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Makino Chaya

July 20, 2014

Makino Chaya Unveils Appetizing Deal to Patrons

This summer, where will the temperature rise the highest? Well, if we’re talking in terms of food, then Makino Chaya is hot, hot, hot with its Japanese seafood buffet. During a season where a fast-paced lifestyle seems to slow down a bit to allow for some fun, it’s also the perfect time to open yourself…

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June 15, 2014

Makino Chaya

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MADE-TO-ORDER DINNER BUFFET SELECTIONS (MONDAY-THURSDAY, $27.98; FRIDAY-SUNDAY, $29.98) Let’s be real: Access to an all-you-can-eat buffet can be an amazing experience, and when you add a reasonable price to the equation, all can suddenly seem right in the world. Makino Chaya in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center leads…

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May 4, 2014

Makino’s sweetest affair

What better way to welcome back Jus’ Desserts than with a plethora of treats from Makino Chaya. For nine years, the Aiea establishment has served local families a great selection of Japanese cuisine and local favorites. Makino Chaya has developed a sweet partnership with JJ Bistro & French Pastry to bring decadent desserts to restaurant…

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March 30, 2014

Makino Chaya

As if Makino Chaya’s all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets, complete with everything from king crab legs to teppanyaki-style steak, were not deals in and of themselves, the eatery now features a special happy hour menu available every Monday-Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. Priced at $19.98 per person, the happy hour menu features an array…

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February 16, 2014

Get Your Fill at Makino Chaya

There is nothing in this world I love more than being told there is no limit to what I eat. Having free rein somehow makes the food taste even better knowing there’s much more to come. For those with bottomless-pit stomachs like myself, Makino Chaya offers an all-you-can-eat buffet full of delicious offerings — and…

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December 29, 2013

Makino Chaya

Limitless. An idea so appealing (much like the food that accompanies it) is made possible by Makino Chaya this new year. Because in a world that is constantly providing guidelines, restrictions and imposing limitations, having the freedom to take as much as you want is music to everyone’s ears. At Makino Chaya, patrons can partake…

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November 10, 2013

Here’s the Skinny on Makino’s Bountiful Buffets

People are always surprised at how much my skinny, petite mother can eat. She loves buffets, and almost always I’ll catch people staring as she walks from the buffet line to our table with her heaping plates of food. I know, they’re probably thinking her eyes are way bigger than her stomach. But, let me…

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September 29, 2013

A Square Meal

While tackling demanding tasks at the office or at home, pausing to enjoy a midday meal can often-times seem like a luxury that time cannot afford you. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Studies show that skipping meals during the day and making up for it at dinner…

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August 18, 2013

Makino Chaya Offers Endless Food, Fun

With a bountiful buffet buoyed by a slew of seafood selections, Makino Chaya truly offers a “tsunami of seafood.” When restaurant president Jo Makino goes on to explain that the expansive buffet “has it all,” there is no exaggeration on his part. From ahi poke to sushi and tempura, a new ramen station and even…

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July 7, 2013

Ramen Station Adds to the Options

When Makino Chaya first opened its doors about 10 years ago, it immediately caused something of a stir on the local dining scene. The all-you-can-eat buffet features an expansive selection of Japanese and local cuisine. The seafood — especially the crab — has been a main draw among customers for years. “We are pretty much…

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