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Makoto Restaurant

4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
+1 202-298-6866
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (16 reviews)
“omakase menu” (2 reviews)
“dashi” (2 reviews)
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18:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Makoto is truly an amazing experience. From you walk in, it feels like one smooth process where lovely dish after dish is coming out of the open kitchen. The food as absolutely amazing and they have some really interesting sakes on the list, e.g. their...More

Thank Ida A
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I am Japanese and used to like Makoto's food. This place has good sushi and nice lunch box. There is a senior Japanese waitress who is quite rude, something you would never encounter in Japan. She would demand putting on socks if you don't have...More

Thank Cherry_P2014
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Makoto is such a special place! We return regularly for birthdays and anniversaries. The Omakase menu is absolutely outstanding -- you can expect to be delighted by the taste and presentation of each of the 9 dishes. The chef is amazing and service is very...More

Thank Ceci T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I did have a fabulous dinner there months ago but according to their own website they no longer serve lunch, just dinner 6:30 to 8:30 Tu-Sat.

Thank AFHJ
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My husband took me to Makoto for a special birthday celebration. The food was absolutely terrific. Very creative presentation, and creative flavor pairings. Each dish was exciting and really delicious. The waitresses were very friendly and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our meal,...More

Thank bluesea182
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I recently dined here with a friend for the second time. Like the first time, which was more than 2 years ago, the cuisine and presentation were equally impressive this time around. Similar to what I experienced in Japan, the Omakase menu presented in traditional...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food is exquisite ... as it should be at this price level. The service was friendly and helpful. The ambience was a little subdued on this occasion as there were only two other couples eating dinner (a bit surprising for Thursday evening). Well worth...More

Thank AICinAbertawe
Reviewed 21 August 2016

While you can order ala carte, the most interesting experience at Makoto is to try the eight course Omakase' menu. The chef prepares seasonal foods into exquisite offerings of taste, texture, scent and arrangement to bring you a lovely and relaxing evening. I cannot stress...More

Thank Arlethea M
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Call to ensure they serve sushi, otherwise enjoy the expensive, well prepared, cooked fare. Not sure if the food reaches the haughty heights of staff attitude, though.

2  Thank 4masei5
Reviewed 8 November 2015

This is an experience for your palate. Tokyo's best competitor is right here on McArthur boulevard. The service is impeccable, your glasses are never left empty and seldom will you have the chance to serve yourself for the staff is attentive, courteous and silent. The...More

Thank Jean C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-298-6866
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