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Ma'alaea Grill Restaurant Review: Harbor views and a central location aren’t the only things that attract the crowds. Locals know they can rely on husband-and-wife chef team Michael and Dana Pastula to deliver good eats---fresh-tasting meals that quickly become favorites. For lunch, we can’t get enough of the crab club, piled high with snow crab salad, bacon, greens, tomatoes and avocado on focaccia. The beef burger, made from locally-raised Bill Eby beef, is always satisfying, and the fish specials served with steamed rice are well prepared. The ahi, seared rare with pickled ginger butter, is a lunch standout. Dinner offers a wide selection of kiawe-grilled meats and poultry, including the macadamia nut-crusted chicken and the roast duckling a l’orange. Mahi mahi is available four ways, including blackened Cajun-style, which is nicely spicy and will set your mouth on fire. On the appetizer list, you will find familiar items from their Café o’Lei restaurant empire such as the French onion soup, snow crab cakes with mango coulis and sweet chile aïoli, and Manoa lettuce wraps with ground chicken. Service is prompt and friendly, and if you’re there during the weekend, enjoy the evening jazz.