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Makoto Japanese Steak House

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297 State Highway 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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West Creek, New Jersey
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's great fun to sit around the hibachi tables with a group of family or friends. The chefs make it fun. The waitstaff could be better. My sushi was served without chopsticks. It took forever to get the attention of any employee. I still had to wait another five minutes before someone brought me a pair. Similar experience with asking... More 

Thank Ginamarie_Miley
Manahawkin, NJ
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we started to eat and I forgot to take pictures of the main course because it was so good and we were starving! My bad.

Thank qtdesignz
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice anniversary meal. Our first time here and we will go back. We had the Hibachi dinner which included soup (very tasty), salad. We also ordered dinosaur egg which are fried oysters for a appy. Hubby got the steak and chicken and I got the Filet and Shrimp. It was prepared the way we like our meat med... More 

Thank Mary Ann B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Very quick friendly service. Exceptionally consistent quality food. Lunchbox meals are a great value!

Thank Susan F
United States
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Really enjoyed their grilled steak even better than the filet.. The food was well prepared and tasted authentically Japanese. Just wish the place was updated... looks a little old and worn.

Thank Angela J
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

great family fun, superb staff, super friendly, good portions, not a sushi lover but grill food excellent, chefs fabulous with kids.

Thank 424barnesk
Waretown, New Jersey
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've been frequenting this place since it opened. I left the area for 5 years and came back surprised that it was still there and prospering. We went again recently and the sushi selection has greatly improved. They continue to get creative and the prices remain on par with other sushi restaurants in our area. We typically have gone here... More 

1 Thank SteveE461
New York
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Lunch specials are worth trying, again the quality changed from what it was when they opened. We had birthday dinners and other family gathering especially Hibachi dinners, it was fun for kids especially. Wait staff and owner are always pleasant and friendly. The food comes quickly and you feel rushed to eat and get out. They keep coming to the... More 

1 Thank HalUS1975
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We always are treated great at this restaurant no matter how busy it is. The sushi is so fresh; we really like the spider roll. I've spent a lot more for a lot less. Great for kids.

Thank 103Katherine
Lavallette, New Jersey
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Makoto has been a staple for our family. We usually go there 4-5 times a year for birthdays or anniversaries. It's always been a place where the entire family gets involved with the Hibachi Chef and we have always had a great time and a great meal. Went this past week and the service was not the same as in... More 

Thank Todd E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 297 State Highway 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: 609-978-9986

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?