Yes. The medium fatty tuna sashimi style was to die for, but so were other items on the menu. Loved the short rib noodles. Skipped the Kobe hit rock. The presentation of that dish at Japponais in Chicago is more exciting.
Service was superb. Wait staff was surprisingly real for Miami. Jeans and black T's... Not all Vegas and plastic. We could only score an early reservation on Open Table, so we ended up here with a lot of families with younger children. Thankfully, all were quiet and behaved.
My gin cocktail was a large serving and interesting blend of tastes -- grapefruit juice was one ingredient, so anyone on Lipitor will have to try a different martini to start. Edamame was the only disappointing item we ordered. When we told the server, she immediately took it off our check.
Try at least one hot and one cold app; one sushi order and whatever else floats your boat. Stay sober enough for window shopping or real shopping in the outstanding stores at Bal Harbour mall.
Don't let the mall location fool you. This is not a typical mall-located restaurant. Not at all. PF Changs is Panda Express compared with Makoto. Maokotobis on par with Nobu, Buddakan and Japponais -- not mall food at all!
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