Get Your Fill at Makino Chaya

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February 16, 2014

Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas |

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 at great prices.

From Monday through Friday, you can enjoy lunch for only $10.98, and on Saturdays and Sundays, the cost is just $18.98. Dinner is $26.98 Monday through Thursday, and $29.98 Friday through Sunday.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Makino Chaya will launch an early bird special from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. And to limitlessly dine, customers will only have to pay $19.98.

Items available at that time include Washugyu beef, which is an American version of kobe beef. Washugyu beef is made to order on the teppan grill. Teriyaki, A1 and other steak sauces are available to accompany the dish.

Also available is Steamed Snow Crab, served with melted butter and raw oysters with cocktail sauce on the side.

On average, Makino Chaya serves up 50 items that include everything from chicken and beef, to sushi, salad and ramen.

Desserts are provided by JJ Bistro & French Pastry, and made to order crepes and a frozen yogurt machine also offer patrons sweet satisfaction.

The restaurant comfortably accommodates up to 350 people, which makes it a great spot for parties and celebrations. Reservations for larger groups are recommended.

Makino Chaya

98-150 Kaonohi St., Aiea
Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5-8:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-9 p.m.

Aiea, HI 96701

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