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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
+1 828-264-7976
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (59 reviews)
“rice” (31 reviews)
“shrimp” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my families all time favorite places. It is not cheap but when we want a treat this is the place to go!

Thank Kim W
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome feedback.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Looks like a typical Japanese Hibachi restaurant outside and in, but add some North Carolina hospitality and friendliness and it becomes a gem. The grandkids enjoyed it as much as the adults. Great food, entertainment and service.

Thank Richard B
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your awesome feedback.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I am primarily a vegetarian. The exception is I eat fish and love sushi. Eat on a regular basis. The sushi here is solid. It was fresh. I eat lots of sushi around the country and world. This was average. Yes, very impressive for a...More

Thank stephrab
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s is 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 12 August 2018 via mobile

We did the Hibachi tonight and thought that we ordered 2 filet Minion hibachi. Discovered in the end we had ordered one with a Sharing charge. Everyone else got 2 orders and brought food home. Pretty good overall. This place is busy on weekends and...More

Thank bsorge
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s is 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 11 August 2018 via mobile

The food was very good - just what we expected of a Makotos. What set this location apart though was our server. He was attentive to every last detail. Another diner told me that he had a beautiful singing voice and I asked him about...More

Thank Michele J
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. Audan is his name. He is a manager and does a great job. So glad you enjoyed your meal and recognized his attention to detail. Join us again.

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Makota's has been a favorite of my dad's for years, so we always go and have a great experience! Service is always excellent!

Thank wwritchie
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Let us know how we can make it a 5 star. gwen@makotos-boone.com.

Reviewed 31 July 2018

We're not from the area, so we don't eat here often, but it's been better in the past. None of the food had any real flavor. It was all bland and boring. One fellow diner commented that the soup tasted like Campbell's. The meat was...More

Thank MattyC33
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s is 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 27 July 2018

We recently visited Makoto's for dinner. It was a busy evening and we were seated at a table with several other parties, including children and teens. We had good service throughout the meal from our server and chef. Chef Ping was very good entertaining the...More

Thank travelingbillbury
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you so much for letting us know how much you loved your dinner at our restaurant. It is always so nice to hear the wonderful things and not always the negative. Our employees look forward to hearing they made our guests’ experience one worth...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent sushi and full bar. I had a sushi variety plate with a gin martini. And chatted with others. Someone suggested eel and unfiltered Saki. It was exquisite. Who knew that eel prepared properly tastes like a delicate meat dish. Excellent service. Not noisy at...More

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed in several things. First when we sat down there was old rice on the griddle. Thought they would clean which they always do but the chef just cleaned the griddle and not around the edge. I felt this was unsanitary. Second the...More

Thank judye128
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Makoto’s is an independent restaurant that has been in business since 1981. I will address all this with my chefs and servers. Let me know how we can make it a 5 star. gwen@makotos-boone.com

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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