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“Definite choice for fresh sushi in Boone, NC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607
8282647976
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Ranked #21 of 128 Restaurants in Boone
Price range: $15 - $20
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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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Definite choice for fresh sushi in Boone, NC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The place was packed when we went, but we tend to be patient and sat in front of the prep station. It is always a great treat to see the sushi being prepped. Great atmosphere and the sushi was great. This is comparable to other great places we've been to. We took some pics too!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words about your dining experience at our restaurant. It really means alot to my team and myself. Thank you again for taking a moment to give us your thoughts and please let us know when you are coming back to Boone.
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English first
Boone, North Carolina, United States
1 review
“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is by far my favorite restaurant and I cant wait to go back again! The restaurant was clean and we were greeted with a huge smile when we walked in the door. I would highly recommend Makotos to anyone that enjoys good food, a good show, and a friendly staff! I cant wait to go back again!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words about your dining experience. We appreciate you taking a moment to give us your thoughts and we are pleased that you are excited to return again. Let us know when you will be coming back as our staff will be pleased to serve you.

Gwen Dhing
Owner
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Dirty and overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Pros
Good service
Shared plates
Decent food
Beer special

Cons
Sat by kitchen door - noisy - listened to waiter arguing with chef
Habachi table was dirty and old
Menus were sticky
Can't order sushi at hibachi table
Rice was dry and burnt
No good specials
Waiter service station was cluttered and dirty
Floors were covered in food

Place needs a good cleaning

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. Good or bad, we take every review to heart. I am sorry that you had a horrible experience at my restaurant. I would love for you to contact me via email at makotosboone@gmail.com. We strive to turn a bad experience into a good experience. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Gwen Dhing
Owner
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Plantation, Florida, United States
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took my wife to eat here for her birthday, it was great!!! Excellent service, very friendly waiter. Hibachi tables were great and entertaining. ABUNDANT FOOD! My wife loved it, she was really happy, recommended!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your excellent experience at my restaurant. In this day and age, it is refreshing that folks can actually go out and enjoy themselves. Hope to see you again soon.
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Bristol, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Entertaining and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Always a great place to go. Great food and chefs are friendly and fun. Family friendly. Has a sushi bar. Close to shopping, Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad...

Visited October 2012
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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for the nice compliment. We strive to offer excellent food and excellent service in fun atmosphere. We are so glad you enjoy dining with us.
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