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Morimoto - Napa

4.6
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6267 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6267 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipDebbieh
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid measures in place. Felt safe. Food impeccable as always. Menu has changed. Old favorites like toro tartare sadly no longer on menu. Great cocktails and sake. Overall very pleased with lunch.

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FrankL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto’s is a modern Japanese restaurant in an idyllic setting. Right on the water, it sets the mood.
The service team was attentive and informative. The appetizers were beautifully presented and delicious. We had a full sushi dinner (chefs combination). It was fresh and expertly prepared. The cocktails were amazing. The dessert (s’mores) is worth driving an hour to get. Highly recommended.

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TJax
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and worth the price. I enjoy myself every time I go.

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SamC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Mary Anne and Andrew were incredible. Hospitality second to none and the food was amazing. Will be back.

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ArnoldL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and superb service. I highly recommend!

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SuzanneG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my family & i had the perfect evening celebrating my husband’s birthday. our waiter, Adrian was great! he was super helpful in choosing the best saké
& very attentive. our meal was outstanding, as well as our deserts.
another great experience at Morimoto!

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Sflalus
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good but limited menu, we went for a special occasion and many things that we wanted to try wasn’t available.

The staff was curtesy and covid procedures were followed.

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PaulaE
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sashimi Omakase, which was delightful. The fish tasted fresh.

The fried rice and the cod (perfect combination!)

Finally the s’mores dessert. Which probably had a good amount of caffeine in it because I couldn’t sleep, but it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The coat at the end was expensive but I knew that going in. The ONE THING that happened to make this experience a bit underwhelming was when a server, not ours, came by to take our bucket with our sake and sparkling water. Both still had fluids in them and he was walking off with both, including a $90 bottle that still had two very large pours which we had planned to take home. I stopped him and asked if they were empty. He looked sheepishly at me and then shook the contents and looked annoyed then realizing they were definitely not empty. He proceeded to pour the remaining if the contents Into our cups to almost overflowing just to get away. Instead he should have asked if we wanted mire or would like to take the rear home. What a waste! It made me so drunk I couldn’t enjoy the rest of my evening and had a hangover the next day. I didn’t need to drink anymore and would have preferred to take it with us. I feel a bit taken advantage of by this server who probably wouldn’t have preferred to have gotten away with the 1/3 of our bottle!!!

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Susan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Everything was appropriately socially distanced- wonderful service. Excellent cuisine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!

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vipMelissaB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and best sushi ever!

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GailS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and drinks were fun. We had a wonderful presentation on sake from the ( I assume) manager.

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Spearo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service is slow. Waiters are not helpful in describing the food.
Maki - average at best.
Sashimi - good quality cuts, but tiny and overpriced.
Whitefish carpaccio - tasty, but nothing special.
Kakuni - very tender, too sweet.
Black code - tender, juicy, too sweet.
Toban Yaki - the only dish that was really interesting.
Bottom line: where is chef Morimoto's hand here? If you are looking for the average Japanese restaurant - this is the right place. If you hope to find dishes designed by one of the best iron-chefs in America - you will be disappointed.

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vipRobertB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service definitely highly recommended

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AlejandraA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was really good and also the ambience but the good was veryyyyyy disappointed. We were expecting something different, we
Try different things to have a good idea of the food but it was just the same food you can get anywhere. Good experience but definitely never coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service delicious ramen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We ordered 100$ sashimi plate and the seafood selection was really poor .
No uno, scallops or raw shrimp ...just vanille cheaper fish...
Very disappointing!
The tacos were vey blend as well
We will not go back

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SavoyG
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was very much looking forward to lunching at Morimoto, as I am familiar with the famous chef from Iron Chef. While we were pleasantly greeted by the hostess, the service by our waiter was extremely subpar. He seemed much more interested in the large party of six women and other people that he knew than taking care of our table of two. It was a big disappointment, and I do not plan on revisiting this restaurant when I return to Napa.

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foodie4
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent but too pricey

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vipChristineO
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends there and had a terrific meal on the patio. Perfect evening.

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vipMotik
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

very good quality but expensive sushi, ok service. You could find similar quality at a significantly lower price elsewhere in the Bay Area

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vipNotquiteworththedrive
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove up to Napa for a nice lunch. Sat outside near the Napa River. We have always been very satisfied with our time at Morimoto’s. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was an amazing server creating a personalized menu for us that was novel and delicious!

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vipHumanone
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was good, the waiter good, but the noise level in the interior which was also loud on the patio was obnoxious. Even worse was the lack of hygiene for our table. When we arrived to be seated, we saw a woman wipe the table with one swipe with what looked like a dirty rag. She left the table wet.

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PhilM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I recommend ordering off the menu. Staff was pleasant. However, the pairing of the chef’s selection was under-flattering and over priced for what we received. Overcharged for a mediocre meal with less courses.

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vipRDean
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

What a disappointment. The restaurant was packed despite COVID restrictions. We ordered sake and of the limited list, there was only 1 good one ($195 which was so highly marked up). Even that was ruined because the sake glasses had such bad smells. They must have been wiped down with dirty rags that left the moldy smell in the glasses. Food was decent at best and definitely not the best sushi. We had to scream to hear one another because the restaurant was so loud. We were there for a special birthday celebration and it was really not enjoyable at all.

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LisaJ
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and great service. Enjoyed sitting outside too.

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DenverFoodie
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and outdoor patio were amazing. We look forward to coming back on our next visit to Napa.

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vipJanet
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, so amazing! Everything about this dining experience was superb!! GO!!!

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MikeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and we needed it in this times but the food from start to end not impressing at all.

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JakeA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Trendy but you can find better sushi at more authentic Japanese restaurants

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Uniqlady
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted immediately and seated quickly. The wait staff was very efficient and knowledgable about the dishes. We were offered indoor or outdoor seating. The hamachi tuna tacos were fabulous. The servings were substantial. I wish we would have shared the salads, as suggested! They were huge! It is costly.

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vipRickZ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always... Sat on the patio.
You can not beat great friends with delicious food!

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vipMarkB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Great service and great food. Awesome hospitality. Thanks

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vipRecycleCPA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous awesome fantastic best sushi ever. Love this place. Coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dinner. Our server, Anthony, was fantastic. We asked for Omakase even though it wasn’t on the menu, and he suggested a wine pairing as well. He did such a great job with both the food and the pairing. We were visiting Napa and unfortunately the Glass Fire resulted in cancellations of our tastings at several Napa and Sonoma wineries - Anthony made up for it by treating us to local vintages, along with a bit of history. The only (minor) negative is that the restaurant was full and quite loud. Otherwise a faultless evening.

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vipMaxflite
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another momentous dining experience at Morimoto.
Server Oman was over the top making sure we enjoyed everything
The food once again was to die for.
Awesome place to celebrate

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vipfanibo
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The table was perfect. It was a great birthday celebration for all!

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vipAliciaT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great Service!!!! Enjoyed our lunch!

FAQs

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

Morimoto - Napa is rated 4.6 stars by 6267 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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