Morimoto - Napa

4.6
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Crystal was fantastic! My fiancé and I ended up here after some other plans fell through, and we were so happy! It was possibly one of the best dinner of our lives.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Even though the website had details of their safe practices during Covid-19. Unfortunately they seated us between 2 occupied tables only giving 2 feet from strangers. But yet the restaurant was 3/4 empty. They did give us a more distant table upon request.

DF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! The Store Front doesn’t do any justice. When you enter you are transformed into a new state of mind. Beautiful decor, simple but with intent. The food presentation and the flavors were delicious. The service was of equal value. It is definitely a popular place so the noise level is high. It is now one of my favorite places!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3year anniversary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable dining experience. The food was incredible. A top 5 all time meal. Chad our server was incredible. It was my wife’s birthday and he pulled out the stops. A complimentary glass of champaign and desert. Wonderful attentive service. Highly recommend!!!

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food. Very very loud

JM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Enjoyed our dinner as drinks. We shared various appetizers instead of just ordering one regular entree each. The service and food were spectacular.

A
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Overall, we enjoyed the food here but we could not get past how loud it was!! It seemed like every sound reverberated throughout the restaurant and pounded into our ears. We could not talk a tour table without yelling, completely taking away from the food experience. Disappointing as many of the items we ordered we very good and the sushi was top quality, I just don’t see us returning anytime due to the noise. We are at Kenzo the night before on Napa and the two experiences were no comparison. It’s a shame it was like a rock concert inside, the food was very good.

DP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both agreed that from the start to finish, this was the best meal we have ever had! From the service, to the dessert, everything was outstanding! The only observation we both made was the extreme volume level of chatter. It certainly was energetic, but made it challenging to have a conversation. As for food, simply divine!

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambuente, comida, atención todo insuperable

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! I love going here every time I visit Napa, I wish we had one in SF :)

KW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! It's a little noisy.

RM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I come every year with my wife; when we stay in the area over the winter months- normally I would rate the restaurant very high. But I have noticed a steady decline in the service and a more restricted menu. I think I will have to think long and hard to go back again if this trend continues.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word. Amazing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

SB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

This restaurant was so incredibly loud. I don't mind noise but I couldn't hear my companions at all. The tables were also really wide which made it worse. The food was ok but not worth the price. I tried this place when it first opened and thought to try it again. I was completely underwhelmed and know to never go back. A bummer and waste of my time and money.

RC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We shared had appetizers, sushi rolls, main dish and sides!

SO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

great food, great service. this is one of our favorite places to eat in Napa.

H
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food always good but somewhat expensive. $700 for 4.
Portions are small. Fine for special occasion

LS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to eat here every time I visit Napa. Food is outstanding and the service is always awesome. Ask for Amir as your server

GM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New York strip was the best we’ve ever had - very tender and delicious. The sushi and sashimi were also excellent.

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The waiter was nice but just missed one thing after another. All courses were delivered out of order e.g. my mum's soup came after her chef's sashimi collection.

My ramen soup was bland as was the Missi soup.

I asked the waiter to spice up my ramen soup and to deliver a Yuzu boost at the side - neither happened.

Wine was order e and or took like 15 min to get it...

Overall the seafood was really good quality, but the service was subpar for a former iron chef and the price point.

Other courses like the ramen was mediocre.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved server loved food drink etc. amazing place.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible. Everything exceeded our expectations, we enjoy everything so much!
It is our new favorite spot!

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I dined here about 8 years ago and that was great so we went back for our anniversary. Ordered Omakase that is $130/p. We didn’t hesitate because it was good last time. But not this time. Some dishes were not even “ok” like olive oil fondue vegetables, chawanmushi was too thick(not real Japanese style), sushi rice was too salty and they were Wholefoods level. Surf and turf dish, scallops was too salty, beef was hard, “Kakuni”pork was just fatty. Best dish was sadly dessert.

I’m Japanese and I know they are “fusion” but they probably got too popular and over the years their dishes became too far from authentic Japanese food.

Hope Mr. Morimoto knows what is happening in his restaurants in US.

J
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere with amazing food. Absolutely recommend.

OC
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For lunch splurge on the King Crab, then the Set Lunch of your choice!!

l
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experience ever!!! The presentation was excellent, the dishes were very tasteful, and the servers were knowledgeable and attentive. 5 stars indeed!

BH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere with amazing food, wI'll definitely be visiting again.

l
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I know this couldn't really be helped but we checked in 15 minutes earlier than our 7 pm reservation and was not seated until 7:30 pm.

When we were seated we were seated towards the back near the cashier or kitchen door.
It would've been better if were seated in a nicer area, given the inconvenience.

Overall service and food was very good though.
My husband and I had the Omakase and my son had potstickers and tempura shrimp roll.

Also, I had a special request of my husbands bday but that was forgotten also.
Maybe because it was a busy weekend. But I think these details really can't be missed.

LE
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Very delicious and great presentation

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar - they will take care of you!!

SD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Morimoto was good but we found ourselves questioning the value and felt that it did not compare favorably to other recent chef’s tasting menu experiences.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic from food to waiter. However the front checking staff were disorganized big time

h
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience is colored by the outstanding service by Emir, a gentleman we've had the pleasure of meeting several times. We always have fun, enjoy the food and feel pampered.

Q
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always from MORIMOTO

JV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a great time and Morimoto is very nice but it seems to me that the food quality is not up to par with what they are charging us. Other than that excellent service!

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptional staff. The only reasons for the lower ratings are due to the place being so huge (many tables, lots of noise, rarely saw our own waitress), and the pairing menu was subpar for a Michelin Star restaurant. They rotate their pairing menu regularly, and it was poorly done - we had to actually send one of the pairings back because it absolutely did not go with the food). The place is so busy that the food would arrive at different times from the pairings; once we had to wait for over 5 minutes of not being able to touch our food because the pairings hadn’t arrived - the timing was all over the map the whole evening. The last course was a heavy plate of 3 meats.. not what I’d expect for a $570 meal for two.

c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin star food with Michelin star service. This is hands down my all time favorite restaurant.

n
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was off the hook! Service was over the top. Five stars in every way

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