Helmed by chef Makoto Okuwa, this Stephen Starr spot dishes out the finest sushi and Japanese-inspired fare. Adorned with palm trees and koi ponds, you can relax in Makoto’s sleek and elegant ambiance located, for your shopping convenience, in the Bal Harbour Shops. Consistently noted as one of Miami’s top restaurants, the menu certainly does not disappoint. The extensive dinner menu features countless Japanese classics from the cold and hot menu; however, its more unique dishes include the short rib yaki noodles, wagyu hot stone or any of the mouthwatering dishes from the Japanese robata grill. We’ll have the octopus, seared to perfection, please! In addition to a completely separate menu for lunch, Okuwa gives us another menu exclusively for sushi—legitimately the menu of your dreams, with any sashimi or sushi roll you can imagine. If you’ve come to revamp your wardrobe at the shops, you might just leave with a new favorite restaurant and some of the best post-retail therapy you’ve ever had. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.864.8600, makoto-restaurant.com