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Makino Sushi Seafood Buffet

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1818 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Visited family in Laguna Niguel, this is one of their kids favorite places, worth 20 min driving. Wide selection of sushis, crab legs, meat, chicken, fish, noodles, soup, desert. The ambiance as expected in "all you can eat" places. Small but sufficient selection of beer and wines. Reservations accepted ( there were 7 of us).

Thank 16traveller20162016
Fountain Valley, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had a good time and delicious Sushi at Makino in Irvine, CA with visiting family members after Christmas. So we decided to come back with another family member from Australia for a Sushi treat. The snow crabs, baked lobster, fresh oysters and steamed clams were very good on the first go around. The 2nd go around was for the... More 

Thank CaliSmile714
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Makino offers a fresh and wide variety menu of sushi not found in many Japanese restaurants. I specially enjoyed the roll garnished with bonita flakes. Exquisitely tasty.Handrolled sushi may also be ordered. Unfortunately, they only offer eel for dinner. Their ramen is delicious and filling so go easy because there are more to sample. Like the clam soup, steamed fish,... More 

Thank Icb2003
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant developed by the creator of Todai uses this same principle and offers a great Japanese buffet option, which encompasses many delicious choices. Price is affordable and the staff attentive. Good choice for a family lunch! NOTE: Arrive at opening as usually there is a long waiting line after.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Pretty loud, but ok for conversations. Lots of food choices including a chocolate fountain, yum! Really good option if you're not familiar with sushi or sashimi but you want to learn what your tastes are without having to buy the whole thing.

Thank SpazBme
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was our 2nd time here.....LOVE IT! Went on a Sunday morning, 11:30, right when they opened. Delicious! What an assortment of fresh, great food. My husband loved it - he's 1/2 Japanese. Would highly recommend this place. Clean and delicious!

Thank darmenta1230
San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great Japanese food buffet with many options of a variety of Japanese food and sushi. Sushi is fresh, food is tasty, and service is good.

Thank BParent
Laguna Niguel, California
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My family and I had been regulars at the TODAIS in Orange which sadly closed down suddenly last year. This restaurant is similar, some things better and some not so good. Overall decent food selection, nice staff and seemed clean. I think it will be decent replacement for our much missed Todai's (we had been regulars and were friends with... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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311 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a very Japanese orientated buffet. If you are looking for Chinese buffet with sushi, You should try Kobi Buffet or the Kirin Buffet in Acadia. Good selection of sushi’s and they are made fresh. They also have dishes line Teriyaki. Tonkastu, Tempura… some chicken some pork some seafood and fish. The tempura are made all the time so... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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129 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I went to the Las Vegas one years ago. I was excited they opened here in Irvine. Sushi was very fresh and fancy. Lots of selections to choose from. They have Japanese food also shrimp and vegetable tempura, A Salad bar, other dishes such as Kalbi beef, chicken katsu and other dishes. Menu changes but some things are always there.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1818 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-6718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?