Morimoto - Napa

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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.
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MB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and the presentation is amazing and creative!

LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Everything was great. Just a bit too loud. Otherwise service and food were excellent

CZ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Morimoto is worth the hype. Perhaps a special occasion for most of us, as it is expensive. However, the food and service are outstanding! We had the sashimi cold appetizer which was gorgeous. The knife skills are bar none. We also had the rock shrimp hot appetizer which the server comped is because another server dropped it at the wrong table. Lucky us! One side was wasabi tempura and the other was like a siracha tempura. Both were delicious; we couldn’t stop eating them. We shared a 4oz. A-5 filet...Oh. My. God. Without a doubt, the best steak ever had in my life. As they say, it melted in your mouth. Believe it or not, we also had the duck confit fried rice; you must try. The rice was soooo good. Also, had tuna maki which although, we all have had it many times, the rice and tuna are top notch. We were too stuffed for desert. I cannot wait to go back, however, it will be awhile, as 2 drinks per person, food, only reason I’m giving it a 4 star. View of the river is nice. You might want to dine at the bar, too.

JG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening with excellent service from all staff. We all loved our meals which were flavorful and unique. As soon as you sipped your water it was being refilled, your napkin was folded if you left the table. All of these little touches added to the overall experience making it an excellent night out.

PI
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

AG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The sticky ribs and unagi maki was mouthwatering delicious. Loved the oysters & lobster/asparagus roll. The desert was impressive and tasty. We can't hear that well and the noise level was more then our usual so it was hard to carry a conversation. We look forward to eating there outdoors or maybe at the sushi bar.

P
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi! Amazing fatty tuna, dumplings, ALL of it!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and good quality sushi!

D
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of two. One of us wanted to do the tasting menu and the other did not though they suggest not doing that. Oman was our AMAZING server, and he made sure to time it so we ate our main courses together. The food was so great and the service impeccable! We loved everything we ate here. We did the tuna tartare as an appetizer and the waygu beef surf and turf. My only negative comment would be the heavy handed sauce and seasoning on the waygu beef...a little too saucy and salty. Great experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing! The only thing is they seem unorganized. The food came out randomly. My grandpa got his entree first, 10 minutes before anyone else. My son got his last when everyone was done eating. It was kind of awkward to have him sitting there while we all ate. My dad ordered coffee and it never came. They were very nice and apologetic, but I expect more organization for a $700 dinner.

Food alone...totally worth it though!

NM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, ambience also service was great too. The table was a bit long what made a conversation a bit difficult but thats just a tiny thing, the overall experience was good.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone get the sticky ribs... they were Devine 🤤🤤🤤 we are for sure coming back here. 🍣 🍜 edamame was fantastic. Thank you Morimoto!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was the ultimate in dining experiences.
I found it to be a bit loud but I loved the vibe.
Our waiter Justin was absolutely incredible. Also, there was an assistant he had named Jessie that was marvelous to watch. Just going nonstop. My water was refilled constantly, with is big with me. We will definitely be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I can here for our birthdays. We’ve been before back when we got married in Hawaii. Our experience in Hawaii was so amazing we came back twice. It’s good to see that the quality of food was held throughout the restaurants. It was a bit loud so conversation seemed harder due to the length of the table and the ambient noise however it wasn’t unbearable. Truly a great experience in Napa valley.

M
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food with excellent service made for a wonderful birthday dining experience. I wish the restaurant wasn't so loud, but that's a small gripe in an otherwise perfect evening.

SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I really don't like raw fish, probably wasn't the best choice for a restaurant. They had only one chicken dish (sandwich) and it was cooked with hot peppers which I don't like.

HC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The food was ok but the service was pretentious, rude, and very poor. I have gone to Morimito 5-6 times but will never go back.

s
Cleveland
51 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent night at Morimoto Napa. Great food, service and atmosphere.

m
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Gorgeous setting.

J
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Sushi was fresh

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the sushi bar - place was alive ! Food woow!

P
San Francisco
279 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Awesome outdoor dining. Amazing staff. Perfect menu.
Chris Ruys - Restaurant Manager - was amazing, fun, friendly and engaging.

JA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, good service, lovely setting on the river.

s
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Exceptional food. Buri Bop is amazing. Service great.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Too loud, and very cold. Staff were not attentive.

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The tables for two are extremely long and it is difficult to hear your partner from across the table. The chairs are uncomfortable. The maki was average.

OT
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We had the warm octopus, the bone marrow and edamame for appetizers. Then eel, salmon and tuna maki rolls. You have to try the apple and pear cold sake. It’s amazing!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was high quality but very salty.

RH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience. Food is pricey but you get what you pay for. Overall would definitely go back when in Napa.

FV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Morimoto as a family, celebrating my daughters 19th birthday, what a great dinner and experience.

CO
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service were very good. The prices seemed really high for the Sashimi and accompaniments, charging by the piece, although the Sake Sashimi was amazing. Cocktails were also very good. The restaurant was too cold and the lighting too dim for me and my husband.

SK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Morimoto is outstanding, most of the time. Unfortunately, on this occasion the server claimed not to know at what time the kitchen would close and rushed us through the night to eat faster and order quicker. Thus, we could not enjoy the experience fully and had to take some food to go. Overall, Morimoto remains one of our favorite restaurants despite the higher price for quality dining.

MC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were so excited to go here and try some things, but when we asked our waitress for recommendations she literally couldn’t suggest anything! At first we passed it off as her first day or something, we continued to ask two others servers, one said he didn’t know, everything and the other said an item not on the menu... hmmmm..... the food itself is great but so your research before because the staff won’t be making any suggestions

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crystal our waitress was amazing. She made the experience very very memorable

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

お店の雰囲気はカジュアルOKで、カジュアルすぎない良い雰囲気です。料理も日本食をアレンジした料理ですが、これはこれで美味しい!魚の鮮度は日本で食べるより良かった、また行きたいお店です。

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G
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Wish Amir was there the day we dined at the restaurant. Our server was fine, but Amir is always a step above the rest! Sincerely, Mark Buza

NY
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was inventive and simply superb! Our cocktails were great, too. Kimchi with pork belly? Genius! Red snapper in curry with sticky rice and plantains? Divine! The short ribs 2 ways was heavenly! If I could've given it 6 stars for food, I would have. My only gripe: the plastic chop sticks. They were pretty, but slippery, so we basically didn't use them.

G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

VERY fresh Sashimi! the best my wife and I had ever had.

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food. Incredibly noisy place and our server was fairly unfriendly and seemed to feel bothered by questions.

K
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The evening was a delightful experience however the noise was very loud as a party of two we could not talk at all during dinner. Kinda eat and left

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