Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.6
2428 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 2428 people are saying
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vipNatcap
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and the best manager Jorghe!

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KhoaN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality was amazing, drinks were very good, would definitely come back

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LuisR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good atmosphere and good service likes always.

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TaoShugyo
Miami
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Crispy Brussels Sprouts were unlike anything ever. I’d been thinking about the Watermelon ceviche all week - it did not disappoint. The grilled avocados were delicious, but more than we needed by the time we got to the A5 Wagyu steaks. Unreal and worth every cent. Great service, nice ambience.

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vipNatalia
Miami
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We would love to have branzino for our lunch, like before 🙏🏻. The rest is fantastic! 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Table was ready at reservation time. Our Server Anthony was FANTASTIC! He truly made our first visit here amazing. He made some menu suggestions, we tried them all, and loved everything! The food was just so good.
Anthony kept our champagne flowing and our water glasses full and kept checking on us. We will definitely come back here when back in Miami.
And……back before we head back to Texas. Asked for Anthony and he is just amazing!!!

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vipcahe
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food at makoto is always great and I enjoy going every time. Service was a bit disappointing this time, as the 2nd round of drinks took nearly 30 minutes to arrive and were incorrect (even when we asked the waiter he assured it was the same as the first -despite this being untrue) a replacement drink was made, but did not arrive until the meal was finished. Overall, still a very good meal and we’ll still return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything as always, was perfect. Miso Sea Bass, crispy
Spicy tuna, and wagyu tartar were on point.

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vipmanicgypsy
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great cooked items...good sushi when we have a hankerin' for some...totally outstanding service. We look forward to lunching here again and again...thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible!!! Everything fresh and very tasty! The service was amazing! We had a Puppy with us and he couldn’t be treated better!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me and my wife really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here! Very friendly staff. Great food! Would definitely recommend!!

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vipStewartR
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was just Ok. Wines are too expensive. $140 for $29 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc. Our waiter was absolutely on point. Very attentive and informative. His name was Elias.

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vipDColeman
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was phenomenal. The food selection and presentation were absolutely amazing. I look forward to returning in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El lugar y la comida son inmejorables! Excelente opcion y la relación precio/producto es muy buena. Altamente recomendable!

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SandraJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful ! We like to sample different things on the menu which is always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great!

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Kinan
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Drinks took 20 minutes to get there. Waiter spilled food on me twice.
Brought out the wrong order twice.
Food was chain restaurant mediocre and way overpriced

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HarmenandMaria
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might simply be the best restaurant we have ever eaten at, all of the food was top notch and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing love it.

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vipCDieppa
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The sushi and sashimi sampler a real treat

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

35th birthday celebration. Good and service were impeccable

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Marisa
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

La comida nada especial , buena pero nada en el menú sorprendente , lento lento , y porciones súper chicas , caro y sin gracia

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ChrWin
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was a restaurant I was looking forward to for a while, but we must have come on an off night. We sat down and ordered wine and an appetizer. The crispy chicken dumplings were great but the red wine was disappointing. They keep the wine so chilled that the glasses frosted and there was little to no character left in the wine. We sat there with an empty appetizer plate an empty glasses for at least half an hour before a different server finally came over and took our entrée orders. Then it took about another 45 minutes to get 2 noodle dishes. Even though I was starving at this point, the chicken noodle ramen was very disappointing and bland. Neither of the dishes came out hot and it didn’t even taste like there was salt in my dish let alone any other veggies or seasoning (it was literally only chicken broth, ramen noodles, and a little bit of chicken meat sitting in the middle). We sat there with empty plates for another 30 minutes until we finally got the check. We felt completely forgotten about and neglected for the whole two hours, and the food wasn’t even worth it. We ended up going to another restaurant later just to try to save the night. I doubt we’ll be back, especially considering there are 2 other great restaurants there.

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Pablo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice location, we sat outside by the fountain, great ambience. Good service and good food. It's not outstanding by it hits the spot. Prices are very reasonable.

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vipBBerm
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit pricey for lunch, but always such a wonderful treat, with so many great flavors. LOVE the whole Branzino, which they were nice enough to provide for lunch though only on the dinner menu. Sashimi salmon and eel were both better than anywhere I’ve been in the world. The roasted avocado and eggplant were spectacular, and they have the best Brussel sprouts. And I greatly enjoyed the freshly brewed green tea in that marvelous stone pot — not to mention the green tea ice cream, also the best anywhere. Service was particularly friendly, (waitress Helena was exceptional), completely accommodating in every way. Missed the beef dishes this time, but will catch them again on the next visit. Wish there were more than just two of us, so that we could have yet more dishes and more tastes. Lunch was a delight - and there was a lot more table availability than Open Table showed on its site. Few restaurants in South Florida offer this level of quality, with such wonderful variety, each dish tastefully presented, and each delicious.

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SandraJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and satisfying food temperature when presented to the table was great.

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sophiab
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Honestly, Makoto lost it's modern-chic vibe it used to have. In the past I was willing to drive 40+ minutes all the way to Bal Harbor just to eat at Makoto and have the unique experience. I was willing to pay 100+ dollars there. Now I feel like the food was just overpriced for an avarege, sloppy sushi. Makoto has downgraded and it is not worth the drive.

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vipsilvia
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Very good food, poor service compared with quality of food and prices.
Disappointing system with reservations: people at the entrance not helpful, almost impossible to book a table in advance and if you go there are plenty of tables empty.
Hard to get in touch by phone.
Should improve considering the quality of food and fantastic location.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We sat in the inner courtyard, which was lovely. Service was so-so which is on par for Miami Beach. Several times I had to request more water in my cup. Additional cocktails were not suggested and had to be requested when glasses had been sitting empty for sometime. The food was pretty good, although not as mind blowing as I had read in reviews. Food was priced accurately. Overall, a lovely restaurant with decent food, but I would not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food 10/10 super yummy and fresh

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vipGene
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience5

We first tried to go a month ago, when we called there were no reservations available but we were encouraged to show up anyway. When we came, they said it would be 2 hours wait but without guarantee, essentially encouraging us to leave. We made new reservations, really looking forward to come back last night. Unfortunately, they were out of many items, especially our top 2 things we waited for (No oysters, No crab). Probably out of other things too, but they wouldn’t make it obvious. Instead, they’d wait for us to order and only then say it’s out. Two very disappointing evenings. My review is generous because we did have a good experience when we first went there a few years ago.

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vipVThewar
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Girl’s Brunch

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JimmyG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was almost as good as always. One of the plates that we ordered was way overcooked (fried spicy sushi rice) but the rest was great. Superb service.

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vipShyDi
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outdoors in the courtyard
It was great except for the mosquitoes!

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vipMarinaS
Fort Lauderdale
42 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

1. Three items out of six we wanted to order were not available

2. Size of portions become very small

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vipSuzJM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, the waiter was very attentive and gave great recommendations from the menu.

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vipJohnS
Miami
209 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Makoto is always good, but has become difficult to make reservations for. We'd go more often if we did not have to reserve so far in advance. However, the food is excellent.

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RoxanaR
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the cleanest restaurant in Miami. My husband and I take a lot of precautions against catching Covid. We asked for a table outside dar from anyone else and we got it. The menues are printed on paper and after each use , they are being discarded. Waiters use gloves and change them often. The food and especially the service is impeccable. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Muy rico pero pequeñas las porciones

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DebbieP
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

FAQs

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

Makoto - Bal Harbour is rated 4.6 stars by 2428 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.