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Makkoli Seafood Buffet – East Brunswick

May 18, 2008

A new reader of my blog emailed me recently and commented on my love of sushi restaurants. He suggested we check out Makkoli Seafood Buffet (their site is down right now it seems) in East Brunswick. All-You-Can-Eat Sushi? Count us in!

So last evening we drove down to East Brunswick in search of this glorious sounding buffet. It was a bit of a challenge to find at first since I’m not necessarily familiar with the area. It’s strip mall city out there, so I got confused as to which one it was in. I had to call for clarification on where it is. FYI: it’s on the Southbound side of Route 18, next to the U-Haul (across from the Wendy’s).

We finally got there around 5:30 and were seated immediately. We ordered our drinks and were off to load our plates! I had some seaweed salads, sashimi, and lots and lots of sushi and rolls. I loved almost everything I had. However, I discovered I was not a fan of salmon skin or Spanish mackerel. No worries, there was plenty of other sushi and rolls I love! In fact, I ate so much sushi, I really didn’t have room for much of the hot foods. I tried a spring roll and some noodles, but that’s about it.

In addition to just about every sushi and rolls you can think of, there is a big variety of hot stuff, too. Teriyaki, tempura, etc. And of course there’s the seafood! He had the king crab legs, shrimp, and oysters. He commented “I easily ate at least $60 worth of food myself!” It’s true.

You get a ton of food for a bargain. But how is the sushi you ask?! Not bad at all actually. I can’t say “Best sushi ever!” but not at all horrible either. The price is totally right! 2 of us w/ drinks the bill came to $46! I know for a fact we’ll go back again!

Oh, and there were a lot of Asians in the house. So that, to me, is always a good sign. :)

4 out 5 stars, for sheer amount of food, quality, and affordability!

Here’s another great blog review of Makkoli.

Watch their commercial below.

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5 comments

  1. I am a big fan of sushi too and need to check it out.

    Thanks for the tip!!


  2. I don’t think you will regret it! :)


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  4. I went there one Sunday with friends. Loved it. Will be back soon and often.

    I’ve had salmon skin prepared 2 ways. This is the same way that Minado serves it. Not a huge fan.

    The one that I prefer is small, crispy pieces of salmon skin in a roll. So try it that way if you run across it.


  5. I have been going to Makkoli since it first opened. Originally my family and I were the only caucasians in the place. The hot food, grill, salad bar and sushi bar are extremely fresh. The food never sits for very long. The tempura shrimp is very popular and occassionally there is a wait for it to come back out. We love it so much we made our daughter’s first birthday party there and our friends were pleasantly surprised, too.



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