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“Good for Post-Aquarium/Whale Watching Meal”

Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 96 Restaurants in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Conveniently located in Central Maui, Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant is a favorite among Kama'aina and visitors alike. Our award-winning restaurant offers an enticing menu of island-inspired cuisine along with spectacular views of Ma'alaea Harbor. It's the perfect dining destination to relax with a refreshing Cucumber Watermelon-rita while watching for Humpback whales or surfers, depending on what season we're in! Locally grown ingredients bring out the best of Maui flavors. Mouthwatering 100% wild caught blue crab cakes and the chef's creatively prepared fresh catch of the day are just a few dishes on the diverse, sustainable seafood-friendly menu. Kids' menu and gluten free or vegetarian options are also available. There are two convenient entrances, one inside the Aquarium and the other near the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops. Now serving dinner Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Aquarium admission is not required to dine.
Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good for Post-Aquarium/Whale Watching Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank LegacyPlanner
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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“Excellent seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank beachgirl60
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Vegreville Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Good spot for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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“Well worth the stop!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 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.

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Thank Akkitten
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