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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.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Quiet little cozy spot for sushi. The sushi wasn't anything to rave about. We tried the seared bluefin toro that was about $14 per piece, and for the price would never order it again. The wood fired fish from the grill is the best bet when ordering. The duck tacos were pretty good but I've def had better. For two people including tip I spent about $150 and not including alcohol drinks--- probably wouldn't go back again. The sushi rolls were nothing special
Food and service was great! Our food was delicious but took a long time to come out. Our server came over to apologize for the delay several times. At the end of the meal our server reduced our bill for two of the small plate items we ordered. My wife and I thought this was a nice touch and a sign of a good restaurant.
Tried Imoto, as we find Clay Conley's other restaurants too crowded & noisy, and this one has much less of a hype... that being said it has the creative kitchen that CC is known for, but hands down the most amazing sushi around - of course, its also the most expensive sushi around! The other dishes were wonderful as well, but the sushi was quite special....
Bar was OK, service was very good, but the food was well worth the visit. Off season is a great time to visit for a special evening of fantastic food....
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