Makoto

Japanese in Georgetown

Our Review

Makoto is simply and classically…Japanese. The napkins look like origami. The wasabi is fresh grated. You leave your shoes at the door. And the food – a chef's-choice tasting menu – is exquisite, with dishes such as fava-bean-encrusted halibut and shrimp with cherry-blossom-leaf sauce. There’s no mucking about: this is traditional stuff prepared with the height of focus and technique.

The restaurant is tiny, with barely 30 seats, and you must reserve in advance. Note there's a business-casual dress code (no athletic gear allowed). Another, less expensive Japanese restaurant sits on the upper floor.

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