- Dress code: Business casual
- Reservations required for dinner
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Makoto Restaurant Restaurant Review: Under the watchful chopsticks of a different chef, Makoto is still one of those unique Japanese restaurants where the food is so sophisticated and elegant that you may be tempted to frame it as wall art. Constructed like a Japanese country inn, with a wooden entrance door leading downstairs to a small dining room, Makoto requires its guests to take off their shoes and wear special slippers. You may want the comfort of sitting at one of the discreet wall tables, but one pleasure here is to lean over the partition of the sushi bar and watch the experts at work. It's all a symphony of flowing movement and precision techniques for a meal that transcends the ordinary. The menu suggests a complete dinner with specific categories: sushi, yakimono, nabe, nimono, kobachi --- about eight in all, composed of the freshest ingredients. Otherwise, order elements of this meal à la carte. The perfect beverages? Warmed saké or green tea. If you want a more casual, all-sushi experience, head to Kotobuki, Makoto’s sibling upstairs.