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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607
8282647976
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Ranked #20 of 126 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Boone's original Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar since 1981. Makoto's is the Best Tasting Show in Town! Watch our chefs perform their culinary magic tableside or for a more intimate dining experience, dine in our Sushi Bar. Enjoy the views of our Japanese garden from every table.No reservations. Full ABC permits. Visa, MC, Amex, Discover cards accepted. No personal checks. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Dinner (Open Christmas Eve Lunch 11:00-2:00), Christmas Day.
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English first
North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I had dinner here a few nights ago with 2 friends. We did have to wait about 15 minutes to be seated and shared a table with a family of 4 and a young couple, but one expects that at this type of restaurant. We had a nice waiter who took our orders and brought our beverages and salads. Then... More

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Timberlake, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went to eat here for dinner when we were in town on a business trip. I thought the portion was small for the price. what bugged me was when the bill came, there was a service charge on the bill, when I said something to the waiter, he just said the majority of that was for the chef. didn't offer... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times for special occasions - the food is wonderful - and plentiful, and the chefs are great fun. This is a great experience for the family!

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Chimney Rock, NC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was the occasion of a family meal during a "deliver your child to college" weekend and we could not have been more pleased. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and our server was polite and extremely attentive to our needs. The show by our Japanese chef was such fun! Everything from the fried rice to the lobster tail was prepared... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We are visiting Boone, NC from Wilmington, NC and love our local Japanese style steakhouses. Our boys, ages 5 and 9 always enjoys the "show" that the chefs usually put on during the preparation. We chose to eat at lunch as we had evening plans. Our chef had no interaction with us or other patrons at the table except when... More

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Corolla, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our 12 year old nephew was so excited to learn we'd be lunching here as he adores Japanese steakhouses. First time for all of us. Beautiful, bright courtyard earns 5 stars in our dining experience. Our waiter, Cory, was extremely courteous and attentive to our every need. Lots of rice with entree. No sesame with "sesame chicken" order. Nice portion... More

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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a truly delight late lunch with tasty and perfectly prepared edamame, sashimi that literally melted in our mouths, and a beautifully presented and wonderfully flavorful assortment of sushi. My hot green tea was just right with this wonderful meal, and the very polite, friendly and informative service was GREAT! Lots of folks got to Makoto's for the steakhouse... More

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Raleigh NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A good implementation of the classic american style "japanese steakhouse". The food was very good, the staff fantastic. As a bonus, they have high power charging stations for electric vehicles in the parking lot.

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Elkin, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We and some friends recalled we had not enjoyed Japanese fine dining for quiet a while. So we indulged ourselves at Makoto's Steak and Sushi Bar in Boone,NC. We ate with a great group and our chef was outstanding and the food was oh so good. The shrimp were delightful and the steaks could be cut with a dull fork... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The people at Makoto are superior, so friendly and cordial. The food was just ok. $130 later (including wine and tip) we felt like the staff really took good care of us but the food did not taste like Japanese, it was kind of bland. We have been to Japanese steak houses and hibachi style places and this just was... More

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