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“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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“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.”
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“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.)”