Makoto Is Moving


We are excited to announce that Makoto is moving. But don’t worry, we aren’t going far – our beautiful new home is on the 3rd floor of the Bal Harbour Shops.

Construction is underway and it’s looking really great. We don’t know exactly when we will complete the relocation, but we expect it to be sometime mid-December. We want to make sure everything is perfect when you dine in your favorite restaurant.

We are sincerely sorry that we are unable to book your reservation until we know when we can accommodate your requests. Please be patient as we are doing our best to complete the move in a timely manner. As soon as that information is available we will post on social and our website. We are really looking forward to seeing you soon.



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.


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.)”