Makoto

4.7
1583 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Daily 11:30AM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(305) 864-8600
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Makoto Okuwa
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
96th St
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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.
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Public Transit
96th St and Collins Ave
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Special Events & Promotions
We will be open normal hours for Monday, July 4th! Please join us for lunch or dinner
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1583 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RM
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best - never disappointing
Every time we try a new place we come back to makoto because it’s just that good

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Makoto never disappoints, food always 10/10

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

Always fantastic. Quality of the dishes outstanding every time. Ate there 2 days in a row, so many items on the menu that are yummy. Great for vegans, fish eaters and meat eaters. Staff are excellent, feels like a ratio of 1:1. We visit Miami frequently and most times we eat there twice in a visit. Best restaurant in Miami by far.

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

Best sushi we have ever had; London, New York and Cali all great locations, but this took the cake. Awesome menu, unreal flavor of dishes. Don’t hesitate to go!

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D
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Sat outside and was immediately surprised by how dirty the sofa was-- it was dusty and dirty. Food was good as usual, but noticed the noodle portion of the short rib yaki noodles has become increasingly smaller. The sushi rice was also a bit off-- it wasn't sticky enough and it would fall apart. Makoto is always great, but this time it didn't feel that great.

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m
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints! I could just live here and eat spicy tuna all day!😊

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TF
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined alone and loved every course. Outstanding!

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IA
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Great food but the service was really awful.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend the Truffle Ponzu Salmon, the Dynamite hand roll, the Frosty Wagyu fried rice and the Watermelon ceviche (spicy)

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EL
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food

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2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was not prepared with the necessary attention.

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a
22 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service & atmosphere all top notch! Always a treat to go to MAkoto when visiting Miami!

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GC
20 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The waiter went to the next table after saying what would you like to drink not waiting for a chance choice
He didn’t bring a dish we ordered also had to get his attention to order a second glass of wine
We go to Makoto and Le Zoo a lot and this was the worst service we have ever had

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AA
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service as always

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C
45 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered the $55 chefs selection of sashimi and sushi and both were outstanding. Everything was very fresh and the platter was beautifully decorated.

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A
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente , delicioso ramen

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Makoto is one of my favorite restaurants! When I lived in Miami, my husband and I went pretty regularly. We moved about a year ago and were in town for the holidays and had to make a stop at Makoto. They did not disappoint! The food is consistently delicious and the service is amazing. My parents joined us for dinner and my dad (who is extremely picky) was very pleased with his experience.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always visiting a place when in Miami . Food never disappoints

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A
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Music is extremely loud! Sushi rice is strange. Varanda tables are one on top of the other.

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MF
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. The edamame dip was out of this world and the chefs sashimi was out of this world

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a delicious meal!

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P
48 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food as always was lovely but the order our food was served was mixed up ie the sashimi came after the heavy sauce meats. We had specifically ordered it the other way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly great experience in all levels. Food was fantastic, service impeccable, ambience really nice and all staff was very attentive. DO NOT miss out on the Kani Salad and wagyu skewers!

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CG
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is great, outside bar is nice, great for people watching!!!

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AV
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, the food was wonderful (everything we tried)

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JC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Great Food and Great Service with Makoto!! I had a great night out with my girlfriend and it was her first experience eating at Makoto and she loved it!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food was excellent! Sadly our service was not. We had ordered a glass of Moet champagne and the first glass was great, but when they brought out the second glass it was for sure not Moet. They tried to serve me a cheaper sparkling wine instead. When we spoke to the waiter about it he said nothing and just took the glass back and brought out a new glass and poured it in front of us. Never once did he apologize.

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E
76 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Makoto never fails us. Always delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing from the sushi to the girl to dessert everything was top notch!

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OT
20 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was excellent!

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ZE
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had great food. Service was very good this time. It was because of the waiter.

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M
13 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious meal.
It is a nice place, the Waiters are very kind.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love The food

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B
8 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good, hostesses always rude and do not pay attention to reservation requests

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MA
63 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience here. I love everything about this place

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Birthday celebration was ok

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E
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The watercress salad and the crab rice rolls are outstanding. Truly a delicious culinary experience. The outdoor space is fabulous but indoor space is very loud, chaotic and cold. Would only recommend outdoor seating. The hosts are not very friendly and always make you feel like they are doing you a favour by seating you.

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D
16 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Makoto has great food! If you’re considering this place for sushi though, think again! Even though the appetizers, food, and cocktails were amazing, sushi did not impress us at all. There are much better sushi places in the area. The pieces fell apart the second you grabbed them with chopsticks and the taste was just ok, nothing special really. I will probably go back, but I will not order sushi next time!

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