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Makino Japanese Buffet

8217 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
+1 865-560-8878
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
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“sashimi” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
8217 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like sushi, and you don't want to spend a lot, this place is the best option! The sushi actually tastes quite decent, and there is a variety of them. It's my favorite place to eat in Knoxville, and I go there often. I...More

Thank Mohammad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a price of about $11 per diner Makinos is a bargain buffet. Surprisingly, the food is mostly good and tasty, though it’s not gourmet. But a top level sushi place is going to be expensive and Makinos is not. The selection is very large...More

Thank MaizeBlueVA
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Makinos has so much good food. I really enjoyed the sushi bar and all the variety. They offer all kinds of sweets too. Come hungry and you will leave really full.

Thank TinaW9
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I was taken here by some friends. There was 9 of us. The selection of Sushi is amazing and it all tasted great. I ate way too much and regretted the rice bloating later that night. I also ordered fresh fish. The guy cooking it...More

Thank OvercomerKrissy
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I stumbled on Makino during their grand opening over a decade ago and I was floored at how good the sushi was. Not going to detail that or the other entrees. Have to say that in all the times I have gone up to Knoxville,...More

1  Thank Y8922WLsusank
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I went to a private party at this place (the backroom can be reserved) and enjoyed ordering some sushi appetizers from a checklist to start. All was great until everyone in my party headed for the buffet line to join the other restaurant guests in...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 3 July 2017

When my husband and I crave sushi, this is where we go. If you visit at lunch, the sushi in on a buffet, if you go for dinner, you order off of a sushi menu. All freshly prepared to order. In addition to the all-you-can-eat...More

1  Thank Paula M
Reviewed 22 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

Thank LTCSOCOM
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
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CodieW15
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.
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Lasy P
2 July 2016|
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Response from KarenFL | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 9.95
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Marissa W
23 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
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