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Morimoto Napa

Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Central Napa, Napa
  • Go here. Experience the Japanese food. It's worth it.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • BDW
    BDWJanuary 20, 2017
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TimSamsTravelUSA
    TimSamsTravelUSAMarch 11, 2017
    Free parking across the street in a multi level parking garage for the public.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Boogie B.
    Boogie BearJuly 13, 2013
    Pork dumplings and seasoned bone marrow appetizers are a must try! White lily cocktail is a creeper.
  • 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, 2017
    Beautiful casual California Japanese restaurant. The sharing plates are huge. Sushi though is not up to par if you are from Asia.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn SteinerAugust 16, 2013
    Try the coconut confections! Everyone misses the Confectionery at the entrance! DON'T YOU MISS IT!
  • Cornelia H.
    Cornelia HornerJuly 12, 2015
    Blistered shishito peppers are delicious. Soft shell crab roll is a little hard to eat but tasty.
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoAugust 23, 2012
    Try the Black Tobiko W/ Quail Egg And Super White Tuna, Sea Bass And Fatty Hamachi Sushi - Live
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Rika P.
    Rika PutriMarch 22, 2012
    Dont miss the Foie Gras takoyaki or the Sea Urchin Carbonara. End all up with their tofu cheesecake:)
  • Ashique A.
    Ashique AnwarAugust 23, 2014
    Spicy king crab and duck duck goose is to die for.
  • Odo
    OdoSeptember 7, 2012
    Great Japanese cuisine, a must if you're there. The Omakase menu is perfection. Full review... Read more
  • 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!
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