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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
At the sushi bar

We always are treated great at this restaurant no matter how busy it is. The sushi is so fresh; we really like the spider roll. I've spent a lot more for a lot less. Great for kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We always are treated great at this restaurant no matter how busy it is. The sushi is so fresh; we really like the spider roll. I've spent a lot more for a lot less. Great for kids.

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Makoto has been a staple for our family. We usually go there 4-5 times a year for birthdays or anniversaries. It's always been a place where the entire family gets involved with the Hibachi Chef and we have always had a great time and a great meal. Went this past week and the service was not the same as in... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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
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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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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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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