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Imoto at Buccan
350 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Imoto at Buccan Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 11:00pm Bar open to 12:00am
Friday - Sat 5:30 - 12am Bar open to 1am
Sunday - 5:30 - 10:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Imoto at Buccan
Imoto (little sister) is Buccan's version of an Izakaya. The Japanese Izakaya's were traditionally down-to-earth gathering places to go get a drink and something to eat after work. Imoto Room is an extension of Buccan's small plate - big flavor concept with Japanese and other Asian influence. The
menu offers items ranging from innovative sushi & sashimi to Clay Conley's interpretations of other Asian favorites.
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Fit for Foodies
My husband and friend love sushi
and thought the Sushi was very good. I don't eat sushi and was hoping for some better alternate choices. We were here once before and I had the very expensive beef dish-it was not edible, very chewy, but i didn't complain. I have been reluctant to return. However someone told me I could order some food from their sister restaurant, which I confirmed with the hostess. When we were seated our server said the policy has changed and I had to order from the menu at hand. She recommended the spicy chicken. Wow-was it spicy! It was way too spicy, and had pieces that were chewy. It was also not attractive on the plate. I didn't complain but didn't eat much."
Dined on 2/26/2014
Simple, not too heavy and very
good Asian food. The duck tacos are a standout."
Dined on 2/3/2014
The waiters do not have a good
understanding of Sake, therefore you are on your own. I recommend looking at their sake list on their website before going and be prepared to pick your own. Overall, very nice waiters, good sushi and nice atmosphere."
Dined on 1/26/2014
I have been to Imoto many times,
as well as Buccan. I specifically chose Imoto that night because it would be quieter than Buccan. However, there was a screaming (not crying) infant in the restaurant that had been there over an hour and half way into our meal. I understand the awkward situation this creates for the restaurant but they should have asked the family with the child to step outside or leave. It is not fair to all of the other patrons in this small restaurant."
Dined on 1/22/2014
NOT WHAT I HAD EXPECTED...FOOD WAS
"DIFFERENT" BUT ENJOYABLE....HAD A HARD TIME GETTING A RESERVATION USING OPEN TABLE AND WHEN WE WENT THERE WAS ONLY ONE OTHER PERSON IN THE RESTURANT AND WHEN WE LEFT 2 HOURS LATER IT WAS LESS THEN HALF FUL...WHEN I INQUIRED AS TO WHY WE COULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN A MORE RESONABLE TIME....REPLY WAS "THAT'S THE WAY THE OPEN TABLE SOFTWARE WORKS "....WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT"
Dined on 1/19/2014
Tables are tightly spaced, expect
to hear your neighbor's conversation. Request the sushi bar for seating, not a table. Duck tacos were good but the cauliflower/raisin/cashews is unexpectedly terrific. Uneven service by the waiter, a sign that a constant stream of patrons wasn't the norm. Dependable quality but not extraordinary sashimi - sushi rolls were 30 minutes in the making, perhaps because we ordered from each category after completing the shared dish (didn't place the entire order all at once.)"
Dined on 1/18/2014
The best sushi on the Island--and
terrific small bites. It is very small, and reservations are a must--but this is a "go-to" for those in the know. Try the duck tacos or, I kid you not, the curried cauliflower. Don't ask how--it just works."
Dined on 12/27/2013
I am gluten intolerant and the
server went out of his way to make sure all the food was GF including making dishes with GF soy sauce. It was an excellent meal and we will defiantly go back!"
Dined on 12/29/2013
A excellent addition to a town
that was sorely lacking in sushi. The menu is compact, original, and does not pander; there is very little in the way of mayo or deep-fried sushi. Loved everything I ate, and enjoyed the influence of Buccãn, the big sister next door, on the menu."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Very pleasantly surprised to find
quality of sushi excellent, along with very good service and an engaging, hip atmosphere. Felt younger and trendier than other palm beach restaurants. Beats many other local sushi spots for quality. Have strongly recommended to several friends already. Prices are about the same as other sushi places. We will alternate between here and Sushi Bon in Lantana which has been our longtime favorite. Recommend the scallop and sea eel nigiri, duck tacos, choc chip cookie for dessert but it was all good."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Wow, just like it's sister
restaurant Buccan, it will blow you away. The drinks were superb (we highly recommend El Diablo made with passion fruit, soooo good...) The sushi was excellent and the duck tacos to die for. The burger was so fresh and gourmetish I could actually crave it, and I've never been big on burgers. Can't wait to go back :-)"
Dined on 9/5/2013
Like going around the corner where
the noise level is low and the service is great."
Dined on 9/8/2013
Mediocre food and exorbitant
prices. My hamburger at $16.00 was OK, but an order of French Fries was $7.00 in addition. Greasy, overcooked and luke warm on arrival. Other than apparently being a pickup joint for singles, I see no charm about the place and no reason to go. An almost total waste of money and time."
Dined on 8/25/2013
portions were small and pricey for
what you got but very good. you are paying for being part of the palm beach scene"
Dined on 8/11/2013
Consistently Great. Rates with the
national best like Nobu and Koi."
Dined on 8/3/2013
Lovely sushi and other small bites
prepared by chef Taiki. All the sashimi/ sushi dishes was fresh and delicious. This is the only Japanese worth going to in the area. Chef's omakase menu (chef's choice) recommended. You can ask them to stop bringing dishes when you are full. Loved it and I will be back soon."
Dined on 7/25/2013
Not many great sushi spots around.
We've been going to Echo for years, and the change was welcome. Imoto is a real treasure. Sushi menu is delicious and creative. We will be coming back again and again. Modern setting with intimate feel. Could be a great spot for a small group, or date nights."
Dined on 7/24/2013
Great, very personable staff. Food
was original amd well prepared. Menu could be larger but as its new hopefully it will expand to keep our interests."
Dined on 6/22/2013
Always delicious. Edamame- yum.
Crispy Peking Duck- the best. Lovely private environment."
Dined on 6/15/2013
Food was excellent, but portion
size very small. Was still hungry afterwards, despite having had an appetizer and entree."
Dined on 5/27/2013
After loving our dinner at Buccan
our first night of vacation, we couldn't resist Imoto. Yet again we were impressed with our meal. Our waiter was extremely helpful in explaining and even showing us some of the dishes on the menu before we ordered. We decided to do a few of the small dishes on the menu to share. It was just my date and I but we wanted to try it all! We started with edamame with the soy glaze. We also got the lobster and shrimp salad in a coconut. Very nice presentation and tasty! We then shared the duck tacos, tuna sliders, and grilled octopus. All had a taste we hadn't had before! Dishes are quite small so we left satisfied from these. Very exotic and fresh flavors are found at Imoto, it is a must in Palm Beach!"
Dined on 5/4/2013
Great spot, awesome food. Small
and quiet enviorment with still a nice bar scene. Located next to buccan which is always great for drinks after. Fun spot for friends and a great date spot as well"
Dined on 4/16/2013
Some interesting variations on
sushi type food. Some too tricky. Regular sushi and sashimi fresh, but very expensive (Palm Beach prices). Cooked food had some good choices , but again pricey. Upscale crowd seemed to be having a good time. Would go back and try some more new things. Short ribs for example, even @ $30. Focus was on sushi for us this evening and no reason to give up on our regular haunt."
Dined on 4/9/2013
Took my wife here for our
anniversary. Very friendly and attentative staff. We were greated with "Happy Anniversary" wishes the moment we walked in. We were asked if we can move one table over within minutes to accommodate a larger group. This was not a problem for us at all and we were treated to an awesome Tuna Sashimi on the house. Very nice of them. Small little place compared to its big brother Buccan but food is as good. If you go have the edamame with the addicting soy glaze, duck tacos, and Tuna Fois Gras sliders. They' have rolls on the menu but i'd recommend getting the small plates instead. We had their Rainbow Roll. It was good but not as awesome as everytging else. I will be going back to Imoto."
Dined on 4/5/2013
Innovative menu although very
spartan with respect to entrees."
Dined on 4/1/2013
What a great find. Having been
there a few times now, I'm really enjoying not just the authenticity of the Japanese dishes, the sushi and sashimi, but also the innovation into some of the other dishes. The hot dishes are spectacular. And, in all honesty, having eaten regularly in Tokyo, I can say that their sushi and sashimi is subtle, genuine, un-Americanised (sorry - no cream cheese) and high, high quality. The mood of the restaurant is fun, energetic and stylish. It's small (a wise choice) and the tables have very little privacy, but given the environment and the reason for being there, that's cool. Great, great food and fun times."
Dined on 3/7/2013
Why didnt someone think of this
before. It is just what Palm Beach needed. Delicious classic and trendy sushi. Wonderful flavours. Happy friendly staff, You just want to go right back as the food is so delicious!"
Dined on 3/29/2013
Love the food and the service is
outstanding. The manager checked to make sure we were happy. Everything came looking and tasting great. A real treat."
Dined on 3/24/2013
From service to food, all was
perfect. It is very small, so reservations are an absolutely must. But if you find yourself craving first rate sushi at the last minute, give the sushi bar a try. It seems like there are often seats available there."
Dined on 3/24/2013
The food is terrific- definitely
order the Peking duck tacos and tuna and foie gras sliders. The warm mushrooms were delicious as well. Creative cocktails capped off a fun dining experience."
Dined on 3/24/2013
Wow! I went to Imotto expecting
some good sushi rolls - boy was I wrong! The food was amazing! I had not even heard of half of the things we ordered but took the suggestions of our server. We chose 6-7 items. The dishes were brought out one by one so the table never became over crowded and we could savor each individual item and all of the complex flavors. I waited for a long time to be able to get a reservation but it was definitely worth the wait - my experience was amazing in every way!"
Dined on 3/19/2013
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