Over the top Asian food.We adore this Asian gem though prices are more New York than one might expect. The sushi is fresh and all menu items have highest quality ingredients. The chicken salad, tuna tartare and salmon filet are outstanding. Short ribs are a must. Sampling a number of items is the way to go so take a group. The outdoor patio is lovely when there's a breeze or cooler temperatures. Service is top-notch.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining!Had dinner with a friend a few nights ago and absolutely loved it as usual. I have been to Makoto a few times and can't get enough of the delicious menu and atmosphere. Must try and the service is flawless. Thank you Chris (server) for a warm welcome back and Anthony for taking care of us. I look forward to returning soon!
Marine5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!Notable dishes are the Makoto House Salad, Kobe Rice, crispy tuna, Air Spinach, chicken ramen soup, and Mochi for dessert!!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMnot cheap (at all); but top qualityWent to Makoto for lunch on a Sunday; the short ribs skillets are great; all sushi and sashimi are excellent (you can tell the difference). THe menu offers a good variety of options. The only thing is that it can get quite expensive... be ready. Maybe not an issue for people in Bal Harbour5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceWe had a great time at Makoto.
Chris was great and very friendly. The place has a great vibe.
It was so good that we went back two more times during our vacation.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice surpriseWe were at the Bal Harbour shopping mall and realized the restaurant was located right there. Very nice surprise for my wife and I, since we thought it would be a commercial sushi spot. Quite the opposite!!! it was a real Japanese restaurant with a complete variety of excellent food. The sea bass is really special as well as the non traditional sushi sampler.
The only thing to improve is the speed of the service. We had to request many times to have the water brought to our table. Otherwise, I would had ranked 5 star in every aspect.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHighest quality Asian delights!We love this upscale Asian gem though on the pricey side. The outdoor patio is terrific if the weather permits. Try the tartare, short rib scewers, shrimp salad and more. Sushi is very fresh and ingredients are highest quality. A perfect combination of good food, lovely ambiance and service. And, you can walk it off while shopping the best of Bal Harbour.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is amazing, worthThe food is amazing, worth the trip. the kobe carpaccio with the truffle, crispy spicy tuna, tuna airbread. A bunch of other things, the whole menu is pretty delicious.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experienceWe had a great experience at Makoto. Our server was great at helping us pick what to order, although we wanted to try so many things that we ended up over-ordering. The robata dishes were amazing as was the sushi. It was such a beautiful night so we ate outside. If you are in the Bal Harbour area, definitely try this Steven Starr restaurant. You won't be disappointed!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time, won't be lastSeven or eight dishes, all strong. Large sake list with knowledgeable server who explained it well. Really nice experience. We'll be back4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe crispy spicy tuna andThe crispy spicy tuna and the Miso Sea Bass are awesome. The risotto was pretty weak. The risotto from Zuma and Nobu are way superior.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. We'd definitelyFood was great. We'd definitely go back, when back in Florida. Highly recommend it to others liking sushi, and tasty appetizers.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the food, it was veryI love the food, it was very fresh and beautiful prepared. But it was priced a bit high.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Really good service,Great food. Really good service, though they must have filled our water glasses every time we ad a sip . I woukd strongly recommend the Resturant.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA must...Great, food + record + location are VERY good. Love the food.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAsian gemOne of Bal Harbour's best and outside dining options that are smoke free!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Creative food, from aVery Creative food, from a disciple of Marimoto. Service is outstanding and, eventhough located inside a Shopping, the outdoor location make you fell like you are everywhere else. In Miami is a must go place for lunch and dinner.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a first after beingThis was a first after being delighted with the Makoto offering at Share Our Strength Miami. This is VERY special Japanese cuisine and every bite, delightful as were the cocktails and waitstaff. I would highly recommend Makoto and cannot wait to go again. I happily drove about 20 miles to dine there and would never hesitate to drive there to enjoy again. In fact, I cannot wait to go again!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST LUNCH SPOT IN MIAMI!!!MAKOTO IS OUR FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT IN ALL OF MIAMI! We love the reggae music the food is AMAZING and the servers are super friendly - even the bus boys stand out because they are so efficient and offer amazing service! We love the crab hand rolls, YOU MUST TRY THE CHICKEN RAMEN NOODLE SOUP! love their steaks! love the crispy tuna rice! great place for outdoor dining and tourist watching, and SHOPPING :-)3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful addition to Bal HarbourA welcome addition to Bal Harbour's restaurant list. We eat here often and have been pleased every time with the quality of food and service. Theoutdoor seating area is pleasant and comfortable.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, awesome food and service.Wow, awesome food and service. Great selection of exotic beers and cocktails.1/3/2013 12:00:00 AMnow we understand the legendwanted to get perfect place for our X-mas dinner. and Makoto was a bullseye,grand-slam,etc.
portions a bit tiny.but quality out of this world12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM