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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
We've gone before and have found our favorite dishes there but i leave hungry. I got the steak cooked on stone and there's really not much meat. I also got the Makoto house salad that was basically all watercress leaves. They need a salad with more various vegetables. My husband got the short rib and noodles. He was satisfied. It's a really good dish. Much of the food is too spicy for me.
We arrived late but we're still promptly seated. Our server was exceptional. Very knowledgeable on the menu and their recommendations were right on. We had the tuna crispy rice, yaki noodles, wagyu beef cooked table side on a hot stone and rock shrimp. All was phenomenal! Don't forget he lava chocolate cake definitely a must do.
Excellent food, too,too,too noisy. The service was really efficient, clear in the explanation of the different dishes, the food and the beverages came really quickly and that was very good for us, especially for the kids, that love sushi and ramen,
The only problem we had is the level of noise, we think the music is not helpful in that sense
Went for a birthday and have been there many times before. Typically we go for the food quality which is one of the best Japanese in the city. However lately the service is getting worse. Our server basically dropped the food on the table quickly and left, not a smile or a word from him. Not once did he ask us if we needed anything. If we needed something we had to find someone for new plates or forks etc. Seemed like the server you would expect at a fast food restaurant not this type of high end establishment.
The music in the restaurant is set so high that it was difficult having a conversation. There are a lot of comments about the noise level.
The food is always good although I would not say you get much value for your money. For the $8 Robata Asparagus you get about 2 small stalks cut up and served as a 4 inch square. The corn you get one piece cut into 4 small pieces. We got the air spinach which most almost all stalks.
I put in the reservation it was a birthday. The server simply dropped off the dessert with a candle and did not say Happy Birthday or anything.
I have been going here for years for the quality of the sushi. But the noise level, the rushed service (they were not crowded) the tiny portions is making this lower on my list.
We come to Miami at least 3 times a year and Makoto is always on our list of dining options. Food is always yummy--our family loves the hamachi with Serrano peppers, spicy tuna with crispy rice, the hot stone wagyu and the rock shrimp. Service is always great. Every time we've come the patrons are dressed pretty casually (for Bal Harbor) but the restaurant is not a casual one.
I have been going to Makoto ever since it opened. Love the food and everything else (service & ambiance)! The only thing I don't like - reservation situation. I tried to make reservation (through Open Table) for 7 people at 6 pm, it wouldn't allow me, I changed it to 6 people instead - no problem. When we came to the restaurant, the table was big enough for 8 or even 10 people and the restaurant was half full. Not exactly sure what was that all about.
The food was outstanding, as was our service by Apple. The hostess however was a huge turnoff. I arrived via the east entrance and after saying hello, stated the reservation. She did not want to seat me because I was the first to arrive. It was 12:30pm on a weekday and the place was empty, maybe 2 tables were taken, the rest of the place was dead. I asked that she please seat me, that I did not want to stand waiting for everyone else, and that I would gladly already order some drinks and maybe an app. She asked me several questions then begrudgingly said to give here a minute. She then proceeded to discuss her manicure with the lady next to her that also worked there. When I saw what was going on , I looked at her confused. She said the table was being set up. Huh? I made the res days ago. The tables are all already set up, which I can see clearly as its a small dining room. She just wanted me to stand there while she asserted her "power". After several minutes pass, she takes me to the worst of the empty tables, in a dark corner with no light. I am so irritated with her that I just wait for everyone else to arrive. We ask a different hostess for any of the better tables that are all empty, she re-seats us, and we have a lovely meal with great food and great service. Too bad it started off with such a rude hostess. Will be back - we love Makoto. Hopefully the hostess is more welcoming and polite.
This was the third time I went to Makoto, and the experience was gratifying (as the previous visits were), the service is superb, the food amazing, and the variety of wine offers no chance for error to those who want to try a good one. I'll definitely come back to Makoto in my next trip to Miami.
Too loud - we were put a two top next to several others on a bench like booth back. Tables were separated by 1-1 1/2 feet. Also like we were eating together with strangers. Their conversations carried into ours. I'm 37 not 77, so it's a legit complaint. Otherwise, the food was excellent and high quality.
The food was fabulous and restaurant had a great ambiance but service was lacking. Basically all of our dinner entrees came out at the same time though instead of spacing them out and we sat for a majority of dinner with no drinks. Service started out great but went downhill fast after the appetizers came out.
Our waiter was apparently not happy to see us or had a very bad day.
Didn't spend even 2 min explaining the menu and left us with the message you are on your own
Food was lukewarm,salty and served on dirty table.
Wouldn't recommend to anybody unless all restaurants in radius of 10 mil are closed.
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