Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.7
2334 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 2334 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarioP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran carta. Un menú para compartir y muy delicioso.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. By far the best restaurant around miami!

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TERRYH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Our waiter, Joseph, was outstanding. He basically suggested each of our 4 courses to perfection. Manager checked on us often as well. Do not stay in Bal Harbor without going to this restaurant.

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ClaudioH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Outside table, saw the waitress only when ordering and for the check.
We ordered sushi and no one could imagine we were going to want soy sauce on the table.
Had to stand up and go to ask for it.
The sushi quality was great.

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vipDanielM
Miami
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Makoto is an excellent experience. Good and service was quite good. There is an extensive menu with many interesting and creative selections. Will definitely return.

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VICTORM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Todo muy bien salvo dos detalles. Había moscas en la terraza y cuando quisimos repetir un plato, ya no lo tenían disponible.

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vipMDiddy
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and service, amandine experience

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! The food, the service, the ambiance. Perfect for my birthday. I’ll definitely be back!

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AngelesL
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Linda noche

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makoto is a Miami classic and with the numerous times I’ve been, I’ve never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Spicy tuna crispy rice and fried rice were standouts. We Will definitely return!!

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KatyaK
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much it was high level of service great quality of food and wine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal sushi!!!

Oh Toro the best outside of Tokyo

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JoPe
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service, noodles were awesome

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vipRobertaL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Food was great, I wrote on my reservation notes through OT that this was my anniversary dinner but nobody congratulate us or made us feel special.
Overall food was great. We ordered Miso sea bass, 8pz Wagyu beef, crispy tuna, the fatty tuna roll (this wasn’t good at all) and the corn.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Try the Spicy Edamame. Not on the menu.
Excellent service!

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SamuelR
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food. Very busy. Very loud. Service could be more attentive.

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BlakeT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! My wife loved the spicy tuna rolls and the Short Rib yakisoba noodles were the highlight for me. This is a wonderful spot if you're in the Bal Harbour area.

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vipNotBornLastNight
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’d read many negative reviews about Makoto recently before
going there yesterday May 30.
The kitchen is very confused. They sent dishes out in a haphazard fashion.
After speaking with a manager our Main Dish Skirt Steal was served.
Over cooked & Luke warm.
The manager comped us a Molten Chocolate desert that was actually cold.
My worst nightmare happened.
Even though the food was OK the performance of the kitchen was horrible.
Comping me deserts after ruining a once in a lifetime meal is inexcusable.
It’s a crying shame there isn’t a professional coordinating the kitchen.
I will think more than twice before returning.
Shout out to Tatiana the waitress.
She was wonderful !!

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Rcalderon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Worth the money. Incredibly fresh sushi. Rolls are great!

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NThom
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was amazing! And the service here is great as well. You must try the short rib noodles!! Will definitely be coming back.

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SelimA
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food, the only issue is the construction in front of the restaurant (outside).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Entirely unexciting sushi meal with good service and highly uninspiring execution while using very high quality ingredients. Expensive version of typical mall sushi

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vipSilviaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good atmosphere, good place to share with friends

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
326 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Prawns soggy and tasteless, rice cakes with ?tuna overcooked- was that tuna on them? In hindsight we should have sent both back. Chef’s Sashimi platter substandard, also tasteless, not highest quality fish though scallops were excellent. Sake wildly overpriced as was everything else. Place noisy. One high point was the server, though we had to ask the hostess to get her twice.
If you are going to present yourself as a high end restaurant and charge very high prices, then you have to deliver.
So angry and disappointed were we that we will not return even though we now live two blocks from the restaurant. We will not hesitate to share our experience with friends and neighbors, and colleagues.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipZadine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is there any way to make the chicken robata skewers without the skin? Can’t eat the skin and very disappointed to find out it’s made that way. Strict diet and limits food choices in the future. Thanks!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena la comida.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect

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Michy
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and unbelievable food!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food amazing, bad service (our waitress)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and service was amazing except for one dish (skirt steak) which came out close to 20 minutes past the other entrees. Other than that the meal was great.

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StanislavT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Uní wasn’t great
Outdoor dining is a mess with all the construction ... it messes up the ambience .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I had much higher expectations for this place but overall it was okay. The restaurant itself is a very cool indoor/outdoor space with a good ambience. The service was not attentive. The table next to us were clearly regulars as the waiter was much more focused on their party rather than ours. He walked past us with empty waters multiple times and it took our sushi 45 minutes to come out while their table received all of their food minutes after they ordered. Hmm. The food is presented beautifully and the grilled avocado and hot stone steak were worth it but the sushi was just average...I’m not sure I will come back here as I don’t feel the food or service quite match the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service. We will definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was remarkable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top tier! Can not wait to come back.

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 2334 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.