Makoto

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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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

La pwesona que nos sirvió en l mesa tenía muy mala predisposición y mal carácter.

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NY
Miami
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great outdoor dining experience, very professional and friendly wait staff. The only negative is that we sat in the outdoor mall area near the bar, very quiet and serene but...SMOKERS!

c
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Siempre es perfecto todo, atención, comida, ambiente, exageradamente bueno.

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EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food as always was great, a bit louder maybe because was Saturday night

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Had fun food was different than the last few times we have been there. But over all it was a good time.

SF
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently perfect. Best restaurant in Miami.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. We go very often and always is 10/10.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Room staff and food all amazingly great.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party of 5

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Made reservation to celebrare 1st year wedding anniversary which was added to reservation request, however server made no comment or acknowledged our special occasion being celebrated at Makoto. Furthermore, during the dinner, one of the managers came by to ask how we were and we advised we were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary, which he congratulated us, but that was all. There was no special little sweets or detail to celebrare our special day, which coming from such a Fine Restaurant was very disappointing. Would not recommend for a special ocassion, it was just any other day/guest for the restaurant. Not happy. Extremely disappointed.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maravillosa

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RS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very poor gluten free options. Service was not great. Seated outside and they put a table of 10 right next to us and had to ask to be moved. Food was just average. Won’t be back.

OT
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

This place is getting worse

OT
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was fabulous! A little noisy but I guess that is part of the charm.

GT
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. From fresh sushi, two Delicious Way good beef. Highly recommend it. A little bit pricey, but well worth it

SC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My top 3 favorite restaurant in Miami! The food is always the most tasty and the ambiance!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Aside from being ignored the first 30 minutes by our waitress after the initial welcome, we enjoyed our food after the manager noticed us looking for our server and took the order himself. They also were out of the one dessert we wanted to try. Mediocre experience. We were excited to celebrate our anniversary but it was a little less sweet than we expected between the service and no dessert.

NE
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Noodle to much salt

P
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad service

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, very good japaneese food
Maki are excellent

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

A
Mexico City
13 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
13 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
14 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
7 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

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