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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (55 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
“yakiniku” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
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Reviewed 1 week ago

love Makoto's, doesn't matter where. Good food and service. Relaxing atmosphere, love to people watch as the artist does his thing!

Thank gloriajohnson31
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to let us know your thoughts. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food... I had yakinuki and wife had scallops. Good show the chef put on. Place was busy even for an early lunch. I'll be back!

Thank George B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great !!! And the chef friendly they didn't know very many tricks though ... it was very expensive but was $100 just for 2 adults entrees and two kids meals

Thank lovetotrip12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been enjoying Makotos since the late 80's! It had been a while since I had visited and I made sure I was able to enjoy their food. The chef was very good and performed a few tricks. My friend and I ordered the...More

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Pleasant staff seated us near the kitchen door - a busy, distracting, cluttered area. Nice family next to us that made the dinner the best part. Server spilled wine (repeatedly as she made attempts to refill our glasses). Wasn't crazy about the rice balls thrown...More

Thank DK B
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Fun for the whole family, particularly 6-14 year olds. You will NOT leave hungry. Makotos is run of the mill Japanese style steakhouse food with a performance by the cook at the table. I rate it 3 stars for price and flavor, for the same...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed May 21, 2017

This place rocks, not only food was amazing, our chef gave us quite a show. Definitely will come back again

Thank Shai R
Reviewed May 13, 2017

We went for lunch. The service was slow and it wasn't even crowded, the soup was flavorless, rice was bland, carrots were canned and sweet, spicy tuna rolls were just ok. I would not go back.

Thank MtnloverVA
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

I went to Makoto's on Monday 5/1/17 to order take out sashimi. I was sent to the bar in a separate room. Arrived at 8:20pm. Ordered 2 pieces of Salmon sashimi, a miso soup, and a 2 piece order of age Tofu. I waited until...More

1  Thank mealybug
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Thank you for taking time to let me know about your experience. Our sushi is fresh and made to order. I am sorry that you didn't get the tofu that you are used to ordering. I am disappointed that the manager didn't handle your problem...More

Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

While in town, we decided to have sushi and settled on Makotos. We had the choice to sit in the dining area, where hibachi is prepared in front of you, or in the sushi bar. Our server was great, the place is cute, the sushi...More

Thank Lee M
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to let us know you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon. All the Best, Gwen Dhing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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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