miss it already. I can’t wait to have my fix on some Ono (good/delicious) food….aloha!!!!!

    Comment by Mel — 4:57 pm July 13, 2012 #

  9. It’s nice to see that the haters continue to be negative. MOAR TACOS FOR ME!

    Comment by desertdweller — 5:01 pm July 13, 2012 #

  10. I always wanted to love the fish and chips place, but truthfully the service was terrible and the experience overall left a lot to be desired.

    Comment by alkilass — 5:01 pm July 13, 2012 #

  11. I may be speaking out of turn here Alvis, but I believe the meaning of Seacrest in English is sea crest.

    Comment by st2003 — 5:09 pm July 13, 2012 #

  12. I hope that Alvis will someday explain ALL place names to us Hawaiian-a-phobic people. You GO Alvis! I’ll make popcorn and wait by the flickering computer screen. What does Delridge mean? How about Andover? Or are they too jargonist too?

    Comment by Cranky Westie — 5:46 pm July 13, 2012 #

  13. I hope that Alvis will someday explain ALL place names to us Hawaiian-a-phobic people. You GO Alvis! I’ll make popcorn and wait by the flickering computer screen. What does Delridge mean? How about Andover? Or are they too jargonist too?

    Comment by Cranky Westie — 5:46 pm July 13, 2012 #

  14. Woohoo, great news!

    Comment by West Seattle Since 1979 — 6:19 pm July 13, 2012 #

  15. Alvis, one of the owners, Kamala, comes from Hawaii, so using Hawaiian names is certainly not stilted to her.

    Comment by West Seattle Since 1979 — 6:28 pm July 13, 2012 #

  16. …. ‘Seacrest’ meaning; one multi-talented producer/host Hollywood type named ‘Ryan.’ OOoooops! Wrong Seacrest! All fun aside, any Hawaiian name would bring beauty and a serene moniker to any name, plus the saltwaters of Hawaii eventually meet up in time with the saltwaters of beautiful Alki. (P.S;.. they are the owners, they can name it whatever they want!). I’ve yet to try their food, but look forward to it by everyone else’s descriptions.

    Comment by KD — 8:36 pm July 13, 2012 #

  17. Cranky Westie, Delridge was named by a West Seattle Woman, I believe she was very involved in the community in her time, (and I almost want to say it was Vivian MacLean, but I think it was someone else).

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    The old story goes, the name came about from her describing all the dells, and all the ridges.

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    Andover? Beats me.

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    HTH. ;-)

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:27 pm July 13, 2012 #

  18. And, just WHY does it take SO long for the city to approve permits and let a small business open? No wonder small businesses have a hard time in this city.

    Comment by LongTimer WS — 10:28 pm July 13, 2012 #

  19. Well golly Alvis, I guess Phoenecia should change their name, ‘cuz you know, that’s FOREIGN. And Spud’s should probably change, because everyone knows spuds come from IDAHO!

    And Cactus? Don’t even get me started…

    Comment by The Velvet Bulldog — 10:42 pm July 13, 2012 #

  20. I bow down to your razor sharp wit . Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Alvis — 12:50 pm July 14, 2012 #

  21. As a water taxi rider (6:45 AM) I appreciate the early Barista!

    Comment by junebug — 12:50 pm July 14, 2012 #

  22. Very excited for Marination to open. Like the last poster, I am an early water taxi rider, and a coffee on this side for the ride over will be great. I love the tacos too, so I think the new place may very well bookend my day when it comes to food and drink.

    Comment by 33pete — 7:11 am July 16, 2012 #

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