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Makkoli Seafood Buffet

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415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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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
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Quality is horrible - but what do you expect from an all you can eat Japanese restaurant. Fish tastes like rubber. Not a fan at all.

Thank mitchbregs
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We are regular customers but the past number of visits have been one step worse than the one before. Good selection has become boring and plain. Service is two thumbs down. The straw that finally did it for us is the all day dinner price for Father's Day and no coupon accepted. We came in for lunch and expected really... More 

Thank hungry3hipp0
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We've been frequenting Makkoli Seafood Buffet on Route 18 South in East Brunswick since the days before it was Makkoli and was under different ownership.It is our "go to" place to eat most often with the kids and our friends.There is a nice assortment of sushi including unagi, spicy tuna, yellow tail, tobiko, Spider rolls (soft shell crab), tempura shrimp... More 

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New Jersey
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204 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Have been coming here for the better part of the last ten years. It has been for lunch better then 3/4 of the time. Last night was just pathetic, half the Sushi was never replenished. The rolls that were put out just fell apart. They quit bringing out more clams and oysters. The sashimi was also a after thought. Not... More 

Thank Trkr483
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Sushi was great and rolls were fresh! Hot food was a little old, but we arrived an hour before closing. They have a ton of stuff, including dessert. Great value for lunch. I can't speak for dinner, but the cost is almost double.

Thank Leslie S
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Excellent sushi, very fresh, great variety. My husband and I have lunch here regularly. The other food is ok. The staff is very friendly.

Thank Inna M
United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Disappointed in the food. Very little variety in selection of food compared to other buffets. One short row of hot food. They advertise crab legs but never put them out. We asked several times for them and finally asked for a manager who never came out. When they did put crab legs out they only put 15-20 out which is... More 

Thank makitagirl
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I've become a regular. Much to my surprise. It's very consistent and they have enough variety to make it fun every time I go. Both hot buffet and fresh sushi and sashimi make it hard to get bored eating there. You can start with Miso soup (that's one of four or five options) and move on to sashimi (salmon, flounder,... More 

Thank Bill_D123456
Monroe, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 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 

Thank serenazappone
East Brunswick
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27 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank WanMama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?