Morimoto - Napa
AMAZING!Our experience at Morimoto - Napa was amazing! I was extremely excited to dine in a such a well-known and talented Chef's establishment. The food, drinks, dessert, and service were all stellar. This restaurant is highly recommended!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and CasualInnovative Quality Food in a casual California environment. Very different in "feel" from the more formal NYC location. Very attentive service, Very high quality ingredients.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice timeI was excited to take my daughter there because I had been telling her what a great place it was..it lived up to my expectations! Yay5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIron ChefFirst timer at Morimoto, and definitely will be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Excellent ServiceCan't go wrong with just about any dish. The tuna pizza is an excellent choice for an appetizer. The black cod had a good sized portion, excellent texture and very flavorful; that with a side of spicy beans make for an excellent pairing. The Morimoto Chirashi was awesome. Large portion with many different types of sashimi picked by the chef. Enough to share for two people. The only setback is the noise level inside the restaurant. Highly suggest the terrace sitting outside if the weather is nice for a more quiet and intimate setting.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM2 Thumbs up and 5 StarsI had recently went to a couple of high end restaurants last week and was very disappointed. My disappointment was mainly on the food. So I was a little hesitant of going in expecting high standards at Morimoto's as I felt I was let down on the last two recent experiences from other restaurants. When I walked into Morimoto's I loved the ambiance! The food was not only to die for but the presentation was beautiful and the service was excellent!!! I would definitely come back because there are many more dishes I would love to try and plus hopefully meet Mr. Morimoto himself.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the charts good...!We were in Napa recently for several days and had 2 dinners at Morimoto. There are many great places to eat in Napa, and to say that we went back for the 2nd night instead of several other notable restaurants that we had on our list to try....says a lot.
Incredible and knowledgeable service, the most delicious fresh sushi/sashimi I've ever had other than in New York, and so many great menu items to choose from...all again fabulous.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable. OurService was impeccable. Our waiter extremely knowledgable.
Food was off the chart. Order the shrimp appetizer. You will not be disappointed.
We wil go back again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIron Chef Morimoto in NapaFantastic sushi as well as a multitude of cooked dishes with Iron Chef Morimoto signature preparations in full display. A great wine list - interesting sake list - and full bar. The sushi items are flown in from Tokyo and are among the best of the best in all the Bay Area. Make a special visit. You'll hear it is expensive and certainly you can run up a big bill if you want to but careful selection of the items can also give you an affordable result.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIron Chef Quality, But Too LoudWe ordered the chef's choice, which was fantastic, but incredibly expensive. It was great having the restaurant decide what to present to us. Every dish was a work of art. My dinner was the regular chef's choice, which was $120. My date had the seasonal chef's choice, which was $160. Add $80 for the sake plus tax and tip, and the final tab was well over $400. The only downside was the noise level. It is an industrial building with concrete floors and hard walls. We were seated across from each other and couldn't hear each other. I ended up moving to her side of the table just so that we could talk. It took three hours for them to serve us all the courses, and after we were finished we felt like we had not just a meal, but an experience.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM3rd xs a charm, & the 2nd & the 1stThis was our third time in 3 weeks and just want get enough! Fatty Tuna is a MUST.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly SpectacularFish was cooked to perfection. Flavors were lovely. Service was excellent. Will come again.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost perfectIf not because they sequeezed a party of 5 to a table for 4pp. My dinner would have been perfect. Crowding space by 5 rud toursit from Germany. Even my server was showing his obvious frustration.
Table 69 is my table.
On a scale 1-10
Food - 9.
Service - 9
Location/convenience - 9
View - 9
Decor/Ambience - 9
Is a must visit for me whenever I am visiting Napa/Youngville. Nothing to complaint about Morimoto.Highly recommend. Please dont expect to be cheap. It is about the art of food and experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Iron Chef visit.....I have watched Morimoto perform wonders on the Iron Chef series and was very interested in visiting his Napa restaurant and sampling the cuisine that he so masterfully pulls together for the show. I was not disappointed. It was a very pleasant evening and a wonderful meal. The noise level was a bit distracting however, but i suppose when folks are having a great time they feel effusive and tend to get loud.
Great presentations and wonderful flavors. My companion had yellowfin tuna cooked at the table in a heated stone bowl! wonderful element and delicious result. I had equal enjoyment from the surf and turf which was beautiful and delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNo dogs, please!We had a wonderful dinner - cooked and sushi. Sat outdoors where we could see the river, with a slight breeze. The only distraction was someone who brought her small dog (since we were outside, technically this was ok), which barked at everything and ran around as much as pisdinle on its leash. The food, though, was spectacular!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for large groups.Great place for large groups. Outside dining looked great too. The restarant is quite large, but the aervice was exceptional. Our waiter was great with knowledge of wine and food. Food was delicious!! We had a party of 7, and we were all happy with our choices. I would definitely recommend the miso glazed cod. We had the donuts and smores for desert. A gentleman from the bar sent over port for the whole group. Great place, looking forward to going back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant, great foodGreat restaurant, great food and service. Always try to eat there when in Napa4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband & I went for lunch.My husband & I went for lunch. The best deal is the lunch set. It comes with your choice of entree, miso soup or salad, sushi & vegetable tempura. I chose the beef teriyaki knowing this would not be the typical sweet, thick sauce. I also told our server I was not particularly fond of tempura so she suggested sautéed vegetables. What a delicious meal! The miso soup is house made & so is the tofu in the soup. Everything was fresh and so delicious. Every time we are in Napa we have lunch here.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and delicious food,Creative and delicious food, beautiful presentation. Would definitely recommend and will go again!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMorimoto OmakaseThe Morimoto Omakase was amazing! The service for this meal was just as amazing. Three dishes that made my experience amazing was the caviar on top of fried potato, the scallops and the three pieces of steak which was one of the best tasting steaks that I have ever had and came close to Kobe beef which I had in Japan years back. Just an amazing experience with all the dishes and amazing service. Will try it again next time I return! My gracious complements to the chefs for this! Thank you.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the chef's choiceWe enjoyed the chef's choice tasting menu. It was an unbelievable experience. I totally recommend it. Request to sit outside as the acoustics are horrible inside. You need to yell at the person next to you.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good but I have had betterIs it over-rated? Yeah, maybe. But overall we had great time and the food was very good. But is the food memorable, probably not.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA great night out with friendsUnique japanese cuisine. Nice location and restaurant design. I want to go back to taste some of the other items on the menu. Somewhat expensive but you do get what you pay for.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood place with great foodMy husband and I were visiting Napa and found this small restaurant near our hotel. The food was excellent, and we enjoyed the ambiance (it seems to be a small neighborhood place, and not at all pretentious, which we liked). My only suggestion for improvement is that some of the servers are a bit brusque, although the hostess herself was very nice.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and awesome service.Great food and awesome service. We celebrated our anniversary there. Conversation was difficult with the noise level but overall a great place.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food!Food was outstanding both in taste and presentation. It was very pricey, but not surprising for an Iron Chef's restaurant.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent fromEverything was excellent from the food to the customer service. What a wonderful dining experience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time for visiting this1st time for visiting this restaurant, but it will not be the last. The tuna toro starter was exquisite. The sushi we had 3 or 4 combos was also the best Ive ever had. My wife had lobster entree, and I had duck duck goose. If I had a complaint, it would be that the fried rice part of that dish just did not stand out. It was good, but after everything else being so flavorful, I thought it would pack a bigger flavor punch. All in all, an outstanding meal. Thank you Morimoto.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you're looking for high-qualityIf you're looking for high-quality Japanese food with excellent presentation in the midst of a loud and energetic dining space, then Morimoto Napa is for you. It won't be cheap, but it will be fun & delicious!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Birthday LunchWe had a very nice Birthday lunch for my husband, with my adult children. Food was very good, albeit expensive--but you expect that a Morimoto's, so you know that coming in. You get what you pay for! The tuna pizza appetizer was to die for!! My daughter got a goyza appetizer that they loved, too. My husband and I shared the chef's sushi selection, which is always good. My son is not very adventuresome and just got the chicken ramen soup, which was good, but not spectacular. I think he wished he had been more adventuresome.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDO NOT SIT NEXT TO BAR FOR DINNERFood & wait staff were absolutely amazing.Couple of problems: We had late reservations & were going to order omakase for dinner.We were informed by waiter that omakase stops at 9:00 which was our arrival time. He was kind enough to recreate an order for us & did a fabulous job.Unfortunately at about 10:00 when our entree arrived there was a sudden rush at the bar area & our table was close to the bar. The next thing we knew we had loud people right next to our table almost on top of us and their elbows and behinds right in our faces. So rude!! Also I was seated on the edge table right next to the bar. Waiters, bussers & even the sommelier bumped me at least 10 times. Was told we'll take care of that, but nothing was done.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to this restaurantWe have been to this restaurant for the third time in the last six months. Every time we go we try something new and EVERTHING has been delicious. We have eaten at fantastic restaurants all over the world and the food at Morimoto's is always exceptional and creative. I also have to commend the waiters. They are so well informed, make wonderful suggestions and are very attentive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAny time is good for Moromoto'sThis was our second experience at Morimoto's celebrating our twenty-seventh anniversary. The food was again fantastic, the service was great and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. We order the Rock Shrimp Tempura and Kakuni pork belly for an appetizer, it was so good. My wife had the Cod lunch set and I decided to go for Morimoto's Sashimi plate. Every dish was perfectly prepared and the Sashimi was the fresh, serve on a bed of ice of course. We'll be back with some friends next time to sample more of Morimoto's dishes.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Lunch experience in NapaMy wife and I went there for lunch. The food was excellent and service was great. The wait staff had great recommendations for both menu items as well as best way to achieve the best flavors when earing. The two must haves that are currently on the lunch menu are: Gyoza w/bacon foam as well as the Morimoto icre cream sandwiches.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery loud joint, food wasVery loud joint, food was awesome but tables were so close together. My husband and I couldn't hold a conversation together and we were seated at a 2-top.
Presentation for dishes were spectacular, wine list was superb. Definitely want to try more items on the menu.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy kids enjoyed everythingMy kids enjoyed everything we ordered and they are picky eaters. We loved everything about the restaurant. Food and service was excellent. Looking forward to going back with my husband for a date night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and presentation.Excellent food and presentation. Excellent staff, explaining all plates.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the best time ever!We had the best time ever! Did the chef's choice 7 course meal. Food and service was outstanding! The food was as beautiful as it was delicious!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi is at the top. The menuSushi is at the top. The menu has amazing array of choices for everyone. A great dining can be had.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time there and actuallySecond time there and actually got to take a picture with Chef Morimoto since he was at the restaurant!
Food was excellent as usual and toro tartare/spicy crab/5-layered sashimi appetizers were great.
Service is attentive and there are always 4-5 different people bringing food/drinks/etc. to table and you never have to wait for anything.
Only drawback is the noise level. The acoustics are such that the concrete walls seem to echo and make it noisier than normal.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAll Around fantastic. A greatAll Around fantastic. A great plpace to impress visitors whenthey come to town..4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMorimoto is one of my favoriteMorimoto is one of my favorite Napa restaurant; wonderful menu and cocktails, all expertly prepared.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience wasThe dining experience was very good.
We are able to sit beside the window.
Very near the free parking lot.
Love the Hamachi sashimi, cucumber sorbet (so refreshing), Wagyu steak (beef from Heaven )and Bone Marrow (never know that it is that good).
I definitely want to come by.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs Napa Valley locals, myAs Napa Valley locals, my wife and I really enjoyed our dining experience at Morimoto's. The wait staff were very attentive and catered to us as would be expected.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restuaruant was recommendedThis restuaruant was recommended to us by a colleague. It is hands down the best Japenese restaurant we have ever been to. We started with the hot shrimp appetizer and each had a different lunch plate (includes salad or soup, sushi, choice of entree and tempura vegetables). Awesome and would definitely go again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding flavors & presentationsThis was a super dinner with parring of sake and beer.
I had ordered the Chef's choice of meat and seafood pared with beer, and my wife had ordered the Chef's choice seafood pared with sake. It was five course meal with five drinks. A tinny appetizer, and intermezzo and a dessert. All was super and outstanding, both in flavor and presentation. The witter was very knowledgeable and friendly and the service was great. We went for a special occasion and I was glad that it was, since it cost so much money. I think that for a special occasion it is perfect fit for adults. I wouldn't take kids there Mac N' Cheese is a lot more affordable.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMorimoto visit #2Good service, food...it tasted better the first time we went there except for the Toro Tartare. Toro Tartare tasted as excellent as the first time I had it there. A bit disappointed with what they do for a birthday. They brought a smaller than Baskin Robbins child scoop of ice cream. Ice cream was excellent nonetheless but for a pricey restaurant like this one, they could afford a bigger scoop for the bday celebrant.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem!This is as good as Japanese cuisine can get.... spectacular quality and presentation... We are blessed to have Morimoto here in Napa Valley3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was amazing. TheEverything was amazing. The service was outstanding, the staff made us feel welcomed and relaxed, encouraged us to take our time.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service. The staffFantastic service. The staff are professional, discreet, knowledgeable and focused on making your time in the restaurant memorable.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM