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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
+1 828-264-7976
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 was fabulous, and our sides or lobster were deliciously prepared. Will return again when back... More 

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

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 More 

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

vacationing with family of varied tastes. we were all able to find something to eat on their hibachi & sushi menu's and had a great time!

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Thank ChrisnPaulAP
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to eat, the atmosphere is wonderful, food is the best. It is an awesome experience and the staff are perfect!

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Thank Stephen B
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

I arrived early on a Saturday evening, before the dinner rush and ate in the Sushi Bar area. I was disappointed with the small cuts of sushi and sashimi that was presented, because of the price of the items. Overall, I am used to better quality and larger portions, but maybe because this is in the mountains they don't receive... More 

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Thank Diane H
tenneessee
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We visit at least once a month. Always fresh & always friendly in a nice quiet atmosphere. We're never disappointed eating here.

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Thank Mtngirl4ever
Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Food was good but a little expensive. Gratuity is automatically added in also. Good portion of food but I like my rice a little more "earthy"? Worth a visit, we used to drive an hour and a half just to eat here 25 years ago.

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Thank k94max
North Carolina, United States
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited Makoto's on New Years Day. 11 in our party and only a 30 minute wait. We had our own grill table for the show. Our chef came out a few minutes after we finished our soups and salads which were fresh and tasty. We ordered a variety of items from the menu. The special included chicken, steak, and shrimp.... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Makoto's. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience. Cheers, Gwen Dhing Owner More 

Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Have been here for lunch several times, great food, great service, great shrimp sauce, chefs friendly and skilled.

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Thank Paula S
Johnson City, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We usually eat at Makoto's at least once per month but this is my first review on them. We have never had a bad experience here and the food is always consistent. Today's visit was amazing as always and we had Jacob as our waiter. This was for sure one of the best waiters I have had not just at... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We strive for quality food and excellent service. I'm so glad Jacob and your chef fulfilled that goal. Be sure to say Hi next time you are in. More 

Boone, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Makoto's is where my husband and I go for sushi. It's the best in town. But, lately we have been frustrated by the atmosphere and service of some of the staff. Whenever we are there, the owner typically sits at the bar and talks so loudly, we can barely have a conversation at our own table without being constantly distracted...no... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to let us know your thoughts on our restaurant. Please accept our apology. We will be sure to correct this issue and make sure you enjoy your experience every time you dine with us. Please cuntact me via makotosboone@gmail.com for more concerns. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, 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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