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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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 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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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank boonelocal2016
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 

Hollywood, Florida
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go exclusively for the sushi. Ingredients are fresh and the food is excellent. They make unusual rolls that are simply the best. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Would highly recommend.

Thank Harris H
Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sushi bar is always accommodating with good service, just wish there was more elbow room.The food is standard American "Japanese" with not much variety but the sushi is good if you are a fan.

Thank Trachar
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Makoto's is a place each and everone in our family agrees on and there will be no complaints. The food is yummy and the kids love to watch them cook. My son says the sushi is wonderful, personally I don't eat it.

Thank smsramsey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite Japanese Steak Houses. And I've tried most of them. Oahu, Orlando, Denver, Dallas and everywhere in between. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. I've been dinning here for over 20 years and I always come back!

Thank Kenny R
Wasilla, Alaska
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a great place for lunch and dinner. Of course the food is fresh and fast since it's cooked right in front of you. The service is excellent.

Thank vickity907
Johnson City, Tennessee
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited during Sunday lunch .. Busy ut not crowded..no wait. Host friendly and seated us immediately.. Typical Japanese Steakhouse...there are about 10 seats at each station..you order ...drinks are brought out...sipping soup, salads and appetizers are brought out ...then the chef comes with all the ingredients and prepares your meal right in front of you.. Our waiter was friendly... More 

Thank John P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My family of three ate here last week. We were instantly seated with another family, who dogged the soy sauce. The waiter was pleasant and the chef was amazing. They take all the orders then make them on a grill in the center of your table. Atmosphere was very pleasant and open. Center has a garden in middle, I found... More 

Thank LizaMorgan
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

My husband and I had been wanting to go back to this restaurant for a long time. So, we finally did. The food was good. Seating was better than years past.

Thank elainesjohnson
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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, Kids
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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