Marination ma kai: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor

March 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants, WS beverages | 16 Comments

The weather’s warming, the days are lengthening, and one of our newest WSB sponsors is waiting for you at Seacrest on the West Seattle waterfront. Here’s what Marination ma kai proprietors Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison (L-R in the photo) want you to know about their restaurant/bar as they head toward their first spring and summer here:

“There are two things we hear about every single day: our service, and our food. People are a little surprised that a $2.50 taco can be so tasty, and that the gal who served it to them remembers their names from last time. I don’t know how we’re changing lives, but I do know that the world can be a tough place to navigate, and everyone can have a bad day, but when you come to Marination you can count on a friendly face saying nice things and genuinely caring about this one moment in time. It’s the one part of the day where people know they are going to have an overall good experience, even if it’s just for a few minutes. We hear about it a lot. It never gets old. It’s pretty humbling, actually.

“For us and our employees, we choose to keep coming back because no matter how gray and rainy Seattle gets it’s always warm and fuzzy at any one of our locations. And that’s including the truck! We’re a really happy crew, we love being around each other. That love and happiness is definitely reflected in our grub. We’re lucky because we’ve cultivated a really strong clientele of folks who are extremely comfortable telling us directly when our rice is undercooked, or something’s amiss with the pork, and we are all over it immediately. The two things we care about the most in our company are propping up our community through various involvements and donations, and keeping our menu fresh, tasty, and affordable. So I guess if someone asked ‘why you?’ we’d ask if they are down with building a strong community and with eating great food for cheap, and if so, then that’s why. West Seattle is such a strong and awesome neighborhood community. We can’t get enough.”

Find out more about Marination ma kai – including hours (which will change with the seasons) and menu – on the Web, here. Marination is on Facebook, too, and on Twitter. And/or just go to 1660 Harbor Avenue SW (map) and investigate the food, drink, view, and general aloha, firsthand.

We thank Marination ma kai for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

16 Comments

  1. i’ve been a marination ma kai proponent since before they moved into seacrest. marination: be prepared! you are going to feel a new kind of love once the weather turns and people are out more. here we come……

    Comment by kumalavula — 4:34 pm March 1, 2013 #

  2. I could eat here every day!

    Comment by krista — 5:07 pm March 1, 2013 #

  3. A very special place.

    Comment by shed22 — 5:50 pm March 1, 2013 #

  4. Loco moco!!

    Comment by k — 5:50 pm March 1, 2013 #

  5. Great food!

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 5:57 pm March 1, 2013 #

  6. With a hawaiian nick name and a Hawaii girl in the picture, any chance get dakine local hawaii food?

    Comment by Boy — 6:01 pm March 1, 2013 #

  7. I remember the flap when Mm announced they were taking over the space at Seacrest. I love our local diving community, and I understand their loyalty to the previous establishment at that location. But I gotta say, Marination has won me over completely. Great food, great vibe, terrific people, good prices, gorgeous location – what’s not to love?!?

    Comment by enviromaven — 6:11 pm March 1, 2013 #

  8. Thanks for sponsoring WSB!

    Comment by happy — 6:50 pm March 1, 2013 #

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE Marination. I am there all the time… can’t wait to go there even more come summer :)

    Comment by Cait — 10:18 pm March 1, 2013 #

  10. Love ma kai! I was hoping this would be an announcement about staying open later, at least Fridays & Saturdays. I find myself dreaming of pork sliders lately. :)

    Comment by asteria — 10:48 pm March 1, 2013 #

  11. Pork Sliders, for the win!

    Comment by SuperAwesme — 8:41 am March 2, 2013 #

  12. LOVE this place. I went for the first time on Wednesday and then again on Sunday. Pork Slider and a green salad + beer = heavenly.

    Comment by HelperMonkey — 1:19 pm March 2, 2013 #

  13. Awesome food and great beer selection. The place is great already, but once the weather turns and the beer deck is open this is going to be THE place to go.

    Comment by Paul — 3:23 pm March 2, 2013 #

  14. Looks like the menu is for them haole’s.

    Comment by 808Brah — 3:29 pm March 2, 2013 #

  15. Pork Sliders are great! But have you tried their Pork Tonkatsu Sandwich? Ridiculous. Great addition to a great menu.

    Comment by shed22 — 7:50 pm March 2, 2013 #

  16. I love their philosophy and welcoming kindness. Combine that with some amazing food and it’s perfect! I’m glad they’re part of WSea.

    Comment by CEA — 5:44 pm March 5, 2013 #

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