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Makkoli Seafood Buffet

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415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
1-877-MAKKOLI
Today
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Buffet

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
High Quality & Fresh

Lots of seafood selections and always fresh. Price is a littile steep but food is fresher than most other buffets.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Dawn V
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Buffet
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of seafood selections and always fresh. Price is a littile steep but food is fresher than most other buffets.

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New York, NY
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were picking up friends at a hotel in East Brunswick and then went looking for a place to eat. That's when we found Makkoli. It's located in a shopping mall off Route 18 -- almost impossible to see from the road. Inside, this large room is nicely decorated and offers a pleasant environment for dinner. This is a combination... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

First time here for dinner. Not much of a switch from lunch sushi wise. Different seafood and hibachi for dinner service. All the fish is fresh for sushi. Good selection of salads and desserts also

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Just got picked up from the airport after spending our weekend in Nashville and we were famished. Decided to hit up the buffet. Our first time there, ($21) bucks per person. Lots of variety and many were good but in my opinion not worth the price per person. Would I go back, yes but without the kids. Lots of tables... More 

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Milltown, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you like high quality sushi and all you can eat crab legs, this is the place for you. We go there every week and the food is always consistent, abundant and delicious. They constantly put out fresh food and also has a small hibachi. We have never been disappointed eating here.

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

For several times, I have been to Makkoli and every time I dine here, it is like the first. Always, I look forward to savor the wide array of sushi, seafood, General Tso's Chicken and fresh oysters, among others. I find Makkoli clean and the staff are friendly. My daughter just called for our reservation to celebrate the birthday of... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We all enjoyed it. The sushi is good (not excellent) and the place is nothing fancy but for the cost of 14$ it's a very good value. Everything was fresh and the Chinese food was good and not too oily.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Simply the freshest tasting sushi around by alot. Good variety and hot food is very tasty too. Consistantly excellent

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Howell, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My wife & I arrived around 7:15 PM, small crowd in the restaurant, we were seated. The sushi has to be some of the freshest I have ever eaten. Large selection of salads, fish , Hot food, soup, and dessert. Tried new things some were very good others I can live without. The seaweed salad was very good, I tried... More 

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great place for lunch or dinner. Pleasant atmosphere, polite staff, busy but not noisy, food very well made for a buffet, Complete sushi bar along with 20-25 hot dishes, Soups, salads, cake & fruit deserts. Dine as fast or slow as you like.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 1-877-MAKKOLI

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?