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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

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 (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for a Date (31)
Great for Lunch (28)
Casual (28)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Authentic (22)
Fun (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
People Watching (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Business Meals (15)
Cozy (15)
Healthy (15)
Romantic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Tapas (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Spicy (6)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined on January 10, 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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·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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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 5, 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 5, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 4, 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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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was out of this world delicious & inventive. We always stop in when we are in town and it never fails.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Muy buena comida, en muy buen ambiente y servicio correcto.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food has amazing flavors and combinations. There are many great vegetable dishes. The fish is very fresh

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Makoto is consistently great. The staff is always friendly, and the food is always delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The wait and service is pretty awful even though we had reservations and food comes all at once despite the tiny round tables- really?!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always great food and service couple with fabulous people watching.
I never miss dining there when in Miami and am always very happy I went.
A must go when visiting Bal Harbor

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Trouble seating you close to your reservation time

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

awful hostess! I booked a table week ago for a late lunch for 6 people outside , when we came they said wait for the table an hour, I come here for 4 years, they never give out regular customers, very slow personal! the food is delicious, but not super, that in a big mole, when doing shopping you can go to them..

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Makoto has deteriorated in the past year or so. It remains good but not the previous great! The chicken salad has less chicken and other interesting ingredients and much more greens. They were out of crab meat when we were there and service was slow. Though we booked reservations weeks ahead and requested outdoor seating, we were told that only indoor seating was available.

Last but not least - to say that the ladies room was seriously lacking attention is being kind. We left and went elsewhere!

I hope management will give this restaurant the attention it deserves. For now, we are taking a sabbatical and going elsewhere.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been in Makoto several times and the food is outstanding. I feel the chef changed or the dishes changed slightly but it did not affect the quality of food. The only item I would never order again is Tuna Tartare. It came with no chips, plain dip but there was nothing to dip it in. Usually tartare comes with fish cubes and that's what I was expecting. Not worth 29$. Otherwise the food and desert was amazing. The service was good as well. All restaurant staff were very attentive. I will definitely be back

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The Sushi is incredible best in Miami

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 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great place to eat. Food was excellent. I would live to come back. Vegan uptions are amazing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was really good, Ana’s service was kind, efficient and smooth. We ate light and weren’t pushed for more. A 10!

Tags: Tapas, Healthy
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

really great experience!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Overall excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 18, 2017

One of my favorite spots at the Bal Harbour Mall. Gets quite noisy inside at dinner time with loud music overpowering even face to face conversations, so if you want to enjoy the ambiance, get at ouside table. The service is very good and attentive, and the food is excellent.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was good

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 15, 2017

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 on December 13, 2017

As always, perfect!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our very favourite restaurant...anywhere

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