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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
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (55 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
“yakiniku” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
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1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I actually can't believe I am about to type this. I went to Makoto's for sushi. As I placed my order I asked if they could leave one ingredient off of my sushi roll. The waitress walked away to find out, and came back and...More

Thank Jeff M
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Our sushi is all made fresh to order. If I am recalling the situation of which you speak, the tofu sushi is purchased already prepared. We do not have any other kind of tofu to serve. I apologize for the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have a couple of Japanese restaurants where we live but they cant hold a candle to Makotos. The show was typical with the onion volcano, etc. But the guy was very good. I had steak and my wife had shrimp and both were very...More

Thank textbook-writer
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 6 days ago

Can't say a lot of good about this place. Slow getting seated, chef with zero personality, rice OK, shrimp average, prime steak poor and prices high for what you got.

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

Thank you for your review. Please contact me at gwen@makotos-boone.com. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've loved Makoto's all my adult life and then some. The last few years, it has been hit-and-miss, and lately more just....miss. The hosting staff have always done a good job, but when we came in for our last visit, the young lady on duty...More

Thank travelingbillbury
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I will speak with the managers and get to the bottom of this. If you would like to contact me further, please do at gwen@makotos-boone.com. Good customers like you are valuable to...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

love Makoto's, doesn't matter where. Good food and service. Relaxing atmosphere, love to people watch as the artist does his thing!

Thank gloriajohnson31
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to let us know your thoughts. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing Owner

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the food... I had yakinuki and wife had scallops. Good show the chef put on. Place was busy even for an early lunch. I'll be back!

Thank George B
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The food was great !!! And the chef friendly they didn't know very many tricks though ... it was very expensive but was $100 just for 2 adults entrees and two kids meals

Thank lovetotrip12
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have been enjoying Makotos since the late 80's! It had been a while since I had visited and I made sure I was able to enjoy their food. The chef was very good and performed a few tricks. My friend and I ordered the...More

Thank Ellen F
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Pleasant staff seated us near the kitchen door - a busy, distracting, cluttered area. Nice family next to us that made the dinner the best part. Server spilled wine (repeatedly as she made attempts to refill our glasses). Wasn't crazy about the rice balls thrown...More

Thank DK B
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Fun for the whole family, particularly 6-14 year olds. You will NOT leave hungry. Makotos is run of the mill Japanese style steakhouse food with a performance by the cook at the table. I rate it 3 stars for price and flavor, for the same...More

Thank Patrick R
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
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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