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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607
8282647976
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Boone's original Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar since 1981. Makoto's is...
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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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a surprise

My daughter wanted sushi and I thought "in Boone?" Well, I was proven wrong. What a great sushi/sashami restaurant. Each roll or option we chose was fresh and well prepared and presented. Will definitely return when we go to Boone. Loved the fact they also had a nice beer selection

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Doylestown, PA
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I have been here three times so far and I am looking forward to going back. The food is great the service was also great. The prices for dinner are some what expensive but it is about what you would expect for a nice Japanese restaurant. (Even though I have only been a few times, my parents have been going... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

After two or so years we were back in this place and still one of the best buffet close to our area... At least we do not have to wait for more fried shrimps like the other buffet places... I am still strongly recommending this place to everyone and satisfaction is guaranteed....(-:

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Long wait, sub-par food, bad service. Have eaten here many times over the years, but the last time was the worst. Avoid this place if you can.

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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you were displeased with your experience at my restaurant. We strive for excellent food and excellent service. It looks as though we failed you. Please contact me at makotosboone@gmail.com so I may make this better for you. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing More 

Doylestown, PA
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My daughter wanted sushi and I thought "in Boone?" Well, I was proven wrong. What a great sushi/sashami restaurant. Each roll or option we chose was fresh and well prepared and presented. Will definitely return when we go to Boone. Loved the fact they also had a nice beer selection

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Xenia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The food is prepared cook to order right in front of you on the grill. The chef's are entertaining and very personable. Great place to take the family and prices are very reasonable.

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Jefferson, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My favorite place to go in Boone. The sushi is wonderful! The entertainment by the chef is great for kids. Make sure to eat the shrimp sauce on everything.

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited the sushi bar after a very long and busy day at work. The sushi hostess was pleasant and prompt in seating me. The bar staff was very attentive; my Good Point roll was excellent and the atmosphere- very inviting. Highly recommend

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Hollywood, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Always go for sushi. Great selection, fresh ingredients and delicious. They also have the hibachi grills on the other side of the restaurant, which is always a hit with families.

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Newland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Makoto's one of my favorite places to eat. Love to watch as they prepare the food in front of you. Had a great time.

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Georgia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'll get to the point. We went at dinner time and ordered off of the dinner menu. I ordered The Emperor Hibachi which included Filet Mignon, Jumbo Shrimp and Chicken and watched the meals being prepared. Everything was soaked in Soy Sauce, the Jumbo shrimp were medium at best and rubbery like gum, the chicken was overcooked and dry, was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 8282647976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?