West Seattle Drive

One afternoon in Seattle we took a trip across Elliot Bay to West Seattle. I admit, it was mainly because I’d heard that there was good food to be had, and I wanted to check it out.

It turned out to be a perfect plan, because the views were gorgeous, the drive was lovely, and the food was my hands-down favorite for the whole trip: we even made a second stop before leaving town the next day!

Marination Ma Kai is stationed right at the dock for water taxi service across the bay. If we’d had more time I would have caught the taxi from downtown Seattle and enjoyed a little boat trip. Instead we drove, which was also fine, because we continued on a lovely drive around West Seattle’s peninsula, taking in the beach scenes and views across the water.

The food is Hawaiian-Korean fusion and delicious. It lives up to it’s feature in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Seattle with Pork Katsu sandwiches, sliders with pork or SPAM, tacos, kimchi fried rice, and Hawaiian shaved ice to finish it all off.

If You Go:

Marination Ma Kai: You could get there by driving, or take Water Taxi 52 from downtown Seattle. It’s right on the docks! 1660 Harbor Ave SW, www.marinationmobile.com
There’s also a food cart near Capitol Hill, if you can’t make it out to West Seattle.

Alki Beach: A long beachy strip running around the West Seattle peninsula. Makes a great drive, or on a sunnier day, a great beach trip!