Morimoto - Napa

4.6
6547 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 6547 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Foodmeister
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Japanese cuisine but on the pricey side as the quality is top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Inadequate attention to detail. Food was average. Check was inaccurate and brought to the table before dessert was served. We were rushed from the minute we were seated.

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vipCarineH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food, and Sake, the decor is very nice. Also loved it that, even though it is a very upscale place, we had two tables with kids when we visited, so, especially for lunch, it is a good place for families too!

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AlisherG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morimoto is one of the great restaurants in Napa and in SF Bay Area!

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EricB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great experience. Wonderful menu and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in here. And I’m pleased with the food. Definitely will come back soon

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vipPeter
San Francisco
294 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always delicious. Service was a little slow they were very busy however.

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vipAuntMeem
Baltimore
118 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Softshell crab roll was excellent. So was the tempura shrimp. The wasabi coating on half of the shrimp dish certainly cleared my sinuses. The cocktails were good but skimpy on the alcohol. Service was mediocre which is unusual for this place but with all the problems restaurants are having trying to find servers and other staff I understand why. I would definitely go back.

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vipCarolP
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent. The noise level was much too high.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and servers. Great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place great food always

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KirstinH
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

This wasn’t our first visit to Morimoto, we returned because of the amazing food and service. I was shocked to return to have some of the slowest service I’d experienced. Our server may have been new, but I think more training may be needed. The food was excellent and the ambiance still beautiful, but when paying high prices for food worthy of the cost, better service to make the experience worthy of the value is just as important. The mark was missed on this one.

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

At this point into reopening I would expect a more well oiled machine. After ordering and receiving our first round of drinks and appetizers we ordered our second round and main courses. One of us was not drinking and the server totally overlook that drink order, and when they came back we order that NA beverage which had to be asked for again because it didn't come with our food. Being Mothers Day, we brought our child and the server seemed a bit put off when we asked about any other kid like items they thought a child might like and then after ordering the items, one of the two came out. All in all, I've enjoyed this place over the years for the ambiance, food and stellar service. always loved the bar. This time around was not so fabulous.

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DebiD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ribs , tempura, and carpaccio are must! Excellent selection of sakes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maryann was wonderful!

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Ivan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Angry chicken was extremely dry. Every bite required some water in order to swallow. Service was horrendous from start till finish. The only positive was the sushi. Tip: don’t order anything American on the menu

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CCabrera
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and I came here on Mother's Day, it was their second time eating here whereas it was my first. Overall, their service and food was amazing, can't wait to eat here again!

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vipMisterjoR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect for Mother’s Day lunch
From the beginning to the end, Justin our server did a great job responding to any questions and give the right suggestions as it was our first time.
Having myself being in the restaurant industry for over 30 years in some of the best restaurant in the world, I understand what’s needed for guests to enjoy and Morimoto Napa with Justin delivered!!
We’ll be back sooner than later

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mauriciog
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I had been to Morimoto in NYC and loved it. My guess is I only had sushi. This time i focused on non-raw offerings and was disappointed. The gyoza were blah, the calamari salad unremarkable and the cod was good but not better than at other Japanese restaurants in Seattle.

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AndrewC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our 5 year anniversary, had the best food. It surpassed all expectations.

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vipMaxflite
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When the customer request that you ask the Chef if Shishito is available, you don’t flat out say it’s not available. Don’t debate
Turned out it was.

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Miya5151
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautifully themed decor, very fresh fish and loved the unique ways things were prepared.

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AlanA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service/waitress was great - food not so much - I go to several Morimoto restaurants regularly - was an off night in the kitchen - sushi was not the normal and the shrimp appetizer was soggy. Went back to the Meritage Resort and ordered fish tacos.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our minimoon and the food was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ok. Ive been to morimoto's in Vegas, Honolulu and Maui. For some reason this restaurant did not measure up. The Hamachi taco was just ok. Tempura shrimp was quite good. The sashimi and softshell crab cut roll questionable. It seemed like everything was a day old... not great when you are dealing with fish. Otherwise the restaurant looks great and the service was friendly.

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vipRozK
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here for our anniversary. Great service, food and ambiance! Always come back here to eat when we are in Napa.

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viptbone
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Who knew there’d be a last call for ordering food just a few minutes after we were seated? Had an 8 pm reservation and by 8:15 we were told there were ten minutes left to order any more food. Absurd. As for the food itself, the rock shrimp tempura was delicious but everything else was quite pedestrian. The gyoza were an exercise in pretension and lacked flavor until soaked in soy. I ordered sushi (soft shell crab and California rolls) and I expect that supermarket sushi could only have been an improvement. My partner enjoyed the ramen but overall this seems like the tinsel of Hollywood where it’s all about celebrity and you pull back the curtain and there’s nothing there. It’s an attractive restaurant but there is much better food elsewhere in Napa. Go if you’re impressed by a name but look for other options if you prefer good food.

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ColleenB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my 60th birthday my mother treated me to Morimoto’s. Our server, Crystal, did an outstanding job and the food was over the top delicious. My only disappointment was that due to COVID-19, the pre fixe menu was not offered. But that just means another visit is needed!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Was hoping to be wowed and wasn’t. My cocktail arrived with a hair floating in it, so that was not a good first impression. the quality of the sushi was very good, but so are many other restaurants I’ve been to - this one just came with a much bigger price tag. I enjoyed the experience, but don’t feel the need to go back.

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vipMarkB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and customer service. Great overall experience. Thank you. Rate a 10

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marimoto does not disappoint, the food was amazing!

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vipMichaelL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Not close to the experience we were expecting. We’ve been to Morimoto Napa 5 times before. I understand the Covid restrictions but you guys did not provide the service or experience we would except from Morimoto.

Will come back when your operations are back to normal, but not before.

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VickiV
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Value for your buck. Everything we ordered was tender, delicate, melted in our mouths, and beautiful. I recommend this restaurant. We were also seated outdoor with a beautiful river front view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - wonderful experience!

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vipMark
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food, service and cocktails. The perfect end to a day of wine tasting.

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MichaelG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the patio which adds to the experience at Morimoto Napa. The service is excellent.
We had the Sushi combo. The fish selection was excellent with flavor and texture.
The Black Cod is always pleaser. Morimoto's is always top notch in food quality and presentation.

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DavidM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Had not been since the pandemic hit...but the food is always top notch. Even had a good business conversation with the general manager about the staffing challenges in providing top line service. We got top line service, and will always recommend this spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible food. Not even edible. Really surprised and bad service. Bought 500$ bottle of wine and they barley came around

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CarolynL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must do! Highly recommended. Excellent food. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Honestly a horrible experience. The service was the slowest and least attentive I have had in a very long time, the food was lackluster, and I will not be back

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 6547 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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