In Hawaiian, “ono” means “delicious,” and “ma” is a prefix that means going toward, facing, or making. Ma’ono in West Seattle is the reincarnation of the marvelous Spring Hill
. Chef Mark Fuller's mother is from Kauai, and he spent time there growing up; when demand for his formerly Mondays-only fried chicken became unstoppable, he decided to make Hawaiian-inspired food to go along with it. (Whiskey requires no explanation.) The manapua (like Hawaiian hum bao) and the saimin (Hawaiian ramen) are just great, and you have to try the Ma'ono dog. And the freak-out-worthy brunch. If Spring Hill had to change, at least Mark Fuller's still, like the name says, making delicious.