Fall in Love with our New Home!

In case you haven’t heard, Makoto has moved to an awesome new space on the 3rd floor. Re-envisioned by Paris-based designer India Mahdavi, it’s a bold new look which will take your dining experience to a whole new level. Bright colors and cozy banquettes. More outdoor dining. More seats at the sushi counter. And of course, the food and drink will be as fabulous as ever.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

We're Hiring!

If you’ve ever been to Makoto you know that we are passionate about creating a memorable dining experience for our guests. We are hiring for a variety of Front of House and Back of House positions and we’re looking for individuals who share our passion for excellence to join our team! If this sounds like you, apply now!

Makoto Ranks Among the Top 100 Independents

Thank you to for ranking Makoto among one of the top 100 restaurants in the nation. Read the full list here. 

PureWow's 10 Favorite Japanese Restaurants in Miami

“Makoto Okuwa’s restaurant in Bal Harbour is the sushi standard in Miami. When you belly up to the sushi bar and see the chefs preparing your spicy yellowtail with wasabi and avocado, you might be tempted to snatch it right out of their hands.” Read more via PureWow.

The 38 Essential Miami Restaurants, Spring 2019

“A Stephen Starr restaurant in Bal Harbour Shops where what’s on the plate is more important than who’s sitting in front of it sounds almost as implausible as a half-off sale at Gucci, but thanks to chef Makoto Okuwa, former head sushi chef at Morimoto New York and Philadelphia, it’s the real deal.” Read more via Eater Miami.

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Table view from above of hand garnishing fish with green onions served on wood board

14 Outstanding South Florida Restaurants That Go Beyond Sushi


“The menu is quite cosmopolitan and features dishes that infuse Japanese flavors into western dishes, such as a wasabi chimichurri and a brown rice risotto. Makoto is also an ideal venue to sample the richness of domestic and imported wagyu beef either seared at the table on a hot stone or served simply as a steak.”

Sushi chef serving salmon sushi at sushi bar

Miami is Having a Love Affair with Japanese Food


“Makoto Okuwa’s restaurant in Bal Harbour is the sushi standard in Miami. Belly up to the sushi bar and watch the chefs prepare your spicy yellowtail with wasabi and avocado—you might be tempted to snatch it right out of their hands. (But please don’t because…manners.)”