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Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

) #30 of 110 Restaurants in Boone €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
+1 828-264-7976
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (55 reviews)
“rice” (23 reviews)
“shrimp” (18 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

This place rocks, not only food was amazing, our chef gave us quite a show. Definitely will come back again

Thank Shai R
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We went for lunch. The service was slow and it wasn't even crowded, the soup was flavorless, rice was bland, carrots were canned and sweet, spicy tuna rolls were just ok. I would not go back.

Thank MtnloverVA
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I went to Makoto's on Monday 5/1/17 to order take out sashimi. I was sent to the bar in a separate room. Arrived at 8:20pm. Ordered 2 pieces of Salmon sashimi, a miso soup, and a 2 piece order of age Tofu. I waited until...More

1  Thank mealybug
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to let me know about your experience. Our sushi is fresh and made to order. I am sorry that you didn't get the tofu that you are used to ordering. I am disappointed that the manager didn't handle your problem...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

While in town, we decided to have sushi and settled on Makotos. We had the choice to sit in the dining area, where hibachi is prepared in front of you, or in the sushi bar. Our server was great, the place is cute, the sushi...More

Thank Lee M
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to let us know you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon. All the Best, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 15 April 2017

vacationing with family of varied tastes. we were all able to find something to eat on their hibachi & sushi menu's and had a great time!

Thank ChrisnPaulAP
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to eat, the atmosphere is wonderful, food is the best. It is an awesome experience and the staff are perfect!

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I arrived early on a Saturday evening, before the dinner rush and ate in the Sushi Bar area. I was disappointed with the small cuts of sushi and sashimi that was presented, because of the price of the items. Overall, I am used to better...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We visit at least once a month. Always fresh & always friendly in a nice quiet atmosphere. We're never disappointed eating here.

Thank Mtngirl4ever
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Food was good but a little expensive. Gratuity is automatically added in also. Good portion of food but I like my rice a little more "earthy"? Worth a visit, we used to drive an hour and a half just to eat here 25 years ago.

Thank k94max
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Makoto's on New Years Day. 11 in our party and only a 30 minute wait. We had our own grill table for the show. Our chef came out a few minutes after we finished our soups and salads which were fresh and tasty. We...More

1  Thank Willard C
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Makoto's. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience. Cheers, Gwen Dhing Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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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