Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Price Range: $$$
Makoto is one of the top Asian restaurants in the area, located in the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops. This modern Japanese spot is the dream-child of James Beard semifinalist Stephen Starr and Iron Chef... Read More
Makoto is one of the top Asian restaurants in the area, located in the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops. This modern Japanese spot is the dream-child of James Beard semifinalist Stephen Starr and Iron Chef competitor Makoto Okuwa. Chef Okuwa has over twenty years of experience and was once head chef at Morimoto New York and Philadelphia. You'll find plenty to write home about at Makoto's, including traditional and contemporary Japanese flavors enjoyed in a chic-yet-casual ambiance. Opt to dine in the elegant, wood-heavy dining room or enjoy sitting in the lush, green outdoor patio area. You can also grab a quick cocktail at the lively bar.
Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
- Best Restaurants, Asian, Lunch: "If you've got a date, try the Chef's combination sushi platter. You'll enjoy a number of robust flavors and probably even take home some leftovers."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: James Beard Award-winning Chef Makoto Okuwa maintains one of the most impressive restaurants in town that's become a must for locals and visitors alike.
- Best for Asian Because: Makoto frequently receives high accolades for its prompt and attentive service, but we also know the flavors are spot on.
- Best for Lunch Because: Sparky's is a great Downtown locals lunch spot. They've got the best barbecue in the area, some of the best prices, and friendly staff.