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Makoto Japanese Steak House

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297 State Highway 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609-978-9986
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great family time!

Been here a couple of times and always had great service and a good time. Large menu selection too.......

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Newark, New Jersey
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Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Been here a couple of times and always had great service and a good time. Large menu selection too.......

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! I went to lunch with a couple of friends today and this was a real treat. We shared a Sushi and Sashimi combo. It was so good we ordered an additional Spicy tuna roll. The place isn't much to look at but the food is good and the staff was pleasant.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family loves to eat Makoto when we are visiting our father in Manahawkin. The Hibachi style restaurant has great food and a fun experience for all but especially the children. We love the beef and scallops. The sushi selection is excellent. The staff go out of their way to make everyone feel comfortable.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like Japanese its a great place. They cook on the grill rightin front of you. The chefs like to tease and play with the crowd so if you like that it's fun. They small kids love it!! Food is great but be prepared to drink a lot the next day they use lots of salt. A bit pricey.... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Makoto has the best sushi in the area. The owner Tan is friendly and makes sure all customers are served quickly. Also Alex the sushi chef is the best. Try it, you won't be sorry.

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

When I come here with my son, he loves sitting at the hibachi tables to watch the antics of the chefs and laugh with other guests. I like the hibachi, but even more, I like the Japanese dishes that you don't usually see at hibachi or sushi restaurants. They make a delicious eggplant with miso, which is sweet and satisfying.... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My family went here for dinner while on vacation and it was great!!! The food was good and the chef was entertaining for the kids!!! Could be a little bit cleaner but other than that it was very fun. Would come back again.

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Forked River, New Jersey
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22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 297 State Highway 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: 609-978-9986

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse

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