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Makoto Japanese Steak House

297 State Highway 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609-978-9986
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Ranked #12 of 64 restaurants in Manahawkin
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Forked River, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went with a group of friends for a sushi feast. We had a variety of rolls and sashimi. It was fresh an quite good. I like that it is a byob, it makes eating out more reasonable price wise. There was a wait for the Hibachi and I really didn't care for the set up of that area. he... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The sushi chef is very good and very creative, giving the evening an entertaining flair. Though the lights are dim, I couldn't get past the dirty tip jars, bathrooms and floors yuk If they could clean it better, I might go back. Also ventilation is not good and you will smell like hibachi even if sitting on the other side.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I went for a quick late lunch the other day and had an almost wonderful experience! We were the only people in the restaurant so the service was excellent and the food was very quickly made. The sushi came out so fast, I was amazed. My boyfriend also ordered the chicken teriyaki and it was just a... More

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Toms River
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in on a slow week night. I had #62, beef negimaki for $15.95, the meat was tough and the sauce greasy and heavy handed. The ambiance is fine. Hostess could use a smile or two. While wait staff was pleasant courses came out too close together and even after setting cup at edge of table had to request a... More

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Manahawkin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is my favorite place to eat. It is by far the most delicious food in the area. My only negative would be that you may not be in the mood for the Hibachi style. But the food is always good and the entertainment is fun.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Best sushi in town! Love the hibachi dinners. Great entertainment and great food. Lunch or dinner I have been very pleased with both. We eat here once a week and regularly order take out. Don't miss this one.

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Dinner at Makoto is a family fun dinner & show!! The chefs are skillful & creative! The meats & fish are fresh & seasoned properly!! Crisp fresh veggies!!

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Took a chance - knew nothing about this place & we didn't have a reservation. We were seated immediately & greeted by the friendliest staff! There were several birthdays being celebrated & the entire restaurant joined in the fun....great music, disco lights show, drums!...it was hysterical! Jerry (hibachi chef) was so friendly & entertaining. He cooked everything to perfection! The... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We love going to Makoto....besides the excellent food- it is FUN!! It is like an interactive dining experience! The portions of food are huge and the prices are good.... As I am typing this I am realizing - it is time to go back!! Make reservations though- especially on the weekend- but it fills up fast!!

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Manahawkin, New Jersey, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I like Makoto and wanted to give it 4 stars. I would have for lunch. But they're sushi leaves a little to be desired. It's decent. Not great. They're sushi rice isn't great which I think is the issue. Plus the seaweed wrap could stand to be a bit better. Overall great service and good lunch.

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