Makoto

4.7
1715 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
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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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JT
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

VERY GOOD RESTAURANT AND SERVICE
BUT...THE SEATS OUTSIDE ARE VERY VERY DURTY...

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Comida increíble
Mejor Japonés por lejos

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d
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, every dish we tried

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OT
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top sushi in south Florida !

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RA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, amazing food and good service!!!! We enjoy a lot our lunch.

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AB
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our usual trip to Makoto. We come every time we are in town. Have been unable to find this level of satisfaction from flavors and quality anywhere else in Miami, and the US.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Inside was pretty noisy. Food was subpar considering the cost. Service was great but a noisy group of people sat at the bar next to us. Table clearly too close to the bar seats. Would suggest moving further away.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday party

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good, but not great. At this price level I would expect excellent.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. Went numerous times on our vacation and will definitely return on our next trip. Highly recommend - also, make a reservation if possible.

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CG
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Two thumbs up!

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N
42 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place ! The manager Jorge was very nice and offered us free appetiser! Always nice to come to the place where you are very welcome!👍🏻❤️

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AM
25 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was yummy and the service great. And outdoors was heavenly

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v
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 1

The food is excellent. The restaurant is dirty & not kept well. Cushions are filthy. Heat lamps & floors also filthy. Good service.

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AP
31 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dinner was wonderful and amazingly light. Great food was topped off with equally great service by our server. Can’t wait to go back.

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c
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal, with excellent service and fantastic food. Our favorite!

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S
85 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We always go to Makoto and love the restaurant, but our experience this last time was not as good as the others. It was my son's birthday, and I wrote it on the reservation that I made more than a month in advance. However, the restaurant ignored that fact. Not a single small cake, or a "happy birthday" by any member of the team, or a special decoration on the table. We got a little bit disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always consistently excellent!!

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SC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Makoto is consistently excellent in both food quality, presentation and service. Best restaurant around.

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RM
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Makoto has been along the years the mpet consistent option for a high scale Japanese in Miami. And it is improving. The crudos are amazing: the Japanese fishes are a must and the toro is amazing.
The only problem is the internal noise.

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P
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely. The food was amazing, the service excellent, and the experience super enjoyable...

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S
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Knowledgeable staff and very kind. Food was very good but was disappointed with the tempura shrimps. Was expecting better. Had the grilled cauliflower and that was really good. So were the dumplings and the crispy tuna. Overall very good experience 👍🏼

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GL
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Makato is my daughter fave Resto every year we go !
She always orders the meat wagyu she has p.nut allergy and the waitress knew .
The sauce came with a clump of either p.nuts or sesame we couldn’t tell.
Manasger was not so accompdatingto us he gave us a new one but charged us fully for the mealIf it was a p nut of some sort she could have gone into anaphylactic.

I felt like he couldn’t care less .

She won’t be going back .

Waitress was nice .

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food excellent. It came out quickly. Lots of staff here. I think we just suffered from a server who was not so attentive. They ran out of the black garlic short rib before 6PM.

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RC
15 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great birthday celebration. Our server was awesome!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Todos los cojines de la terraza estaban inmundos!!! Se lo hice ver al manager y hace un mes, y siguen iguales DEBEN LIMPIARLOS

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DJ
11 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Makoto is always a good choice for Saturday lunch. Nice ambiance, good service (not so perfect on our last visit) and well executed food (too much salt in play, however).

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Siempre vamos a Makoto y nos atienden bien. Hoy fue diferente. El mozo. Un oriental. Nos atendió tan Mal. De mala gana. Casi mal educado. .

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S
96 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I was surprised to see this spot half empty Drinks arrived ok appetizers as well We ended up eating as in different tables sin my main course came first and my friends one arrived very late The side even at a later time Never received soy sauce or hot towels as the table next to us

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Todo excelente servicio y comida

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Muy informal para el novel de restaurante que esperaba , el producto muy bueno , pero no tam jpones como yo pensaba que seria .

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T
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love Makoto! Crispy rice spicy tuna is my favorite dish ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

La comida muy buena, lo q si sugeriría es que traten de bajar el nivel de ruido, cuando esta lleno de gente es imposible hablar. Los tragos excelentes. El precio alto pero está en Bal Harbour lo cual influye más en el precio.

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D
35 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food is hit or miss. Was amazing in the past, last time I went it was okay. For the price, you hope to have consistency.

Also, we felt extremely rushed. The food comes out extremely fast and is not paced well. I’m not sure if we would go back

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K
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Every dish was better than the next...sea bass, toro ceviche, Brussels, rock shrimp! It is located in a shopping mall, but at least its a beautiful one. Service was also spot on. Will definitely return next time we are in Miami

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MV
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant, it is the best

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s
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding. Always consistantly delicious fresh and wonderful

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HG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Valentín celebration with my wife

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I
16 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat and to be! Love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Newborn moment

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