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Makino Japanese Buffet

8217 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
+1 865-560-8878
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible15%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
$$ - $$$
8217 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

I have not been a big fan of Asian buffets historically, but we decided to give Makino a try. It was Saturday lunch, and there was a good crowd, so that helped the food turn over quickly and keep fresh. I had soup for starters,...More

Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I'm usually not impressed with any buffet especially in the sushi category. This was the best sushi I've had since leaving California 25 years ago. The rice was still warm from the sushi chefs hand and the fish was ice cold. Generous portions of salmon,...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Only buffet I care to eat at, because it is clean and up to standards. My family enjoys going, especially on their birthdays. Yummy. God is good.

Thank virtuouswoman2016
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We prefer lunch because the all-you-can-eat buffet has the sushi on the bar, allowing you to pick a few pieces of this and that. At dinner, you order from your table by the roll. The food was wonderful today, as always. The lighting is better...More

Thank Courtney P
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Old place been here a long time. It looks updated inside. Very big buffet but not a large pre cooked area. Large selection of raw food for the hibachi chef to cook for you. This place has the largest sushi selection i have ever seen...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 25 January 2017

As a sushi lover, I got tired of the crap "micro-sushi" that the other restaurants in Knoxville were serving at a premium price. Don't go to the elitist places in Knoxville for sushi and Asian cuisine, because Makino has got to be the best value...More

1  Thank webtrainer123
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We drive from Crossville to eat here. This is our favorite restaurant the best Asian food I have ever had. The sushi is amazing and they have at least 20 different kinds.

Thank Victoriar2004
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We come all the way from Chattanooga to this sushi restaurant! We are from north, this is the best one we've found by far in our area!

Thank 970gerrys
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Many types of Sushi, Maki, Chinese dishes, deserts including green tea ice cream. Grilled flounder is excellent and my favorite. Food quality is excellent and good price with seniors discount. Service are excellent!

1  Thank mjkglenview
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Large buffet full of choices, from sushi to hibachi which they prepare to order. There is something for everyone on this buffet. If you can go for lunch the price is way lower so it's really worth it. I will go here again.

1  Thank Alex G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What kind of lunch options do they have for people that don't eat carbs or sugar?? I love sushi but no rice for me.
10 February 2017|
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Response from Ben M | Reviewed this property |
You can order sashimi. Their sushi buffet is what they are known for. Very fresh. Sushi at dinner is served to order so it's even better.
Lasy P
How much is the lunch Buffett on the weekends?
2 July 2016|
Response from KarenFL | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 9.95
Marissa W
Is the sushi on the buffet all day or till a certain time?
24 June 2016|
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Response from kevinolive | Reviewed this property |
Sushi is on the buffet for lunch. After 4:45pm it's made-to-order including specialty rolls and sashimi.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8217 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-560-8878
  • E-mail
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