Tombo

4 star rating 22 reviews

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09 5228282

5 Short Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Cuisine:
  Japanese
Hours:
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM to 10 PM (Mon-Fri), 5:30 PM to 10 PM (Sat-Sun)

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Reviews for Tombo

4 star rating
by My Dining Journey
one month ago

Good selection of Japanese and Korean food. Great atmosphere along with excellent service! They need to have more cooked food range. Parking is a bit of problem.

5 star rating
by Mira
one month ago

dinner buffet $29service 5/5environment 5/5food 4/5cost performance 5/5drink 3/5The food is fantastic. espcially smorky kalbi ( Korean style marinated BBQ ribs )They served the BBQ ribs to table. I'm rally a meat lover. I recommend the ribs !!!There is a more what I want to say.  Their sevice is awesome.  The manager ( a beautiful lady ) is so kind. I'm a fan of her. ( When I left a restaurant, I hugged her. hahaha)People who work in food industry should learn by watching her. I also work at a reaturant so I need to learn from her.I strongly recommend Tombo. I'll come back and try a lunch menu next time.

5 star rating
by Shimal Ram
one month ago

Nice, fresh food.  Very tasty and set out quite well.  Went for a buffet dinner on Friday night.  5.30pm booking and it was nice and quiet.  Placed filled up soon after.  Very nice staff and the manager was super courteous!  Very nice and spacious set up - like the fact they have dividers between some tables, giving a sense of privacy.  Best bbq ribs - amazing flavour!  Highly recommend to Asian fusion flavour lovers!

4 star rating
by Marites Jumao-as Menchavez
2 months ago

Dinner with 3 other families. Great buffet selection, love the bbq beef ribs but have to wait to be served on your table. My husband who is difficult to please when eating out loves it. Definitely coming back. Reasonable price, clean place and good space (not to crowded table setting). Good service  but had a good laugh with our friend who just put the last mouthful of food in his mouth and his plate already taken away.

5 star rating
by Nethni Mendis
2 months ago

I ordered 27 packs from the lunch menu for my office staff. All 27 were happy with their meals. they were presented well and full of flavour.

5 star rating
by Sam
2 months ago

Awesome food and the best service!Went there for dinner on Friday night, as I walked in I was greeted by the front desk lady who was very friendly!! Ribs were cooked to perfection, salmon and Prawns tasted so fresh! I love this place and I totally recommend this place to anyone!The service was the best compare to any other restaurant I have been to.

Definitely going back soon!

5 star rating
by Irene S
3 months ago

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 Nicks
4 months ago

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 Ladyblueprint
4 months ago

Good selection of Japanese and Korean specialties in a child friendly restaurant. Great atmosphere with excellent service! Certainly plan on returning.

5 star rating
by E Z
5 months ago

Really great buffet dinner!

Wide variety of Korean dishes, sushi and soups. There's even fruit, coffee and dessert! Nice environment too, and the service is top notch compared to other buffet places!

Can get pretty busy so would recommend booking. You can dine with 20% discount on your birthday! (Dunno why discounts are a tradition for birthdays)

5 star rating
by One2one Andrew
5 months ago

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 Hee
5 months ago

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 Yu
5 months ago

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 Mason
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

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 Zhao
8 months ago

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 Treybig
8 months ago

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
10 months ago

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 Jarod Kim
10 months ago

Food was amazing. Very delicious. Fresh, crisp and Sashimi was not soggy at all.

Most of all when the closing time was near, food was no longer re-filled then staff was asking each table for customer's specific menu. If you want Salmon Sashimi for certain amount, they will bring it to your table.

Very good service and quality.

5 star rating
by Kerri Hurman
11 months ago

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 Turnu
Oct 14, 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.