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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So much food!

Being from NY I am usually very overwhelmed with the amount of food on the plate from hibachi but Makotos puts that on another level. I had so much steak on my plate both me and my friend couldnt finish it. It was delicious! They had a sushi special so I got the crunch roll. It was warm and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
taketwo1006
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Yonkers, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We have been to several similar restaurants before. This is THE worst we have ever been! Comparing to others, the food of this one is a little below the average. And the performance is also relateively cheap when comparing with other same type restarunt. But the worst thing is their service!!! We had group of 12 from 4 families. We... More 

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

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at my restaurant. Your complaint was addressed as soon as it was brought to my attention. When I arrived at the table, you stated that the food and chef show was good; however, you were unhappy about the share charge to share entrees due to the clarity from your server... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It has been a long time since I have been here, but the food is good. My husband took me in on Mother's Day. It was around 8pm, so it was a bit quieter, after the college graduation dinner crowds had left. Chef Daniel was our chef and very nice. I had the chicken and scallops, and as you can... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Being from NY I am usually very overwhelmed with the amount of food on the plate from hibachi but Makotos puts that on another level. I had so much steak on my plate both me and my friend couldnt finish it. It was delicious! They had a sushi special so I got the crunch roll. It was warm and looked... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The cooks make the food on the grill right in front of you! This was a new experience! The food was great and very filling. Two people could share an order, there is SO much food!

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great food. We try to go once a week to get sushi. The good point roll is my favorite along with the Rock n roll. Dont forget to try the loaded landshark beer.

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Virginia
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There is a separate small bar area for sushi and drinks, but you can also order from the dinner menu (without the chef show). The sushi rolls were good, and the marinated grilled filet steak was juicy and tender. The fried rice was a bit greasy for my taste, but well seasoned. The squid appetizer was a bit overcooked and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went around 5:15 on a Friday. Was sat immediately and it was packed by the time we left. Awesome food, huge portions. Had the jumbo shrimp and filet steak combo and worth every penny! We spent about $30/pp.

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food Entertainment Wonderful staff And a window to watch the beautiful snow falling What more could you ask for on Valentine's day

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is horrible! 80 bucks for lunch with two adults and one child we didn't order crazy! Tip was added to check automatically! That is why the waiter was bad

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Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been making annual trips to the Boone/Blowing Rock area for the last 30 years. And with each and every trip we always schedule at least one trip to Makoto's. We have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Our most recent was for lunch on 2/15/15, and again, everything was perfect. We were taken straight to... More 

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Additional Information about Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Address: 2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: 8282647976
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
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
Average Prices: USD $15 to $20
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

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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 to $20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

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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