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Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.7
4.7
2830 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

In case you haven’t heard, Makoto has moved to an awesome new space on the 3rd floor. Re-envisioned by Paris-based designer India Mahdavi, it’s a bold new look which will take your dining experience to a whole new level. Bright colors and cozy banquettes. More outdoor dining. More seats at the sushi counter. And of course, the food and drink will be as fabulous as ever.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Makoto Okuwa ushers Japanese cuisine into the 21st century at his eponymous eatery, located on the 3rd floor of the luxurious Bal Harbour Shops. One of Miami’s most accomplished chefs, Okuwa, a master of Edomae-style sushi, reshapes tradition for a savvy audience eager for something new. Those looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date, a lunch with friends or to celebrate a special occasion, will delight in this remarkable cuisine immersed in a stunning setting created by internationally renowned designer, India Mahdavi.

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Booked 148 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 864-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Makoto Okuwa

  • Neighborhood

    Bal Harbour

  • Cross street

    96th St

  • 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

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,830 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Miami - Dade

    Japanese

  • Miami - Dade

    Most Booked

  • North Dade

    Best Food

  • North Dade

    Fit for Foodies

  • North Dade

    Hot Spot

  • North Dade

    Great for Lunch

  • North Dade

    Most Booked

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  1. c

    charlie

    Miami

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    As always a guarantee!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always amazing! Never had a bad meal at Makoto. This was the first time however that I had outstanding service. Haggar was our server, She’s wonderful. Very attentive, sweet, and overall had a great personality. She knew the menu very well. Her suggestions were on point.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was outstanding, as always!! Food is so delicious!

  4. RF

    RopFamily

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Daughter birthday

  5. VB

    VictoriaB

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Food was delicious. We loved the Tuna Crispy Rice, Roasted Cauliflower, and Rock Wagyu Beef.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    - Ambience of this new location id worse than the origibal one downstairs - Hostess was not very friendly at the beginning. Praobably because there were too many people. She called my attention because I chose 2 places instead of three (our son is 5 years old…) - Food this time was too salt - there was not waygu on stone this time

  7. EP

    EdmondP

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. I had he crab roll, rock shrimp and sunomo. Desert of Lava cake was amazing. Very good service. I like the new restaurant layout.

  8. A

    Alexandra

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top notch food and service. Both lunch or dinner perfect option. With family or friends you’ll enjoy every minute and bite.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service!!

  10. LG

    LarisaG

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Makoto has been my go to restaurant every time I’m in Florida. And it still will be one of those restaurants. However, since the move upstairs, some things have been slightly off. Understandably the nature of the economy is volatile and produce is more expensive. With that said, it doesn’t mean customers are not cognizant of portion sizes decreasing. The size of the short rib noodles has decreased by half. It is by far my most favorite item on the menu and unique to any fusion restaurant (kuro, Takato, etc.). But it is strikingly noticeable even now versus March, only several months ago. In addition, another favorite which was briefly removed from the menu, crispy chicken dumplings, was so disappointing. The sauce has been ‘reinvented’ in the worst possible way, a very forward wasabi flavor, not pleasant at all. It used to be drenched in the most delicious sauce. Why on earth would you change something so good?!! Lastly, my go to drink, has also been seemingly decreasing in size over the last months, concealed in a small wine glass, whereas they used to mix it for you at the time of serving. Anyhow, to make a long story short, I was disappointed, however, there are items on the menu which are unique and extremely tasteful, so I’ll be returning anyhow. Our waiter was amazing, attentive, and so pleasant. So that was a slight combat to some of the other issues…

  11. D

    Dinnerlover

    New England

    174 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    174 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great and the restaurant was beautiful. We can't wait to return.

  12. B

    Bones

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit and I was delighted with the ambiance and the menu. We sat outside where it was roomy and comfortable. Menu selection was great. Each dish was different, fresh and presented beautifully. The soft shelled crab rolls were outstanding. Different dishes with wonderful flavors.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Worst service and waited ridiculous time for food. The waiter could have cared less. Avoid this restaurant. Completely over rated!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The waitress was ok, no smiling, straight to the point. But she was moderately attentive. The food was good, assistants cleared plates quickly and brought food as it came out. We enjoyed the ambiance - sat outside (now it’s on the 3rd floor).

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    La calidad de la cocina ha bajado levemente el nivel

  16. WD

    WendyD

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was absolutely delicious. We had 9 people & had ordered w help of Brian a diverse group of food family style. Service was superb and cocktails unique & delicious.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    awful service

  18. L

    Laura

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Very slow service and very noisy ambiance. Food delicious, as always!!!

  19. D

    Derzi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My waiter Simon was excellent very attentive always with great recommendations, friendly always with a smile congratulations for the great food and service. I am coming back this week with my family!!!

  20. a

    amdealba

    Miami

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New location and decor are great. This is the third time I return after the restaurant moved to the third floor and it’s even better than it’s original location. The restaurant is lighter and brighter and the food is as spectacular as always. Bento box for lunch is a slam dunk! And the tres leches desert is to die for!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5

    The restaurant in itself is beautiful and the food could not be closer to perfection. However, the staff is VERY rude. Upon entering the venue, no one greeted us with a smile. One server even looked away from our party. The hostess was short with us as well upon entering. Very cold atmosphere, not sure if their staff is trained to not be friendly. Everything was great but I would not go back due to the attitude of their staff.

  22. JM

    JorgeM

    Chicago

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It is ok if you are in Bal Harbor mall and feel like having sushi.

  23. PV

    PatriciaV

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Didn’t appreciate we were sat all the way in the back right in front of the swinging kitchen door.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s one of my favourite places in Miami! Always delicious food and wonderful service! ❤️

  25. s

    suninmiami

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The hostess was downright RUDE and INDIFFERENT and the waitress was clearly way overwhelmed with her job. Been going to makoto for many many years and I find the service there now has gone way down, the management should def train their employees and explain to them that they are in service industry and the indifferent demeanor is not the way to attract and keep the clients coming back. Disappointed.

  26. L

    Lulu

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very lovely late lunch

  27. CH

    CarlosH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved it! ..............................................

  28. ML

    MiamiLocalFoodie

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Food is delicious. Service was excellent. However, food portions relative to the price is awful. Small plates and very pricey. I guess this is the new norm is South Florida. Charge a lot and give you less. The decor in this new renovated restaurant looks old and dated. I liked the old restaurant much better. Would not go back as so many better restaurants for the value.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, great server! Would come again.

  30. L

    Laurita

    Denver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Mother’s Day

  31. F

    Foodiechic

    Atlantic City

    188 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mother's Day lunch, we had all of our favorites.

  32. BS

    BiancaS

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in Miami!

  33. DN

    DanaN

    Miami

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    They increased prices by 39% and down sized the portions! Service was hasty and food wasn’t as good as before. Second time there since they reopened and was very disappointed!!!! Way to pricey for what they give!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    No cumplió las expectativas.. servicio bastante descuidado, producto no es Premium.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent

  36. M

    Mdpdmuneca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I did not understand the issue with reservations only apply to inside table then waited an extra 20 minutes for an outside table. The food and service was excellent.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing Dinner. Service was top

  38. DA

    DollyA

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The interior accommodates more reservations but is unattractive particularly for the level of the cuisine. Looks like a ‘Soda fountain’ cafe. Food is extraordinary! Presentation is stunning

  39. DG

    DeborahG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat, best food , best service and the new design is beautiful.

  40. C

    Chicagoan

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A few years ago Makoto was very good, this time .it was disappointing

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2830 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 148 times today
Google Map for Makoto - Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Additional information

  • Cross street

    96th St

  • Neighborhood

    Bal Harbour

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Makoto Okuwa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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