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Morimoto Napa

Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Central Napa, Napa
  • The Japanese food at Morimoto Napa is a can't miss
  • Dave D.
    "Combine both Omakase options together and enjoy the best meal"(9 Tips)
    "Must try the sea urchin carbonara for lunch"(8 Tips)
    "White lily is one of the best girly drinks I've had <3"(5 Tips)
    Kim F.
    "Try the Uni Carbonara - Udon noodles, uni, quail egg & green pea..."(5 Tips)
215 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • omakase
  • white lily
  • sea urchin carbonara
  • good for dates
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  • Ross R.
    Ross RojekMay 24, 2016
    Seriously excellent menu, food and service. We did a chef's tasting menu, and every course was top notch. Seared scallops were probably the best, but the sushi was melt in your mouth fresh.
  • BottleRock N.
    Masaharu Morimoto's first signature restaurant right on the Riverfront. The sushi is amazing, but the daily “bento box style” lunch special is possibly the greatest culinary bargain in the country!
  • Damao C.
    Damao ChuJanuary 20, 2015
    Okay, this is important anyone like this restaurant, don't come in Hungary as you need to taste the food, in flavor,texture and thoughts behind it! Man the food is good very good very very good!!!
  • Katrin
    KatrinSeptember 24, 2013
    Absolutely wonderful experience of an incredible detail oriented meticulous Iron Chef Japanese cuisine. Wonderful meal, interactive presentations, speedy 1 on 1 with smart sake somalier. Must visit!
  • David S.
    David SSeptember 15, 2014
    Go with the Omakase (chefs tasting) it's not a lot of food and blew us away. If they have amber jacks you are in for a treat! Worse case def get the toro hamachi
  • Robert B.
    Robert BeletzOctober 18, 2015
    Good sushi. Fresh and great presentation. Rolls are 6 small pieces for a large rice. Ambience is awesome. Be careful when ordering sake as my first ordered sake and there were 12 shots in the bottle.
  • Vennesa Y.
    Vennesa YungApril 9, 2015
    Went in at around 11:30pm for a late dinner. Their "late night" menu is less extensive but it covers all the basics. The chef's selection of sushi (and a maki) was excellent. Chef and staff were nice.
  • Elaine C.
    Elaine ChowJuly 7, 2013
    Great service. If you sit outside while the sun is out, watch out your raw fish may get cooked, best to keep in the shade. Uni carbonara was great. Tuna tartare was a visual treat
  • Superb
    SuperbJuly 31, 2013
    The savory Bone Marrow is a great way to start a night at Morimoto, where the chef shows his uncanny ability to create modern delights out of rustic, traditional dishes.
  • 板津 魁.
    板津 魁彦July 21, 2013
    spicy king crab and braised cod is so good, i would be go back just for them! plus, i will try bone marrow and roasted lobster next time! 5 star experience.
  • Jay C.
    Jay CintronAugust 17, 2013
    Yummy! Not really a seafood guy but everything looked great! Plenty of awesome non sushi options.the porkchop! N so much more.the presentation was flawless.
  • John M.
    John MarshallJanuary 1, 2014
    OMG the pork chop is to die for! Not what I went in for but it was recommended by our hotel and he was right! Great food and service!
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.April 15, 2014
    Everything here is obviously divine. Be sure to compliment your meal with the Chopstick Home Brew, Hamachi Tacos, and Wasabi Monkey Bread!
  • Amortya R.
    Amortya RayJanuary 20, 2013
    The braised cod was amazing! So tender! We also got the garam masala lobster and the braised octopus appetizer. Great food as expected. Noisy place.
  • chris e.
    chris edwardsJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite management and staff of all the restaurants in downtown Napa. Consistent quality and great service. Tell the managers Filipo and Eduardo Chris and Scott sent you.
  • BDW
    BDWJanuary 20
    The food was awesome try the Angry Chicken, slightly spicy, watch out for the hot peppers. Very delicious overall. Very authentic and very fresh sushi.
  • TimSamsTravelUSA
    Free parking across the street in a multi level parking garage for the public.
  • Henry P.
    Henry PhamSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Good variety of Japanese food with a mix of traditional and chef inspired options. Very Morimoto ;) with crunch, heat, flavor and raw fish.
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamNovember 22, 2015
    Go for the lunch set: I'm partial to the black cod and the Uni carbonara (opt for the miso w/ housemade tofu instead of salad) + nigiri.
  • Boogie B.
    Boogie BearJuly 13, 2013
    Pork dumplings and seasoned bone marrow appetizers are a must try! White lily cocktail is a creeper.
  • Kelly M.
    It's usually pretty packed in the restaurant side of things. Sit up front and you won't have to wait. Sea Urchin Carbonara is wicked good for dinner.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HinkleMarch 24, 2013
    This place was the bomb. Much better than I ever expected. Every course was excellent. Not a celeb chef gimmick this place is for foodies.
  • Visit Napa Valley
    Visit Napa ValleyJanuary 10, 2013
    During Napa Valley Restaurant Month in January you can enjoy a 2 course lunch for $20.00. Make sure to ask about the Restaurant Month Special!
  • Barry S.
    Barry SchulerAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The braised octopus appetizer is an absolute grand slam - even if octopus makes you a bit nervous, give it a try - absolutely sublime.
  • Dave D.
    Dave DeVisserAugust 19, 2013
    Combine both Omakase options together and enjoy the best meal of your life. ++wine pairing to further perfect
  • Nils N.
    Nils NeckelJanuary 17
    Beautiful casual California Japanese restaurant. The sharing plates are huge. Sushi though is not up to par if you are from Asia.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJune 11, 2012
    Cocktails and dessert were the stars. The green tea drink and bloody mary were superb. Smores dessert is to die for
  • Fabio C.
    Fabio C.November 11, 2013
    From classic Japanese food to Asian fusion and excellent service. Had the ishi yaki buri bop entrée is just AMAZING!
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimMarch 9, 2015
    Outstanding tasting menu, couldn't believe the pop-rocks in the dessert!
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Uni Cabonara Lunch Set - With veggie tempura & sushi of the day (spicy tuna maki, sake & hamachi)
  • Tony B.
    Tony BielDecember 30, 2012
    Amazing place - great energy, amazing food and friendly staff. Try a bunch of plates - everything is amazing!!
  • Nadia M.
    Nadia MoreyFebruary 19, 2014
    I already can't wait to go back!! Must try the Sushi Tacos!! Wow!! Morimoto martini very nice.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 26, 2013
    The Sea Urchin Carbonara is an absolute must-have. Even my non-seafood-eater boyfriend could not get enough of it!
  • Andy
    AndyMarch 13, 2013
    The beef carpaccio and the lobster won ton soup are two great places to begin your dining adventure
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HouckMay 12, 2013
    Don't play it safe, get something unique. Inventive takes on classics as well as some adventurous options -- loved it.
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoAugust 23, 2012
    Try the Black Tobiko W/ Quail Egg And Super White Tuna, Sea Bass And Fatty Hamachi Sushi - Live
  • Cornelia H.
    Cornelia HornerJuly 12, 2015
    Blistered shishito peppers are delicious. Soft shell crab roll is a little hard to eat but tasty.
  • Michelle Z.
    Michelle ZhouJune 11, 2012
    Yose dofu, soft shell crab roll, are really nice. I'd stay away from the bone marrow and duck-flavored chawanmushi
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SteinerAugust 16, 2013
    Try the coconut confections! Everyone misses the Confectionery at the entrance! DON'T YOU MISS IT!
  • Rika P.
    Rika PutriMarch 22, 2012
    Dont miss the Foie Gras takoyaki or the Sea Urchin Carbonara. End all up with their tofu cheesecake:)
  • Wilson F.
    Prepared dishes are "Vegas" style Japanese: attempts at creativity overshadowing the produce. Worse yet, had sashimi and all fish types (from toro to anago and kampachi) lacked in freshness.
  • Odo
    OdoSeptember 7, 2012
    Great Japanese cuisine, a must if you're there. The Omakase menu is perfection. Full review... Read more
  • Ashique A.
    Ashique AnwarAugust 23, 2014
    Spicy king crab and duck duck goose is to die for.
  • Jason C.
    Jason COctober 18, 2016
    The restaurant is crazy loud and the tables for two are very long, so you end up having to yell for your companion to hear you. The prix fixe (omakase) made dinner 3 hours long and some were just ok.
  • Jared L.
    Jared LDecember 4, 2012
    Out of everything we ate, the tuna pizza was the most memorable! Fantastic blend of flavor!
  • Tony B.
    Tony BielDecember 28, 2012
    Ask for Anthony - very knowledgable and great suggestions.
  • Visit Napa Valley
    Visit Napa ValleyOctober 15, 2011
    The bar and lounge at Morimoto offer spectacular cocktails in an elegant setting with a unique menu to match.
  • tiffany
    tiffanyFebruary 23, 2014
    Egg pasta and anchovy dip was to die for
  • Keith M.
    Keith McKenzieApril 1, 2016
    Scenic waterside tables add to the atmosphere while eating some delicious sushi.
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Morimoto's 5 Year Aged Sake - Smokey/oak aroma with a bit of sweetness. Reminds me of whiskey ... Yum!
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Vegetable Tempura - Eringi mushroom, broccoli, lotus root, carrot and eggplant
  • SFGate
    SFGateApril 26, 2011
    Contemporary Japanese food from the Iron Chef himself. Don't miss the yose dofu or Duck, Duck Goose. Read more
  • Matt G.
    Matt GrahamMarch 2, 2011
    The lunch sets for $25 are hands down the best value in downtown. Try the Sea Urchin Carbonara. Delicious.
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Uni Carbonara - Udon noodles, uni, quail egg & green pea purée ...
  • Scott S.
    Scott SoenenJuly 3, 2016
    The omikase was an onslaught of deliciousness. A nice range of dishes.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WeitzJuly 31, 2014
    Beautiful restaurant, eat at the bar or the chic lounge. Had wonderful sake!
  • Alexandria D.
    Alexandria D2 weeks ago
    If you want sushi ROLLS Eikos around the block is better and priced better but if your looking for a large steak or fish dish I guess this would be your place. I don't think it's worth the hype.
  • Vicki T.
    Vicki TranFebruary 19
    You can get the Omakase during lunch and dinner. $100/$120 per person.
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy ReyesJuly 10, 2011
    Eat outside if you want to hear your dining companions; it's too loud indoors. Come hungry if you order the Omakase.
  • Dekonti
    DekontiJuly 7, 2014
    Best uni! Roasted crab legs, sea urchin carbonara, hamachi collar, ramen & s'mores!
  • Jen
    JenAugust 14, 2014
    Must try the sea urchin carbonara for lunch
  • Barry S.
    Barry SchulerMay 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Complete flight of Pappy Van Winkle - splurge it's very yummy
  • Dylan E.
    Dylan ElliottOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are looking for a great Cabernet to pair with your meal try the Pine Ridge Vineyards Cab. You won't be disappointed.
  • Ryan Q.
    Ryan QuigleyNovember 19, 2012
    Had a great explanation of the ins and outs of sake. So cool. Anthony is absolutely a pro.
  • Ed T.
    Ed ThrallsNovember 13, 2011
    Ask the sommelier Anthony to set you up with a flight if sake - try something new
    SURFACESUPPLIEDNovember 27, 2011
    Amazing food, service and wine list. We went straight for the pork chop!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RichApril 21, 2013
    Try the Awabi Takoyaki - Not your typical takoyaki, but delicious!
  • Christie
    ChristieNovember 12, 2011
    The crispy whole fish is amazing! Also loved the white lily cocktail.
  • Filip M.
    Filip MaresJanuary 20, 2013
    The duck meatball soup is the best broth I've ever had.
  • PoP O.
    PoP OngsakornFebruary 25, 2012
    Try the Kakuni - Ten hour pork belly, rice congee, soy-scallion jus
  • VinDivine
    VinDivineMarch 19, 2011
    Dave at the bar is great. Bix lunches are awesome value too. Try the steak tartare
  • Tara W.
    Tara WalkerMay 1, 2011
    Try the King Crab Legs - Incredible, lots of tender meat, spicy sauce and tobiko
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonFebruary 17, 2016
    Sashimi is great. Sit outside on the patio (heaters!).
  • lino b.
    Youre defn paying for the name but quality fish 8+!
  • John B.
    John BobeldykMay 10, 2012
    Enjoy the foie gras takoyaki, rock shrimp tempura and Morimoto sashimi
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the s'mores - Strange yet tasty. Roasted marshmallows, soy roasted chocolate mousse, graham cracker ...
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenJune 21, 2013
    Try the s'mores - This reimagined s'more was just amazing. Sweet, chocolately, a hint of salty caramel......yum!
  • Shauna C.
    Shauna CauseyAugust 28, 2010
    It's the Iron Chef's restaurant! The sushi is delish. Freshest fish in Napa! Swanky spot; excellent food.
  • eryn y.
    eryn yulaMay 1, 2011
    Try the Monkfish With Isreali Couscous & Spanish Chorizo In Lemongrass Broth
  • Jihan B.
    Jihan BlueSeptember 4, 2012
    Get the casual encounter cocktail. You will not be disappointed!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin ParkMay 3, 2013
    So much good food. Well worth it.
  • sonyia g.
    sonyia grabskiMay 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the lunch box's! Beware though it's a huge amount of food!
  • Tara W.
    Tara WalkerMay 1, 2011
    Try the Sashimi - Signature Morimoto sashimi, a must-have. Best I've ever had.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuMarch 11, 2015
    Def try the toro tartare and their ramen
  • Frank H.
    Frank HanrahanSeptember 9, 2013
    If possible, eat outdoor, the inside is extremely noisy, poor acoustics, but the food is excellent
  • Suzanne P.
    Suzanne PhanSeptember 11, 2010
    Try the lovely tableside made tofu and then the king crab and then the tofu cheesecake!
  • Kellie F.
    Kellie FullerApril 28, 2013
    Vegans/vegetarians let the chef surprise you. Wonderful!!
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Sushi - Tekka maki, maguro and sake.
  • David J.
    David JamesApril 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    DEFINE Exotic Rosé is on the secret menu... Shhh limited available
  • Marc
    MarcOctober 19, 2012
    Rock shrimp And the king crab are awesome!
  • carelle m.
    carelle mangaliagNovember 12, 2012
    The best sushi! BoneMarrow for the win!
  • Gene C.
    Gene ChuangOctober 21, 2012
    Morimoto Omakase and Morimoto sake flight - the way the Iron Chef intended!
  • Nipun S.
    Nipun SachdevNovember 15, 2014
    Get the Toro Tartare and Morimoto Sashimi
  • Robert G.
    Robert GreenJune 21, 2013
    Try the Uni Carbonara Lunch Set
  • Mercy P.
    Mercy PaulDecember 1, 2013
    The spicy king crab is to die for....
  • Filip M.
    Filip MaresJanuary 20, 2013
    The place is too loud for a romantic dinner. The food is great though.
  • Jeff U.
    Jeff UmMay 22, 2012
    Uh hello!?!?! Oysters Uni!!!!!!!!!! Oysters, foie, and uni all in one bite!!!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CookAugust 14, 2011
    Beef carpaccio and lamb carpaccio are amazing.
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AFebruary 1, 2014
    Sea urchin carbonara was too oily. There's an inch of oil sitting at the bottom of the bowl. Sushi was good though.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie S.January 2, 2014
    You can't go wrong with anything!
  • Олег Т.
    Очень вкусная японская кухня, безумно вкусные десерты, рибай зачетнейший!
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