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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
+1 828-264-7976
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (59 reviews)
“rice” (31 reviews)
“shrimp” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal prepared at your "table" by an entertaining chef. Fresh food, well seasoned and plenty of it. We split our meal and it was a perfect amount.

Thank Pat C
Gwen D, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your awesome feedback.

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my families all time favorite places. It is not cheap but when we want a treat this is the place to go!

Thank Kim W
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for your awesome feedback.

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Looks like a typical Japanese Hibachi restaurant outside and in, but add some North Carolina hospitality and friendliness and it becomes a gem. The grandkids enjoyed it as much as the adults. Great food, entertainment and service.

Thank Richard B
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for your awesome feedback.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I am primarily a vegetarian. The exception is I eat fish and love sushi. Eat on a regular basis. The sushi here is solid. It was fresh. I eat lots of sushi around the country and world. This was average. Yes, very impressive for a...More

Thank stephrab
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s is an independent restaurant that has been in business since 1981. Let us know how we can make it a 5 star. gwen@makotos-boone.com

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We did the Hibachi tonight and thought that we ordered 2 filet Minion hibachi. Discovered in the end we had ordered one with a Sharing charge. Everyone else got 2 orders and brought food home. Pretty good overall. This place is busy on weekends and...More

Thank bsorge
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s is an independent restaurant that has been in business since 1981. Let us know how we can make it a 5 star. gwen@makotos-boone.com

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The food was very good - just what we expected of a Makotos. What set this location apart though was our server. He was attentive to every last detail. Another diner told me that he had a beautiful singing voice and I asked him about...More

Thank Michele J
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. Audan is his name. He is a manager and does a great job. So glad you enjoyed your meal and recognized his attention to detail. Join us again.

Reviewed August 9, 2018

Makota's has been a favorite of my dad's for years, so we always go and have a great experience! Service is always excellent!

Thank wwritchie
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Let us know how we can make it a 5 star. gwen@makotos-boone.com.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

We're not from the area, so we don't eat here often, but it's been better in the past. None of the food had any real flavor. It was all bland and boring. One fellow diner commented that the soup tasted like Campbell's. The meat was...More

Thank MattyC33
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s is an independent restaurant that has been in business since 1981. Let us know how we can make it a 5 star. gwen@makotos-boone.com

Reviewed July 26, 2018

We recently visited Makoto's for dinner. It was a busy evening and we were seated at a table with several other parties, including children and teens. We had good service throughout the meal from our server and chef. Chef Ping was very good entertaining the...More

Thank travelingbillbury
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you so much for letting us know how much you loved your dinner at our restaurant. It is always so nice to hear the wonderful things and not always the negative. Our employees look forward to hearing they made our guests’ experience one worth...More

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Excellent sushi and full bar. I had a sushi variety plate with a gin martini. And chatted with others. Someone suggested eel and unfiltered Saki. It was exquisite. Who knew that eel prepared properly tastes like a delicate meat dish. Excellent service. Not noisy at...More

Thank Claire J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-264-7976
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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