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415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
1-877-MAKKOLI
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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: Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Fresh sushi and many varieties

This is the best sushi buffet in the area. It's a bit pricey but worth to pay the good quality of fresh sushi. This place is the most clean buffet in the neighborhood too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
WanMama
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East Brunswick
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Monroe, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This buffet place is very good, clean, and everyone who works there is super nice and attentive! The sushi is delicious. I go here when I have a sushi craving and want a lot of it because I never walk away feeling any little bit of hungry! My boyfriend and I go here at least once every month and every... More 

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Thank serenazappone
East Brunswick
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95 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is the best sushi buffet in the area. It's a bit pricey but worth to pay the good quality of fresh sushi. This place is the most clean buffet in the neighborhood too.

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Thank WanMama
Philippines
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

When craving sushi -- in massive quantities -- Makkoli is always the choice. The place serves up good sushi with sushi chefs constantly at the ready refilling plates. For a buffet-style place, it's got some of the best selections and the taste is very fresh. They also have a salad bar with a diverse range of cold sides, along with... More 

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Thank RUTGERSpaul
South River, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Nice atmosphere, clean and comfortable. Large selection of sushi, sashimi, rolls and salad on the center island. There is also a soup selection and a good selection of hot cooked food like salmon, shrimp, negimaki, noodles, rice, etc. along the side of the restaurant. There is a Hibachi section as well but in the many times that I've eaten there... More 

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I was expecting the usual buffet - warmed over trays of food starting to be a little past prime, the usual stuff...so I was happily and greatly surprised by the freshness of the food as well as the wide variety of cuisine. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, even some Indian delicacies, a little was put out and was replenished before it could... More 

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Thank SuzanneHye
Manalapan, New Jersey
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

On random weekends, I tend to visit Makkoli Seafood Buffet and I often return here because they have a pretty good selection of hot dishes, appetisers, futomaki, nigiri sushi, soups, hibachi and dessert all bundled up into a fairly-priced buffet. I say it's fairly priced because you really often end up paying much more for the same amount of food... More 

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NJ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Having been here a few times, sometimes I enjoy it more than others. Decent selection of sushi and they tell you what the rolls are which is great. Seafood selection is decent also. But, sometimes they put so little food in the trays - I guess that makes sense so it doesn't sit for too long. Not everything I tried... More 

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Thank krissi100
Somerset, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having been here a few times, sometimes I enjoy it more than others. Decent selection of sushi and they tell you what the rolls are which is great. Seafood selection is decent also. But, sometimes they put so little food in the trays - I guess that makes sense so it doesn't sit for too long. Not everything I tried... More 

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Thank Christine W
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been here twice only because my family and I love seafood. But every time we pay for food that isn't there. Or there'll be 2 pieces of sushi a couple goyoza. Come on man the price isn't cheap and if you're gonna carry the seafood buffet name live up to it please. It's what the people want. Dont even waste... More 

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1 Thank Rrsingh
2 reviews
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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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: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood

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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