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Makino Chaya

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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Butter Me Up With Butterfish

Do you want to win me over big time? Well, the way to my heart is through food (surprise, surprise!) — you name it, I love it. Pasta? Most definitely. Steak? Pass me the steak knife. Salad? Sure, I like to be healthy. Cake? Need you even ask? And ice cream? Now, I live for…

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May 5, 2013

Something for Everyone

You’re with a crowd of hungry friends, there’s a family celebration or you just want a nice variety to choose from, so it makes sense to head for a buffet, because there’s something for everyone … well, almost. Makino Chaya is well known for its bountiful buffet, but if you don’t eat seafood or meat,…

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March 24, 2013

Relish a World of Endless Possibilities

When you’re hungry, access to an all-you-can-eat buffet is phenomenal, then add a reasonable price to the equation, and you’re ready to stuff yourself to your heart’s content. Makino Chaya in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center dominates, as this renowned Japanese Seafood establishment boasts more than 100 items to feast on at the buffet line or…

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