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“Overall experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Makoto

Makoto
Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 864-8600
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Bal Harbour
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 96th St
Transit: 96th St and Collins Ave
Description: Stephen Starr's newest Japanese restaurant, Makoto is located in the prestigious Bal Harbour Shops. Makoto features a modern Japanese menu including sushi bar selections, modern Japanese dishes, and bincho charcoal robata. A hand-crafted beverage program focused on sake compliments the cuisine. The dining room and sushi bar seating are available by reservation. Outdoor seating is available upon arrival.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Overall experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

1. Bottle Still 2.00 - charged for tap water...."we filter it but it should have not been included on the bill" they responded
2. Lychee Martini 14.00 - very sweet and tasty
3. Passionfrut Margarita 11.00 - good
4. Spicy edamame - excellent
5. House Salad - excellent
6. Crisy rice tuna 10.00 - would not order - no taste
7. Fruit toban yaki - overpirced and inundated with creme sauce
8. gratuity of 18% included and put on ck...annoying and unnecessary
all tables next to one another - noisy and no privacy

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brasilia, DF
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“the desert was the best we ever had”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very nice menu, although the fusion part was better than the traditional sushi (for traditional go to the japanese marketplace). The service was outstanding...the desert leaves you speechless

Visited November 2012
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“Great food with excellent service by our waiter Kennedy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Started with the tea crusted tuna tataki which was great. Then on to the hot stone Kobe. Outstanding! Also had the Japanese risotto which was also a fun table side experience. Overall, excellent! Ask for Kennedy. Very knowledgeable.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“A nice break from retail overload”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Choice of indoor or dining on the terrace watching the valet parking boys driving cars of their dreams. Attentive service. Great selection of dishes and not just the dreaded wobbly raw stuff that can be ordered in a Japanese restaurant. Interesting wine list. $70 a head for two courses and a bottle of wine so not snack prices but then this shopping mall is no WalMart

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Good upscale suhi spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

In the Bal Harbour mall. A nice spot with very attentive service.
The rolls were very good and fresh. Parking is a bit pricy but it is good for a dinner or a break from shoping.

Visited December 2012
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