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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily:11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
96th St and Collins Ave
Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access
Makoto Ratings and Reviews
Makoro is being reliable and best qualit ...
Makoro is being reliable and best quality of food since its opening
A little bit snobby but all in all its a ...
A little bit snobby but all in all its always had great dishes and great service.
fOOD AND SERVICE
recommend great food but definitely need to know where u are seating can get to noisy and loud to have conversations
Host was very cold and unfriendly. She ...
Host was very cold and unfriendly. She advised us that they have availability, but then they were wide open on open table
Great mothers day
Our waitress was awesome. Great food. Everyone was pleasantly nice.
Incredible service, food cooked perfect. They improved their quality and now are at next level. Go your friends or family you will have a great time.
Yesterday was another great visit. The f ...
Yesterday was another great visit. The food was delicious as usual! The ambiance was great!!! However , I was disapoined with The Hostess attitude, she told us, that we couldn't Make reservations for outside. And I Told her, that I have requested an outside table, and it was In my reservation comments, because I have a dog. It wasn'r until my husband, argued with The Hostess, that she sat us at The , outside table. Do I really have to argue to spend my money at your outside table? There were Many empty tables outside!!!
The house made soy sauce was bland and t ...
The house made soy sauce was bland and tasted weird. We asked for a non in house brand. Sushi was extremely sub par for an Iron Chef restaurant.
The food and service was exceptional as ...
The food and service was exceptional as always. Our server Beata was a true gem, always on the look out for empty glasses and assessing when and if we needed anything else. Crunchy tuna rice is the best there, compared to the way other restaurants do this dish. All the food is tasty and highly recommended is the sea bass!
Great food, service and place!! I love i ...
Great food, service and place!! I love it! Every time I'm in Miami I go there!
Extremely professionally managed establishment
I have never been to Makoto when the service hasn't been amazingly attentive and efficient. The waitstaff is extremely accommodating and extraordinarily knowledgeable in terms of the menu , specials etc. This is clearly not a cookie-cutter assembly line kitchen. There were five of us and each one of us had a different entrée and we shared appetizers. Each plate was distinctive from the taste perspective ,well-prepared and beautifully presented. One gripe: The bar has a lousy poor. One of the worst in the city. Vodka neat was a mirror to ounces...... Other times cocktails were ordered and had to be returned because there was more mixer and very little alcohol. By the way the same thing goes for the pour at Le Zoo another Steven Starr restaurant. It's a skimpy and tight practice and frankly taints the otherwise generous atmosphere of the restaurant.
Our server, Louie, was wonderful. Helpfu ...
Our server, Louie, was wonderful. Helpful Patient Efficient Professional and friendly
amazing food no hype
Unlike most Miami restaurants that get rave reviews this restaurant pays close attention to detail without fussiness or pretense. The high quality ingredients are nicely featured and there is some play with the presentation but all in "good taste". I highly recommend the kobe beef, brussel sprouts, chicken wings, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, basically every item grilled on the robata grill is amazing (the thinly sliced beef is done by you at your table with a cute little hot stone). I really do no like duck but was encouraged by a friend to try the duck dish. The roasted pieces were really amazing and delicious. I was not loving the duck meatballs or the dipping sauce but the smoked/fried yuca accompanying the duck was really really yummy. Staff was friendly polite and decor is lovely. I went back two days later for dinner again!
Every course was excellent, waiter was a ...
Every course was excellent, waiter was awesome, fun and knowledgeable.
Had dinner last night, high expectations for this former Iron Chef restaurateur. Being a Executive Chef myself I always appreciate talent and the ones who dare to break the Culinary boundaries with new flavors and creations.......but here was kind of a big let down. Restaurant was busy, Sat down and waited 20 minutes for a drink...in fact appetizers came out before the drinks did. Ambiance was so noisy that my ears are still ringing from the music and combination of the roar of not having the proper sound board installed. My date had a green tea caipiroska , she really enjoyed, I had the Makoto old fashioned which was terribly sweet with over abundance of fruit juice. The appetizers came before the drinks as I mentioned , fire and ice oysters were very outstanding! Great flavor combined with heat of the Serrano Chile outstanding presentation as well, Tuna Pizza was prepared well with fairly good and subtle flavor combos the micro greens with a remoulade and carpaccio sliced tuna on a cracker crust, the spicy tuna crispy rice was good but just lacking flavor. Then I ordered a rock shrimp tempura which the server brought a tempura shrimp Maki roll, not what I ordered but it was decent..standard. Finally ordered the rock shrimp tempura again and she brought it out along with broccoli tempura which I didn't order either and sent back, not sure where the confusion was from the noise or just miscommunication. Butbrock shrimp was good two different piles of rock shrimp with two different sauces, tasty. Finally we had been recommended the fruit toban yaki for dessert and what a disaster that dessert is...all over the board..custard sauce, fresh bananas , fresh berries, some kind of roasted Apple, these spongy homemade marshmallows, random cobbler pieces with a huge scoop of Mango sorbet in the middle. My date said it reminded her of something a 5 year old would make. Overall , just kinda a bad experience. Prices were steep for quality.
Brought two of my best clients to dinner here with my team. We shared sushi, robota, and a number of other dishes. Wonderful experience. Round tables outside were a bit troubling for a party of six with three tables having to be moved together. Not much room for all of the good food! Recommend they create an area for a larger group. Excellent food and service.
I've been there before. It's really good... Highly recommended.
I had a reservation for 9:45 P.M., but I did not sit down until over 10 P.M. Most atendants were rude to us, specially our waitress who would not answer our questions properly and was in a really bad mood. The food was good, but the service was awful and I don't plan on going back to Makoto.
Best maki ever. Crab salad is more than excellent, and so are the cocktails. The dessert with passion fruit and berries was also very delicious (and enough for 2!)
Great food! Love it. Very good quality ...
Great food! Love it. Very good quality. Authentic Japanese food with a little twist that make it fun and really great. Service is great and very professional.
We love this restaurant. It's one of th ...
We love this restaurant. It's one of the best in Miami. Our waiter was superb.
Amazing on all levels. Best experience. ...
Amazing on all levels. Best experience. Every time.
everything was perfect, we were 3 and we ordered two fishes with some vegetables and was delicious. Outside seating is the best
It was a good lunch. Chef prepares delicious sushi and sashimi. Service was friendly. I strongly recommend fried rice, sushi and desserts (mango and white chocolate). I think they should organise their restaurant according to disabled people.
Great food and cocktails!
Great meal, but the waiting of almost 20min was long since we have booked (and we saw couples arriving later and getting seated ahead of us) ...
It was amazing! Service was fast, but not rushed. Food was excellent!!! Couldn't decide what to order! Inside and outside tables were beautiful!
Worst service Ive had in a while, lunch ...
Worst service Ive had in a while, lunch time, Restaurant half full. Terrible service. Shame
The hostess was clueless and unprofessio ...
The hostess was clueless and unprofessional. Majority of the stuff has an attitude problem
Our service was terribly slow. There were a few items we would not have received had we not reminded our waiter. The food is fine but overpriced for the size of the portions.
one of the BEST restaurants in Florida. ...
one of the BEST restaurants in Florida. great food, innovative and nice also very good service
Evrething is delicious, we ask the waite ...
Evrething is delicious, we ask the waiter what to order
Food as always is excellent, but service ...
Food as always is excellent, but service is spotty for the price point. Often have to look for the waiter and you can feel the fake friendliness coming from them. The busboys are actually friendly. If they can improve the service it would an excellent experience
My wife and I have gone to Makoto on many occassions, both for lunch and dinner. Although we prefer lunch, we have always been extremely happy and satisfied with the food and ambience. No better place for gourmet Japanese food.
Always a great experience
Always a great experience
Delicious Japanese food. Beyond just sus ...
Delicious Japanese food. Beyond just sushi. Service was friendly and helpful with my children.
Having been a stalwart of Makoto since t ...
Having been a stalwart of Makoto since they literally opened when customers were sparse, we have frequented this restaurant at least 3 times each time we visit our condo locally, six times a year. We have even been when Miami and Aventura were totally flooded and there were just a handful of stalwarts dining. The service has always been excellent and as has the food. We have noticed that both have been deteriorating. On our first visit this trip we ordered a favourite. Brussels Sprouts and all we got at the end of our meal was a bowl of leaves. Also, after over an hour at the table our hot stone Kobi Beef did not arrive and we cancelled it. We were told that the 'leaves' were how it was presented!!!! We were given a new bowl of sprouts which we took home. There was nothing to eat with them. Service was very slow and we were disappointed. This occasion whilst the server was attentive, the first past of our food all came in a rush within 15 minutes of seating. We then waited for over 40 minutes, with our server stating it would be 5 minutes, and five minutes .... for the rice and, again, the hot stone beef. We were just ready to cancel when it arrived. The stone was cold. You could see it was cold when they put it down on the table. It would not even cook one piece of beef. We finally caught the server who simply brought us another stone. Not really the answer . We finished the meat and asked for the rice, and half the house salad to go. When we got home they had put all the rice and the house salad in one very large box, the result was a whole load of mush! We will not be going for our third visit this trip. What is going on at Makoto??
This restaurant is known for its unusual and eye popping presentations and flavors. It is always an occasion. However , I would like to make a special note of appreciation for our service which was not only helpful, but thoughtful and caring. Our waiter and other helpful servers could not have been nicer. Our waiter even saw that our eyes had been larger than our stomachs in the ordering and had the good sense to cancel a vegetable we thought we needed, before we even asked. That is real attention. It is a special restaurant altogether but the service is the icing on the cake. My guest and I were really impressed and appreciative.
Best in Miami !
Absolutely the best Asian restaurant in Miami. Went already several times and always had delicious food.
It was a birthday celebration and we enj ...
It was a birthday celebration and we enjoyed the food very much . We started with Brussels sprouts followed by the Hibachi corn and eggplant . Then we had the lobster and soft shell rolls followed by a grilled bronzano. Each course was more delicious than the previous course . This is by far the best Japanese restaurant in the area!!
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