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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154+1 828-264-7976WebsiteMenu
Open now11:00 AM - 2:00 PM4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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$15 - $20
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated my sister’s birthday and had a great experience! Our server could not have been more attentive and made the evening even more enjoyable. The chef was very entertaining and did a wonderful job with our individual meals. The food was delicious and ample...enough for more than one serving. Diners should know that the restaurant does not take reservations.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 2, 2021

Took my wife to makotos yesterday for her birthday. Was outside for 30 min. before opening to get in quick. It did us no good ,because the other tables in our section got service way before we did and we were the first table seated!!!...The chef was really good as he entertained three kids. Food was good except for the rice"pretty dry and pasty". Everyone at table ran out of drink twice!!!! My wife and I had to stop eating until we got refills, which in return your food gets cold. TIP SHOULD BE BASED ON SERVICE!!!! NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU WALK AROUND WASTING AIR!!! My experience with tip added to Bill instead of the wait staff working for it , is sorry people waiting on you. Why work when you get tips regardless of how you perform. Think it will probably be a long..........time before we go back. If ever!! Getting charged to support sorry people is just something hard for me to swallow.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Gwen D, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2021

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed the show from your chef. As stated on the receipt, 60% of the service charge goes to the chef with the remainder shared between server and busser. I will make the servers aware of...More

Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

We had lunch their yesterday after having good memories from a previous year. Sadly, it was not the same experience. First, they used carrots instead of zucchini as a vegetable and they looked and tasted as being canned. The rice did not have any egg...and was loaded with soys sauce. My jumbo shrimp was good, but the marinated teriyaki beef was cooked in sauce. The chicken cutlets were fine. The salad was drowning in ginger dressing. I am a healthy eater so over use of sauces and soy sauce is not to my liking. Lastly, when we got our bill, no one mentioned that they would add 15% tip. I normally tip 20%, but almost added this amount to the 15% already added. Thankfully I questioned that disparity and added an additional tip to move up to 20%. They should be more forthcoming.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Gwen D, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s 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 April 2, 2021 via mobile

Drowned everything in soy sauce and oil was terrible .terrible terrible terrible food experience .I will not eat there again.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Gwen D, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2021

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, this is the wrong business.

Reviewed April 2, 2021

As a European living in NY City, i have to admit that my food expectations substantially decline as soon as i leave the city. Well , this establishment managed to disappoint even further. Food all over the floor, dirty tables and peeling walls were the...tell-tale signs of what was about to follow- salty, greasy and overcooked food which gave me a heartburn later that night...More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2021

Took my 90 year old mom to Makoto's Saturday night. We were excited to take her to her favorite restaurant because she had been quarantined for a year. While the chef successfully flipped the first couple shrimp into the mouths of the customers, he could...not hit my mom's mouth so he started flipping balls of rice at her. He continued to flip the balls, getting rice all in her hair and all over her clothes while laughing about it (one or two balls would have been ok, but not to the extreme that he continued to do it). My mom tried to be a good sport about it but had rice all in her hair and all over her clothes (she is soon to be 91) by the time he was finished. I ordered the vegetable plate (knowing that Japanese food tends to be salty) but the vegetables were so salty and so charred that after they were dumped on my rice, my whole plate became unedible. So disappointed in this trip because it has been so good in the past. Not a happy customer this time though.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021 via mobile

We live about 45 minutes away. We enjoy dining here. Most of our visits the food is very good. Every now and then it will be an off day. They definitely do a very good job at Covid safety protocol as well

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 5, 2020 via mobile

Went to Makoto’s for our granddaughter birthday. Food was ok but salty and a little burnt. My wife and I ordered shrimp and chicken combos. We received our shrimp but when our turn for the chicken the server had about three bites for me and...two for my wife . The food wasn’t flavorful or worth the sixty dollars for the two of us. They did put on a good show .Can’t recommend this place for the food .More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

I had chicken and shrimp. My friend had shrimp and steak We had the Boone roll. Oh my it was all great. Service was fast and also good. You can’t go wrong. The entertainment was good. And the treated us to grilled banana 😄

Date of visit: October 2020
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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2020

Thank you for your awesome feedback.

Reviewed October 13, 2020 via mobile

We ordered from this restaurant and had it delivered using boonedelivers. Two had sushi. Worst we e ever had. No soy sauce or chopsticks were included. Spicy tuna rolls had no spice at all. Missing one salad. Soup was awful. The hibachi dinners were okay....I would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s 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

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Yes, Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar offers takeout services.

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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4