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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uno de los lugares preferidos de la familia siempre
Comemos bien

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was bad food was good- they brought us our entree first and our salad after we were done with the entree, and the. our side of corn after the whole dinner. They just totally messed it up. Then just never brought me an espresso I ordered with dessert.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Okinwan Tres Leches desert is everything

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Although benefiting from a nice location and constant quality of cooking, Makoto has huge problems due to service quality.

S
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING CHANGES NEEDED . EVEN I love this place, FOOD is exceptional quality and i'm grateful to people working behind the scene at the kitchen they work hard. However i noticed big changes in a service department, you can tell many service people who are working have zero experience and bad attitude, I heard that its happen in a last few month when new General manager came, apparently as i heard some new ppl came with him and quality of service dropped dramatically. For many years we go to this place often enough to see this time something terribly wrong going on, hopefully owners will noticed and regulate this problem. ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING. we can't let great food and restaurant get ruined by bad attitude of a service department.

DG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sushi was excellent and service was pretty fast. Great value for the price.

JF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great
Excelente service!

FW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent but our experience was negatively impacted by the all the food being served at the same time. Each dish can be a wonderful experience but when all the dishes you order for the night, in our case it was 6, were all quickly placed on the table it absolutely ruined the dinner. In fact, the food came out faster than the cocktails.

E
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food. For me the best Japanese in town

J
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was spectacular, absolutely delicious.

However, the service was absolutely awful. We order 7 dishes, all came within 26 MINUTES of ordering. We were done 2 bottles and all the food in less than a half hour.. the staff are WAY to quick and should consider spacing out the dishes and making it a more enjoyable experience rather than rushing us out of the restaurant.

I gave the manager my feedback, and even though he sent us a dessert on the house - he couldn't have cared less if he tried. We were just another table of 2 in a crowded restaurant.

The table next to us applauded me for saying something and said they were thinking the same thing. Both of our tables had so much food on it you couldn't even fit it all. Not acceptable at such a prestigious place with such a high price tag.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!!

IS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an amazing experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Birthday anda talk

P
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and service. Makoto is a true gem. Although it presents as Asian or even Japanese, their dishes cover a full spectrum of ingredients and cuisines. They have what may be the finest sea bass in all of Miami. The crudos are delightful, as are all of the fish or seafood choices. Vegetables also reign supreme. Sitting inside or out is comfortable and with great ambiance.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was way too rushed. 55min drinks, starters, robata, sushi, dessert and settling up.

Wait staff was great and food was good as always. Not Nobu but very good. But the kitchen pumped out food too fast or the waitress put in too many dishes at once.

LB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious. It's rare to find a restaurant where every dish is excellent — can't go wrong. I've been coming to this restaurant for years with every visit to Miami, and will continue to make it my annual Miami visit!

T
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, delicious, delicious!!!!!!!

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L
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quality sushi. Consistently excellent food.

O
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awe sushi place, spicy tuna sushi a must paired with one of the great sake selections!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Japanese food I ever had.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our fav restaurant!! And we come from NYC and it’s always our go to! Last night we went for our anniversary and unfortunately they put fish in my salad twice after being told I was intolerant to that type which was disappointing but the manager came over and treated us to our drinks which was very kind. Still my fav and will be returning as always

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I would not recommend this restaurant, the food was okay, sushi was good, management sucks and service is well not great.

OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi sashimi in south Florida !

N
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing gastronomic experience!

JR
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ordered Brussel Sprouts, Chicken Dumplings, Wagyu Short Ribs, Sea Bass and Chirashi. Everything, aside from the Chirashi and the Wagyu Short Rib was a bit in the salty side. The supposed “crunchy” Brussels Sprouts was not at all crunchy, but overall not bad due to savory sauce.

Service was lackluster and often slow. They mistakenly sent over something we didn’t order, which resulted to our main dishes arriving much sooner than the corrected small plate order.

For dessert, we ordered the Okinawa Tres Leches and the Yuzu Chocolate Cake. The desert took over 10 minutes to arrive that we considered either canceling or having them to go. Did not care for the soy ice cream that came with the Tres Leches - It was way too salty and took away from the actual cake (which was actually quite tasty). The Yuzu Chocolate Cake was the best out of the two desserts, which I’m glad we ordered to at least end on a good note.

We MAY try again for dinner, however too far a drive for a not-so-great experience at a lunch that ended up costing way too much for the quality of food prep. Ease up on the salt people!

BS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and vibe. I always enjoy the scene and the food never disappoints.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Poor service. Manager of the restaurant on this shift was very rude and didn’t bother listening until we finished explaining our issue. Never spoke to a manager that walked away in the middle of a conversation

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service the food was great, fresh and clean!
The watercress salad was topped fried breadcrumbs, which ruined a bit for me. Sushi nigiri was really good. Fish was fresh but rice was a bit mushy. Bonus points for fresh wasabi.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disappointed with the reservation time. We were told that there were not available reservation times past 4:45. The restaurant was literally empty until 7 when we left. Disappointed that we didn’t have an option of any other additional times slots.

JT
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Excellent quality food.
Service not the same....a lot of progrès to make...

S
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love this place since it was opened in feb 2011, I've been there many times and see the changes, it became very popular its busy every day, but the service changes, some service people are not professional at al, obviously they not getting goot training or bad selection by the management.
Food normally very good but lately i found on some days it can get to salty.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very delicious and fresh

T
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing super fresh and delicious. Especially the chicken dumplings and the Tuna pizza.

ML
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Like a fast food restaurant with poor service, but good food

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Spot

C
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Great food. Best sushi roll. And love the Crispy Tuna

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The sushi was marginal at best. The men’s bathroom was filthy - even though our diner reservation was at 5:30 when the restaurant had just opened.
The bus boy kept on trying to pick up our plates even though we weren’t finished with our food. Annoying...