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“AWESOME SERVICE! great sushi and fun”

Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar
Ranked #36 of 156 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed May 25, 2008

AWESOME SERVICE! great sushi and fun

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Reviewed May 5, 2008

Convenient to the Hampton Inn--just three right turns from parking lot to parking lot. Lots of cars out front is a good sign on a weeknight! Service was efficient and friendly and we were seated immediately. The hibachi meals included flavorful soup, salad, rice with shrimp dressing, veggies and shrimp, chicken, steak, scallops, and bananas, all served with flair and humor. Our party also ordered from the Sushi bar and it was excellent, though a little slow in delivery, since the grill was so fast and we were nearly ready to crunch our fortune cookies. Take home boxes were in order. I'd recommend this for families and conversational dining with friends.

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Reviewed April 30, 2008

Most of my family went to Appalachian U, so I've been familiar with Makoto (or as we say, "Makoto's") for over 25 years. The cooking experience varies depending on the energy level of the chef and of the folks at your table, but the food is always excellent. I usually get the sesame chicken, but the teriyaki steak, yakiniku (marinated beef) and scallops are all excellent. Admittedly it's been 20 years since I dined there in the evening, but that is because it is usually a day trip for me and they serve delicious sweet carrots at lunch (which they used to not serve at night, I don't know if that has changed). The employees are all extremely nice and attentive (which isn't always the case for a "compulsive gratuity" restaurant), but occasionally I have gotten a fairly somber chef. A plus for me is getting to meet the others sharing our table. And, another improvement over visiting 30 years ago is that they now offer sweet tea!

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