Celebrating A Decade Of Quality Dining

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October 25, 2015

Story By: Andy Beth Miller |

Located just across the street from Aiea’s popular Pearl-ridge Mall in West ridge Shopping Center, Makino Chaya has become a mainstay in the minds of local Oahu residents. Known for its bountiful buffet — an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of savory, sweet and sumptuous selections — the restaurant offers a huge selection of delicious dishes to choose among, with a small impact on your wallet.

In fact, Makino Chaya is proud to introduce its new, reduced priced lunch and dinner buffets (lunch, Monday-Friday for $14.98, Saturday-Sunday for $19.98, excluding holidays; dinner nightly, $32.98; seniors age 55 and above, $10.98; and early bird special available Monday-Thursday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., $20.98), where weary Oahu residents and visitors alike can wind down from a hectic day while enjoying more than their fill of good eats and sips, including a tantalizing Teppan Yaki station, ramen bar, freshly rolled sushi selection and a myriad of other mouthwatering items.

Specifically, general manager Chris Mitchell points our attentions to Makino Chaya’s brand new, oh-so-fresh sushi offerings (included in the dinner buffet — except for the early bird special — and ordered from the a la carte menu), a trio of Hamachi Sashimi, Ahi Sashimi and Salmon Sashimi.

As well as these fresh bite-size fish finds, Mitchell reminds us not to forget to check out the dinner carving station, which slices up juicy roast beef, tender pork and more. The carving station also will now be available for lunch service on Saturdays and Sundays.

After enjoying the buffet, be sure to finish your feast off right, ending it on a sweet note from the eatery’s ample dessert station, which comes complete with a brand-new comfort food enticement: decadent warm bread pudding. Top off a delicious square with a drizzle of frozen yogurt from the self-serve station to keep things cool and make your meal magical.

Also new, according to Mitchell? “We completely redid the dining area,” he says, while pointing out that the two wide-screen televisions are “perfect for viewing at events and special gatherings.” There also is new lighting and an updated layout, which “really brightens the space and creates a more open feel,” Mitchell adds.

Such attention to detail, care for ambiance and quality cuisine are what have kept this popular Aiea establishment in business for so long — nearly a decade in fact. “This November, we will be celebrating 10 years serving our Oahu ohana,” he says. “We want to thank you all for dining with us at our restaurant for the last 10 years, and here’s to 10 more and beyond!”

Makino Chaya

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

Aiea, HI 96701

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