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1088 Morton Blvd, Next to Tcby, Kingston, NY 12401-1504
+1 845-853-8078
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (52 reviews)
“fish” (14 reviews)
“unagi” (3 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1088 Morton Blvd, Next to Tcby, Kingston, NY 12401-1504
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

SushiMakio is a great sushi restaurant but, it is a little expensive. I personally like Kodomo on Lucus ave. The fish is always fresh and the service is equal to or better.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Fortunately I read about this restaurant in a local magazine called Chronogram about a year ago. It aroused my curiosity, and I have ended up making several enjoyable visits to it. The last was a few days ago. It's a rather plain, non-descript space; but...More

Thank Beeper99_12
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Always fresh and always excellent, they have vegetarian and vegan options. They always have Toro and Notto (hard to find at other sushi places outside of the city). Makio and Keiko are the heart and soul of sushi in the Hudson Valley Catskills area. They...More

Thank ChistiandMichael
Reviewed 15 July 2018

To be fair, this is Kingston -- but standing on its own, the sushi was merely very good. Some of the fish was chewy and stringy - a "no-no." In addition, pricing was on the high-end.More

Thank FloridaFamilyofFive
Maximilian G, Manager at SushiMakio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your experience here at SushiMakio. Can you confirm which fish you were not too pleased with? This way we can make sure this doesn’t happen again. Also, the pricing of our menu fits our restaurant model to ensure we...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first time - and it won't be the last. Everything was delicious - start to finish. Hot towels to begin and a great sake menu. We ordered gyoza, snow peas, miso soup and loved it all. Then, super fresh salmon, unagi, bonito,...More

Thank catskill2016
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Since being introduced to this out of the way Sushi-ya in a place you would assume there would be none, I have been back three times. Being Japanese from CA and frequenting a good Japanese Restaurant at least two or three times a week, I...More

1  Thank sfrdrunner
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very good appetizers and sushi...was advised to try months ago. Recommend making reservations and only open mostly for dinner.

Thank MDeGroodt
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Delicious food in intimate (only 30 seats) Japanese jewel box restaurant. Every item fresh and delicious- service swift and sweet/ recommended without reservation. Unpretentious storefront location - if this was set in uptown Kingston wall street or upscale Rhinebeck or charming nearby woodsy setting, would...More

1  Thank Laura shaine C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

In a small strip mall amidst every chain store American offers, you will find this little treasure, a cozy sushi joint with white tablecloth service. I am no sushi buff, but found the food to be fresh and tasty. The special rolls were not too...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Fresh, fresh, fresh. Excellent dishes in an unassuming strip mall. Not fancy but The Real Deal! Enjoy.

1  Thank Hrvnyc
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Yes they do have take out. But you need to call early. If they are busy it may take a while.
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USD 25
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1088 Morton Blvd, Next to Tcby, Kingston, NY 12401-1504
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 845-853-8078
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Not only are the Sushi dishes at SushiMakio scrumptious on the palate, but each plate is beautifully crafted and presented as edible artwork. This is not your run of the mill fish; the seafood leaving Idesako's kitchen is a study in perfect seasoning, aged just so, brining out subtle textures and flavors you won't find from careless preparation. We invite you to experience the difference. Visit Executive Sushi Chef Makio Idesako at SushiMakio and sample the delicious offerings that he prepares six days a week for dinner. Call in advance to reserve your seat at the Sushi Bar for an Omakase experience ($55pp -7 Courses, $65pp 8 Courses, $75pp 10 Courses) and Makio will craft a personal sushi adventure tailored to your tastes. Sushi Master Makio Idesako came to New York in 1972 after 10 years of intensive training in Satsuma and Tokyo, Japan to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant in the United States. Sushi had only breached the shores of California a mere decade prior in 1964, when Chef Mashita of the Tokyo Kaikan restaurant in Los Angeles created the first "California Roll." Not yet the cultural phenomenon ubiquitous in strip malls across the country, Sushi was practiced only by master technicians in their stark temple-like kitchens of buddhist simplicity. A knife, the fish, and the hands of a master were the traditional Japanese ingredients upon which Modern American Sushi built it's own identity. Chef Makio honed his craft with fellow visionaries at Manhattan's Tokubei 86 and the French-Fusion Cafe Seiyoken before realizing his dream with the opening of Satsuma-Ya Japanese Restaurant in 1989. This family business was the talk of Mamaroneck, NY for over a decade, and Mike, as regulars at Satsuma started to call him, was often praised by patrons and press for his meticulous craftsmanship and artistic flair. Satsuma-Ya was a reflection of Mike's roots in the Kogoshima Prefecture (formerly Satsuma) where he was raised and began his culinary career at the age of 19. Great Sushi is informed by Japan's rich cultural appreciation for aesthetics and balance. The arts of ike-bana (flower arranging), origami (artistic paper folding), ukiyo-e (woodblock printing), kabuki (classical dance drama), bonsai (topiary sculpture) and other Japanese cultural institutions can be found reflected on the plate. From Manhattan to Westchester, Poughkeepsie to Long Island, Makio has been infused with New York "Chutzpah" without loosing sense of his roots. Satisfied with his accomplishments, Idesako had closed Satsuma's doors in 2005 for a brief retirement when he received a call from John Novi, chef/owner of the DePuy Canal House in High Falls, NY. Hailed by Time Magazine as "The Father of New American Cooking," Novi's successful fine dining bistro was lacking the essential flavor of Sushi. Turning to his friend Makio, together they created Amici Sushi, and the public immediately took notice. It was at Amici that Makio perfected his Omakase - A style of Sushi service where the patron entrusts the Chef to curate an innovative selection of hand picked dishes. Omakase is likened to an artistic performance, highlighting the Chef's mastery of technique, fish selection and palate as offerings transition from delicate to bold over as many as ten courses. With the success of Amici came the opportunity to migrate to Bull & Buddha, a massive undertaking by restauranteur Jacob Frydman. Makio brought his skills to this upscale Poughkeepsie restaurant, and continued to receive high praise for his sushi, especially the Omakase. With momentum at his back and a world of innovation ahead, Makio left the Bull & Buddha to take on a new vision at SushiMakio.
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