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Makoto Restaurant

4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
+1 202-298-6866
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (18 reviews)
“mussel soup” (5 reviews)
“omakase menu” (2 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makoto is the most authentic Japanese experience in Washington. The price fix menu is $125 per person. All of the food was good last night. We enjoyed each of the 8 courses. The service was attentive and we had an enjoyable meal. The steak and...More

Thank 979larryb
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Makoto has been a restaurant we go to for special occasions. We started going there in 2007 and go back once or twice a year. We have always enjoyed the food, the style of dining, the service and watching the chef prepare the food. We...More

Thank toohill50
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Excellent restaurant beyond description. You get a single menu, no ifs or buts. It is just one meal with specific courses. The food is meticulously prepared and the service is excellent. I call it the Japanese equivalent of the soup nazi, because the restaurant has...More

Thank janamitrad
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Six of us organized a wine-centric dinner at Makoto, which the restaurant was pleased to accommodate. We had the evening's standard multi-course menu with a few enhancements. It could not have been better. Yes, you change into the slippers they provide, and the seating is...More

Thank jbkster
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Makoto is truly an amazing experience. From you walk in, it feels like one smooth process where lovely dish after dish is coming out of the open kitchen. The food as absolutely amazing and they have some really interesting sakes on the list, e.g. their...More

Thank Ida A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I am Japanese and used to like Makoto's food. This place has good sushi and nice lunch box. There is a senior Japanese waitress who is quite rude, something you would never encounter in Japan. She would demand putting on socks if you don't have...More

1  Thank Cherry_P2014
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Makoto is such a special place! We return regularly for birthdays and anniversaries. The Omakase menu is absolutely outstanding -- you can expect to be delighted by the taste and presentation of each of the 9 dishes. The chef is amazing and service is very...More

Thank Ceci T
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I did have a fabulous dinner there months ago but according to their own website they no longer serve lunch, just dinner 6:30 to 8:30 Tu-Sat.

Thank AFHJ
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My husband took me to Makoto for a special birthday celebration. The food was absolutely terrific. Very creative presentation, and creative flavor pairings. Each dish was exciting and really delicious. The waitresses were very friendly and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our meal,...More

Thank bluesea182
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I recently dined here with a friend for the second time. Like the first time, which was more than 2 years ago, the cuisine and presentation were equally impressive this time around. Similar to what I experienced in Japan, the Omakase menu presented in traditional...More

Thank Brian R
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24 November 2017|
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Response from janamitrad | Reviewed this property |
No. Does not carry sukiyaki.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-298-6866
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