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
Special Events & Promotions:
We will be open normal hours for Monday, July 4th! Please join us for lunch or dinner
Makoto Ratings and Reviews
Had the oh-toro sashimi for appetizers a ...
Had the oh-toro sashimi for appetizers and robata grilled lamb chops and Wagyu short rib for an entree = perfection! All very amazingly delicious. My first time here and won't be my last I will come back to Florida for many of the restaurants I tried during vacation and this is definitely one of them.
Food always good but the service lately ...
Food always good but the service lately is going down i do not know whats going on .... Always looking for our waitress ..
Very fresh and delicious sushi, inventiv ...
Very fresh and delicious sushi, inventive and luxurious small plates and main courses. Everything we have tried, was very tasty and we will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.
Love Makoto! My favorite restaurant! Co ...
Love Makoto! My favorite restaurant! Consistently excellent!
Everithing was amazing. I love this plac ...
Everithing was amazing. I love this placen the sushi, sishito , meat and salmon was delicius
you can always count on good sushi quali ...
you can always count on good sushi quality at Makoto. It has the freshest sashimi in town!
Fantastic meal and service at the sushi ...
Fantastic meal and service at the sushi bar. Thanks everyone!
Everything we ate was delicious! We were ...
Everything we ate was delicious! We were very well advice about the options by the waiter. The place is very nicely decorated! Good service and lovely ambiance!
Amazing food, we sampled a lot from the ...
Amazing food, we sampled a lot from the menu and it was all fantastic. Along with the cocktails!! Will be back again shortly.
The Restaurant has great Food beautifull ...
The Restaurant has great Food beautifull presentation of the plates. Excellent service very on time with my reservation.
The best meal we have ever had! amazing! ...
The best meal we have ever had! amazing!!! I was excited to try it, but it was better than I could have imagined!!
always top notch
must of dined at this establishment 20-25 times. everytime i go, everything about this place is top notch.
A) Confusing menu B) Charged more than the quoted price C) Tasteless entree's D) Overpriced E) No one in our party was interested in returning.
Returning to Makoto after few month...always delicious, the food is fresh and well prepared. Unfortunately the service is not always what you expect..I received my main course before the starter and I was ready for the dessert while my husband was still waiting for his entrée.
We were seated promptly and our waiter was very friendly. We ordered 3 appetizer/small plates and one entre (king salmon) and shared among three people. the broccoli tempura was delicious, and the spicy tuna crispy rice was wonderful. The California roll was fresh, but seemed sort of bland as compared to usual. The King Salmon entre took excessively long to be served, was undercooked (cooked, but too pink and mushy on the inside), and was not as good as usual. For how long it took, I'm not sure why it still was not cooked. The texture was unpleasant. However, the service was still great, and I will still go back, but probably just stick with the small plates.
Hello. We are from México, but each time that we travel to Miami to visit our son, we love to eat at Makoto, the food is delicious, the service is impecable.
sitting outside would make it a perfect ...
sitting outside would make it a perfect experience. inside there is too much noise. you need to ask for a table outside when you make the reservation. food is amazing, everything to share. we ordered the crispy brussels sprouts, the whole cauliflower, the seabass and the branzino for 2 people. aprox $50 per person. is not my first time and defintely not the last one.
We made a reservation but decided to sit ...
We made a reservation but decided to sit at the self seated open air bar area in the mall. Same menu, closer to the bar, open air, smoker friendly. The threat of rain was imminent, but our server was wonderful, even checking the radar to ease our concern about it raining while eating. Good was spectacular as always.
We ordered the Sushi and Sashimi sampler ...
We ordered the Sushi and Sashimi samplers and both were excellent. Everything was very fresh and prepared beautifully. Absolutely delicious and worth every penny. We finished with moshi icecream which was very good. Great experience and will definitely go back.
Food- Service- Great Service! ... Hidden ...
Food- Service- Great Service! ... Hidden Jewel in the Miami Arena....
Makoto is quite successful, and it's easy to see why. Excellent food and good service. It's not cheap, but what in Miami Beach is?
Everythig was awesome!!! Great food! O ...
Everythig was awesome!!! Great food! Our weitress was wonderfull, nice and gentle!!
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.
Food was Good!
Food was Good!
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.
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