Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience as usual food was excellent especially the octopus

RD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing Moma from Bangkok was our server, she was so nice and loved her enthusiasm when explaining the food. Staff was very friendly and managers were stopping by to see how our experience was. Love Star restaurants and this one is at the top of my list.

AW
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unusual and fun menu. Amazing service. The assortment of sashimi is a must.

BG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi in the most beautiful mall. Everything we ordered exceeded expectations. we were visiting from out of town and this was a highly recommended stop on our trip. Would recommend

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bugs everywhere and food was not as good as it used to be

F
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing. Best sushi in town. Love the people watching.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Come here pretty often and always request to eat outside yesterday we showed up with a reservation at 9:45 and in the notes I asked to sit outside. When I got to the restaurant the hostess said I would have to wait over 30min to sit outside which I found rude. On top of the my waiter was involved in 20 other tables gave us no service. Seems like things are changing at makoto

c
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

AN
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makoto is the best Japanese resto I have ever been to!

M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

extremely dirty, but the food is good

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Makoto is always a safe bet, food is very good, portions are large so you don’t need to order a lot, service is what you expect of service in America, slightly over the top, but better that than the opposite, you are eating slightly in a parking lot if you are eating outside (inside is not very to eat in my opinion) but they have decorated quite well with plants that you barely notice it. It is always quite full with a pleasant atmosphere. It is a very good choice if you are feeling like a japanese with a pleasant atmosphere but nothing too trendy, crazy or loud and good food.

M
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorites in S Fl and always have lunch here. Great all Round creative Japanese food and sushi. High quality ingredients! Expensive though worth it! A must!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Water was great and super savvy and a foodie as well
The green tea ice cream fantastic ..

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. I mean phenomenal. The service was mediocre; it seemed like the server couldn’t juggle two things at once

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The Kani salad, tuna pizza and the dessert "Toban Yaki" were my favorites!

LZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Estuvo todo muy rico
Recomiendo el tuna crispi rice excelente

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A
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently always on point!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Makoto

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waitress was great. Food was great. Mix up was that we got things we didn’t order and didn’t get things that we did order. Promptly taken care of by staff.

RM
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Makoto is a very fair option when looking for top Japan’s restaurants in Miami Beach. The service is very personal and you can feel their commitment to do a good job. Fresh fishes and the tuna pizza is unique.

EM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I made a reservation for a party of two. The only reservation available was 11pm, therefore it was the one I chose. When we arrived we noticed that the attention was clearly not the service one expects for this kind of restaurant. The forced us to order all at once because the kitchen was about to close. I want to know why do they give the option of booking at table at 11pm if there will be no cooking done after 11pm. While I was still chewing my sushi roll the dessert was served to me, and then again, why do you offer tables at 11pm if you are going to be closing the restaurant with us still there

S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Makoto

JB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Kani salad and Miso Sea Bass are favourites as well as the lamb chops. Sit outside if you can.

J
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Will return for sure!

UC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best veg fried rice I have eaten in a long, long time.

Sushi was great. Drink selection solid. Server was engaged and helpful.

Tiger Prawns just a little slighly overcooked, but tasted great.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I think they were a bit busy . Waited a long time for a high chair. Table was way too small for the plates. Food quality wasn’t as great as last time.

BW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Japanese in a Bal Harbour setting. Make a reservation as it gets busy. Sitting courtyard style or out front provide many sights to enjoy

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the service and the ambience. Ant wait to comeback !

e
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always delicious. We always love spicy tuna on crispy rice. Crab salad was delicious. Had a couple of maki rolls: caterpillar and spicy yellow tail... both very good. Crispy chicken dumplings we also very good.
For hot food we had Wagu hot stone and short rib Yaki noodles. Both great. We will return and recommend.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

RA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the Waygu Stone is amazing

RW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makoto was absolutely amazing! One of my favorite restaurants in Bal Harbour! Everything was flavorful and perfect!

RR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I visited Makoto on Sunday during a shopping spree at Bal Harbour. We enjoyed our lunch very much. The sushi and robata dishes were excellent and the service was on par with the quality of the food. We are already looking forward to returning to Makoto soon.

AK
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makoto is always amazing. Everything is great can’t
Go wrong

PB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Early Valentines

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teenage girl’s birthday celebration

PG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gucci is always THE BEST!
The food is always going UP & UP
That’s why Makoto is everyone’s favorite restaurant close to Sunny Isles.

c
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful; excellent food and service.