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“Good for Post-Aquarium/Whale Watching Meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant

Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant
192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
808-270-7068
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Ranked #15 of 79 Restaurants in Wailuku
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
Salem, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good for Post-Aquarium/Whale Watching Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We come to the Maui Ocean Center in Maalea harbor at least once a year, and usually have a late lunch at Seascape. While the food isn't to write home about, it's darn good for a meal after or during your aquarium visit, or even after your whale watching or snorkeling trip on boats departing from Maalea. The view of the harbor and of South Maui are lovely, it's a relaxed pace and the menu varied. I usually opt for the fresh fish special, which has never disappointed and the quality could be found at prices twice the price. Service is usually good, but don't expect a fast pace. Marta is our favorite server - she's fantastic! and we ask to sit in her section whenever she's working. Our last visit included fish and chips and a bacon turkey sandwich, both nicely prepared. The french fries, however, are one of the best things on the menu. Fantastic, crisp and not greasy - go for a basket to share! There is an annoying bell that comes from the kitchen every few minutes - I imagine it's the chef letting the servers know an order is ready - so ask for a seat away from the kitchen door if you'd like a quieter experience. The tables up by the fish tank (watch for the giant puffer!) are great for kids as they can watch the fish swim by and the adults can enjoy the expansive ocean view. All in all, I find this restaurant reasonably priced for Maui standards, with the quality high for the price, particularly the fresh fish special of the day.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The special of the day was not the same as what was posted on the board at the top of the stairs. Took along time to get our water then to take our order then the starters came at the same time as the meal. Our two grandsons were kept occupied by watching the fish in the tank that is part of the Maui Ocean Center.

Visited March 2013
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Reno
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

While visiting The Maui Ocean Center,we decided to try the Seascape restaurant ,it was a little pricey but the food was very good.Good service and nice view.Would visit again.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vegreville Alberta
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116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Good spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stopped by here for lunch after a visit to the aquarium. The service was good, the food was okay, the scenery was great. I had the fish tacos and my wife tried the seafood soup with half a ham and cheese sandwich. My tacos wre okay but needed something (not sure what?, just needed something) my wife enjoyed her soup and sandwich so everything is good. Our view overlooking the harbour and ocean was an added touch. This place caters to kids, not a bad place for lunch, worth a stop if your at the aquarium. The prices were okay as well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Alaska
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24 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Well worth the stop!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

On our way into the aquarium we stopped in for lunch. It was well worth the stop. Three of us had the Mac crusted mahi and it was fantastic! We all agreed that alone was worth going back for. The service was a little slow, but the food and large aquarium in the dining room made up for it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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