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Makkoli Seafood Buffet

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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: Buffet
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Very good if you are in the mood for seafood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
krissi100
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NJ
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  • Families with children
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NJ
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Somerset, New Jersey
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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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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New York, NY
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251 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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New Jersey
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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