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Makino Chaya

August 13, 2017

Aiea Eatery Satisfies With Buffets, Specials

By Randy Dela Cruz If you plan on dining at Makino Chaya, there is one thing you must remember: Bring your appetite. Located on the top floor of Westridge Shopping Center in Aiea, Makino Chaya has been satisfying even the most finicky appetites for 22 years — and the tradition continues. Choose from a large…

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July 9, 2017

Longtime buffet serves up monthly items

For any food lover, buffets are pretty much the greatest thing ever: You’ve got a huge variety of items, and you can take as much as you want. It’s a concept that has kept customers coming back to Makino Chaya since it opened its doors in 2005 — bolstered by the fact that the restaurant…

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June 4, 2017

Buffet Dreams Come True

Since 2005, Makino Chaya in Aiea has been serving all-you-can-eat island favorites with an extensive buffet menu of nearly 100 items, featuring tasty local dishes mixed with some classic Asian foods, plus a sushi bar, salad bar, dessert bar, an a la carte menu (dinner only) and monthly specials. “We’re family-oriented and we try to…

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April 23, 2017

All the flavors you want in one tasty spot

One of the best things about Hawaii is its food, so why not go to a restaurant that serves it all? At Makino Chaya, diners can dive into seemingly endless buffet lines that offer all the local dishes you could want in one convenient location. Over the years, the locally owned and operated eatery has…

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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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