Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.7
2127 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 2127 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLynnL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Yellowtail sashimi a bit to thick even though I requested thin. The Shato peppers freaked me out because it looked like something was alive squirming around. Couldn’t eat it. Very creepy. Otherwise good.

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KatrinaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing food and experience. will definitely come back.

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vipluvgoodfood
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food great and the service was efficient. Will be back when I'm in town.

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vipTraci
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, service very good and the ambiance its like you were transported to another country. There is outside seating as well

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michaell
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not cheap but well worth it.
Starr restaurant similar to Morimoto creative Japanese cuisine.
Very consistent quality. Certain choices are not to be missed, such as water mellon ceviche, hot stone Wagu beef, toro and uni sashimi, cauliflower and shishito peppers. Also Chilean seabas is incredible.

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vipLola
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food is always excellent, but the service was mixed. v The waitress was not very accommodating at the beginning, but the support staff was very attentive. It's pricey, so it's not for everyday dining for the average person.

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unhappycustomer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Our waiter Taras, was by far the worst server I have ever had. Came to the table after we sat down and just said "You decide?" Our waters were constantly empty and when we asked for a refill he brought water for ONE person. After we ordered appetizers he took our menus and came back after we had ate them and said "done?" as if eating Brussel sprouts was a meal and we should get up and go. It was my girlfirends brithday and I got up to ask him to bring a dessert with a candle, but when my girlfriend asked him to order dessert, instead of just saying "no problem" he says "oh he already ordered it" giving away what would have been a nice surprise. This is the first review I have ever written but a single person managed to turn my favorite restaurant into place that had lesser service than Applebee's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The service at this place is horrendous. They have a bunch of lazy people working here. South Florida lazy at its worst

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was amazing! Everything was wonderful and the service was excellent! Worth the drive from Boca! Will be back very soon!!

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FranciscaB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The service was too slow, we wait like 25 minutes for the dessert , so long that we decide to cancel it ...

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall the restaurant is worth the experience. I was a disappointed with the sushi. It was average and I was expecting a higher caliber. Service was good and we had a friendly server.

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ChristyL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend! You might want to decide what you want to eat prior to the arrival

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and quality of food! One of my top favorite places! Took my sister here from Boston and she absolutely loves the food!

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SebastianV
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Got charged twice with the tip, they should tell you something and not hide the first charge when its a expensive restaurant

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marielak
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service abd excellent food. Good and fast.

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SamuelZ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely fresh, extremely tasty! Service wonderful as well.

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vipAbdullahI
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Decent food and good service. However not very special or memorable experience.

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MikeR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the best server ever. Staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We were seating outside, next to the mall’s trash and the smell was terrible.

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Nathalie
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Still one of my favorite restaurants ❤️

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NatalieM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We are regulars at makoto. We know the menu by heart. We brought over friends from California. We always get the spicy tuna rolls and we orders a few which were not spicy at all . We told the waitress and her reply was:sometimes they come out like this, every time it is different , and she just left ! Not professional reply and not acceptable.

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Fabiola
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Really expected more. The service was really good, the food was ok, but not fresh, the noise and the aspect of restaurant is poor. Lot's of mosquitos inside, really hate it. i don't have plan to come back.

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vipLULI
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city but we had a not so pleasant experience on Saturday. They decided to keep the front door open and we were seated at a table next to it but the AC was not cool enough so it was SUPER hot! Our server which was amazing by the way let us know that we were not the only table with the complaint and she had already told the manager. Well said manager VERY rudely came to our table and yelled at us that he could not close the door because of fire department's orders which we don't understand why since BOTH back doors were closed and this said front door is ALWAYS closed. We asked if they could turn down the temperature on the AC and he just turned around and left.
My complaint is not on the food or service we got but on the rudeness of someone whose job as manager is to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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ManuelR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good. Very good service, great sushi selection.

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vipcarlosh
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es un lugar, que es garantía en todos los aspectos. Comida, servicio extraordinarios

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vipVLADIMIRG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

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NinaLiz
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food as always amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I requested a table away from the entrance, kitchen, waiter stations, and bathrooms when booking almost 2 weeks in advance and still got a table next to the bathrooms and a waiter station so they obviously don’t read customer requests on opentable. Food was outstanding, the service was your standard as if I’m in Brooklyn style sushi restaurant “c’mon order quick so you can leave and I can make money off of the next customer” uninspired “I really don’t care what you get” service. But food was wonderful and I guess that’s all that matters to them so I’ll take it. Will definitely return but will expect less especially given their reputation and location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was super hot inside. Not as amazing as it used to be ...

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vipAliceA
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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vipTheDutchSwede
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good! The sushi was great but the king crab salad and Wagyu hot stone amazing!

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vipGaetanoC
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was really impressed by the high quality service provided by Oscar !!! Well done Oscar , congratulations.

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vipNatalia
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual very good!

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vipCDieppa
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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MauriceT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding, service was great but the food better; coming back for the Branzino.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch with family, Nice and comfortable for a small party

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vipReginaA
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our go to favorite restaurant in Bay Harbour. Had enjoyable and intimate birthday lunch treat for my sister-in-law whom we hadn't seen in 6 months due to pandemic.

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vipPgher
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food as usual. I had the Bento box with salmon which was excellent and my husband had the yaki noodles with beef. It is always a wonderful experience to come to Makoto.

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vipDavid
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dishes, very nice atmosphere (outside), great service. Some cocktails were very good, others just ok. I loved the whole cauliflower, wasabi vegetable fried rice, and the Toban Yaki dessert was completely amazing. Very enjoyable, will definitely return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre el mejor sushi de Miami!

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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 2127 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.