Morimoto - Napa

4.5
6621 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. His seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations will feature the freshest seafood available as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Morimoto's signature offerings include Toro Tartare, presented in a small tray with condiments including crème fraîche, wasabi, avocado, nori paste, chives, crispy rice, and dashi-soy. Tuna Pizza made with raw tuna, anchovy aioli, and jalapeno; Morimoto Sashimi, a terrine of seared Toro, smoked salmon, barbequed eel, tuna and Hamachi served with five different sauces in pipettes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing celebratory dinner with the family! Our host, Oman, was perfect! His wine suggestions were fabulous and he anticipated our every need. He even took a family photo for us which we appreciated immensely💕 Definitely the best host we have ever had at Morimoto!! They better hold on tight to this one because service like that is a hot commodity.

Until next time…Cheers!

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vip2fortygirl
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto never disappoints. Food is always delicious. We always have a great experience when dining at Morimoto. Looking forward to the next visit.

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful! Every single dish we ordered was delicious (and we ordered a lot 😂)! We were a little overwhelmed with the big menu and where to start but our waiter Justin was phenomenal and steered us in all the right directions! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipBday
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edamame, softshell crab roll, kappa maki, tamago, tuna and the Hill Family Albarino. This is a high end restaurant and you get what you pay for. We come back here every time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation supper

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vipSsaky
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with excellent service and delicious food. So many interesting combinations. Try the ahi tuna pizza ,and the pork belly rice dish. To die for. And Amir is an excellent, fun, and delightful waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The quality of the food was great. The restaurant was almost empty, would not accommodate a later reservation than 7:45 PM. Our waitress was not good at all, sat us at broken table that wobbled. When she brought the drink it slid down the table and less than 5 min. later completely slid off the table. Spilled all over my husbands clothes, booth and floor. We had to clean it up without the servers help or apology. She also didn’t come to check on us for the most part. The bus boy and the runner helped and tried to stabilize the table. We spent over $300 and the service was horrible.

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DonaldC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The sushi is fresh but ordinary. The sashimi is excellent. Compare to other locations, the menu is not as board as others.

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XueyingY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

the food was ok
the tamarind ribs were too sour. not sure if it was meant to be this way. The duck fat fried rice was definitely way too salty. I have never heard of salted duck fat before but i assume the chef threw in more salt on top of that. we don't waste food so we still ate it all but with alot of water. thank you for comping the dish. the katuni and cod fish were probably the favorites as well as the coconut mousse ganache dessert at the end. Striploin steak was average in taste. Service was decent except no utensils were present at the table we were seated and had to ask for chopsticks when the katuni arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We have been coming here for many years - we come to Napa once a year and always visit MORIMOTO. This will likely not be the case going forward. The decor of the restaurant has not changed, but the feel of the experience is not what it used to be.

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EliotL
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! This is the 3rd time there. The 2 previous visits we had the tasting menu which we enjoyed and wanted to do again. Since they were not offering the tasting menu we sort of made up our own. We ordered a few appetizers, sushi and an entrée. Which was way too much food for the 2 of us. But we some how managed to eat it all.

Highly recommend. It is pricey, but inline with top foodie restaurants. Only complaint is the room is quite loud. They need to add some acoustic padding or something. It was very difficult to have a conversation sitting across from each other.

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KeithS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit to Morimotos, and each time we’ve had the chefs choice sequence of dishes. We had a great selection of seafood and meat dishes and all were excellent.

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TERRYS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to eat while on a weekend getaway. Great Customer service, Highly recommend this place to everyone. Top quality food always.

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the service was excellent. I would definitely come back

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Danielle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual the food was excellent and the presentation was simply superb. Somewhat noisy at lunch time. Great wine list. A bit expensive but well worthed

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RuthT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal with our broker! Never disappointed 😊

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DrewG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Full of complex and delicate flavors that have you savoring every bite for a few seconds longer than normal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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CalFid
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with excellent recommendations. Food was great!

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HenryC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thoughtful enterprise, detailed presentation, great staff. Very cool restaurant! Macha Cake rocks, really rocks!

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vipOccasionalTraveller
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! The ishi Yaki buri bop was delicious, as was the tempura shrimp. The topper was the matcha cake - best dessert ever!

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DMJDMJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. The service was impeccable. The only glitch was on arrival we had to wait for our table although when we entered the dinning room there were tables available. A minor flaw. The wait staff in particular was attentive and friendly. They explained the dishes thoroughly and made our experience entertaining and fun.

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RebeccaF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service, and ambience. This is one of my go-to places for great food.

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vipKatieM
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a good experience. If you haven’t visited, do it. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect in a summer day if you can sit on the patio. Worth every penny.

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vipBigwalt
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was top-notch in all aspects except one. The Duck Confit Fried Rice had a slightly bitter taste. I suspect the garlic may have been burned. The duck confit flavor was spot on though.
The service needs improvement. We were neglected pretty much from the time our waiter took our order. After the hard-working runner delivered our dishes, our waiter never stopped by to ask if everything was to our liking or if we needed anything else. Then he brought the check before we had finished our last course without even asking if we wanted dessert or coffee or anything else. The table across from us had to go fetch their own wine from the wine bucket and pour themselves more.
These 2 exceptions prevented me from giving you a 5 rating overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sat us outside in the alley felt like server disappeared and forgot about us few times. Asked for few items without egg but came with anyways. We eat out a lot and know what good service is, we did not receive that at morimoto. Also it seemed like there was some special treatment going on to regulars and we felt out of place. Weird vibes. Will not go back.

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GabrielW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and high quality food. The S'Mores desert is phenomenal and would go back just for this in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Compared to previous experiences here it was disappointing. It was so hot inside we were all sweating while sitting at our table. We asked if the ac could be turned on and it was but they had to huge doors to the outside open so it was not making a difference. Our servers were very pleasant though.

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SandraC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was wonderful. The food... Oh my goodness. Everything is delicious and the portions are generous.

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SirDaniel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our service was quick. The cod and rock shrimp were particularly delicious. Would definitely recommend giving this place a try and will definitely be going back.

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vipphilipc
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

this is third Morimoto i have visited. in truth, this one isn't in the same level as the one in Maui. service was uneven, the rest room door handle was broken, and the servers weren't very attentive. Food was pretty ok, but overall while this was an adequate restaurant wasn't anything special

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SAndy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance. Our server was great, made appreciated efforts to accommodate dietary differences at our table of 5. Food was unimpressive. Chicken was dry, pork w Kim chi was too salty. Hamachi tacos were amazing. Would like to return for non-meat dishes.

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LloydR
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

They were out of Morimoto Sake, except the most expense at $16/3oz. How can a Japanese restaurant be out of Sake? They were also out of a wine by the glass that we ordered. Waiter was pleasant and made a good wine selection, but made mistakes on our order. He did take off the Bill a drink that my son ordered and did not like, to his credit. The Calamari salad was excellent and well portioned. This is about the best that I can say about Morimoto Napa. For the most, food is over priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Many previous menu items not available due to reopening indoor dining recently.

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Joey
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My cousin and I ate here for a special occasion. We did not end up getting a table we had wanted. The staff was friendly. I had the pork chops—it was huge. I was not a fan of the sauce. I did enjoy the wasabi shrimp appetizer. No special treat was given for my special occasion. Free parking at a nearby garage.

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HeidiR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I was hoping for something outstanding. Food was OK. Sashimi was not very good. Desserts were amazing.

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FredR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sushi and sashimi are always top notch. The service was just fine. I'll be happy to see the restaurant full again once the Covid restrictions are lifted.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice time out celebrating Danny’s 30th birthday. Our service didn’t introduce himself and didn’t know what the purée was on the pork chop dish. The tables were also a little stick to the touch. Other than that, everything was great.

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EvelynI
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and food, thank you for making our lunch memorable. We always enjoy coming back. Outdoor dining is perfect!

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PatC
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding sashimi and the Tuna Tacos are great.

FAQs

Morimoto - Napa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 252-1600.

Morimoto - Napa is rated 4.5 stars by 6621 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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