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Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Business Section of Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour
  • Stars
    Has a stamp of approval from Eater and Miami New Times
    • Eater
    • Miami New Times
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    Tasting Table
    "robata grilled eggplant withchicken miso"(6 Tips)
    Christopher R.
    "Spicy tuna crispy rice is a MUST."(3 Tips)
    Nikki N.
    "Kobe beef carpaccio, wagyu short rib and uni is amazing."(12 Tips)
    Catherine C.
    "The tuna Air Bread is amazing!"(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon98 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • robata
  • trendy
  • healthy food
  • wagyu beef
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  • Melanie R.
    Melanie RobitailleJune 11, 2013
    One of the best restaurant I've been to! The sea bass is to die for & the Kobe Beef Tataki cooked on a hot stone directly at your table is quite creative. Have to try it when in Miami/Fort Lauderdale
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    Kirill FuchsNovember 26, 2016
    Recommend the wagyu carpaccio, and the ginger lamb chops. Also has a very good sake menu. If you're not a regular sake drinker try their Makoto Private Label, it's floral, light, and not too sweet.
  • Derek F.heart icon on user image
    Derek FFSeptember 22, 2015
    Great service, comfortable place with calmful lights despite it is crowded. The meat is delicious, as well as some specialties like the Tuna Pizza. The sushi ingredients are well balanced
  • Victor G.heart icon on user image
    Victor GiansanteJanuary 6, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food, nota 11! The short rib yaki is a food from heaven! Beware that the Japanese risoto takes 40min to prepare and the only downside of the restaurant is that is too noisy
  • Henrique D.
    Henrique Della MannaApril 23, 2014
    Ask for the Kobe Beef in the hot river stone! And take your time to appreciate it. Just perfect! And by that I mean so fu#%ing good! :1)
  • Edmund O.heart icon on user image
    Edmund O'NeillDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    By far the best sushi in Miami Beach. Hamachi Ponzu and Crispy Spicy Tuna Rice are the best dishes. Small plates for all appetites, including vegan!
  • Liza A.
    Liza AltmarkMarch 3, 2013
    Abandon all of ur favorite sushi places and run, Dnt walk to makoto. Before u even sit down, ask if Jesus is at the sushi bar. If he is, sit down and put your fate in hands and you will be blown away
  • Nika V.heart icon on user image
    Nika VaskaMay 11, 2018
    One of the best Japanese restaurants in the area. Always very crowded. But the food is always good quality.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 14, 2012
    In addition to the raw stuff, Makoto's modern Japanese dishes and bincho charcoal robata have even the most finicky fashionistas fawning over the fare. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesAugust 19, 2014
    Makoto, the new Japanese restaurant in the Bal Harbour Shops, is sure to bring comparisons to Nobu and Zuma. Read more
  • Henrique D.
    Henrique Della MannaApril 20, 2014
    Go on and ask for the Kobe Beef on the hot stone! Trust me, you won't regret!!!! It's just amazing
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 26, 2018
    Stephen Starr's Japanese headliner, executed by celebrity-chef Makoto Okuwa, is one of the most popular restaurants in all of South Florida. Read more
  • Euri C.heart icon on user image
    Euri CruzApril 1, 2018
    The food is fantastic! We can not say the same regarding the service. We felt pressured all the time by the waitress to order. And the place was not that full!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 22, 2012
    Get your daily dose of umami from hamachi ponzu, robata grilled eggplant withchicken miso, spicy tuna crispy rice or Kurobota pork belly: Read more
  • Mafe S.heart icon on user image
    Mafe Sotillo LairetApril 5, 2017
    Best japanese restaurant around! It's so delicious. Don't forget to get their truffled fried rice
  • Certainly S.heart icon on user image
    Certainly StrangeMarch 12, 2022
    All the fish is super fresh - crispy rice hamachi, rolls, Wagyu fried rice. Fantastic!
  • Oren Jennifer H.
    Oren Jennifer HaleguaApril 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuna Air Bread, Salmon with Brussel sprouts and Vegan Stephan roll are all great items. Everything here is amazing... Can't go wrong!
  • MAAR P.
    MAAR PRODUCTIONS 🎬February 7, 2015
    Amazing Restaurant! A must Watermelon Ceviche!!! Fine dinning!!
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumSeptember 14, 2011
    Makoto offers the full range of delicious Japanese fare, from high-end Wagyu or Kobe beef to fresh sashimi and sushi. Try the tuna on crispy rice.
  • jeannette
    jeannetteFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The rainbow roll, Japanese caprese and tuna tataki are delicious.
  • Marc K.heart icon on user image
    Marc KosbergMay 11, 2015
    Cold soba noodles, house salad and tiger prawn robata is the way to go!
  • 🍕Lisa R H.
    If you frequent Nobu for the spicy tuna & crispy rice, skip it here. Nobody does it like nobu! Salmon and toro are very good though.
  • Marcelo O.heart icon on user image
    Marcelo OsasMarch 23, 2015
    Excellent food. Great star. Calm ambient. I'll come back certainly!
  • Rajheart icon on user image
    RajFebruary 15, 2019
    Food is good but overpriced. Sushi was excellent, especially the o-toro and the unagi. The miso cod was the same old take on Nobu’s invention
  • Isabella K.heart icon on user image
    Isabella KayatMay 10, 2017
    The crispy spice tuna rice is a must-try!
  • David A.heart icon on user image
    David AOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cold sesame noodles and spicy tuna on crispy rice are the way to start the meal.
  • Igor G.heart icon on user image
    Igor GashinskyNovember 30, 2019
    Omakase here is fantastic (has to be reserved in advance though!)
  • Alexis B.heart icon on user image
    Alexis BendjouiaJune 5, 2014
    The Brussels sprouts are epic but not on the menu. Get them.
  • Nikki N.heart icon on user image
    Nikki NettleNovember 20, 2015
    Kobe beef carpaccio, wagyu short rib and uni is amazing.
  • John K.heart icon on user image
    John KassDecember 8, 2018
    Excellent food. Tuna roll is amazing g
  • Luis N.heart icon on user image
    Luis NoronhaSeptember 11, 2016
    Besides the food that everybody likes, the green tea caipirosca is excelent.
  • miamism
    miamismDecember 22, 2011
    Great sushi place with robatta grill - looks tiny from outside, but nice space and great ambience
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CanoJune 22, 2013
    The tuna Air Bread is amazing!
  • Amee V.heart icon on user image
    Amee VoraJune 2, 2017
    Amazing food and ambience. Quick service
  • Aliheart icon on user image
    AliNovember 22, 2016
    The food here is to die for. Great for lunch.
  • Alexis B.heart icon on user image
    Alexis BendjouiaJune 5, 2014
    Tuna crispy rice is the bomb. 🍣
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsJune 9, 2011
    Makoto features a chic, modern design and showcases the masterful flavors of Japanese cuisine using the freshest and finest ingredients.
  • Sonia R.heart icon on user image
    Sonia RozenblitJune 7, 2013
    One of the best tuna sushi with fried rice!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeNovember 29, 2014
    Best edamame I've ever had.
  • Miami New Times
    Miami New TimesAugust 24, 2012
    The scallops are perfection and the whole ambiance is very serene!
  • David A.heart icon on user image
    David ADecember 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order wine by the bottle. They give the smallest pour by the glass
  • Елизавета Д.
    Sushi chef's selection (upgraded one) is ❤️
  • Justin A.
    Justin AOctober 16, 2014
    Spicy crispy tuna is a must go
  • Thiago P.heart icon on user image
    Thiago PenaMay 4, 2013
    One of the best Japanese restaurants . Simply fantastic.
    Miami.comAugust 8, 2011
    Fantastic Miami Spice dinner menu. Salad or oysters best choice for appetizers.
  • Roberto P.
    Roberto PliegoMarch 26, 2018
    Food is very good!! The service is not at level!
  • P B.
    P BDecember 15, 2012
    Great scene and fantastic food in Bal Harbour.
  • Isabella K.heart icon on user image
    Isabella KayatApril 30, 2017
    Spicy tuna is deliciouzzzzzzzz
  • Noura S.heart icon on user image
    Noura S.June 16, 2016
    It was great.. The sushi is good
  • Jean-felix B.heart icon on user image
    Jean-felix BenoitOctober 21, 2021
    Sushi and appetizers were delicious
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