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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.
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
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
Always consistent, but this time better than ever. Makoto never fails to impress. Great food, good service and the best people watching in Bal Harbour. It's our local go-to when we want Japanese. From the sushi to the robata to the divine white chocolate dessert we always have a wonderful experience here. Highly recommended.
Food and atmosphere were great. We loved the wagu beef that you cook yourself on a hot stone., as well as the miso cod. The wagu noodles were a little too spicy for our taste however may be good if you like spice. Just doesn't list on the menu that the dish is spicy. Highly reccommend was a fun dinner out!
Delicious first time ordering veggie risotto needed 35 minutes of prep time. It was excellent however entirely overpowered by truffle oil. Went very well with hot sake. Cauliflower is delicious and filling comfort food. I love the makoto salad. Just watercress and a delicious dressing with Panko crumbs and just a tiniest bit of red onion.
Food was awesome, but service was lousy. Had to ask 3 times Every time we needed water. Since no one would take the dirty dishes out of the table there was no room to place he food that kept on coming and no one really seemed to care. Had to constantly request the waiters to take the empty food dishes every time. And even then,, by the time we got the coffe and desert the table was filled with empty food plates (have some pictures) and the coffee was served prior to the dessert so by the time the desert arrived we had already sipped the coffe (otherwise it would have been cold)
In general good food but lousy service
The food here is outstanding. From the salads, rolls, tempura shrimp, soba noodles and dessert. This was the best meal we had in Miami.
The service was great, Paul was our server and gave us great recommendations. The staff was very attentive.
Looking forward to returning when we are back in town.
Of all the restaurants we were visiting during our trip to Miami Beach, I was most looking forward to dining here. The service, however, was terrible, which ruined our impression of Makoto. We were 10 minutes early for our reservation, and the hostess asked us to come back at our reservation time. Completely understandable, and we happily took a walk around the mall. We returned promptly at our reservation time (through a different entrance - a big mistake apparently), and the hostess there (she had dark hair and braces) rudely asked us whether we received a phone call to return. I explained that I was told to return at the reservation time, and she replied that they were preparing my table and to wait. We took a seat right in front of the hostess booth, and we were ignored for 20 minutes while the hostesses were gossiping about their personal lives. We watched other parties be greeted more politely and be seated before us (we also could see an empty table from our seat), and we were not given any explanation for why we were waiting. When we finally were seated, we received a rather dismissive "sorry" and then were seated. It would have been nice to have received an explanation (especially since we were initially told our table was being prepared, and not that they were waiting on tables to become available). This treatment at the outset unfortunately ruined our experience there (it was the last night of our trip). The food was delicious - we had a sashimi sampler, the grilled eggplant, and the grilled wagyu, but it wasn't the best Japanese we have had. I would not recommend going out of your way to come here -- there are better establishments (and better service!) in Miami.
Aweful. Expected a great Japanese food and sushi dinner. Not exactly sure what this restaurant is trying to be. Very strange renditions of traditional sushi. Scallions in Tekamaki, mayo in California roll? Very skimpy carafe of Saki for $35 - not great value. Loud Reggae music? We have eaten at many Steven Star restaurants including the original Morimoto in Philly so we expected much better. Then to add insult to injury we had to pay an additional $4.50 to park even after validation. If you want sushi, save your money and walk 200 yards down Collins Ave. there are 2 sushi restaurants there that have to be better than Makoto.
I had rather high expectation reading reviews. The atmosphere is nice, and it is conveniently located at Miami beach´s most elegant shopping mall, having a large outside terrace. But if you are looking for a modern/contemporary Japanese food, this was very an average. We had Sushi-bento, Salmon teriyaki, California rolls, and Chicken ramen. Sushi was nothing special with rice being rather dried. Ramen was not "tonkotsu soup" as it was indicated in the menu with just simple noodle and a small amount of chicken. Good for children, but very poorly presented. I was astonished by the lack of fantasy in this Ramen. Sushi-bento came with Wasabi rice, which is a fried rice with Wasabi touch. It is too much rice (sushi and fried rice)!! I have never seen such a combination. Too much rice and noodle and very limited amount of other exciting ingredients. But again, if you are not very picky with food, this is a fine place as the atmosphere is good but food is nothing special.
Had reservation but decided to eat outside in the front. ( unfortunately it's a smoking section) moved our table cuz a lady was lighting her 4th cigarette.....! Oscar was a great waiter. The crispy tuna appetizer was delicious! The salad and sushi we ordered was excellent.
We recommend this resto. Plus I saw Martha Stewart which was cool!
We had a reservation at 9:45 and arrived on time but we were seated at 10:20. We asked a female blond hostess to please lower the music volume since it was really hard to habe a conversation and she acted rudely saying that it was part of the dining experience and that we should have chosen another quieter restaurant. Another server realized what was going on and quickly apologized after her and put the volume down and after that the service was excellent!
Muy buena comida japonesa
Muy creativa y con buena calidad de productos
El pescado estaba muy bueno, fresco y de calidad
Muy buenos edamames
La atención fue excelente - muy simpáticos
Nos pareció mejor que Nobu en muchos aspectos
Vale la pena ir!
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