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Makoto Panama

Avenida Samuel Lewis Con Calle 59 | Obarrio, Edificio Kenex Plaza Piso 11, Panama City 0857, Panama
+507 830-2736
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (8 reviews)
“wakame salad” (2 reviews)
“fish” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avenida Samuel Lewis Con Calle 59 | Obarrio, Edificio Kenex Plaza Piso 11, Panama City 0857, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant anywhere in the world. This place is delicious and the ambiance and decor are excellent. I could easily say that this is the best place in Panamá.

Thank enriquec633
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We attended a sparkling wine pair dinner at Makoto on September 12th. It was a joint dinner between Makoto and Felipe Motta. The menu was quite exciting and the wines provided were exceptional. Unfortunately, the dinner was over sold and Makoto changed the menu substantially...More

Thank Brent H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing to say. It’s just a perfect and very high-level location. Food is great! I tried rolls, sashimi, cruditè, ramen and salmon: everything was perfect. Even Aperol Spritz was amazing; I felt like I was in Piazza Duomo, Milan - Italy

Thank therealrobi
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A friend of us suggested to try this Japanese restaurant. The tip was spot on! Quality of the plates, level of services, range of options... everything was very good. Unfortunately we don’t have prepared this review the same evening. So, we can’t remember the names...More

Thank Jenny-Vic
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The food is excellent. Everything I've ordered has been to my delight, including a fruit desert which was huge! Prof staff.

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great Food, excellent service, nice wine selection, Great atmosphere, very cozy, family oriented, very good!

Thank pedromolina1960
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Not only is sitting in a rooftop at night in Panam City beautiful, but dining in Makoto is an amazing experience. The presentation of the plates, the quality if the food, and the options to choose from is top notch. I have eaten Japaneses food...More

Thank Morisj23
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a modern Japanese cuisine that will exhales your senses. All we tried was really delicious. The waiters are very kind and helpful, ambiance was nice too. There is an outdoor terrace, cocktails were really good. It is a place to go, if you...More

Thank fmarengo
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I ve been to this restaurant for a business dinner however the place was perfect in terms of ambiance and food was incredibly delicious. Go visit the plqce, their menu is strong as well.

Thank sencery2015
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We went there because my best friends son is the chef. Kevin. Well it was the best choice we had made in the whole trip. Wow , the staff amazing 5 stars the food the best Asian and great taste we have experienced , we...More

Thank 54evaz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Samuel Lewis Con Calle 59 | Obarrio, Edificio Kenex Plaza Piso 11, Panama City 0857, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 830-2736
  • E-mail
With over twenty years of experience, Chef Makoto Okuwa has developed his own take on Japanese cuisine, where traditional Edomae-Sushi meets innovative flair. Chef Makoto’s introduction to the intricacies of Japanese cooking, especially sushi, began in his hometown of Nagoya, Japan. At the age of 15, Makoto began an apprenticeship with Sushi Master Makoto Kumazaki; his study continued under the tutelage of legendary Sushi Master Chef Shinichi Takegasa. After ten years of training in Japan, Makoto moved to Washington, D.C. where he began to work closely with Iron Chef Morimoto and was soon asked to assume the Head Sushi Chef role at Morimoto New York and Morimoto Philadelphia. In 2005, he was recognized by the James Beard Foundation for outstanding contribution.
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