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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 #18 of 127 restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 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
Boone, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Macclenny, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hibachi dinner was excellent and cooked to perfection. Sushi was hand prepared and was awesome. Liked the bananas on the flat top to end the meal. Very good!

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife is highly allergic to shellfish and onions. We explained to our waitress that she has this allergen. The waitress told us that she would let the chef know. Well she did, the chef confirmed her allergen with her. There was a couple of people that ordered shrimp at our table. The chef took the time to prepare my... More

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