Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.7
2492 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 2492 people are saying
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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and cocktails. Preferred appetizers to the sushi

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vipChefmom
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service4ambience2

Lost its flair. Sad but true.

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sharit
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Mal sevicio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal

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vipLuvdinning
Miami
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We both had the Sushi premium platter … this is the 3rd time we order the sushi platter and the last two times it has been disappointing. Quality and freshness were subpar. We will not be ordering sushi again.
Also ordered the Hamachi Ponzu and it lacked taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Miami!! I’ve been here numerous times. Everything is always wonderful.

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vipReginaA
Miami
167 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still our favorite go to Japanese restaurant in Bay Harbour and Miami. The sashimi-sushi is always fresh. Our favorites Kani Snow Crab salad truly refreshing and the Wagyu hot stone is always a must for us. We shall continue to return to dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh tasting food. Everything we ate was top notch. I highly recommend Makato.

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed as this is one of the top recommended restaurants in Miami. Not worth the hype. Sushi was fresh but far from the best I’ve had. Our waiter was a little abrupt and we had to ask a few times for things.

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ClaraA
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best japanese food, great service, food came out fast and servers were quick in taking away dishes when we were done. Service was awesome love this place. Wish I live closer😊

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Zach
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor quality food. The worst value japanese restaurant I've ever been to. Even the miso soup was bland and watery.

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vipNomossundermyfeet
New England
95 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely outdoor dining experience at Makoto for lunch yesterday. The seating area was lovely and great for people-watching. The pace of service was spot on. The food was delicious. My companions raved about the whole roasted branzino (which was not on the luch menu but the kitchen made it upon request). I am vegetarian amd the server wasvery knowledgeable about the ingredients and made several recommendations to modify dishes so that I could enjoy them. It is expensive buy typical of this resort area. Absolutely loved it and I am already in the app to book again.

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vipHollyL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch outside on the back patio. As usual the grilled short ribs and king crab were excellent. And love the corn.

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vipLove2Dine
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Such high hopes for our special evening given the reviews. However, what we received was not more than just average. This restaurant would not last long in our area, at least serving sushi. Very bland flavors. The server was friendly but not often available to refill drinks No mention of our special anniversary which we indicated in the reservation. Not expecting anything more than a kind recognition. With so many restaurants touching doors in this area I would recommend trying a different one. They are all much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Most exceptional and consistently exceptional food in Miami in my opinion. I have an issue with them most times claiming to have no availability and always seeing open tables. It’s losing its popularity because of it.

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

As always. Excellent in every way.

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vipMad1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always GREAT. Hard to get a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was very good. The service was scattered and inattentive at times- despite the fact that the restaurant was barely half full. But this place is a safe bet for good sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food is so good and so is the service!!!!

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BarbaraS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Many items came cold and our server was not friendly or accommodating. Left dirty dishes on the table. Very poor service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food is fantastic but served very fast, felt like we were being rushed .

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vipJinx
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And recent wedding + 2 birthdays

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Ksush
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

In the most beautiful mall… nice ambience but average overpriced sushi. Will not be returning

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vipRajin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Tim is the best. Amazing attention to detail.

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vipNatasa
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!l i had a seabass and crunchy rice tuna app. My husband is vegan and they do a great job offering vegan options. Their veggie friesld rice can be modified for vegan too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen sitio para q vayan a comer , mezcla Sushi y comida tipo japonesa , lindo ambiente y muy rica comida . Muy agradable .

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vipMiaF
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is always consistent. Service on the other hand, not so much.
Waiters are inconsistent and inattentive. The employees bussing the tables are far more personable and always willing to help.

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MARISAV
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. We enjoyed the ambiance, the music, our server, food, everything!
Thanks Makoto for making my birthday special.

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vipSantaFe
Fort Lauderdale
46 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best restaurant in Miami! Divine food and superb level of service.

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EleonoraP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Makoto is consistent good food and great service. The menu is delicious!

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JordanA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, sat outside and enjoyed the weather.

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vipRaulG
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest experience in south Florida (period)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms birthday. Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solo en Japón comí igual! Es un viaje a Tokio y una visita a Izakaya Toyo sin moverte de Miami! Otro nivel de sushi…es difícil aterrizar al sushi quotidienne luego de haber estado en este paraíso. La atención es buenísima, los mozos se saben la carta y las preparaciones del derecho y el revés. Buenas recomendaciones.
Vale la pena.

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vipFedericoZ
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was elaborated, well presented and had great taste. I really enjoyed the eggplant and the crispy rice roll.

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elanab
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We have tons of staff doting on us. We had a very private table out in the courtyard. Food was 10/10 as always.

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 2492 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.