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About 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.

350 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Finn
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Australian

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 833-5522

Executive Chef:
Clay Conley

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Imoto at Buccan Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for a Date (14)
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Worth the Drive (12)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious...first time there but go frequently to Buccan. Sashimi was fresh and delish, pieces were plentiful.
Would d finitely go back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Booked a late table for Valentine’s day. Great food, friendly and attentive service. Absolutely delicious sushi. Always worth the trip

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our new favorite restaurant! Absolutely fabulous! We were there to celebrate a birthday. We ordered 7 different small plates. The duck tacos, tuna foi grass slider, cauliflower dishes were superb. The desserts were out of this world and service is extraordinary. Very noisy and high priced but worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Tapas, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Best in Palm Beach. We love it the service is excellent

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Very accommodating with respect to cross ordering from Buccan menu for non sushi lover with us!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Most of the time it's difficult to hold a conversation without yelling, and the vast majority of the time it's women who feeling screaming is cool.......but the food makes up for the short-comings!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good choices. The ambiance was nice and I appreciated adding a 5th person to the original reservation for 4.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Sushi quality poor. Tough fish. Soggy, tough seaweed. Fish portion minuscule. Service lousy.
Noisy, with loud, obnoxious customers screaming at the sushi bar. Bartender did nothing about it, except promote the behavior.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I simply would not recommend this place but only for one reason-food. It is mediocre at best. Quite embarrassing for Palm Beach. I had better sushi in a simple place in NC then in fancy PB. And, for far less.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fabulous all-time fave. Turned regular night out into a special date because of the food and ambience. Asian fusion food absolutely fabulous. Not cheap but in keeping with Palm Beach prices. Worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love the food. Brad is great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

As usual, Imoto did not disappoint! Food was excellent (I highly recommend the duck tacos)!!!! Service and drinks were great too. I love the atmosphere. It is dimly lit and the decor is perfect. Probably my favorite restaurant in Palm Beach

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Warm, attentive service and great food. The noise level is high, so this is less ideal for quiet conversation. Overall, a great dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A great experience. Service and food where impeccable. It is definitely worth the drive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Imoto has decent sushi. The place has a good vibe and is one of the few places in Palm Beach where there are actually young people hanging out. Courses came out way too fast and there wasn't much time in-between. The noise level is extremely loud and its hard to hear one another's conversations. We'd probably go back, but not soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

A bit too pricey and ambiance was aided by dim lights. Had lights been turned up it may look like a strip mall restaurant. Service was fine, not particularly good. Food was excellent. Prices were insane. $15 for a California roll is absurd - even stone crab filled.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I go there every chance I get. The food, the service, the wine selection, is the best on the island. I only wish I could eat dinner twice.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Extremely poor menu selection for this kind of an upscale Japanese restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The manager, Ted, was excellent. He checked in on us and extended a warm welcome. Our waitress, Grace, was knowledgeable and fun. She made our experience very memorable. The food was on point as well. Cheers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time. Superb! The duck tacos, rock shrimp, edamame, Spareribs all perfection. The bread pudding was a perfect dessert. It is very intimate and much better for a conversation. I dine very often at Buccan, so now I can switch off and dine here.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Powell is the best server-attentive and helpful in a subtle way. Food is fabulous-fresh and unique. One of our favorite dinner spots. Great bar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing, creative food! Impeccable service! Will definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overall Imoto is good. Maybe we were expecting more based on the hype. Sushi was fresh and tasty but not the most “creative” or “best” which is the reputation. We would have appreciated more guidance with the menu as first timers. Watch out for the kimchi in the fried rice if you don’t love spicey hot. Found ourselves helping the table next to us as they were struggling to find dishes for a non fish eating friend in the group while the sever was standing there. There are non fish options that are tasty. Duck tacos and ribs are just a couple. And don’t miss the edamame. It’s a delicious twist. Much as I wanted to be blown away, I found myself happy with the meal but a little disappointed in the experience. I’ll stick with Buccan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Some items amazing, others just okay. We’d come back for sure but not so often.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 12, 2017

They must not read the notes when you make a reservation because not once was the note ever acknowledged and it hasn’t been the first time , it also happened to me at Buccan.Very noisy, the Tables are very close together and if you’re only two, then the table is super small especially if you are ordering a lot of food to share. The service and food were overall okay. I was not impressed with their sushi. I’ve had way better .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always love this place. Great service, great food. Well worth it on every level,

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the PB area! Food is always good- different and not heavy! Lots of choices but we especially like some of the vegetable options!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Absolutely delicious food. Simple menu with wide variety. Very quick service so take your time and don’t order all at once.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A bit slow with food delivery but our waiter was good. Food tasty too.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Creative menu, attentive service. We love the duck tacos and tuna with food gras and mango. However, the ribs were too spicy and the chocolate chip cookies way too salty. Overall, a favorite spot to dine,but wish it were better insulated for sound.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always great, sushi is hands down the best in Palm Beach County. Don’t forget to order the warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert. They are life changing!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was the third time I’ve been to Imoto and the food has been consistently good each time. Always good service and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Very good service and very good sushi. Very expensive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

What started as a long wait with poor attention... Turned into great service and wonderful food..and probably one of the better meals I have ever had down in Palm Beach.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had very high expectations for Imoto, but came away with my expectations clearly not met. The cocktail list was very limited and the saketini was undrinkable. Not a balanced martini. The main problem that I had of the restaurant was that it was way too dark. I didn’t have a problem with it being dark but you should remember who you are serving when thinking of your ambiance. Since the restaurant is located in West Palm Beach that has a very older demographic, my entire dinner experience consisted of being blinded by the very older guests sitting next to us using their cell phone light just to eat. It was very rude however there was no manager around to even discuss the situation. It is also a very small restaurant and is very loud with no sound barriers. The service was very generic and not welcoming or engaging. Food was fair at best and there was a very limited menu for sushi rolls. The spicy tuna roll was lacking flavor and seemed like there was filler in the mixture. I have high expectations of sushi bars as Nobu is my go to sushi bar. I thought this restaurant would live up to its name and have heard great things of Buccan but was not satisfied after leaving. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Chef Conley needs to correct the many issues that plague this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We love it there! The waitstaff is so friendly and helpful! The ambiance is quiet but chic and the food is fantastic! We love the ramen and the toro rock shrimp! An added plus, There is valet parking!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

All the fish is fresh it’s high-quality sushi. The staff is excellent and the service is impeccable

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Never disappoints- food is delicious! Save room for key lime pie!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Toro was disgusting. Almost a week later and I’m still gagging when ever I think of it.

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