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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for a Date (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Casual (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Business Meals (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Authentic (17)
People Watching (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Healthy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Spicy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tapas (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was good

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place! Best crispy tuna roll and don’t miss the steak on the stone! Never disappoints. So lucky to have this as a local option. Highly recommended and as always will be back again soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Salmon with ponzu sauce and truffles...wow! Delicious dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, perfect!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Our very favourite restaurant...anywhere

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

By far the best tasting vegetable fried rice I’ve ever had! So very flavorful! Drink s a bit small for the price ! I had a pineapple martini! I loved the atmosphere. The fruit dessert recommended was to die for ! The waitress was very helpful and spot on with her recommendations when asked !!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The recorded music was so loud that it felt like there were 100 live musicians sitting next to me playing as loud as the possibly could. When I asked management to turn the sound level down just a bit, I was told they could not do that as it would ruin the ambiance. I certainly enjoy music while dining, but not when I can't hear myself think!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

❤️we love it

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing food with great ambiance. Try the Miso glazed Chilean sea bass. Everything is good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Healthy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Makoto is a jewel of an experience. The ambience is calming and very modern, with deep brown hues & wide open rooms. The menu and culinary creations are very well thought out! The flavors are balanced and collectively exquisite!

I'm going back asap!

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vip
 (México)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excelente japanese food. I love the Spicy crunchy tuna roll ( baked). Good wine selection by the glass and Sake selection as well. ...

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food here is creative and really amazing! Ask for suggestions from your server. Every time we try something new we are amazed. Keeps us coming back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food - high priced

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is my favorite Asian Fusion restaurant close to home.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We loved it and certainly we will be back

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Without a doubt Makoto is the most consistent Japanese restaurant in Miami. Just like Nobu and Zuma but without the hype. People come here for the good food, fair prices and great location at the Bal Harbour Shops.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dont know why they asked reason of my visit, because didn’t have something special for my anniversary

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was tasty but it was over-priced for sure. Tables were crowded, next to one another. No privacy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is excellent and the menu is exceptional. The noise level inside is very loud and not conducive to conversation. What I don't like is that they bring the dish when it is ready rather in in the sequence the meal should be served. We got our vegetables 15 minutes after the main dish was served. I eat here frequently but it can be so much better .

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love the food, love everything about the restaurant I wish the get more hot new dishes like the chicken dumplings. The food is delicious!!!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Muy buen restaurante en una zona muy exigente..., la atencion fantastica.., Oscar un mozo sobresaliente...

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Amazing place and food.. my all time favorite in Miami

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great. Service not so much. Took an hour for a rainbow roll to come out. Waitress should not be a waitress with an attitude like that.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service, very friendly staff. Food is fantastic.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excelent food!! Good service. Great for lunch and dinner

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere and fantastic service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Wonderful, as always

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Makoto has become one of my go to Restaurants when I am looking for something healthy and delicious. Make no mistake about it the food is by far one of the best in Miami.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, People Watching, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was terrible experience this time . When we arrive they asked 20 minutes for get to table ready for outside. We walked around and they called for say to table is ready . Than we went there, they said the table is getting ready just wait couple of minutes. After they called us we were wait 20 minutes more with 2 kids at the door . Then someone show us a table and we sat down. After that about 3 or 4 waitresses come and ask us that we are sitting right table or not !!!! It was really annoying .

I am fan Of the Makoto food but this time the food are sloppy. We could get taste as good as we used to.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had lunch at Makoto last Sunday, my husband and me.
We enjoyed very much the experience, the food was amazing and delicious, ambience and service very nice. Beside oriental dishes we ordered a whole grilled branzino that was perfect. We recomend this restaurant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The ambiance was beautiful, nice looking crowd, a nice hum of activity. Almost immediately we were shocked by just how horrible the service was. The hostess and wait staff nearly ignored us and when we did get their attention they were short and rude. They were in such a hurry that they did not even make it all the way around our table for drink orders. When we called a waiter over the look on his face clearly showed that we were disturbing him. They have no apparent order in how they deliver dishes to the table and almost never knew who to place the dish in front of. The restaurant has amazing food and charges top, top dollar for it ( a two piece serving of sushi averages $21). The nine of us worked up a tab well over $1,000 but we were treated like pond scum. As much as this may have been the best sushi I have ever had I will never return. If they hate people so much perhaps they should consider other careers

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Siempre q estamos en Miami vamos 3 o /4 veces a Makoto . Nos encanta la comida es alucinante ! Y sabores distintos . Lo malo es q aunque siempre reservamos antes de ir Siempre tenemos q esperar Nunca esta nuestra mesa . Y no reservan afuera q es la parte más linda ya q adentro hay mucho olor a comida y no se puede hablar .

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

great location and great food. place has a great vibe

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Makoto does not disappoint. The Spicy Tuna Rice appetizer, chicken dumplings, and Miso Sea Bass were spectacular. You cannot get these dishes anywhere else with this degree of flavor and execution. The portions are small so do not be afraid to order plenty of food. The service was also very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Too expensive. Service as if being in a hurry even if the resto was quite empty

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wonderful. As always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fabulous. Unisual dishes. Great ssuces

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, great ambiance, great customer service, small portions, high prices, and good parking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and inventive. One of my favourite restaurants!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic Sushi but most of the menu is delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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