Morimoto - Napa

4.7
6419 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
What 6419 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delish!!

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vipClaretP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto never disappoints! I love coming here. Thank you!

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GabrielR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good except the sushi chef selection. Service was not excellent but good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sushi was ok. Service was good, but forgot my drinks. Overall ok experience.

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LisaO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimotos was an amazing dining experience. We sat on the patio overlooking the Napa River. The food and cocktails were sublime. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipWizzle
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is too salty

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best sushi experience. You gotta get the rock shrimp as a app!!

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johnm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was fantastic! Seems a bit expensive, but excellent service and attention to social distancing. Morimoto is always on our list when we’re in Napa!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our server for dinner with my wife as well as the server for a business gathering afterwards. He is simply an outstanding professional and his love for food and wine produced the perfect pairing of our food with two glasses of the EnRoute Pinot Noir. The guests at the business meeting were enthralled and I joined them in applauding Anthony, Eric and the other servers. It was truly a Thanksgiving in April for us all. We will definitely return to Morimoto Napa to create another wonderful and happy memory. Thank you Chef Morimoto and The Great Anthony!

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Stef
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Loved the dinner!!! best ever

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vipgoodfoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

My rating fell short because the sushi served was very mediocre especially, considering this is Morimoto. Not a hole in the wall. There are better places in the Bay Area (including Sushi Plus in Redwood City) where the sushi tastes more fresh and for a lot cheaper.

The service was attentive and prompt. But overall, not a good bank for the buck.

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vipAmerican02
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went two days in a row because it was so good! Rich and Kaela were amazing and we loved everything we ordered!

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vipSandyS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside because it was a lovely day. Very well orchestrated with separated tables or tables in individual tents (they even have gutters and downspouts!) We ordered the Chef’s Choice sushi and it was just the best! One of us has a shellfish allergy but Morimoto’s Napa always accommodates this and substitutes great choices. This restaurant is a great choice, either for a very special occasion, or just because you want to eat really good food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Celebrating wife’s birthday. Staff was spread a little thin. Was not aware they were on a modified menu due to COVID. Was looking forward to a flaming dessert. But still made the best of it. The staff made the birthday special with ice cream and a candle.

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LORIG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Thank you Maryanne, Ichiro & Anthony for making it extra special!

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at this restaurant! Very pleasant atmosphere and wait staff was wonderful! We totally enjoyed our visit!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin, the waiter, really made our experience memorable. He accommodated to every request we had and was very friendly. The food was very fresh and delicious. This place is a must!

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vipLindaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We had great interaction with both our server Justin and the Manager on duty. Perfect dinner experience!

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CharnetteA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moment we walked through the door, we were greeted with a nurturing welcome. Our server was excellent and was very helpful. The food was excellent and hot. I was very pleased to be at a warm delightful restaurant on my birthday. The ice cream was amazing! Thank you! Charnette

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IleneD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Started with the tuna tacos, then a salad and requested the miso dressing (so good wish we would have ordered the large), the sticky ribs are to die for, the duck-fat fries were good, and the s'mores for dessert was amazing. Next time we are going to try the pork chop as it looked so good and a couple dining near us raved about it.

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JeanG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very disappointed with the food. Very sad about the entire experience. I have been to many top Japanese restaurants. If Morimoto went to this restaurant, he too would be disappointed with the taste of the food. Restaurant was so noisy at 5pm. Need to set up noise buffers with the high ceilings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Chadwick was an amazing server who graciously answered all our questions. We will go back again.

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vipGuest123
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything very good, except the host( rude- sorry).

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Otto
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exceptional sushi, outstanding waitperson, excellent decor, prices could be a bit lower

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I/we have dined multiple times at Morimoto. Today was a special retirement luncheon for the two of us....never have I ever received worse service. I was stunned at how poor the service actually was.
Waited 15-20 minutes before we had any visit from a server. Even water.
Waited another 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order.
Specifically asked for our appetizer to be delivered first.
15 minutes later two entrees arrived and no appetizer. We sent them back and awaited appetizer.
Appetizer arrived and then shortly after (10-15) entrees arrived. Calamari on salad was cold and hard. Lettuce was warm and wilted. Sushi was warm and dry.
We waited another 30-45 minutes before anyone checked on our drinks. After an hour I flagged someone down for a glass of champagne and to pick up our plates.
Such a disappointment.

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bill
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, although the area looks as if it was hit by this pandemic thing. Area has seen better days. That said, worth the trip.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was very helpful and I think she enjoys her job because she was smiling all the time.

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vipPittVisitor
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The mackerel nigiri was awesome. We also had the softshell crab and spicy hamachi rolls. I recommend the edamame, it was warm and perfectly salted. We ate outside and the heat lamps made it very comfortable with no coat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating Japanese food all my life and this one of the best Japanese restaurants I've been too. The sushi menu is short compared to other restaurants but the results were amazing. The nori used in the rolls had great flavor and was very fresh. The spicy salmon roll used large strips of salmon coated with a hot sauce along the length of the roll instead of minced salmon mixed with hot sauce found in most other restaurants. It was the best tasting spicy salmon roll that I had ever eaten. Same for the shrimp tempura roll, it tasted amazing.

We also had the chef selection of sashimi which had a good assortment include maguro, fatty toro, hirame, tai, hamachi and tako. The fish was very fresh.

For a hot course, we had the broiled black cod, it was one of the biggest portions served in a restaurant and tasted amazing.

Save room for dessert, we had Morimoto's version of a s'more. It had kiromitsu Graham, which like a light mousse, smoked soy chocolate mousse and toasted marshmallow. We also had the coconut foam with a very tasty mango sorbet and yuzu tapioca pearls.

To drink, we had the house junmai ginjo sake, it was crisp, delicate but flavorful.

It wasn't cheap but well worth it. I will definitely be returning soon.

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LFinCA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Efficient and pleasant. For lunch we ordered Tuna Tacos, Pork Belly in Rice Kanji, Duck Fat Fries, and an eel sushi roll. The tuna tacos were good but nothing special. We found out after that they were supposed to have a spicy aoli on each one. I didn't have that, but my partner did on one of two. The pork belly and fries were very good. Delicious in every way! Not too fatty, served hot and well-balanced. The sushi roll was well made, and again balanced with components and flavors. Quick servings. Nice staff. Good lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For starters we had the tofu misu soup and tuna taco, then we had the braised black cod with duck fat fries and duck confit fried rice and for dessert the lime white chocolate ganache - all absolutely amazing!!!!!

Looking forward to going back for the same thing. We just love their food and the service was impeccable.

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melanieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Extremely loud, this is definitely not a date night location.

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samR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our dinner experience started off pretty good but quickly turned terrible as they got busy. Our server stopped checking in on us. He came by once to ask about dessert and never returned. We waited over 45minutes and finally gave up and wanted the check. Nobody came to help us. We asked several times to other servers walking by for the check and still nothing. I was looking for the manager but he was nowhere to be found. Later another person said the computers were down. I saw other tables getting their check. This made no sense to us. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Save your money or go try another place. There are many other really good restaurants. The hype is not worth it at all.

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Tawny
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was okay but Morimoto is sadly not what it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The one is awesome during this visit is our waiter, he very attentive and very knowledgeable bring, our visit more exciting.

Food somewhat is meh. It’s not as I expected, sushi

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CandaceL
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We ate there during covid, it was just ok. The menu was about half the normal size. I wouldn’t go back for now. When we ate there before covid it was amazing, I would go back after covid restrictions are lifted and try it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu keeps shrinking.....I’ll give them that for now....next time I expect it to be closer to what was in the past.
And bring back the PhôKing!!!

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PaulG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great space, and a wonderful dining experience.

FAQs

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

Morimoto - Napa is rated 4.7 stars by 6419 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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