Makoto

4.7
1677 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MV
Miami
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, it is the best

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HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentín celebration with my wife

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I
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and to be! Love it!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Newborn moment

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RS
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good and service was as well. But $200 for two people and we didn’t leave full

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place

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

Increíble
El mejor japonés que he comido

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s
Miami
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I always get the grilled avocado to start, then as my entry I get the frost wagyu fried rice and sometimes I get the TOBAN YAKI 🤤🤤 The food is always amazing!! the service always bad. I think from now on I’ll just pick up❤️

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MM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!

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DC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & excellent service

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B
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food amazing!!! Noise level too high.
Nice servers but they are overextended.

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B
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special THANK YOU to Momae, who helped create a memorable 50th birthday dinner. She has a delightful and genuine personality!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent. Good pride/value

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CC
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were standing by the empty hostess desk for a while, waiters passed by several times without even acknowledge us.. finally a young waitress asked us if we’ve been helped and went to look for someone to assist. We sat at the sushi bar, our waiter looked “bothered” in every interaction with us. We order dry sake and he brought us one with sweet hints.. when we said we didn’t care much for that one and wanted to try a different one his face looked like we offended him.. We weren’t impressed with the food either, we had high expectations since a few people recommended it including the concierge of the hotel but the it tasted average. At this point we decided to leave and definitely not going back.

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pricey but good. Good service. Reservation on time

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

Excellent food, although some dishes were so minuscule that it was hard to appreciate the taste, seating outdoors was pleasant although basically in the parking lot; a lot of diners were with very young children, so would not recommend for a fancy occasion

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

I was still eating my food, still food in my plate.. and while reaching for a peice of sushi the waiter asks me if I want dessert!! Felt super rushed it was lunch time and it was not busy, can I enjoy my lunch?

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not up to the standard of service and food which we’ve experienced previously here. In short disappointing ++

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If you want to eat here at 6 pm or later, in 2020, make your reservation NOW!!! Yes, they are really that busy! Understandably so!!!

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DE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! Best in the world! Nothing like it. Our favorite!

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, awesome service!!

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DR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and creative cuisine - was a fantastic evening

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

Went for my birthday with my family and best friend. Great food. A bit on the pricier side but honestly great. The fish is amazing and any wagyu beef dish is wow.

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I
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food! some dishes where Michelin star worthy. Just heaven exploding in your mouth (e.g. chicken dumplings, lobster maki). The only dish that wasn't special was the grilled octopus (too chewy). The service was really good, not too pushy, gave you time to enjoy your dinner but frequently checked in to see if you needed anything else (perfect for both American and European standards). Very friendly. The Ambiance isn't particularly special but we sat near the door so maybe in the back towards the kitchen it's better. The prices are quite high but not abnormal to Miami standards. Overall I will definitely be back and would recommend the restaurant!

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c
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We love the combo box lunch menu - easy and good option for quick and creative lunches there.
We should have it in Makoto, Sao Paulo too.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Buena experiencia. No expectacular

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S
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Best rolls ever inside is too noise service is good

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A
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go every year. Food quality, unique tastes
We have had same wait staff and she/they are amazing.

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

I’m a regular there and it is my wife’s favorite Restaraunt.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. When we come to Florida sometimes we eat there 3 days in a row.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!

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MP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The great feature of Makoto is undoubtedly its varied menu and with dishes of a size thought to share. His food is exisita, his Ramen almost perfect and his skewers, both octopus and meat are my favorite. To go with friends as a couple or with children not very children. Every time we travel to Miami Makoto in Barl Harbor is our place.

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SL
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are wonderful and setting is beautiful and elegant. Fun for people and model watching.

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WM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food like always, we enjoyed it very much

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was brought out way to quick. We ordered a lot but everything was brought at once had to ask them to slow down a few times

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B
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal, sashimi was outstanding!

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FE
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Spencil y no good

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OA
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place ever! Been going for over 6 years!

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JL
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were referred by friends that said it was one of their favorite restaurants in Bal Harbour. We were very disappointed. We were placed in the center room w/ no ambiance and had wanted to sit on the patio or in the mall area. There were lots of empty tables inside, as the obvious place to sit is outside.
Since we were 1st timers, they could have been more anxious to please us. I would never go back! Nor would I recommend it. Our waitress was always in a rush.....didn’t have time to talk about favorite dishes. It was too loud! Poor choice of wine by the glass.....and the food was not special at all. We eat at a lot of Sushi restaurants, so we expected better!

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