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
We had a terrific server and the setting ...
We had a terrific server and the setting is lovely. The chicken salad is delicious though I prefer the chicken shaved as was previously the case. And, I would not order the tuna pizza again as it had hot peppers - not described on the menu - and too much sauce. That said - Makoto is terrific, especially the sushi!
Always amazing food, no matter what the ...
Always amazing food, no matter what the dish. We order something different almost every time we go and are never disappointed (the only minor exception was the vegetarian sushi, which was not remarkable, at least compared to everything else on the menu). The service was terrific, and the wait was quite short for a Saturday night (9:15 p.m. reservation).
From the moment we entered and checked i ...
From the moment we entered and checked in at the podium the staff was professional and accommodating. ....well groomed!@.............the bar pours an excellent martini and the manager is actively present in the front of the house.
The menu is varied enough to satisfy many palates and each has a unique flavor........served fresh and hot!
the food was good but the server was unb ...
the food was good but the server was unbearable in her intents to make us spend more.
from bringing $6 water bottles without being asked to and also making us over order claiming that we were ordering very little.
she ruined our night
Food was awesome. Delicious cocktails. T ...
Food was awesome. Delicious cocktails. The sea bass and Japanese wagyu were total delights. I would also recommend the Kani salad. Service was very attentive. But during dinner hours the noise level can be really high.
Not sure all fish is actually the fish i ...
Not sure all fish is actually the fish it says it is
Lighting is extremely poor so they could serve any cheap fish and pass it off
Place felt very dirty and again how would clientele know since lighting is so poor
Nice smiling staff but we left uneasy that food was subpar
It was our first time dining here and in ...
It was our first time dining here and initially, we were seated EXTREMELY close to another couple...basically hearing their whole conversation, however, not wanting to wait for another table, we chose to stay. It worked out fine, dinner was fabulous and we ended up making small talk with the couple seated beside us. Wonderful night and food!
I love the watercress salad, sashimi The ...
I love the watercress salad, sashimi
The rolls looked kinda strange, very sloppy; i ve had better on previous visits
Cooked food is usually good, but we mainly eat sushi here.
Didn't have dessert, hope next time they will have gluten free dark chocolate dessert (lactose free)
Love this Japanese restaurant. One of th ...
Love this Japanese restaurant. One of the best in Miami! The sea bass OMG! sooo good as well as the waygyu carpaccio, the tuna tartar and the house salad. The only thing we don't like is that the dishes are served randomly so you never eat all together...
Whoever was the Caucasian middle age wom ...
Whoever was the Caucasian middle age women server outside tonight, it was not her night. Didn't come with water for 10 min and immediately had an attitude when she arrived. We ordered the wagu robata, and we were given something else. She then claimed that what we wanted was called hot stones, not robata and basically blamed us for the mistake. I have been to the restaurant many times so I knew she wasn't correct. We ended up waiting over an hour for the wagu appetizer. In general, j felt a lot of negativity towards my friend and I in general. All in all, it was such a horrible experience at a restaurant I frequent and love that I had to submit a complaint.
Everything was excellent. Not the first ...
Everything was excellent. Not the first time we were there. We were real hungry so we ordered more than we can handle but we had no problem taking home leftovers. Our servers name was Oscar. He was exceptional. Very attentative. Nothing on the menu is a disappointment. We had the crispy tuna sushi, spicy edamame, a noodle with short rib dish. The whole cauliflower robato was out of this world. Grilled to perfection. And we each had sushi rolls. Good to go with more people so that you can taste more things on the menu. We didn't have dessert but their desserts are also excellent. And maybe it's crazy to mention but even the espresso was the best I've had in a long time in a restaurant. Perfect amount. Cup was hot as it should be and the coffee was really hot not warm. Perfect to my liking.
We always have a delightful time. The se ...
We always have a delightful time. The servers give the most impeccable service. Everything served is delicious. We were allowed to decorate the table with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I promise you will adore. You can tell everything is done with love and adoration.
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.
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