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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (56 reviews)
“rice” (28 reviews)
“shrimp” (21 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6154
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We haven't eaten here in a long time since we had an average experience the last time. So with some friends following church we came for lunch. Everyone order their meals and we were so pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicious. Service was good. The only...More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. So glad you gave us another try. I will address your concern with the chef and server.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so disappointed in our meal. The candied carrots were cold because chef left them on grill about a minute. My husband ordered sesame chicken and was given about 1/4 of a piece of chicken with no sesame seeds. I didn't receive any mushrooms...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was what you would expect from a Japanese Steak House. Pretty much the same show, same food, same service.

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

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good service and very fresh food. One of the few places in the mountains that you can get fresh seafood. It's been in Boone for years - for good reasons.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve dined there several times and always are satisfied with excellent food and generous servings. I love the sesame chicken, and my daughter loves the steak. Enough for to take out our leftovers for another meal

Thank Judy S
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing Owner

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner after a change of plans. We were seated quickly at the grill. Wait for food was fairly quick. The chef was good and funny. I got the Yakiniku, which is marinated sliced sirloin steak. It was tender and delicious. The rice,...More

Thank Ashley A
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 17 September 2017 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

1  Thank Jeff M
gwendhing, Owner at Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

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 16 September 2017

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 17 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Gwen Dhing

Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 17 September 2017

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

Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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