Tombo Buffet

5 star rating 14 reviews

Telephone 09 522 8282

5 Short St
parallel to Kyber Pass Rd
Auckland City

Buffet, Asian, Japanese, Korean
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner Buffet: Mon - Sun 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Provided by business


Tombo Buffet in Newmarket provides you with over 40 dishes of a well blended range of Korean and Japanese cuisine for dinner including sashimi, nigiri, sushi rolls and korean BBQ beef rib etc.The price for Dinner is $29.00 per adult.(Dinner set menu is available. price is between $17.50 and $20.00) We also offer lunch Set Menu. The price for Lunch is between $11.50 and $15.00.


Photo of Tombo Buffet
Tombo Special Lunch Set Menu
Tombo Special Dinner Set Menu
Here's is an example of Japanese-Korean fusion (this shot is of Spicy Sashimi Bibimbap)

More Information

Free Off-Street, Pay & Display
Price Range:
Spendy, $25 - $35
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Beer, Wine
BYO, Corkage Charge
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Meals Served:
Lunch, Dinner
Payment Types:
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Reviews for Tombo Buffet

5 star rating
by Irene S.
24th June 2014

Awesome food and awesome service! Had my birthday here on Saturday, as I walked in I was greeted by the front desk lady who was so friendly!!because we arrived late they served food to my table! Pork ribs were beautiful, salmon tasted so fresh! I love this place and I totally recommend this place to anyone! Food is awesome and the best service ever!

5 star rating
by John N.
21st June 2014

Great food. We had the set combos. Absolutely beautiful, tasty, well flavored dishes. Excellent service as well.
Big portions for a fair price. Super fresh and nicely presented.
Coming back soon.
This place I would highly recommend to anyone who loves Asian food (Korean and Japanese).

5 star rating
by One2one A.
16th May 2014

Honestly, top quality buffet place. everything is fresh, friendly staff and deliver Korean bbq rib at your table as many time we want. over nearly selection in food. I have been three times, both time I had amazing time and food there!! love Tombo Buffet and highly recommend to all.

4 star rating
by Cho Jin H.
8th May 2014

Went for lunch with two friends.

All came out happy and full.

Good service as well.

What more can I say?

5 star rating
by Lennex Y.
6th May 2014

I have been to Tombo Buffet for four times. Three times for lunch and once for dinner. It is certainly one of my favourite restaurants.

The food is simply scrumptious. There are three lunch sets of different proportions, ranging from $11.50-$15.00, with a choice of your favourite main. Everyone can choose different lunch set depending on how much they eat. The dinner buffet costs $29 and provides fresh seafood from sashimi to mussel. The Asian cuisines are various and delicious. The head chef with over 30 years of experience does not let his customers down.

The personnel and the environment are also great. The staffs are friendly. The manager always makes me feel welcomed and makes sure everything is fine. Being one of the finest managers I have ever seen, it is hard to believe the manger has only been working for 6 years. The environment is clean and tidy. The clever use of trellis fences provides privacy without isolation.

In summary, great food, reasonable price, friendly staff, comfortable environment. This new restaurant has only been around for 6 months, but I expect to see it go much further in the years to come. It is one of my happy places to go to in New Market. I recommend Tombo Buffet wholeheartedly.

5 star rating
by Benedict M.
23rd February 2014

Tombo, one of Auckland great buffet house, love it love it and love it : )
I miss the crispy fried pork /chicken chops, it was served when we first time came here for dinner, now been replaced by crispy fish chops.Hopefully Tombo can bring back some of the old delicious dishes so that our tummy will fill with loads of love from this restaurant.

Tombo, maintain the standards and keep fighting.

Thank you to the chefs, kitchen hands, manager and waitress for making us the customers feel loved every time we walk in here.

5 star rating
by Audric K.
17th February 2014

The workers actually seemed genuinely friendly and happy; persistently checking up on us and making great efforts to ensure that the foods we desired were present.

The food was also very tasty and was considerably great ranged. For a buffet, it was also relatively cheap.

Nothing more can be said, you guys are going to have to try it for yourselves!!

5 star rating
by Sena
13th February 2014

Good food great service. Went here after booking on my birthday – pleasantly surprised as they gave a free bottle of wine as it was the date of my birthday and there were more than 4 ppl.One of my friend took their card as well so guess he liked it a lot as well. Will be happy to come again :)

Just be careful on parking as the Chinese restaurant next door has their car park look like a public car park, has a tiny, non-noticable sign in Chinese saying they’ll tow the car (with all haste to do so – two ppl had their car towed within an hour)

5 star rating
by Jenny z.
31st January 2014

It was our first time for my sister and I to dine in a Japanese restaurant. The design was very welcoming and the service was extremely friendly. We were both nervous about what food we will be ordering tonight, especially the prices that will be in the Menu (we haven’t seen the Menu). However, when we walked in, the waitress greeted us and introduced their combo of korean and Japanese baffet! It was DELICIOUS!

5 star rating
by Kat T.
26th January 2014

Just had an amazing dinner at tombo and was very impressed with not only the variety of cold and hot dishes, soups and sides (and lots of sushi), but the lovely hostess was very friendly and the servers were informative about any dishes we had questions about. She brought us out a large helping of korean bbq beef ribs, hot off the grill, my favorite, without us needing to ask. Everything was fresh right down the crispy tempura veggies and fresh spring rolls. The presentation was lovely and clean, no metal serving platters with heat lamps here. I’m incredibly full and very happy we took the time to drive out to newmarket on this rainy weekend, I’d love to go there again for a special occasion or another rainy evening :)

5 star rating
by Shannon
21st December 2013

We went there for $29 dinner buffet. I was already impressed by the waitress(maybe she was the manager) before I even had the food. You know finding a car park in Newmarket is hard, but actually the waitress helped us to find a car park! I couldn’t believe it! (unless she was the manager, ok not even a manager would do that to be honest) Hey, thank you if you read this :)

Now for the food, yep, the food was excellent too! Great combination of Japanese and Korean food so you have more variety to choose. My friend especially liked Korean food section. He loved Bossam with cucumber Kim-chi and BBQ~ I liked the sushi selection and spicy squid salad in Korean food section. Love it! I haven’t tried lunch ‘donburi’, will def try~

Overall, attentive and well mannered staffs and good food!

5 star rating
by Kerri H.
20th November 2013

I work right upstairs, so Tombo is very convenient. The donburi is great! There’s lots of meat selections to choose from and a great selection of veggies. Nice to have an inexpensive, healthy lunch option when there’s so many other fattening ones around.

Also, the service is fantastic! One of the best places for service that I’ve been. The waitress is attentive without hanging all over you and she’s always bright, cheerful and has a smile. Well done guys! Now I have to try the dinner!

5 star rating
by Katerina T.
14th October 2013

Had an absolutely delicious lunch here today. $11.50 for what they called ‘donburi’. There was easy guidance on how to assemble my lunch: I got to choose two mains (I chose fish katsu and teriyaki tofu), and then I had the freedom to select as many salad ingredients as I wanted from the buffet-style bowls, then sauces.

The waitress was very helpful, and recommended the teriyaki sauce and wasabi sauce combination (the wasabi sauce was really mild and delicious with loads of teriyaki sauce).

Tofu was perfectly cooked, fish was very nicely cooked.

It was pretty awesome to eat such healthy and delicious food for lunch – a huge bowl of fresh veges – easily counted as 3 out of my “5+ veges a day”, and with the sauces it was fabulous.

Will definitely come again next time I’m passing through Newmarket.

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