Makoto - Bal Harbour

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$31 to $50
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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.
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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Poor service when it came to getting a table outside. We were told to way another 30 min, however there were empty tables available outside. They don’t care - flow of tourists never stops there.

S
Miami
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makoto is a very special place Everything about it is wonderful.

CC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was a birthday and I even put it in the reservation and it didn’t get acknowledged

PC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is the noisiest restaurant I have been to in my life. It really afecta the restaurant ambience and the dining experience. Food is just ok and it’s extremely overpriced.

JG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food - all of it. Cold apps (oysters, umami kampachi, truffle salmon), chicken dumplings, miso sea bass (like butter!), wagyu hot stone were all highlights. Passion pisco also amazing. Service was a bit slow, but we were fine pacing ourselves.

L
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did a mix and match sharing that was incredible. Loved being able to taste a little of everything.

LU
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

good food bad service, terrible service in fact...

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing oysters to start, incredible toro tartare and one of the best wagyu I ever had. Service 6*
Can’t wait to be back ❤️

TW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Over priced and food is mediocre ...

P
New England
57 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Remains my top choice for Japanese/Asian cuisine

m
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Miami's sexiest sushi house is getting a bit old-in-the-tooth. Needs a reboot. Food still good, service perfunctory, no longer a special event. Just a moderately expensive night out. Be a good idea to reprint menus so they are clean and unbent. Not great first impression.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Moins bien que d’habitude mais quand même chouette

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MP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A beautiful place with a fast and tasty meal. The service is fast and they offer a clear explanation of what each dish is

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & Quality of food was fantastic and Management and everyone that works there was awesome

A
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! Great staff. Everything was very fresh and delicious. Pricey but it’s worth it!

F
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely some of the best sushi in town. The wagyu beef cooked on a hot stone table side is amazing. There short ribs with noodles out of this world. The crispy rise OMG. This is absolutely one of my favorite places. 😎

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quality sashimi/food in South Florida.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good as usual! And service has really improved!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Alejandro was very friendly and professional, the food was delicious, but the noise and the ambiance...nothing in common with the japanese culture and way of being/way of eating.

ML
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food is great. Everything that We ate was delicious.

LB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Shisito Peppers , Eggplant Robata , Lamb Chops .!! This is Not a special occasion place , but a casual place to hang out . Great flavors and good ambience !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Overcharging for drinks when we ordered them neat they added an additional $4 a drink just because we ordered it neat. And then the waitress asked us if we wanted to taste a sake which she was very vague about how it tasted she had no experience with information on Saks. They charged us to taste the sake, which was about a teaspoon. Waitress was always running away and we couldn’t order properly, fold was brought out all choppy and not in any order. We were not happy to be ripped off

J
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service. Very kid friendly.

LU
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Consistently delicious

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

De visita en Miami con la familia queríamos un buen restaurante japonés

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S
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience3

RIP Makoto Quit the Hospitality place related to Le Zoo for the same reason We were seated on time and noticed staff changes only waiters no more waitress Ordered sparkling water and two Campari Spritz that arrived in tiny glasses watered down, full of ice Campari Spritz is served in large glasses Campari, Prosecco and a slice of orange Could pour some sparking water if wanted but not necessary The waiter started to argue that they measure bla bla bla If you become lame with the products that you sell you go seriously down in the hill so fast The restaurant was more than a half empty I requested to talk with the manager who brought the new version of Campari Spritz in the same glass, full of ice and room enough for water My response was that I did not want water in my cocktail on top of the ice Paid $ 16.50 for about 2 oz of a cocktail Guys you are wrong I do not go to places where they have no idea about hospitality Good luck They will charge you extra in order to make the cocktail right No more Le Zoo and now no more Makoto

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena !

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TK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had a birthday. I indicated this when booking a table. But the restaurant did not note this unfortunately. I'm not talking about any gifts, but even the words: Happy Birthday, it would be nice.The food is delicious. But the service would be better.Our salad was in a different plate with ice. And when we ate a snack and wanted to start the salad, we saw that the ice had melted and all the water was inside the saladWe changed the salad, but the fact itself was unpleasant. It was possible to make the salad after the snack, and not at the same time.

c
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, service very careful and quick, we had a problem as one order was forgot and the manager decided not to charge for the food which came in late. Very busy, I recommend dining in the terrace outside

AR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant

OT
Offaly
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Para mi sigue siendo el mejor restaurante de miami

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K
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was delicious and the service staff excellent!

SE
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary. Everyone was very nice. Food is fantastic Great evening. Love it here.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was overall OK. I'd callout the sushi rice as being overcooked and a bit flavorless, but the non-rice fish and grill items were excellent 👍

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food meticulously prepared!!!

l
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Makoto es una parada obligada para cenar cada vez que visitamos Miami. Comida japonesa deliciosa y bien presentada. Surtida carta de vinos y servicio inmejorable. Muy buena opción calidad-precio.

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VB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente como siempre!!!

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O
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Makoto. Our waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about all of the menu items. The food was fantastic and we will definitely be back !

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

La pwesona que nos sirvió en l mesa tenía muy mala predisposición y mal carácter.

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NY
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great outdoor dining experience, very professional and friendly wait staff. The only negative is that we sat in the outdoor mall area near the bar, very quiet and serene but...SMOKERS!