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Makino Chaya

March 19, 2017

Don’t hold back at this popular buffet spot

Locals like to eat. And at Makino Chaya — an all-you-can-eat buffet located in Aiea — they can grind as much as they want without breaking the piggy bank. Restaurant manager Chris Mitchell explains that Makino Chaya’s goal is “to cater to the locals at a decent price.” Prices vary, but range from $15.98 (Monday-Friday,…

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February 19, 2017

Plenty To Go Around

Pay a visit to Makino Chaya on any given day and you’ll see hungry diners making their rounds to and from the eatery’s beloved buffet line. Families especially love to come Monday through Thursday for the Early Bird Special from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., when they pay $23.98 (regular dinner price is $33.98) for a…

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January 1, 2017

Indulge in 2017 with a buffet

What better way to celebrate the beginning of a new year than with an all-you-can-eat buffet? The remarkable spread at Makino Chaya is full of all your local favorites — delicious enough to put aside your New Year’s resolution to lose weight for one day. There’s a carving station with tender, sliced roast beef, steak…

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November 13, 2016

Makino Chaya

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Prime Rib (part of Thanksgiving buffet: $26.98 lunch, $37.98 dinner) On any given day, Makino Chaya is packed with generations of diners. Families come Monday-Thursday for the Early Bird Special from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and pay $22.98 (regular dinner price is $32.98) for a deliciously diverse…

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October 16, 2016

An ice-cold favorite hits the buffet line

The best part about going to a buffet is getting to pick and choose your favorite dishes. At Makino Chaya, arrive with an appetite and dive into an all-you-can-eat spread where you can grab a little of everything, whether it’s fresh cuts of salmon, hamachi and ahi sashimi, or sushi rolls and nigiri. Every weekend…

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September 9, 2016

Aiea Buffet Here To Stay

There are a lot of changes happening on Kame hameha Highway near Pearl-ridge Center — what with the construction and the rail going up. But customers can rest easy knowing that some things are here to stay. Beloved Makino Chaya — Hawaii’s destination for an eclectic smorgasbord of delicious fare — continues to devote itself…

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August 14, 2016

Seafood, local faves fill Aiea buffet line

When it comes to all-you-can-eat buffets, Makino Chaya in Aiea has become an Island tradition for its great food, value and service. Locally owned and operated, the causal, family-friendly restaurant offers an extensive buffet menu of about 90 items, including many classic Japanese and American foods, as well as seafood and local dishes. There also…

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July 10, 2016

Makino Chaya

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Warm Cinnamon Bread Pudding (part of buffet) A buffet is a nice concept because it offers customers a little bit of everything. A good buffet, however, goes above and beyond simple satisfaction and fulfills one’s wildest food cravings. At Makino Chaya in Westridge Shopping Center, its buffet…

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June 12, 2016

A decadent feast for fathers

Say the magic words “all-you-can-eat,” and you can be sure you’ll make Dad (and Dad’s stomach) happy. This Father’s Day, Makino Chaya is offering a special buffet priced at $28.98 for lunch and $38.98 for dinner. Located at Westridge Shopping Center in Aiea, across the street from Pearl-ridge Center, Makino Chaya has been a longtime…

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April 24, 2016

Spoil Mom With Glorious Seafood

When the time comes to honor mothers everywhere and thank them for all they do, Makino Chaya knows just the right way to pamper them with a special treat — one that involves sitting back, relaxing and feasting away on prime rib, seafood and much more. The popular all-you-can-eat buffet spot continues to be a…

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