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Makino Japanese Buffet

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
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8217 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5448
+1 865-560-8878
11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 on a buffet. I tried 1 piece of every sushi on the buffet and i... More 

Thank Sarah S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in a ten-state region. In my many travels, I used to have all-you-can-eat sushi at... More 

Thank webtrainer123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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!

Thank mjkglenview
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Alex G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Sushi was surprisingly wonderful, and I'm pretty picky for fresh sushi. Friendly staff and freshly made food

Thank Ben M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place is AMAZING! There is so much selection, it's got all my favorites :) I don't know how they do it, but the price is wayyyyy too cheap for what you get. If you eat 4 pieces of sashimi you have paid for yourself already. It's impossible for me to go into any other sushi place now as I... More 

Thank jcouturebby
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

You order the sashimi; it is custom cut for you.Also all about 25 different kinds of rolls. All you can eat! The hot buffet has crab legs and many other tasty dishes. Great place!

Thank LyleandTerry
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

So many sushi items and on the buffet made fresh! This is where my love for sushi began it is included in the regular buffet which has its own offering of hibachi and other hot bar options with several seafood and chicken offerings. This is a true Japanese buffet that I give 2 thumbs up.

Thank julianawhite2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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

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