I have eaten at Makino a few times since my last review, and quality did go down a little bit for a time, but the first Friday of 2012 was just great. Baby clams, made to order sushi and sashimi, excellent whole baby octopus, crab legs, veal, and a host of other foods... all were of excellent quality and preparation. Special note and thanks to the mongolian bar chef for scallops, rib eye, and veg cooked very well ( you need a tip jar!) Service was great, and a friend that had never been there before but liked, sashimi commented on the quality. Lovely time, and all for less than $20 a person including drink and tip. There are many asian buffets in town, but I can't think of one that offers the quality of Makino.
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