Enjoy choosing your Japanese plates off the sushi train and be treated to friendly and professional service by the staff. The menu includes a range of authentic Japanese sushi delicacies such as salmon, oyster, scampi, teriyaki chicken, eel, prawn and many more. The plates vary in price but are reasonable and a-la-carte choices of sashimi, udon noodles, salads, soups and hot mains such as Wagyu Yakiniku Beef are also available. The restaurant is open everyday with lunch on weekdays closing at 2:30pm and reopening at 6pm.
Makoto is my fave Japanese sushi place, second to none. I love the freshness of the ingredients, the general vibe, and the great deals they have available. At the moment they are running a takeaway special with eel, salmon etc choices. I love it and always feel like it is money well spent for quality Japanese food and service.
I have been to this place many times. Its my local sushi bar restaurant. The place is always buzzing with people, on the weekends (and weekdays often) there are people always lining up and waiting for a seat at the bar or a table. If that alone is not enough for you to consider the sushi train to be good, wait until you try the food. The fresh sushi, great service. I would say it is probably one of the best sushi trains/bars in Sydney.
Makoto is usually buzzing and for good reason. Known for their sushi train, the quality has always been great but it can add up and get pretty pricey. I walked past earlier in the week and noticed banners out the front for sushi bento boxes which looked great and promised myself I had to come back and try it. From memory, they had a few options available - salmon, teriyaki chicken or unagi (eel). I got the salmon one to take away and waited longer than expected, but for good reason. The lady who took my order was really lovely and told me that they threw in a complimentary miso soup as part of the new promotion.
Opening the bento box when I got back to the office was a nice little surprise. Everything was immaculately presented. The bento came with perfectly rolled salmon rolls and nigiri, a japanese sweet omelette that was a perfect rectangle with a Makoto stamp, a fried wonton, edamame (soy) beans, salmon sashimi, wakame (seaweed) salad, a japanese mayo salad and some pickled ginger (not the crappy pink ginger either).
Great addition to the menu, and I'd definitely come back to try the other takeaway bentos.
To avoid a line, I suggest arriving either an hour before or after the peak lunch hour of 1pm. I came in at two and got a seat straight away. After having been to its other store in Chatswood, I was surprised to see that this store was smaller. The staff were perhaps even friendlier and more attentive than the Chatswood branch, and the variety of sushi on the conveyor belt was different. HIGHS: - Great service, I only had to turn my head slightly and make eye contact with someone and they came running to take my order. - Crisp, beautifully made hand rolls with a generous amount of fish roe. LOWS: One of the desserts, which I think was supposed to be a sort of crust-less green tea cheesecake. While I love green tea based desserts, the cream cheese slice was just too dry and difficult to swallow. I recommend you go for the green tea panna cotta. I'm a big fan of soft shell crab sushi rolls and ordered one. I think it was $5.60 or something similar for one large hand roll. It took a while, but when it came the presentation was great. Half a crab by the looks of it, however there was only that big chunk at the top and no more crab throughout the roll. This meant I couldn't dip it in soy, as the roll was so top heavy and the crab would have fallen into my soy bowl. And after consuming the crab on top, all you had left was rice, cucumber and lettuce which was just a little disappointing. I would have been willing to pay a little more for a bit more crab meat.
But overall, the Makoto/Masuya chain has some of the best Japanese restaurants I've had in Sydney so far :)
Nice sushi at this sushi bar located near the heart of the city. It is quite easy to get to, this place can get quite busy due to location. The sushi variety is quite good, the decor is interesting not too typical. Good sushi, a recommendable place.
There is always a waiting list almost no matter what time or what day you are there. Sometimes the wait can be rather exhausting but I still bear with it since I think they offer one of the widest selections of sushi/ sashimi with very reasonable price.