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MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro, Anderson, SC

MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro

4.7
4.7
181 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Our menu features a selection of high quality sushi, appetizers, small plates and entrees with a Filipino flare.

Owner and Executive Chef R.J. Apozaga has spent the last 20 years perfecting his skills behind the sushi bar.
R.J. and wife Dana opened MaKi (named after their children while also meaning sushi roll in Japanese) in May of 2018.

With two floors of dining space, MaKi is perfect for large groups or a romantic evening at one of our desirable two top tables overlooking Main Street.

Join us to see why we have consistently been voted Best Sushi, along with Best Asian and Best Seafood in Anderson. MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro makes dining a special experience.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (864) 642-6440
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    R.J. Apozaga
  • Catering
    Off site catering options are available. For more information email Dana@makisushibistro.com
  • Private party facilities
    MaKi Sushi Bar and Bistro is the perfect place to host your private function. Our second floor is equipped with a full bar, restrooms, a passenger elevator and dining space to comfortably seat over 80 guests. Floor fees are required to close entire floor, or semi-private options are also available by using dividers.
  • Neighborhood
    Anderson
  • Cross street
    Between W Earle St & E Whitner St.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 181 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

181 Reviews
  1. KikiB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great; very attentive. Would have given 5 stars but the Clemson roll didn’t seem as fresh as usual. But still good. Also, would be nice if there was a better selection of deserts besides cheesecakes.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite. There is great food even for those who don’t like sushi but the su Chi is fantastic

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's one of our favorite places in Anderson. We here weekly just for the great food and service. You will not find sushi as great as there's anywhere around. Jay is amazing. Always delivering top notch service and with an upbeat personality. To say we're obsessed is an understatement

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service we go every chance we can

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was awesome as always but very noisy. There were extremely loud patrons in the upstairs area near the bar. Our waitress was attentive and accommodating. Good experience.

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  6. LeighM

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was superb. Very engaging server and management. Sushi was delicious. Highly recommend MaKi and will be returning soon.

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  7. BrianM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely fantastic restaurant, right in the heart of historic downtown Anderson. Our server (Emily) was great, and we loved everything we had for dinner. Of particular note was the lumpia (I was so happy to see this on the menu!) and the Mainstreet roll. My wife and I would highly recommend, and plan to visit again!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Brian! The lumpia is definitely a must try!

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  8. Rue42

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very pleasant experience at Maki Sushi Bar. We went to Maki to celebrate Valentine's Day. We had a reservation for 2 @ 8pm. We were seated promptly when we arrived at a nice both in the corner. Megan (our server) greeted our table quickly to get our drink order and give us the daily specials. She was very attentive the whole night. We had steamed Gyoza as a starter, very good. We had 3 sushi rolls - Greenville, Clemson, and Tiger. Our favorites were the Clemson and Tiger roll. We probably will not order the Greenville again. For dessert, we had the purple and white chocolate covered strawberries - DELICIOUS! We will certainly be returning to Maki again.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Rue! You had our Ube Strawberries, a Valentine's day debut that we hope to be able to feature again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible experience on Valentine’s Day. Manager did talk to us and took the salty chicken dish off the tab. Noise was ridiculous. Hostess refused to sit us in a less trafficked area.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    I'm sorry you had a bad experience and apologize that we could not accommodate your seating request. Valentine's Day is the busiest day for restaurants with people requesting our "prime" window tables and booths far in advance. Our hostess would have had to move countless of pre set reservations and was advised to only do so if unavoidable since many were stacked with requests. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do to control the noise of a full bustling multi-floor restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and food were amazing!!!! It is rather loud during dinner time but will only eat sushi here for life !!!!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Awesome- Thank you !!

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  11. LivingLakeside

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service. Overpriced teriyaki options (chicken with rice and broccoli was $22 - please forgive me for listing the incorrect price in my original post). Skip the calamari; it is over battered, overcooked and tough. The gyoza was good, the sauce was excellent. I really liked the 126 roll and its price isn’t crazy ($15.)
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for your review of Hannah's wonderful service. We strive to serve the freshest food and encourage customers to alert us of anything not up to those standards. I would like to reassure you that a dinner portion of chicken teriyaki is $22.

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  12. CyndiP

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great, but we noticed after we ordered that all the other servers around us were going over the evenings specials and our server just said what do you want. I don’t know if we would have changed our orders but it would have nice to hear our options. Anyway we will come back regardless.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for the review Cyndi! We will use this feedback as a learning opportunity to reiterate to our staff how important it is to alert all guests of our daily specials. Thank you again for your review.

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  13. Salthawk73

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always good service & good food. Some inconsistency but usually very good. We eat here often!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the food at Maki. I had the Tiger Roll. My son had the Rambo Roll, and his girlfriend has the 126 Roll. Maki never disappoints. The quality of the sushi is amazing, and the servers are always friendly and attentive. This is our favorite go to restaurant when my son is home from school.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for this fantastic review, your family has wonderful taste!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining there last night for a date night! The food was amazing! Service was great! Everything about my time at Maki was nothing short of a great experience! We will definitely be back for more!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

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  16. DinnerOut

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! The salmon was probably the best I’ve ever had! Service was great. Our table was ready early.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    The Salmon Dynamite is one of my favorites as well. Thank you for the review!

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  17. StephenL

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    All in all, we had a good experience. However, even with this reservation our table for eight was not ready. Our waiter (Daniel S.) was not well versed with the menu or attentive. There are areas of opportunity to learn about Keto alternatives and to take away dirty dishes as the night progresses. The miso soup was never brought out and the wait for beverages was rather long. In THIS case, the obligatory 20% tip was WAY more than he deserved.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 6, 2024
    Thank you for your review Stephen. We appreciate your feedback and will discuss this with Daniel as he is one of our newer servers and can learn a lot from your experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service. Really enjoyed a night out.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you!

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  19. KikiB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our sushi was delicious, as always. We ordered the Clemson, Lucky Charm and California rolls. Our server, who was fairly new…I think Daniel, was very attentive and pleasant. We are never disappointed at Maki Sushi. I’m looking forward to my next visit!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Kiki! We LOVE hearing good things about new staff :)

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maki never disappoints! Snuck away from mom/family duties to enjoy dinner with an old friend from work. We had so much fun catching up. My friend will eat raw sushi, but I’m not so daring so I always order the cooked variety. We both tried sake for the first time and she tried my “Maki Mule” (which is *the* best in town—and I don’t particularly care for beer of any type, but whatever is mixed in here with the ginger beer is so light and refreshing). Visit Maki for yourself. Highly recommend! BUT, remember to save room for dessert! It is just as unique and tasty!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    I love this!! It's so important to treat your self with time away from mom duties- we are honored you choose MaKi! Hope to see you on another mom's night out!

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  21. SamIAm

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Awesome and OFF THE CHAIN, Daniel was Johnny on the spot. I travel all over the country and this place is on my top 5 list of Sushi Bars to visit and enjoy. Thanks
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you SamIAm!! We are honored to be on your list!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stella was our server and she was AMAZING! The sushi was fresh and delicious as usual!!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you so much! We agree, Stella is Fantastic!!

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  23. ChristieG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always!! Always a great night out with family and friends:
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Christie!!

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  24. TroyI

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi bar we have been to in the area. Owner is one of the sushi makers and is humble and talks with the customers who sit around him. We will be back often due to that anf the amazing food!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Love this, thank you Troy!!

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  25. DeeS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a group of people as they offer a variety of foods.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Dee!

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  26. AnslieH

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi as usual. We love Maki. I wish they would get “fever tree” ginger beer for their Moscow Mules though. 😊
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Anslie!

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  27. AmandaM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, good selection on the menu, nice vibe
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Amanda!

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  28. Sarah

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi restaurant!! Our favorite!! We had a family member visiting who loves sushi so we had to take him to Maki! He had nothing but high praises for the sushi! Thank you for bringing the best to Anderson!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Sarah! We are so happy to be a part of downtown Anderson!

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  29. MelissaD

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the specialty cocktails! And we always get the seafood dynamite! Delish!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Yes, seafood dynamite for life! Thank you Melissa!

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  30. KikiB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been eating here since they opened and the Sushi is as fresh and delicious as ever! My husband and I have traveled all over the States and tried a lot of Sushi and Maki Sushi is by far the best.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    RJ and his crew make the best sushi in town and serve it up with flair. Best restaurant in Anderson and it’s not even close.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Oh yeah! Thank you for the review!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve only lived in the area for a few months now but this is hands down the best restaurant we have been too since moving here. Everything we ordered was delicious, great service, decent prices and overall great place to eat!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Awesome review, thank yo so much!

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  33. ThomasM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had been there once before when it was not busy; and it was an excellent experience. Our return yesterday wasn’t quite as good. The service was excellent, but the food not quite as amazing.
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thomas, We hate to hear about any experience that isn't amazing, hopefully it was a glitch in our matrix! Thank you for your feedback.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience every time we go!! Absolutely love this restaurant! 🙌🏻
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you!!

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  35. AnslieH

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! Sushi is so good. Service was awesome
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you Anslie!

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  36. MarquitaT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great experience and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about their food. The best sushi in Anderson!
    MaKi Sushi Bar & BistroResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for the great review Marquita!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as normal however you can’t help notice the prices have skyrocketed and the portions have been reduced. Good quality but it’s obvious tge prices and portions s have both changed for the worse.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I decided last minute to dine outside instead since the weather was so nice. They were helpful in our accommodation. The server was very attentive and the food deliciously top notch, as always. The menu has a nice variety. I prefer my sushi cooked while my husband prefers his raw. Also, the Maki Mule is *the* best. Flavor blend is always consistent even if we dine weeks apart.

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  39. slorac2

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, as usual. Service was great. We love it here.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Maki is our “go to” for Sushi. They never disappoint. Other great food available but we go for the sushi. Highly recommend!

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FAQs

MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 642-6440.

MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for MaKi Sushi Bar & Bistro

126 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between W Earle St & E Whitner St.
  • Neighborhood
    Anderson
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Executive chef
    R.J. Apozaga
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (864) 642-6440
  • Catering
    Off site catering options are available. For more information email Dana@makisushibistro.com
  • Private party facilities
    MaKi Sushi Bar and Bistro is the perfect place to host your private function. Our second floor is equipped with a full bar, restrooms, a passenger elevator and dining space to comfortably seat over 80 guests. Floor fees are required to close entire floor, or semi-private options are also available by using dividers.
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