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
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
We will be open normal hours for Monday, July 4th! Please join us for lunch or dinner
Makoto Ratings and Reviews
This is a very interesting Japanese rest ...
This is a very interesting Japanese restaurant. The menus is extensive and all the dishes we ate were fresh and expertly prepared. The waiter seemed distracted and hurried, although they were not that busy. But overall we enjoyed the experience, but would probably not try this again.
READ MENU PRICES CAREFULLY!!! For some ...
READ MENU PRICES CAREFULLY!!! For some bizarre reason, Makoto uses "Vertical Bars ( | )" instead of the number "1" in all their pricing containing a number "1" throughout the entire menu.
All the pricing numbers are bold and easy to read but if the price has a "1", the "Vertical Bar" is in lighter print and offset from the second number just enough for you to overlook it in Makoto's dim lighting.
So, what looks like $8 beers are actually $18 beers. ( Listed as | 8 ). I find this somewhat deceptive in that it is an obvious and deliberate printing deviation from what essentially any other restaurant menu would normally look like.
We dined on a Friday night and were seated outside at our reservation time. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and any question she didnt' know, she quickly found the answer. Robata and sushi are excellent, but those $18 or | 8 beers didn't taste as good in retrospect.
Usually this is one of my favorite place ...
Usually this is one of my favorite places for dinner. For the first time the food was below their normal standard of amazing. Everything just seemed a bit off. Edamame over cooked, crispy rice was overly crispy and came out so fast it had to be for someone else who didn't want it because it didn't taste fresh. Don't get me wrong, I love this place. Unfortunately my last visit was not up to the standards Makoto usually holds itself to. I definitely will be back because it had to be an off night for them.
Sat us at a table not ready and floor ve ...
Sat us at a table not ready and floor very dirty...should have cleaned area set table and sat is such that we would want to eat there. It was gross and not sure why they sat us without checking table first very unprofessional
The food was delicious. unfortunately th ...
The food was delicious. unfortunately the service was very poor. The waitress was not attentive and plates were brought to the center of the table not to each individual which caused confusion. We also asked for an empty chair and they said none was available despite empty tables around us having extra empty chairs. The restaurant was extremely loud as wel which made it hard to hear the person next to you.
I'm always perturbed when I go to a rest ...
I'm always perturbed when I go to a restaurant and I have to ask for the Miami Spice menu!!!! If they want to offer Miami Spice I think they should give you the menu up-front!!!! We just had had dinner there Monday night and now on Friday afternoon we wanted to try their Miami Spice lunch!!! I had the Miso Sea Bass......SO good!!! Miami Spice was great value!!!!!
Third time having dinner here with the f ...
Third time having dinner here with the family. Typically our service has been very good. This time however, our female server barely came by our table. We had to wait for long periods of time to refresh our drinks. She would service adjacent tables regularly, but overlooked us many times. When we finally requested a bus boy to bring us another soda, he just flat out refused and said he couldn't. I understand that there are restaurant protocols and hierarchy in terms of who does what, but all he had to do was say, "Sure, I'll have your server bring that over for you." Also, when we finished our meal, after waiting forever for the table to be cleared, our waitress finally asked if were done, only to tell us, I'll get someone to come and clean your table. ??? I'm sorry, is that beyond your job description? So, needless to say, we had to wait, AGAIN, just to get the table cleaned.
Cool neighborhood place with a chic vibe ...
Cool neighborhood place with a chic vibe but not ostentatious. Brought our 17 year old son who is a picky eater, but really liked his steak. Ordered really fresh Hamachi ponzu and salmon sashimi. Terrific spicy brussel sprouts and desserts. Pricy but got what I paid for in terms of quality and service.
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