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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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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: Boone's original Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar since 1981. Makoto's...
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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  • 85
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    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
A fun experience

It had been over thirty years since we last dined at Makoto's and it was nice to see that it is as good as ever. There was quite a long wait to get a table for our large group, but weekends in Boone are always crowded, so plan ahead. Unfortunately, they don't take reservations, so go early or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Honda66
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Decatur, Georgia
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Aventura, Florida, Usa
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Great choice for the family, this teppan inspired restaurant features a large number of tables as well a sushi area. Food is great, service excellent, prices are below average. We tried several sushi rolls, all were excellent, in taste and preparation, the teppan was also excellent, awesome shrimps, excellent chicken, ginger dressing salad better than the original, soup excellent, and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you and your family enjoyed your dinner at my restaurant. We strive for excellent quality and excellent service and am so glad we didn't disappoint. Hope to see you on your next trip to Boone. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing Owner More 

Crumpler, NC
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a such a great place to take kids. They get entertainment and food! We go at lunch because dinner is ridiculously expensive. When I compared the menus the price literally doubled to the dollar!!! I don't see the need for that, but its good. Just go at lunch.

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Thank Olivia J
Decatur, Georgia
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

It had been over thirty years since we last dined at Makoto's and it was nice to see that it is as good as ever. There was quite a long wait to get a table for our large group, but weekends in Boone are always crowded, so plan ahead. Unfortunately, they don't take reservations, so go early or late. Kids... More 

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Thank Honda66
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Always eat here when in town. Food is consistently great but a little pricey. Wait staff is efficient, hit or miss with your chef. The last visit our cook barely said anything and looked beat. I wasn't upset felt bad for him.

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Thank Gina Q
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Ate dinner last at Makoto's while in Boone for an App State game. The food was good, but they won't allow any substitutions. All I wanted was a side of sweet carrots instead of the zucchini and onions the hibachi meal came with. Both items were $3.99 as sides, but they wanted me to pay for a side of carrots.... More 

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Thank silverquill212
Hoschton, Georgia
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168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My husband and I ate here on Halloween night - lots of college students present celebrating a victory football game. Our chef was Hispanic, experienced and did a good job. My husband ordered chicken and shrimp and I had scallops and filet. My husband did not enjoy his meal very much. My scallops were especially good and the filet was... More 

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Thank Norma W
Shelby, North Carolina
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to this Makoto's since our college days ( Class of '85). Most of the time EVERYTHING is perfect. Scroll down to last Feb 2015- perfect review. Sad to say I cannot say that this time. Yes, we were quickly seated and order was taken quickly. But after that it was a slow slide down. At first,... More 

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Thank 59Traveler1964
Pelham, Alabama
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Everything was cooked perfectly. The customer service here was good. At one point the chef realized he forgot my husband's chicken. They came to us, apologized repeatedly. Gave us the options of how to fix it. It was taken care of with even more apologies. My scallops were so tasty! Great night. I know some people give these places a... More 

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Thank JStepanski
North Carolina
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203 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

About what you would expect... same food, show etc as any other hibachi restaurant. Good service. Food as you would expect ( rice, chicken beef, etc. )

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Thank Carync6
Crossnore, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

i love coming to Makoto's the food is excellent and as is the service i have never had a bad experience and i have been going back their for years. they give you dinner and a show too it's really great and the food is so good they make sure that you get full and the shrimp sauce is amazing.... More 

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Thank Priscilla P

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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 Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 8282647976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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