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Saturday, January 26, 2013

#1910 #S1079 - Marination Ma Kai, Seattle - 10/5/2012

Boozy shave ice! Why do some things that seem so obvious take so long to arrive to us? I can barely wait for a sunny day to take the water taxi from downtown Seattle across Elliot Bay to the new Marination Ma Kai ("ma kai" = "along the sea") in West Seattle and have me some boozy shaved ice!

The Marination Ma Kai is a small old waterfront fish and chips place that now hosts the people behind one of the most popular food trucks in Seattle. The food ranges from kimchi fried rice, to spam musubi, to tacos and quesadillas, to sliders with nunya sauce and pickled jalapenos. The bar is a very tiny affair -- six seats total -- from whence they serve some good beers and pretty good cocktails. Alas, the boozy shave ice was not available yet, and it was not optimal weather for it in any case, so I settled for a Jalapeno Fizz (quite good) and a "Mai Kai" (meh).

And I will be be back.

1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126              
Est. Oct 4, 2012 - Building constructed: 1989
Previous bars in this location: None known
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Reviews: thesunbreak - seattleweekly - seattlemet - westseattleherald - westseattleblog - yelp

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