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Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.8
4.8
3062 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 214 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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What 3,062 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Miami - Dade

    Japanese

  • Miami - Dade

    Most Booked

  • North Dade

    Best Overall

  • North Dade

    Best Food

  • North Dade

    Hot Spot

  • North Dade

    Great for Lunch

  • North Dade

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Bjacksc

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Everything we tried was fabulous. Crispy tuna appetizers, wasabi fried rice, wagyu short ribs, and beef noodles
  2. SB

    SandroB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wines on the list a bit overpriced.
  3. T

    Talula

    Miami

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious, They need more new dishes to the menu. Like the Chicken dumpling it’s one of the most delicious dish in the menu they should have with veggie. And Also different Variety of sushi roll. It’s one of the best restaurant in town. ❤️🙏
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Makoto every time we come to Surfside Florida. Always delicious and fresh! I would recommend this restaurant highly!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great morning at Makoto with my family. Nika was amazing!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  8. m

    marinak

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Very unpleasant experience, you feel like you’re in a fast food restaurant & you’re treated as if the hostesses are doing you a favor by allowing you to eat there. Leaves a very bad aftertaste. We had 2 more reservations for this week which we d cancelled.
  9. L

    Lana

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We liked our experience. Had a great dinner!
  10. DN

    DanaN

    Miami

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Very disappointed! Since prices went up value in s just not worth it! So noisy you can’t even have a conversation! Food is not as good as used to be
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience at Makoto!
  12. M

    Mila7

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was a let down . It used to be very good when the restaurant was in the ground floor . Will not go back
  13. w

    walec

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, great service & wonderfull food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new space and food is always amazing
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from service to food.
  16. H

    Hannah

    Miami

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was as enjoyable as always.
  17. FC

    FaisalC

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere
  18. MP

    MaryP

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing, can’t wait to go again! Service & ambiance great too.
  19. MM

    MilenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. I would definitely recommend and come back.
  20. AS

    AnitaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time visiting, and it was absolutely amazing! We had several appetizers, salad and main course. There’s absolutely nothing to complain about or nothing that I would say needs to be better. It was unbelievably amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    super restaurant
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner with family .. Service always superb. Momet and Diego are always so welcoming. Ian as well, always so accommodating. Such a pleasure always. Thank You Makoto for another great Saturday night .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service as usual!
  24. CF

    ChristianF

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new location on the third floor is great, it has a very nice terrace and the interior is very well done, food is excellent and service is great
  25. M

    Motty305

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Hostess team was rather disappointing! There were 4 ladies trying to decide where our party should be seated, discussing that took over 2-3 minutes, ultimately asking out party of 3 to wait and move away from the counter while reminding us that we were 5 minutes early! This team is the face of the restaurant and the first interaction that customers have…Fortunately our server was amazing and the food as usual out of this world!
  26. JN

    JackN

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent service and delicious food. What could be better?
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Outdoor space was nice. Prices were high but worth it. My only complaint was that they charged $5.00 for an ice filled glass of Diet Coke - with no free refills! Nickel and dining people seemed kind of tacky to me!!
  28. PV

    PVBeach

    Jacksonville

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and hours. Try the wagyu strip steak: phenomenal!
  29. A

    Andy

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely our favorite restaurant. worthy of special trip. When we come to Florida we always go to Makato. Amazing food and even better table service. Grilled steak was phenomenal as was sushi.
  30. CG

    CindiG

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous new space Fabulous food!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The food is as average to below average. The noise was unbelievably loud. We had to scream to be heard. That was inside dining. Never again. Sorry to say.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  33. P

    Petronio10

    Miami

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I have already qualified this restaurant. Nothing special to add. It is not bad.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    chef jacob is the BEST. everything was so good i cant wait to go back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  36. J

    Jason

    Miami

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Lost the feeling Lost the recipes Food MUCH to salty all dishes even salad Time to change!
  37. c

    catspa1

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  39. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really loved it excellent as always ☆☆☆☆☆ highly recommended
  40. SN

    SeaporqueNo

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and tasty food . The service was even better , just a little pricy , but this is Bal Harbour . The place looks really good , a little chilly inside , so I recommend to sit outside , but what's important was that food was fresh and well cooked .

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 4.8 stars by 3062 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 214 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

Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
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