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About Makoto

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.

Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30AM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
96th St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 864-8600

Website:
http://www.makoto-restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is offered in front of the Collins Avenue side of the restaurant for $10/hour, $25 for VIP service. Self-parking is also available in the Shops lots and garage for $1.50/hour with validation.

Public Transit:
96th St and Collins Ave

Executive Chef:
Makoto Okuwa

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We will be open normal hours for Monday, July 4th! Please join us for lunch or dinner

Makoto Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (44)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Good for a Date (39)
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Great for Lunch (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Casual (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Authentic (24)
Fun (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
People Watching (20)
Romantic (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Healthy (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (14)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Tapas (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Spicy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Toujours une fête devant cette excellente nourriture.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent! Everything about this place is great. I drive 45 minutes almost every week to enjoy lunch here on the weekend. I only had one bad service experience in about 50 times dining there and the manager made sure to make everything right after this happened. Absolutely love it and everyone should try it. Excellent food and not extremely overpriced. 5 stars

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Creative menu. Excellent preparation.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We very much enjoyed a birthday dinner at the sushi bar. Great service, great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great cuisine and friendly service. Always enjoy this restaurant !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Nous sommes des bons clients fideles de Makato et nous prenons toujours le meme menu. Cette fois ci, on nous a apporte les entrees et les plats ensemble. Nous avons appele notre serveur et lui avons dit de reprendre le plat principal et nous laisser apprecier notre entree.
Des notre entree terminee on nous a rapporte notre viande, celle a qui avait ete preparee au tout debut du repas. Ell etait inmangeable. Nous avons demande a voir un responsable.
Celui-ci nous a ecoute, puis nous a « souhaite que notre prochain repas dans ce restaurant se passe le mieux possible....... »
Nous etions 4 et avons paye 350 $. Aucune excuse, aucun dedommagement, aucun desset ne nous a ete propose,
Tres decus par cette attitude!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was great. Service went down the last half of the meal. Restaurant was so loud people literally screaming

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Quite simply, it was the best meal any one of the five of us had ever eaten. The food was spectacular and the service was wonderful. From the mouth watering small plates (tuna pizza, dumplings) through the dessert, everything was visually stimulating and delicious. The flavors were unique, even for the basics like miso soup.

General comment, not specific to this restaurant, I would love to see more slave-free/ fair trade chocolate options.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good !!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ambiance would have been better if it wasn’t in a mall. Other that that, excellent experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dinner. Great server

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a phenomenal meal. We were a group of 4 celebrating my husbands birthday. Every dish we tried was delicious! Our server was attentive and friendly. We had a great time!

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The best Japanese in Miami, all plates that we taste we love.
The watermelon Carpaccio and the wagyu carpaccio are our favorites.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (México)·Dined on February 1, 2018

servicio mal, comida mediocre, ambiente: mucho ruido, precio aceptable.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing. Everything was fantastic. Believe me.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2018

In terms of overview. It was a good experience, nothing extraordinary but it worth. very good food, fair price.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Nice restaurant. All restaurants are good in that area. Carpaccio and Makoto are my favorites ! Thank you ! 5 stars 🌟

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food, ok service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Terrible host. Great food, beautiful place.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Waygu carpaccio was delicious
As were some of the grilled dishes we got. The sushi overall was ok, the otoro I had wasn’t up to par and the rolls didn’t have much flavor. I eat sushi a lot so maybe I’m just spoiled. Good atmosphere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was amazing here. And reasonably priced! We didn’t have time to take in all the shops but next time we will. Service we quick and efficient, not super chatty but food made up for any doubts.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Makoto is one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Miami. They have a great variety of authentic Japanese options, the service is very good, and the quality and taste of the food is excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place. For any occasion. Excellent food and very comfortable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner for 2 was thoroughly enjoyable. The reservation was respected, the service was friendly, attentive and professional and ultimately, the food was excellent. The one drawback was that the food came out so quickly that dinner was over too quickly. The pace could have been a little slower. As
tourists, Makota is on the list at each visit. Thank you!
Lea

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A beautiful South Florida day at a lovely location. The crab salad was excellent but service was only fair. Not too busy, we had to ask for a server about ten minutes after being seated. And, service remained pretty mediocre during our lunch. Servers seems busier socializing with each other than attending to guests. This once outstanding restaurant has slipped over time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service and food was excellent! Perfect addition to a wonderful shopping experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is fantastic ! Fish is fresh and delicious ! Ambiance is chic and casual at the same time ! Loved it

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The best restaurant! The food is amazing I could come here every day! I come for sure every month and sometimes twice a month.

Always have the best experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I like the food and the ambiance. The noise inside the rest is so high that we asked to be changed to an outside table and it take a while. After been changed the experienced was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was amazing - better than Nobu, service was great. Accommodating to my children and super friendly and informative.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The meal was delicious the service is very bad and poor too much noise the hostest not was very friendly you need to organize better they takenyou to the table and them 20 min they bring you the menu

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good, we had good time!! We enjoyed all then

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a great meal! And nice ambiance!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best meal I️ have had in a long time but the restaurant was very cold inside

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Creative menu! A wide array of items to please most people. Highly recommended!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A little bit of confusion seating us, slight bit of arrogance between the maître but the manager had it covered, hence the loss of a star rating. Server was excellent food just as good. So other than the maître being unhelpful (and more from being busy and a little disorganised rather than flat out rudeness), it’s 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Carta con nombres de platos imposibles de descifrar. Ambiente oscuro y muy ruidoso

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very good food, like it a lot

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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

One of the best japonese food i’ve Ever had, nice ambience, nice waiter, the only bad thing was the attendant in the reception, very rude.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything was amazing ! Andre our waiter was really amazing too! Delivered exceptional service!

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