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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During each visit to Boone, we always make sure to eat at Makoto's.......service, staff and food cannot be beat!!

Thank Lindsay P
Boone, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go wrong here...always a crowd, always good, and a favorite special occasion venue. Their sushi bar is great for a casual meal, and patio dining available when the temperatures are favorable. A bit pricey, but most sushi and hibachi restaurants are. Excellent quality!

Thank debora_w_sm
South Hill, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was exactly what you should expect from a Japanese steak house. It was fun and our 8 and 10 year olds loved the show. i would go if you and/or your kids have never been. Thanks for a great experience...

Thank Kevin R
Statesville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Customer seating surrounds the hot cooking surface where the cook will entertain by juggling his cooking utensils or perhaps by throwing a bite of food across the cooktop to your plate. You will enjoy watching him cook your order and serving it right onto your plate. We ordered the Yakiniku, Chicken & Jumbo Shrimp. Yakiniku is described as "Thinly sliced... More 

Thank rbridges1
Huntersville, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

i took my kids here on a recent trip to boone... they had a wide variety of food to order and my kids were able to find something on the menu even though they eat pretty plain food normally... i ordered sushi and it was tasty. not the best sushi i have ever had but for a small town like... More 

Thank marymaples68
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I guess you should know what to expect with a Japanese steakhouse, however I was disappointed with a couple things here. First off, my husband and I always dinner share. Neither of us could possibly eat that much food. That said, everywhere we go we always get our own salad and soup. Not here. We had to share. Secondly, the... More 

Thank JodieBC
Richmond, Virginia
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Not sure why the ranking is so low, if you like Japanese, Makotos is the real deal. They offer the usual plus other specialties, like yakiniku and chicken livers. For lunch, you get candied carrots instead of the usual onions and zucchini. The sides are very flavorful as well. The ginger is my favorite. They offer the usual sushi as... More 

Thank Kris N
Mexico City, Mexico
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is my third time in Makoto and I am delightfully surprised at how it has evolved since it opened. The oysters are spectacularly prepared and probably my favorite. We also tried the spicy tuna on crispy rice, the branzino, the risotto, the hamachi and several deserts. Each dish was equally delicious and very nicely presented. The service was also... More 

Thank Ariestennisgirl
Burlington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This has been a favorite place in Boone for many, many years. Although a little pricey, the food is excellent and the prepared very well. The staff is very polite and the servers and chefs provide great entertainment and hospitality!

Thank Scott_Family1997
Stanley, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

While we didn't visit the hibachi grill, we did eat on the sushi side of the restaurant and it was amazing. All of our food was fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced. Our server was spot on and didn't miss a beat. Makoto's will be our go-to spot when we visit Boone. Do yourself a favor and get the salad with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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: 8282647976
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?