Aloha! Marination ma kai opens its Seacrest Boathouse doors

Right under a sign that welcomes you with ALOHA, not one, but three Japanese maneki-neko (“beckoning cat”) figurines – symbols of good luck – are at the Marination ma kai ordering counter to welcome you too. We dropped by just after the doors at Seacrest Boathouse were unlocked for an unspecified period in “soft open” mode. The sign on the door explains the “limited menu” we reported last night – the basic fare their truck serves:

By 11:10, they were already fairly busy. They’re expecting to stay open tonight till 8.

P.S. See more of what’s happening inside and outside the renovated restaurant space in our sneak-peek report from last week.

9 Replies to "Aloha! Marination ma kai opens its Seacrest Boathouse doors"

  • Brian M. October 4, 2012 (2:30 pm)

    I just got back from there. Fast, friendly service and tasty food. A tip to the folks … there isn’t a large menu board, so grab a paper menu from the counter before you order.

  • Nanda October 4, 2012 (2:38 pm)

    Food and service excellent. Beautiful day. My dog was also served a nice bowl of cold water.
    It is so nice to know that after a run at Alki I have a restaurant to go, that does not serve grease food but very nutritious food with good quality ingredients.
    Welcome!

  • Spana October 4, 2012 (3:38 pm)

    awesome! WSB, please let us know when breakfast is being served.

  • Kari October 4, 2012 (4:06 pm)

    Congratulations to Marination!!! Can’t wait to eat there.

  • Faith4 October 4, 2012 (4:26 pm)

    Any chocolate macademia nut pie?

  • KS October 5, 2012 (8:06 am)

    Please please Please serve some ono-kine Hawaiian Grindz. Right in my hood. Kalua Pig sliders? chicken long rice?

  • SpamMAN October 6, 2012 (6:03 am)

    Spam… The best post run snack!

  • lfrillman October 6, 2012 (7:18 am)

    Cold and uninviting, not a place to hang out in. Essentially a take out place. Awful use of great space and location.

  • Pauline October 6, 2012 (7:59 am)

    I have been there everyday, since I live across the street. It is bit cool ou back. But if you dress warm it is so nice.

    I think Marination is going to need a few more chairs once summer returns.

    Congrats Marination Team you are doing great. Can’t wait for breakfast menu to start.

    P

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