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Makkoli Seafood Buffet

415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
1-877-MAKKOLI
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Buffet
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Buffet
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English first
Howell, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I go here almost every weekend & love it! My boyfriend and I are addicted! My only problem is they should offer more crab legs because they put out so little & people grab them fast & they also take too Long to put them out. other than that one complaint they're amazing & I can't wait to go again... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The atmosphere is in need of an overhaul. The walls need repair the furniture looks worn. Its showing its age. The quality of the food has gone down significantly. When I asked to speak with the manager regarding how cold the food was the hostess replied I'm NOT the owner!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have a little mixed feeling about this restaurant. I have been here so many times before. Usually they serve good food. But for some reason my most recent visit wasn't that great. Service is always good. I would say it is average on food. I have eaten better food here on evenings and weekends. I would go back again... More

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Colonia, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I selected Makkoli since it had the best reviews of this type of restaurant in the area. I understand a lot of reviews are bogus, but family was in and was looking for a decent place. This place was a wonderful surprise; food was fresh & delicious, sushi station was the best I have ever to for this type of... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We go here regularly. Great value for the variety of dishes available. They serve plenty of shrimp tempura which I love. The sushi is fresh. Hot tea with free refills is included in the buffet price. In other restaurants you have to pay extra for the tea. The green tea ice cream is a favorite dessert for my family. I... More

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Riverside California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place was very clean and spacious. They had many seafood choices sushi, crablegs lots of fish and other tradition Asian Buffet foods.The sushi was made ahead so the fish was a bit dry to my liking. The service was good but this place is another average Asian buffet.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Compare to a lot of other Japaneses seafood buffet, Makkoli has good quality food and reasonable prices. The selection of food is also good. Their sushi are in smaller sizes compare to some other buffet restaurants try to fill you up with "rice balls". But we found it was funny that their sushi more looked like "a piece of fish... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Clean place. Good sushi and lots of variety. They fill the trays very quickly. You never have to wait. They have lots of hot food selection. Desserts are also good. Price is also reasonable. I love this place. You can get 10% coupon all the time, on-line if you sign up at their site.

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