Archive for the ‘seafood’ Category

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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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Peter’s Fishery

March 28, 2008

Peter’s Fishery

If you’re looking for upscale seafood cuisine, Peter’s Fishery is not for you. If you go in with an open mind, not expecting fine dining, it’ll be a fair to good experience for you as it was for us on our first visit this past week.

While it claims to be an “American Seafood Bistro”, Peter’s resembles a diner atmosphere more than fine dining establishment. The extensive menu offers a wide variety of appetizers and dishes that is sure to please the seafood lover looking for good-sized portions. There are also non-seafood items on the menu as well to accommodate those who do not or cannot eat seafood. At least two all you can eat specials were going on that evening – Snow Crab and Shrimp – which I’m sure is quite popular. We were not in the AYCE mood, however.

We started off with the fried calamari appetizer. It came out hot and nicely crispy. I opted for the Grilled Swordfish with a sweet potato on the side. While the swordfish was tasty, it certainly was not grilled. It was delivered to me broiled. I would normally send food back if it were not prepared the way I requested, but I decided to just go ahead and eat the 2 filets as is. It wasn’t bad, though I must say the star on the plate was the baked sweet potato. Then again, I love sweet potatoes.

He got the “Sauteed Seafood Combination”, which includes lobster, clams, scallops, and monkfish over his choice of penne pasta. He noted it was “fine.” He’s a big seafood lover, so it really takes a lot to wow him.

Overall, it was a “fine”, but not a fine dining, experience. Service was quick and pleasant, which was nice; then again we were 1 of maybe 5 other parties in the whole place. In any case, we don’t plan to rush back any time soon. We will look to other local fisheries for a seafood fix in the future.

2 out of 5 stars.