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11357 Donner Pass Rd, Suite F, Truckee, CA 96161-4958
+1 530-582-1144
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fresh sushi” (2 reviews)
“doner” (2 reviews)
“sushi bar” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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11357 Donner Pass Rd, Suite F, Truckee, CA 96161-4958
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Wife and I had three rolls and ahi poke. We were short on time and finished in 35 minutes. Bar several table and high boys. Clean send moderate noise level. Three draft beers.

Thank davidhV8108PG
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Great local friendly spot. Can be crowded on weekends. The food is goos, service good, portions are a little small, but pretty good value

Thank calsun99
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Owner Ali has found a great niche! Her menu has creative combinations. We like to eat the Donner Roll, Saturday night, the Maui, and Friday night. They also offer some traditional rolls and cooked food. It is a small and busy place - and good!...More

Thank sejw
Reviewed 3 November 2017

When the server forgot to bring me part of my order and I had to wait a bit longer than necessary, he poured me a free drink to make up for it. The crowd here seems to be mostly locals (it is shoulder season), and...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We tried this Sushi spot based on a recommendation but probably need to try a 2nd time. The smallish restaurant was not quite 1/2 full and we arrived when happy hour sushi specials were still available. Unfortunately the slow service to get our order in...More

Thank vinotour
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I went here twice during a five day trip to the Tahoe area. The sushi is fresh, innovative and absolutely delicious! Try the Friday and Saturday rolls! Dragon Balls are also very good. Service was good. I will be returning every time I visit Truckee!

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times and have never had anything but outstanding service and food!! Truly amazing to be in our mountain town and have such fresh fish! The owner Ali does an amazing job, feel so fortunate we don't have to go to Reno...More

Thank Fivemonkeysgo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My family and I just left the Donner Marina and decided we were hungry. We'd driven by MakiAli everyday since we got here and decided we were going to try it before we left. So when we first walked up it was quite crowded... it's...More

Thank Dani D
Reviewed 8 May 2017

If the fish sushi follows the trend then this is an amazing place. And all the chefs are round eyes. Reasonable prices and very popular with locals, so getting there early may not help. But it's worth the wait.

Thank John H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Best food, freshest fish and great staff. The menu is super interesting, the rolls are some of the most unusual and delicious you'll ever find.

Thank ChicoStateMom
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11357 Donner Pass Rd, Suite F, Truckee, CA 96161-4958
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-582-1144
Makiali started with the simple idea of wanting a great local place to have Sushi and other amazing Asian offerings here in Truckee. All that was needed was the right spot to do just that. Truckee, and the surrounding North Tahoe area, loves Sushi. There are folks that would eat it every day, or so it's been said. Makiali's mantra is to serve up the freshest, tastiest Sushi and other Asian bites with the friendliest service, in the coolest space smack in the middle of town that's easy to get to from every direction. And Japanese pub you ask? In Japan it's called Izakaya...and they are everywhere. Izakaya are small pubs that folks stop in to regularly for not just a great beverage, but for "bites" that reflect the foods and flavors of Asia and beyond. They are where friends gather to catch up, unwind, start or end an evening, or grab a quick meal on the run. They're convenient, friendly, affordable, and part of everyday life. They reflect the local community and the diversity of those who frequent. That's Makiali.
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