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Marination Station

Hawaiian Restaurant, Taco Place, and Korean Restaurant$$$$
First Hill, Seattle
  • Scott K.
    "Get the spicy pork taco, it's a flavor party in your mouth."(9 Tips)
    Jane H.
    "Yummy spicy pork sliders and a side of Mac salad!"(8 Tips)
    "Love the tacos and sliders with kalbi beef and tofu."(4 Tips)
    Julee I.
    "awesome kim chi fried rice! even better if you add kalbi to it!"(17 Tips)
81 Tips and reviews
  • sliders
  • tacos
  • kimchi
  • spicy pork
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Michael Todd S.
    Michael Todd SmithSeptember 21, 2015
    One of the best views in town and a great patio for those sunny days Seattle is famous for. Highly recommended and worth the trip. Catch the water taxi from downtown for a nice little adventure.
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetNovember 9, 2011
    Marination Station slings the Spam sliders, kimchi fried rice and ginger-chicken tacos that got a city scratching its head and rubbing its tummy, along with outdoor seating and beer and wine. Read more
  • Kate
    KateNovember 13, 2015
    All of it is delicious! Love the tacos and sliders with kalbi beef and tofu. Sliders come on sweet Hawaiian bread #winning
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you've never tried them...if you've never had it...even if you're scared of have to try the Spam sliders. A. M. A. Z. I. N. G.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuJuly 16, 2013
    If you are looking for delicious cheap eats, you have found it! Tasty sliders, kimchi friend rice, and oh so good mac salad!
  • Henok K.
    Henok KidaneJanuary 14, 2015
    Imagine if White Castle had tacos. And kimchi. And SPAM. And you didn't feel guilty the next day. So...nothing like White Castle. But better!
  • SearcyXO
    SearcyXOAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They're the nicest people ever and the food is awesome. Having them at Starbucks HQ one day a week wasn't enough... Had to come to the non-mobile location. Try the quesadilla!
  • Emily T.
    Emily TseApril 8, 2012
    Try the Miso ginger chicken, sexy tofu, kalbi beef tacos and a pork slider - Surprisingly enough, really enjoyed the sexy tofu!!!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DelahuntFebruary 8, 2013
    I've never gone wrong with beef and pork tacos and a spam slider since back in the day when it was just the truck. This place will not disappoint.
  • Rohit G.
    Rohit GopalDecember 11, 2014
    The kalbi cheesesteak was delicious. If you're in the mood for tacos try the spicy pork <3
  • Wendy A.
    Wendy AshmunApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order your tacos with chicken, pork, and beef to get a "Meats around the world!" cheer from the kitchen.
  • Chavi H.
    Chavi HohmOctober 14, 2013
    Seriously one of my fav spots on Broadway & Pike. Order the salad with pork. Yum!
  • Marilyn W.
    Marilyn WelniakMarch 24, 2014
    So delicious, so worth it. Occasionally rude staff is the only thing that ruins an amazing experience.
  • Alexander P.
    Alexander PolsonSeptember 29, 2013
    Don't be intimidated by the Spam sliders. They're delicious!
  • Jane H.
    Jane HudsonOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Seoul Sliders if they are on special! Yummy spicy pork sliders and a side of Mac salad!
  • Jane H.
    Jane HudsonMay 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the weekly special. Loco Moco, Spicy Pork Torta, Miso Ginger Chicken Salad will all make you happy!
  • John H.
    John HankusNovember 8, 2014
    Korean Tacos? Sign me up. This place is delicious. Great lunch spot. Everything here is amazing.
  • ɐzǝɹ .
    ɐzǝɹ April 23, 2012
    The macaroni salad surprises on two fronts. Hints of ginger and a generous double scoop portion.
  • ADub
    ADubAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kim Chee fried rice with miso chicken is a must order. Min $5 order to use CC.
  • Stefan
    StefanJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for a quick meal. I like the pork sliders, had better spam.
  • Julee I.
    Julee I.August 15, 2012
    awesome kim chi fried rice! even better if you add kalbi to it! mmm!
  • Brooke A.
    Brooke AndersonMarch 24, 2012
    Use the sriracha and the limes on your tacos. Adds so much flavor! Nomz
  • Yatharth G.
    Yatharth GuptaMarch 24, 2012
    Get the Spicy Pork Tacos, then Kalbi Beef Tacos, then Kalua Pork Sliders.
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CampbellNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    You can now buy their amazing Nunya Sauce by the bottle. Absolutely addictive!
  • Katie T.
    Katie ToftOctober 16, 2011
    You can't go wrong with anything you order but I'm partial to the beef tacos and spam sliders.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WilhelmJuly 3, 2013
    Kimchi fried rice with spicy pork is all you need to know.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyJune 13, 2016
    Live their tacos. I really meant live.
  • Nicol C.
    Nicol CabeJuly 8, 2014
    Surprisingly delicious combinations for tacos. I will definitely come back!
  • Quoc T.
    Quoc TangJune 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Kimchee Rice Bowl w/Spicy Pork + SPAM Slider is a great combo.
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZeaglerSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if you're not a vegetarian try the tofu'll never miss the meat!
  • Stephy M.
    Stephy MaMay 25, 2013
    Kimchi fried rice with spicy pork is really good!
  • Alexandra K.
    Alexandra KrousApril 21, 2013
    Try the Kimchi rice bowl, it's delicious
  • Christoph P.
    Christoph POctober 2, 2015
    Sliders and Tacos! You can't go wrong.
  • Jon T.
    Jon TinterJune 2, 2012
    Try the Kimchi Fried Rice with Egg - It was awesome.
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer ErtelAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with the delicious bright flavors of Hawaiian-Korean fusion!
  • Dave L.
    Dave LichtermanJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Spicy Pork Torta is the best thing, when they have it
  • Jane H.
    Jane HudsonMay 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not gonna lie. I could eat Spam Sliders daily! Love Kamala + Roz so much for giving me my SPAM fix!
  • Richard C.
    Richard ChanAugust 11, 2012
    The tacos are good. The kimchi fried rice looks yummy. It's what I'm going to get next time.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HolmJanuary 1, 2016
    The spam sliders are incredible.
  • Aurea A.
    Aurea AstroOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They love to give your dog water in the summer- just ask!
  • Aurea A.
    Aurea AstroSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    After 3pm its happy hour and u get a free taco when u order 2!
  • Nicol C.
    Nicol CabeMarch 24, 2015
    I didn't think I'd like Hawaiian tacos, but they're delicious!
  • Tina
    TinaAugust 30, 2013
    Mmmmm... Sexy tofu taco salad. So good.
  • Sedora N.
    Sedora NicksAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the tofu tacos with no sauce for an awesome vegan meal!
  • Paul D.
    Paul DAugust 14, 2014
    Tacos! Chicken, pork, beef every time.
  • Eddie L.
    Eddie LeSageAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Kalbi beef tacos and spam sliders... So amazing.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BowlinApril 17, 2016
    The kimchi fried rice is killer
  • Chelsea D.
    Chelsea DukeDecember 1, 2011
    Kim Chi fried rice with sexy tofu! Yum!
  • Scott K.
    Scott KiefferJune 4, 2011
    Get the spicy pork taco, it's a flavor party in your mouth. Read more
  • Farrish C.
    Farrish CarterJanuary 17, 2012
    Happy hour on beer AND FOOD from 2 to 5.
  • Frank C.
    Frank ChiachiereSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Torta is amazing.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GarciaMay 8, 2011
    Get the Aloha Pork Sliders!! They are amazing!
  • Dawn A.
    Dawn AyleneSeptember 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork sliders
  • juliecakes!
    juliecakes!March 8, 2013
    Good stuff, them pork sliders.
  • Rita B.
    Rita BrowningNovember 19, 2011
    Spam sliders are great too
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherAugust 6, 2014
    Cabbage so snappy you'd think you were at a celebrity roast.
  • Yeji K.
    Yeji KimFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They sell musubi on Mondays!
  • Marina M.
    Marina MartinMay 23, 2012
    Oh pork sliders oh yes!
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BanDecember 23, 2011
    spam sliders are sooo ono!!
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CampbellSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They have a Happy Hour monday through friday 2-5.
  • Ari
    AriApril 22, 2011
    Try a bit of everything... It's all good :)
  • Shawnna K.
    Shawnna KenneyMay 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kimchi Quesadilla =amazing!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MJuly 31, 2013
    Spicy pork torta
  • michelle b.
    michelle bMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Spam sliders mmmm!
  • Katy J.
    Katy JudgeJanuary 27, 2013
    Beyond glorious!!!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PodwalJune 2, 2012
    Overrated. Beef tacos were pretty good but kimchi rice (with chicken) was a big miss.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BlankinshipNovember 17, 2014
    Kim Chi Fried Rice
  • Yeji K.
    Yeji KimApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sexy Tofu Salad!
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyJuly 14, 2016
    Great tacos.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FurnissAugust 16, 2015
    Buy a jar of peppers.
  • SouthernBeets
    SouthernBeetsMay 2, 2011
    Cheapest IPA on the Hill.
  • Tom G.
    Tom G.July 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    get your hog on. suuuuey!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CallisApril 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Spam Sliders all day long.
  • Yuwang Y.
    Yuwang YinApril 27, 2016
    Kimchi fried rice
  • Graham C.
    Graham CurkendallMay 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the spam musubi here. It's usually cold.
  • Meme
    MemeDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't take AMEX here.
  • Ash V.
    Ash VijayMarch 14, 2012
    Nanya Sauce!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SmithMay 28, 2011
    Not as much character as the truck but same delish food
  • Felix P.
    Felix PuetschApril 30, 2011
    Find it above QFC.
  • Dee P.
    Dee Patience5 days ago
    Spam was way too salty
  • Grace P.
    Grace PakDecember 9, 2012
    Meh - too much 'meh' flavor for me
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