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Makoto - Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, FL

Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.7
4.7
3159 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
In case you haven’t heard, Makoto has moved to an awesome new space on the 3rd floor. Re-envisioned by Paris-based designer India Mahdavi, it’s a bold new look which will take your dining experience to a whole new level. Bright colors and cozy banquettes. More outdoor dining. More seats at the sushi counter. And of course, the food and drink will be as fabulous as ever.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Makoto Okuwa ushers Japanese cuisine into the 21st century at his eponymous eatery, located on the 3rd floor of the luxurious Bal Harbour Shops. One of Miami’s most accomplished chefs, Okuwa, a master of Edomae-style sushi, reshapes tradition for a savvy audience eager for something new. Those looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date, a lunch with friends or to celebrate a special occasion, will delight in this remarkable cuisine immersed in a stunning setting created by internationally renowned designer, India Mahdavi.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 212 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 864-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Makoto Okuwa

  • Neighborhood

    Bal Harbour

  • Cross street

    96th St

  • Parking details

    Valet is offered in front of the Collins Avenue side of the restaurant for $10/hour, $25 for VIP service. Self-parking is also available in the Shops lots and garage for $1.50/hour with validation.

  • Public transit

    96th St and Collins Ave

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Our Server, Hager, was great. The Kani Salad is a Must! As well as the eggplant. Can’t wait to come back.
  2. s

    sharons

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sushi is delicious, rolls and nigiri were very fresh. The tempura shrimp was more like “bang bang shrimp” from Bonefish Grill except the sauce had little flavor. Great vibe but very loud and it was difficult to communicate with our server (would’ve helped if we spoke more Spanish).
  3. v

    vamp

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Meal and wait staff outstanding. Front desk staff rude (regrettably)
  4. j

    jvs1

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always an outstanding meal. Best Bronzino anywhere. Don't miss the beef with noodles
  5. D

    Dinnerlover

    New England

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance were great. We ordered the chicken entrée and it was outstanding.
  6. M

    Martin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    El servicio muy apurado. Rudeza al pedir la propina, como si fuera una obligacion
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night great service
  8. R

    Rochie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service!!!!
  9. ER

    EvaR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Everything was too salty And not much flavour
  10. E

    Emil

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    This is not first time my wife and visited new location. There is a not fresh smell inside and outside. Waiter charged for item that we did not order.
  11. S

    Simoncito

    Mexico City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordianrio servicio la comida formodable
  12. R

    Rick

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Tables are too close to each other. No privacy
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best quality sushi experiences I’ve had, from LA to Okinawa to Hawaii. Very impressed, nice job team!
  14. B

    Bravohappy

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I’ve been a Stephen Starr fan for years and I have eaten at a majority of his restaurants throughout the country. This visit just didn’t measure up. We had to wait 25+ minutes to be seated for our reservation, even though we arrived on time. One of our appetizers (edamame) never showed up, and the supposed wagyu didn’t have any marbling. The flavors of the other dishes were fine, but nothing to laud. The service was overall terrible. We repeatedly had to track down passing bussers or other waiters just to get water refills. The music was so obnoxiously loud I could hardly hear my date. This was his first time at a Starr restaurant and it was not a good impression. Overall, not up standard for a Starr restaurant. Very disappointing. I wish we had gone somewhere else for our birthday celebration.
  15. JT

    JoelT

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere was terrific but the prices were ridiculous. $275. + tip for 2 people was astounding…
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Me gusto la comida pero no fue nada wow! El lugar ambiente es hermoso ideal para fotos! La atención arrancó súper bien y después sin servicio casi…. El precio es demasiado alto para lo que ofrecen!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding from the service to the food quality.
  18. AM

    AllenM

    Austin

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top notch food and service, energetic atmosphere, and excellent drinks. Lots of fun and very satisfying.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of miamis finest
  20. s

    shbl

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Sushi had zero taste- frozen quality Soy sauce was watered down Outrageous price for quality
  21. WC

    WayneC

    New York Area

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time we've eaten here and we will be back. Enjoy the Japanese innovative cuisine and Makoto does an excellent job at it. On par with some of the best like Nobu. Excellent lemongrass salad, fresh yellow tail/baby yellow tail, and super robata, including corn and a very unique way to make avocado. Sushi rolls to finish off the lunch with very fresh with perfectly made rice. The only drawback is the price, closer to NY prices but it's worth it. Five stars!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience yesterday and going back again today! The server was knowledgeable and helpful, the food was delivered in a properly timed fashion and the support was exceptional, taking away dishes as you finished and refilling water glasses promptly. Superior experience!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic attentive and made great recommendations and the host staff was delightful and extremely accommodating.
  24. JL

    JLR24

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant music is AWFUL! What should be an amazing dining experience in a beautiful setting is marred by blasting music. Not only is it excessively loud, it’s just bad music! The management did turn it down slightly when we asked and the second time we asked they did try to adjust the speaker nearest to us in a different direction. But sadly this review should be about the amazing food, excellent wait staff, beautiful decor and attention to food allergies. Instead I had to waste time and space talking about ridiculous music creating noise pollution. If we wanted that type of scene we would have gone to South Beach.
  25. AG

    AmandaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was just perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  26. AK

    AK44

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was unexpectedly late for my reservation, and I was grateful that the staff were still able to accommodate me. Great spot for lunch and dinner, the food was delicious!
  27. K

    Karine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience was amazing. Must try the tuna crispy rice and the crispy brussel sprout. High quality food.
  28. G

    Gaston

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went there many times for years. The food was unusually spicy, even in plates that historically they were not. When we ordered the mains, after these unusual spicy appetizers we specifically request no spicy at all plates. And one of them came spicy again. The music was quite loud (we couldn’t talk) but thankfully, after our request, they lowered the volume in our sector.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, Anthony the manager is amazing.
  30. NY

    NYCfoodie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely room, great food, friendly professional service.
  31. FF

    FloridaFamily

    Miami

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best!!!
  32. RM

    RyanM

    Miami

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time dining here. My date was a dud, but I appreciate their flexibility in sharing us. Food was very good but very expensive.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Comida súper Temperatura en el interior muy fría
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    service déplorable serveuse très désagréable
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    La comida tardó 1 hora en llegar
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. Fun ambiance. Would highly recommend. The beef noodle dish was our favorite.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is superb and very refined
  38. DG

    DeborahG

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, service and atmosphere!
  39. m

    micht

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Makoto is consistent and wonderful. We loved everything we ate except the dynamite roll. Loved both the tuna and yellowtail crispy rice. The house salad. The wasabi fried rice. Everything is delish. Our server Brian was the best! Don’t love the new decor , doesn’t have an Asian vibe but who cares !!
  40. MO

    MarcelaO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The food is not good enough for the price. The service is good but thats about it

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 3159 OpenTable diners.

Makoto - Bal Harbour does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 212 times today
Google Map for Makoto - Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Additional information

  • Cross street

    96th St

  • Neighborhood

    Bal Harbour

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is offered in front of the Collins Avenue side of the restaurant for $10/hour, $25 for VIP service. Self-parking is also available in the Shops lots and garage for $1.50/hour with validation.

  • Public transit

    96th St and Collins Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Makoto Okuwa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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