Imoto Restaurant

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352 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
"Imoto is going to make you feel like you're somewhere that you've never been. It takes you to a different place. Everything about Imoto is geared to taking you to an exotic, cool locale."
Kent Rathbun-Owner
Contemporary dining with a Pan Asian Kitchen and modern sushi. Fresh cocktails and extensive wine and sake selections.
Private Dining Room for personal gatherings or corporate dinners.
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and lively atmosphere

JR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot to treat myself or for special occasions with friends in town.

K
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our all time favorite Dallas restaurant.
The food is excellent and the vibe is global and the food explodes in your mouth with many awesome flavors!
When I come to Dallas this is the first place we go to eat great food ! Yum 😋

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enily and the MOD were the epitome of hospitable, I felt like I ran into an old friend. Emily was able to guide us through the whole dining experience perfectly and was respectful of our time constraint. Will be back.

M
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard was great! All the staff was wonderful as well! What a great meal! so service oriented! quality recommendations and great personalities to interact with!

Makes me so grateful since Jesus has changed my life 3.5 years ago and he came to earth not to be served, but to serve.
Thank you all.
Mark

YR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to unwind and have great food! Enjoyed sitting at the bar and sushi was extremely fresh!

AE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The yellowtail sashimi is fabulous - like a crude with a wonderful citrus ponzu. Short rib potstickers also amazing. We ordered a bunch of smaller plates and did not have a miss on any of them.

KW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Stephen McHugh is the man. Super nice and the food is rocking. Way to go!!!

MK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my niece. Food and service were outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was so amazing to us and the food was great!

AM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was soooo fresh!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful experience at Imoto. The food, the ambience, the service in all of it was wonderful. IMoto truly is one of the best Asian restaurants in the city. The sushi is fresh, delicious and the other dishes on the menu are incredible. This is one of those sushi restaurants you can take your non-sushi eating friends too and they can find a wonderful selection of alternatives.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Dallas with unbelievable atmosphere and service.

AP
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Dallas without hesitation.
Our food was beyond delicious and beautifully presented.
Our server Eddie made our dining experience over the top with his incredible knowledge of the menu and cocktail recommendations.
A perfect evening. Highly recommend!

MP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, absolutely wonderful food and we loved the ambiance! Kudos to all of the employees and all that trained them! Very enjoyable, once again! We WILL be back!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST SUSHI IN DALLAS!

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DK
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Inventive pan-asian food. Nice ambience. Solid, attentive service. Some items a bit pricey but that is to be expected!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there prior to the Eric Clapton crossroads guitar festival. Having traveled extensively to japan I have to say this was one of my best Sushi bar experiences anywhere. Jimmy, is responsible for that part of the resturant and he took care of us making an already great night even better!! Every taste of food was fantastic. The entire staff was highly attentive but in a non intrusive way, made us feel like regulars from the moment we walked in. Next time I am in Dallas, I will make sure to enjoy Jimmys great food again.

BB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was divine. Restaurant went out of their way to make it special for my husbands birthday. Most importantly the fish was exceptionally fresh and just melted in your mouth. Highly recommend lobster shooters. We were even fortune to meet the chef Kent Rathburn! Excellent experience- highly recommend. Will not disappoint

DF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The menu was unclear to me in terms of price. For first timers our waiter did not seem enthusiastic or excited to welcome us or explain what is good to eat, drink, etc. Overall a very expensive place for an underwhelming experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Bartender was awesome and gave us great recommendations. Everything was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The live soft shell crab was really good and the rolls were delicious.

EN
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great menu, great for sharing, and amazing flavors. It’s a must try in Dallas. The wine & spirits selection was excellent too.

RY
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

The food here is mediocre, at best. Plenty better sushi restaurants in and around Dallas.

s
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Beautiful decor. It was a bit too loud when we were there. They had a DJ running club music that took away from the vibe a little bit. Had it been a touch less loud, it would have been perfect.

LZ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Portions were tiny. High prices. Service was bad, very very slow.

J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service, and a great atmosphere. we love imoto

PF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After meeting chef Steve McHugh at the MeatFight 1K event earlier this month, we wanted to try out Imoto and "give back" to him and the restaurant for their support. Well, I'm SO glad that we did. We stopped in for some food/beverages before going to a birthday party. Even though we shared appetizers (Little Sister's Korean Fried Chicken, Tempura Lobster "Shooters", Lamb Samosas, Wagyu Short Rib Potstickers) and a couple glasses of wine at a high top table/chairs in the bar area, it was VERY delicious and filling! I know it was fairly early (5:45pm) for the Saturday evening crowd, but it was quiet enough to relax, talk, and enjoy the food and drink. Everyone was VERY attentive (hostesses, wait staff, etc) and we'll definitely be coming back again to try more!

A
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch and the waiter showed us so much attention it made the experience even better. But even without the extra attention the food would have spoken for itself. Everything was top notch

RB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only shots I want to take in life from this day forward are the lobster shooters. The mushroom and cauliflower were exceptional and the charred octopus is a must.

P
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We went for a business lunch at noon on 8/21. There was maybe a handful of people at that time not crowded at all. While we were able to order appetizers, it was about 15 - 20 minutes before our actual lunch entree order was taken. We received our miso soup which was lukewarm and very salty. We watched everyone in the restaurant be served their food including people that came in after us. We were not able to get our food until nearly 1:00 pm. Our Director let our server know about our disappointed and he placed the blamed on having to wait on the "sushi chef" and they were behind. We could clearly see what was happening at the sushi counter since we sat close to it. So the excuse was not acceptable. Out food was not hot, warm at best. It seemed they held all of our food until the sushi for one of our orders were made. Our Director again told the "captain/manager" about our displeasure and honestly she seemed a little bothered about the complaint. She apologized for the server and the quality and offered "her personal 20% discount".

I am surprised by the food quality and service we received as I have been there on several occasions and had a great experience. I hope this was a "one off" experience but it was a enough for some of our group to not want to visit again.

Thank you.

TK
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is very noisy with chatter bouncing off brick walls. The food is delicious but pricey. We ordered blue fin sashimi. Came in 2 bite-size pieces.... not mouthful pieces but nibbles: $35. Good? Yes. Great? No. More appealing to a younger crowd - maybe mid-late twenty-ish. My husband and I are slightly older than we care to admit. Glad we tried it. Nice area. Seems clean.

JL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Imoto has an excellent Pan-Asian menu that my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed. It was our first time dining here but unfortunately I do not plan on returning. The food was really amazing and the martini that I had was excellent!

My biggest issue was how horrible the hostess was who greeted me. There were two hostesses at the stand, one was helping a couple, the other saw me standing and waiting and said absolutely nothing. After giving her ample time to greet me, I greeted her. I told her I was meeting a friend, as in 1 other person, singular tense. I gave her the name the reservation was under so she can show me to the table, instead she tells me to "go find my friend." She seems annoyed that I request her to show me to the table instead of having me aimlessly walk around. We had a reservation, under my name, so showing me to the table shouldn't have taken long.

Once she finally decides to show me to the table, she tries to direct me to a large party of black guests. I am black so I'm assuming that's why she made that assumption, however the friend I was waiting for was not. It seemed so presumptuous to me that she couldn't fathom that maybe my friend wasn't black. And it felt so intentional, especially given that the reservation was for 2 people and she was trying to direct me to a table with about 15 people who appeared to be finishing their meal, not starting it. After my friend stands up and finds me, the hostess made no attempts to apologize or say anything really. It was baffling and unacceptable.

The waiter we had was excellent and he went out of his way to find out the names of a few dishes that we only had pictures or descriptions of, but the hostess if the first representation of your business and my taste for Imoto was soured immediately as a result of my interaction with her.

XA
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Producto muy bien elaborado con servicio excelente. Fue muy simpática la camarera y nos ayudo en todo momento.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service staff were very kind but very inexperienced. Food was ok

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. Food was great and the service was awesome. We will definitely go back there when we visit Dallas again.

T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! So friendly and attentive. The food was also amazing. My new favorite sushi spot!!

r
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both very good. Music was a bit loud for our taste so we opted to sit on patio, which worked great for people watching. Definitely will be back!

BM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was awesome. Service was great. Food was delish. I had Omekase The charred octopus was the best I have ever had.

EM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, grate location, great service..