Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.7
2539 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2539 people are saying
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vipJPerez
Naples
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding food!

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SimonB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! Very tasty, the staff is lovely !

But Many problem with the Credit Card, I had to go to an ATM… You should had a contactless credit card payment method, not only swipe method

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent
One of our favorite restaurants when visiting Fl.

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CarmenM
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience everything was great but the noice

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MartinC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They blame covid for charging the same and giving you less because of "prep" now...
Chicken dumplings off menu cause "prep" time and covid
Rock shrimp they got rid of half the portion of the wasabi flavor but charge the same because "covid" and prep
Half size of Kobe fried rice cause "prep"
California roll which is the only ive ordered in my life cause the real crab now has half real half fake

Money grab BS
Been going here for 10 years and its not the same

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Alex
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really fantastic. We have been to many sushi places and this one is above and beyond them all.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. The space is a little dated. The place let us book a table at 10:30 pm and around 11 they started to clean. We were not awake to leave but most of the time we had a pair of eyes on us and someone would come in and try to take something aways.

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vipAndreC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh Makoto, I've missed you! We've gotten spoiled with same day reservation restaurants, and as such, haven't been to Makoto in months (sadly, might even been years), but it was time for the return to one of my favourite restaurants in Miami! The atmosphere is always buzzing inside and out, could never go wrong with their Lychee Martinis, and their dishes are always delectable. The star on the night was my Whole Roasted Branzino .. two words, "Wasabi chimichurri". The surprise factor was the dessert. We always get Yuzu Chocolate Cake (it's bess), but decided to try the Okinawan Tres Leches. The cake itself was soaked in japanese whisky and yummy, but the soy ice cream... love it or hate it.. was most unique! Never thought anyone would decide to make ice cream with soy sauce, but Makoto did it!! It added the perfect balance of salt to sweet ratio to the dish, but sadly, it wasn't our bag. Our hostesses was nice enough to switch the soy ice cream out for some mango sorbet. Thanks for a great date night Makoto!

Ps. Add me to your special reservations guest list 🙂

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Need better music and service is very slow

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LennyG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. My family was visiting this restaurant for a long time and consistency in quality of food and service is really impressive. This is one of my favorite places. Highly recommended.

JM
JonathanM
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Do not go now. Wait the new location at third floor. Now is a messy work in progress

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our experience was not terrible but not great either. Our server put zero effort to make us feel welcome. We ordered drinks and he spilled some of my husband’s on the table. Never bothered to apologize or even clean. I had to clean the table myself. T wouldn’t have been a big deal if his attitude would have been better but he definitely seemed he was not in a good mood. They have a station outside where food comes and where they take dirty dishes. Between waiting tables he was shoving food in his mouth, not disinfecting his hands after, grabbing plates to serve customers. Very unprofessional. He should have a proper lunch break. The food was ok but not great. The wagyu beef hot stone was a joke. That was not wagyu beef. The spicy tuna crispy rice was very good. The uni sashimi and toro maki were very fresh. The rainbow maki was nothing to write home about. Very bland and boring. When we wanted to order desert we were told they don’t have our first choice. We tried the chocolate cake and it was good. They did not meet the expectations as far as hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food at makoto is good however, the service was horrendous. Our waiter was disrespectful, snarky, and pressured us to order alcoholic beverages after we clearly said we will not be drinking because we will be driving. I would not return simply because of the service.

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Foodie
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love eating here. Great flavors, great service, great people watching. love Bal harbor atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Muy caros los vinos

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best quality of japonais food in town ! ! 💙

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Magnifiques saveurs, déjeuner toujours étonnant
Un peu trop bruyant

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant allowed a dog to sit next to me from another party.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of Miami 🤩

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SusanL
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious we loved it

JK
vipJessieK
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Cooked food was good. Sushi was average at best. Very busy restaurant during the Holidays. Not sure I'll be back.

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vipTraci
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We could me every other week it’s an awesome way to try new dishes too

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vipBettyE
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Hate their attitude like it’s a favour letting you in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience

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RachelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing - food was awesome as always service wonderful and just one of my favorite restaurants of all time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Went for late lunch at 2;45 pm.
Appetizer and one sushi roll came out quickly but main course fish and rice were not coming out. I finally flagged down our server and asked why the delay of about 40 minutes and he went to check. Then all came out fast. It’s like if it had been ready for a long time but the server had not checked. It was all delicious but a disappoint with the service

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ZBarron
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whats nice about Makoto is that they have a menu with heavier asian fare if thats your flavor and much lighter fare if you want to be able to walk after the meal! The food was delicious and top quality as well as unique. Definitely an experience worth trying.

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derryh
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live Makoto, especially sitting in the outside atrium area. Service and food always spot on!

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NoahG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Top Top in Substance and Flavor!!

I loved it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best spot in the area by a long shot

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vipmanicgypsy
New Orleans
51 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The cooked items here are delicious...we enjoyed our meal yesterday, but we wish this joint was a little more soothing--feels like a giant machine serving grub and moving folks along. In any case, we thank you and wish you all continued success...salud!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always the best meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The place is not pretty, food is good, service regular

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YosvanyA
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was great. Made our anniversary date a breeze and pleasant experience. Great service.

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vipMonique
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and delicious ,

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, with the perfect spice on it.

Service is outstanding.

An experience in every way

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was not as good as before.

FAQs

Makoto - Bal Harbour offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 864-8600.

Makoto - Bal Harbour is rated 4.7 stars by 2539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.