Morimoto - Napa

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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Italy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a favorite...excellent food. Great ambience.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It was freezing at the restaurant. We couldn’t enjoy our meal how cold it was. Very disappointing

l
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi ever. Cant wait to get back in.

OT
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the tempura shrimp, duck meatball soup, maki.
TOO LOUD for us!!!

f
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday dinner with my adult son. Morimoto is a hip dining experience but it’s also very mellow. At least during the week. Always excellent service and a menu that’s hard to chose from because everything is so good!

J
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Big name chef owned. Food quality mixed. Definitely not worth the money.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance, and our server was AMAZING! 10 out of 10 recommend.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, artfully presented, fantastic service. Dining here is truly a memorable experience!

d
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Get ready for noise, and poor service.....the food though is excellent.

M
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server Anna loves to give up on a request and would rather not go above and beyond to get customer’s wish.
The buss girl Naomi was way better service wise
Overall food was on point as always.
Great to see bartender Alex back.
Will not let the server diminish our excellent lunch
BTW the corkage of $40 is a little bit stiff. Getting to be like Vegas smh

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the drinks were excellent. I recommend ordering a few different dishes so you can share and get to try a little bit more. Overall no complaints.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was as good as getting together with our son and his girl. We were not disappointed!

GG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Poor service took away from the night. Very rushed.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Being rushed through the meal is not ideal, not being able to finish the dish before the next one is on the table is not ideal for a restaurant in this price range. Then we were urged to to leave ....

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too loud and too big/wide of tables to have conversation while sharing very good food

IY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We love coming here for special occasions. Last visit on 11/19 was disappointing as the host failed to check us in, and the server did not acknowledge it was our 10 year anniversary

PN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perfect food. The server need to pay more attention to the guest!

MB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and the presentation is amazing and creative!

LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience1

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

CZ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
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.

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