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Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.8
4.8
3079 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 149 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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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    josef

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, the tuna was super fresh! The best!
  2. IR

    IRINKA

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and dishes as usual, delicious food, very experienced attentive pleasant waitress and everyone in service Will be back when can
  3. M

    Marcum

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience! To start, we arrived a little for our reservation but was sat quickly which is great considering how busy it was this evening. We had looked at the menu prior to arrival (first time), and honestly it wasn’t necessary. Eric, our fantastic server, had complete knowledge of the entire menu and also mentioned some off-menu items that were great as well. I enjoyed the sea bass but the star was the dynamite hand roll—melts in your mouth! Overall, it was a 10/10! We can’t wait to stop by when we are back in town.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I have always loved my meals at makoto. For years I’ve been going here and have never been disappointed but Yesterday I was not happy with the food. They used too much sodium on everything, spicy edamame, brussels and vegetable rice has way too much salt. The sushi was fine. The famous dessert attached on the photos was nothing special. Too sloppy a mix of ice and cold. I never make reviews, I love fine dinning. I trust my palate and sense of knowledge when it comes to food.
  5. n

    nancyub

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another amazing meal/ experience at Makoto. Food is spectacular.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food as usual except for the Miso Sea Bass, was good but not as great as previous times.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent new venue. Congrats
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality as usual. Everything is fresh and so delicious. The new location looks fresh and very tropical compared to the older site downstairs. Recommended !
  9. ML

    MarkL

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good. We had great food and service. Can’t wait to come back
  10. CV

    ChristopheV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like always, perfect!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Rushed service. Unbelievable that they would do this given price point. No class.
  12. FN

    FrankN

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Gr atvfood and ambiance. Always we go to MIA, stop at least twice at Makoto
  13. EI

    ElleI

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food took forever to come out. Service was extremely poor and the food quality was not what I’m used to at makoto.
  15. B

    Bjacksc

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

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

    SandroB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

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

    Talula

    Miami

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    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. ❤️🙏
  18. MM

    MMMLL

    San Antonio

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it all. Great dinner
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    JoshuaL

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Chef was unable to come out to go over the omakase, they let me take a picture of the ‘guide’ but not keep it, and didn’t bring the sushi rice I asked for to go with it until I was 90% finished my meal. Three separate bus boys also attempted to take my fiancé’s plate while I was still eating…they all came within a span of 10 minutes. The service left a lot to be desired. Overall, the sushi was good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  24. 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.
  25. L

    Lana

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We liked our experience. Had a great dinner!
  26. 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
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience at Makoto!
  28. 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
  29. w

    walec

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

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

    Hannah

    Miami

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was as enjoyable as always.
  33. FC

    FaisalC

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    super restaurant
  38. 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 .
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service as usual!
  40. 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

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 3079 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 149 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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