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Don your Bibs

Step Up to the Plate

January 14, 2020

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: LUNCH AND DINNER BUFFETS

There’s a new all-you-can-eat restaurant in town and it packs all the Asian fixings one can dream of. McCully Buffet (what was formerly Camellia Buffet) recently came under new management and held its grand opening on Dec. 18.

New owner Sam Seo is excited to serve hungry patrons McCully’s winning combination of Korean and Japanese cuisine. Its buffet features ready-to-eat selections like sushi, as well as yakiniku-style meats, veggies (including salads, zucchini and bell peppers, among others) and seafood that are ready to be fired up on the grill right at diners’ tables.

With his new restaurant, Seo also brings the promise of good food at an affordable price. He mentions the buffet sources high-quality meat and seafood. The ahi tuna is Hawaiian-caught fish and from the local auction block.

“You can enjoy self-cook yakiniku on your own table with options like kalbi, bulgogi, flap meat, pork, shrimp and more,” says Seo. “Also you have sashimi, nigiri and roll sushi, variety poke and hot food and tempura.”

Seo who is also the owner of the popular Ahi & Vegetable in Kalihi, has been in the food industry for more than 25 years and opened Ahi & Vegetable 20 years ago — if there’s anyone that knows his stuff about fresh fish, it’d definitely be him.

Stop into McCully Buffet to dive into this exceptional lineup, where diners can find themselves enjoying hot items like fried rice, gyoza, fried chicken; ready to grill items such as barbecue chicken; chilled items like various banchan; a full bar that includes beer, soju and wine; plus much, much more.

TIME TO EAT!

This spectacular lineup is available every day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch and 5-10 p.m. for dinner. Prices are $24.95 per adult and $18.95 per child under 10 years old (lunch), and $34.95 per adult and $29.95 per child (dinner).

THE MEAT FEAT

Diners can choose between a plethora of marinated meats that they can take back to their tables and grill to their desired perfection.

SUPER SPECIAL

From Monday to Thursday, seniors and military personnel (with valid ID) receive a 10 percent discount on the buffets.

TASTE THE RAINBOW

A colorful array of fresh seafood is available including various sashimi, sushi and nigiri. Different vegetable selections are also laid out for the taking

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