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415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
1-877-MAKKOLI
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Great Variety of Japanese Seafood All Around!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Alexander T
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Makkoli Seafood Buffet

Address: 415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
Phone Number: 1-877-MAKKOLI
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Brunswick
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

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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, Seafood, Sushi

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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