Makoto

4.8
1841 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Stephen Starr's newest Japanese restaurant, Makoto is located in the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops. Makoto features a modern Japanese menu including sushi bar selections, modern Japanese dishes, and bincho charcoal robata. A hand-crafted beverage program focused on sake compliments the cuisine. The dining room and sushi bar seating are available by reservation. Outdoor seating is available upon arrival.
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4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Es la primera ocasión en los años que tengo frecuentando el restaurant, que la comida llega de forma alterada y con demoras excesivas.

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OD
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Rice is way too salty-can’t understand how an establishment rated so highly can have anything but perfect food, especially with something as simple as rice.
Dress code definitely NOT business casual. More smart casual, judging from the attire of the rest of the patrons.
The entry is confusing-you walk through the outdoor serving area where there is a desk but it’s not the greeting station (it looks like it is but it’s not).
This is an option if you want a quick bite whilst shopping, as you can be in & out within an hour. It’s more of higher end take out than the fine restaurant of the same name you can find in other countries.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t stress enough how AMAZING this restaurant is. The food is absolutely incredible and the service is over the top. Best place for a nice dinner in Miami.

MB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Amazing and fresh sushi. Really good tapas. Overall a great experience. Been coming here for years and it’s always been one of my favorite Restaurants in Miami.

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Noodle to much salt

P
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad service

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, very good japaneese food
Maki are excellent

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

A
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cómo siempre, todo estuvo espectacular! La comida y el servicio, magníficos!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times, the service is always great... the food was outstanding as always!!

OT
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I went to Makoto on a dinner date with the hubby. The food is amazing. The fish is always fresh. The only complaint was our waiter. He was condescending and rude. Even my husband said he talks to people like they are stupid. I never had such bad service at Makoto. That kind of attitude put a damper on our night. We where seated in the back court yard.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food!!

BC
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!!!!

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fix the chairs, the chair our bench was broken. Also, we were seated in the front, close to the hostess stand. It seemed less intimate and ruined the ambiance. It felt like we weren’t part of the restaurant, on display (no barrier between the waiting area and the table), and unappreciated patrons. Our server was still outstanding.

MS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Poorly run hostess operation. With res waited 35 mins. Ordered 12oz Wagyu, brought a 6 oz cut. Very inattentive waiter. Sushi chefs excellent.

GM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food and poor service. Had to get up my table several times to get something

MB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our fourth time going to Makoto, and there is almost nothing bad that I can say of this place. Food is excellent, when I say excellent, I really mean that you will be talking for three days after your dinner of how good the food was. The only thing they could get better is the friendliness of some of the staff. Other than that all good. Would highly recommend. Freshest sushi in town.

CE
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place to dining. Thanks a lot the food was good and our waiter was very kind, some of the furniture need some up grade

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

except for the noise that was very loud, it was wonderful !

C
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a delicious lunch - food was awesome and presentation was beautiful! Tim, the manger is very professional and considerate of his patrons! Best manager!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and nice place

B
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We came here on a recommendation from Food Network. The sushi was slightly better than what you can find in a grocery store. The dumplings were so salty that they were barely edible. It is sad to say that sushi in Nebraska is far superior than this place. I would advise to look elsewhere for sushi in Miami.

TE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

High price but outstanding and innovative cuisine, noise level too high

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Buena comida

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RB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Miam the atmosphere is nice . The service is typically great. But, the food is absolutely delicious!!! I haven’t had anything we didn’t love here! Some of my favorites are: fire and ice oysters, oh toro, crab legs, the volcano rock with wagu, corn, asparagus, the A5 wagu, lamb chops, and the fruit dessert is amazing ! I highly recommend coming here!!!

OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The best salmon niguiri!

AA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second time at Makoto. Food is always amazing and great atmosphere. Service "with a smile" was lacking, but still pretty good. Will def keep coming back.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Demasiado bueno todo excelente atención comida espectacular

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Exceeded all of our expectations and our server was super cute, but we all forgot her name. She was amazing. She looked like Lady Margery from game of thrones. ANYWAYYY.... great food. Great service. Simple.

J
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent. Service is very good

Expensive

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time and food was excellent

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All great but if you are having sake don't get the carafe as it's ridiculously small. Ask for a whole bottle.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was very nice, good ambience, definitely enjoyed simply sitting in the restaurant. Service was fine, but a little slow given that the restaurant wasn’t very full. Drinks were good. But the food itself was okay. Octopus was a little tough, cauliflower was a bit undercooked. The Maki was fine, but their options are pretty uninspired. It’s not bad a restaurant by any means, but I don’t think it’s worth the cost—it’s not a cheap restaurant. Glad I tried it, but not particularly interested in going back.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vero good. Tru branzino

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst manager ever... i don’t know the name of the Japanese manager , but he is rude, not elegant , he can’t work in a Chipotle.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

An average Japanese restaurant

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BC
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always always always great!!!

MO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It has been about 2 years since we have been to Makoto. We know Chef Makoto, have done several events with him in the past. I'm not sure what has happened but the quality of the sourcing and size of the food has declined in comparison to our many, many past visits. It is sad to see as Chef Makoto's culinary offerngs were amongst the best in South Florida.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level made it hard to maintain a conversation.

RR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I dont understand the hosts of this restaurant, my reservation was for 2 and we were 3 , the restaurant was half empty and that made us wait 30 minutes, its always like this is the restaurant, I only stayed because I was waiting for one person in the party if not i have left as other times, I am sure the owner of this restaurant is loosing money ! Its always always the same

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