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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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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, 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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    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
Go to place for sushi in Boone

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Harris H
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Hollywood, Florida
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

When asked where our 5 year old wanted to go to celebrate her birthday, she automatically answered MAKOTO'S!!! Our service was impeccable and our meal delicious (as always!). Both the chef and our server completely doted on our daughter and made her feel even more special on her day! Her happy birthday song by our waiter brought tears to our... More 

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

I hope you and your family choose Makoto's for your celebrations for years to come. All the Best, Gwen Dhing Owner More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went to Makoto's and sat on the patio after a stressful work day. My daughter and her children joined me and it was the perfect place for kids. Our server was fantastic and was very accommodating and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant for families or friends!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was a nightmare for us to have a dinner in this restaurant. First, the waitress did not tell us at the first place that there would be a “share plate fee” if not everyone orders an entree. My wife and I don't have the biggest appetite and don’t like to have leftovers. We ordered one big combination entree and... More 

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

“Avoid this one if you can” Jul 4, 2015 chunrong f (1 review) Cary, North Carolina 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.... More 

Cary, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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35 restaurant reviews
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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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: 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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