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Makoto - Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, FL

Makoto - Bal Harbour

4.8
4.8
3652 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
In case you haven’t heard, Makoto has moved to an awesome new space on the 3rd floor. Re-envisioned by Paris-based designer India Mahdavi, it’s a bold new look which will take your dining experience to a whole new level. Bright colors and cozy banquettes. More outdoor dining. More seats at the sushi counter. And of course, the food and drink will be as fabulous as ever.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Makoto Okuwa ushers Japanese cuisine into the 21st century at his eponymous eatery, located on the 3rd floor of the luxurious Bal Harbour Shops. One of Miami’s most accomplished chefs, Okuwa, a master of Edomae-style sushi, reshapes tradition for a savvy audience eager for something new. Those looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date, a lunch with friends or to celebrate a special occasion, will delight in this remarkable cuisine immersed in a stunning setting created by internationally renowned designer, India Mahdavi.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 189 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 864-8600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Makoto Okuwa
  • Neighbourhood
    Bal Harbour
  • Cross Street
    96th St
  • Parking Details
    Valet is offered in front of the Collins Avenue side of the restaurant for $10/hour, $25 for VIP service. Self-parking is also available in the Shops lots and garage for $2/hour.
  • Public Transit
    96th St and Collins Ave
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,652 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Japanese

  • Miami - Dade

    Most Booked

  • North Dade

    Best Overall

  • North Dade

    Best Food

  • North Dade

    Best Ambience

  • North Dade

    Healthy

  • North Dade

    Hot spot

  • North Dade

    Most Booked

3,652 Reviews
  1. SantaFe

    Fort Lauderdale

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most wonderful, most consistent restaurant in Miami. Food, service, atmosphere, all unparalleled.

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  2. Foodlover

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food! The outdoor seating ambiance is great.

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  3. SteveG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time & loved it. Will definitely be back.

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  4. JenM

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi in Miami service is great Love the passion fruit Pisco and cosmos ! Food comes out quickly

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinning and service. A must try, would recommend and will return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party had a great time as usual at Makoto. We had all of favorites, and the service was prompt

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place Perfect good ! I really recommend

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  8. MrRichNYC

    Fort Lauderdale

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here. The experience was very good. Food, service, exceptional. We tried sushi rolls, waygu short rib skewers, seabass, grilled avocado and the wonderful truffle salmon. All delicious! Will be back to try other items on the menu!

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  9. Gismonda

    Naples

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Our server was very helpful and attentive. Very good selection of wines and served at perfect temperature

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  10. BrianSellsMiami

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So multiple times we've tried just walking up to this place and getting in and failed. So we finally bit down on our mouthpiece and made a reservation through opentable. the biggest complaint I have is trying to decide where we should eat inside where the décor is super sexy or outside where the weather is super beautiful.

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  11. CarolineL

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was greeted by the worst attitude from the girl at the entrance I had. Reservation at first she made wait after she said I have a table inside when I specifically asked outside After she tries to sit in on the last corner of the terrace a table that was empty since the beginning. I said no problème let me just talk to the manager see if he can better seat me . Guess what we had an amazing table that was free from the beginning ! Why do you always have to give attitude ? In the week I was visiting I ate 4 times at your restaurant

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had late lunch this place is always busy and we were lucky to get a table We had cauliflower, eggplant and the grilled baranzino . It was delicious and well worth it

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience. great food and service . desserts the best of the best

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  14. moisesB

    Exclusive

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicioso pero los precios muy altos valió la pena. Tenía muchos años sin ir

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi was very poor quality and overpriced. I would expect to pay $15 - $20 for 9 pieces of sushi of the quality served here, not $60 plus tip. Wagyu stuff was good, service was good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant, food, ambience, services! Lover it a lot!

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  17. CaptTGuy

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always excellent!!! Service is very good!! Can be loud

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  18. Andy

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. Service is simply unparalleled. Food delicious and unique in good way. This restaurant is worthy of a special trip or detour.

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  19. CarlosC

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Great atmosphere, outstanding service and amazing food. Best Japanese restaurant in Miami

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always the same, perfect consistency. Excellent quality, fantastic presentation and service. In my opinion, the best Asian fusion restaurant, including Nobu, Zuma, or any of the other highly regarded.

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  21. yosefr

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service definitely our favorite restaurant in my opining the best restaurants in Florida

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  22. macrop

    Miami - Dade

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food service ambiance Bal Harbours top restaurant

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  23. Foodie

    Fort Lauderdale

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love love Makoto, best food and people watching. We go every weekend for lunch and then go shopping, always a terrific experience. 😎

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  24. Gathe

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent starters! I had the tuna crispy rice which was delicious, and the watermelon ceviche was was very refreshing and well balanced. I was a bit underwhelmed with the uramaki. Not a huge fan of the ambience. It was pretty loud. I sat outside with my date and I still felt it was a touch too loud.

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  25. BlakeW

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess at the front was extremely rude and obnoxious. Been going to makoto for over 10 years and she made it a bad experience

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience. Can’t wait to go back. Exceptional service. Outstanding food and beverages

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  27. jess

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place in Bal Harbour! Eric was a fantastic server. He did not rush us and let us enjoy the experience. We will be back again. Food was delish and Devine.

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  28. Beata

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank You for very nice lunch. Branzinio is outstanding but House salad was not fresh enought.

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  29. BarbaraR

    Dallas

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was a bit slow in the beginning with apologies from our server. From then on, things were great! We loved everything! We had tuna sizzling rice, dumplings, short ribs, & shrimp tempura rolls. Our fave were the dumplings!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is incredible and the staff was so kind. It was a bit noisy and hard to hold a conversation without shouting, but got better as it emptied out of course. The fatty tuna is the best thing on the menu, the spicy tuna crispy rice is good but not incredible, the wagyu was buttery but a little more cooked than I would like. Definitely recommend Makoto, but be ready to spend a little.

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  31. lauraE

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. Everything was excellent. Waitress very sweet. Definitely go back just wish we lived closer.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food quality per usual. Service from Oscar was phenomenal :)

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Great location and loved the new restaurant

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  34. truscica

    New York City

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a Reataurant I have frequented since they opened in its original space on the ground level. The food has always been exceptional. There is something for everyone on the menu. The menu is unique is many ways. If you’re curious, by all means go . You will not be disappointed.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was exceptional from the moment we checked in for our table till the bill was put on the table absolutely fantastic thank you everyone 

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  36. LucyC

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine pairing dinner was amazing. Service was outstanding and the wine rep very knowledgeable about the wine. First time at Makoto and first impressions do count! Well done! Delicious.

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  37. NicolaC

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, Makoto hits a perfect 10 time after time. The service is wonderful, and the food is consistently delicious.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always , beautiful crowd, amazing food

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food but sometimes slow service because the place was too crowded

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  40. rosielady62

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every meal is is fabulous @ Makoto!! Yesterday’s waiter particularly terrific! Sorry can’t remember name 🤷‍♀️

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Makoto - Bal Harbour offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 864-8600.

Makoto - Bal Harbour is rated 4.8 stars by 3652 OpenTable diners.

Makoto - Bal Harbour does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 189 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Makoto - Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    96th St
  • Neighbourhood
    Bal Harbour
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet is offered in front of the Collins Avenue side of the restaurant for $10/hour, $25 for VIP service. Self-parking is also available in the Shops lots and garage for $2/hour.
  • Public Transit
    96th St and Collins Ave
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Makoto Okuwa
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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