My husband and I fell in love with japanese food (not necessarily sushi, but more izakaya) on our honeymoon in Hawaii. Now, every time we are traveling, we look for a new place for japanese food. I had read some reviews about Makoto, but seeing as we had made reservations at Nobu, my expectations weren't high. Even though Makoto has great reviews, Nobu had always had our hearts. Well, that changed.
Makoto was phenomenal. Firstly it is inside the most lavish of malls, filled with stores that are not exactly tangible for us, however it is always fabulous to look!
The service at Makoto was fantastic. We were greeted by the manager and he was the loveliest french man.
Now for the food.
We had learned that "rock shrimp" was divine while honeymooning in hawaii, but this rock shrimp was sublime. It comes with two different sauces, each one as heavenly as the other!
We had the short rib yaki noodles. Oustanding! the earthiness of the mushrooms mixed with the tenderness of the meat was beautiful. The fresh noodles were wonderful and the fresh salad onto made it a most balanced dish!
My husband had the ceviche (I am currently 8 months pregnant) and he raved about how it was fantastic. We also had the Robata skewers of wyagu meat. Also beautiful, we had to order it well done (pregnancy) so it didn't do it the justice it deserved.
We were so enamoured with our experience here, that we went back two days later!
We ordered the rock shrimp and the yaki noodles, but this time we ordered the miso chilean sea bass and it was orgasmic! We had had this dish prepared with alaskan black cod before, but the buttery texture of the sea bass was just unreal! My husband had the tuna pizza, and again, he raved about it!
The prices are totally reasonable too!
This is truly a foodie haven!
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