Restaurants & Bars 4

Makoto

ironchef1125 | Feb 1, 2003 05:43 PM

I had the privilege of dining at Makoto last night and it had to be one of the most delicious and authentic Japanese restaurant I've ever eaten in. Service was absolutely wonderful, with attentive waitresses filling my tea and catering to my party's needs. Despite extensive research on this board, I was still unsure whether to indulge in the kaiseki menu or do strictly sushi. My friend and I seriously needed to fill a sushi craving. I ordered the assortment ($30) which included a toro roll, and 10 pieces of nigiri. Some highlights included the sweet shrimp which just melted in my mouth, unagi (yummy), and some very flavorful flounder. My friend just checked off most of the things on the menu, and indulged in toro, unagi, anago, ikura, fatt hamachi, hirame, tai, and aji. It was all so good, that after finishing my assortment, we ordered twice more off the a la carte menue. Unbelievable sushi experience. My friend who regularly travels to LA and Tokyo proclaimed Makoto as one of the best he's ever been to. Most of the other diners were indulging in the kaiseki menu. As the restaurant is extremely close-quartered, we could see and smell (not to mention admire) each course that the party next to us were having. We are definitely having that next time, if we can tear ourselves away from the sushi. Total bill came out to be more than expected for Georgetown students, but in retrospect well worth it.

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