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About Morimoto - Napa
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.
Napa, CA 94559
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily(Dining Room): 11:30- 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily(Dining Room): 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sun-Thurs, 5:00 - 11:00 Fri-Sat (Lounge): 10:00pm - 12:00am Sun-Thurs, 2:30-5:00 and 11:00-1:00am Fri-Sat
$31 to $50
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Please see the VINE, the region’s fixed-route bus system.
There is also a public parking lot directly across the street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Morimoto - Napa Ratings and Reviews
We came because of the Morimoto name and left with an inside joke, where if something is practically inedible, borderline rancid and must be sent back, we’d call it Morimoto. The service is amazing and the ambiance is lovely and the food all sounds delicious. We did not do the omakase (a favorite culinary adventure of mine) and instead ordered what we’d heard about...hamachi tacos, yellowtail pastrami and then our waitresses recommendations of what the establishment is known for. The tacos were flavorful but We’d had better, the yellowtail pastrami was vile and we sent it back. The rest of the meal was nice but relatively bland. We paid $150 for a dinner for two without alcohol and left disappointed.
Poorly designed restaurant that is extremely noisy. So, don't bother going during peak hours if you want to conduct a conversation with your date or friends.
I had green curry dish, which was rather bland - hardly noticed the curry. Appetizers and desert were unremarkable. I can't say I would ever go back or recommend to others.
The food was amazing. But the ambiance was like a basketball game - a huge room with super-high ceilings, harsh can-lighting, and noise so loud it was very hard to have a conversation. The meal was worthy of a kaiseki meal in a first-rate ryokan in Kyoto. However in Japan, soft lighting in a calming space is an essential part of the experience.
Morimoto's is a great spot to grab dinner in downtown Napa. The food is authentic and fresh and having been to his other locations there is just a better flavor and bigger portion serving in Napa. The wine and cocktail list is wonderful and the food is always presented beautifully. The menu can either be sushi or inventive Japanese fare. The service was quick and efficient. It does get a little loud at the peak dinner times so it may not be the best place for a quiet conversation but the tables are not on top of each other. Overall a wonderful meal and I will be back.
Morimoto is expensive, but it is the best sushi in Wine Country. We had rock shrimp tempura to begin and it was one of the most addictive things I have eaten in a very long time...very generous portion and amazing taste. The quality of the sushi was of the highest quality. Again, it is expensive, but you do get what you pay for.
In the past a great restaurant! Now no management controlling the wait staff. Food may have been ok, but orders were lost or forgotten. Avoid unless desperate- music at 6:30 pm was so loud the waiter couldn’t describe the menu. Bathrooms were neglected but that was a minor issue compared to the disasterous dinner experiences
New Year’s Eve dinner, also our honeymoon. I have had a wonderful experience at morimoto before which is why I booked for this special occasion. When we arrived the hostess was wonderful and seated us within 10 minutes. Initially our waiter was friendly, but seemed rushed. We ordered around 8 dishes for our waiter to course our for us. By the second course we were ready to leave. Our waiter became sparse. We didn’t have plates for our third course. The wait became so awkward the table next to us offered to give us their plates so we could eat our food. We also were the only table who were given wood chopsticks. Everyone else had the normal clear chopsticks. I asked our waiter if he could give us the actual place setting and not the to go cutlery and he said “let me see”. We never heard about it again. Half way through our meal we were being given semi warm dishes with no explanation from the food runners. We were never asked if we would like more drinks. Toward the end of our meal we were ready to get the check and leave. We repeatedly tried to flag down the waiter and got overlooked. About 20 minutes later he returned and we requested the check. Another 15 minutes went by with no check so I spoke with a manager and told them this was the worst customer service we have ever experienced. I can appreciate they were busy because of NYE. However when you are expecting a high end dining experience and you receive Cheesecake Factory at best, it is disappointing. The manager was very accommodating and nice. He offered a discount on the meal which was appreciated. Overall it was just a very disappointing experience for a very special evening.
This was our second visit on New Year's Eve. The food was excellent. The service was good but not excellent. The noise level was too high for table conversation. Part of the fun was sharing our opinions of food items with diners at nearby tables. The wine list was excellent and included a number of 3 oz pours from excellent nearby wineries.
Not up to NYC standards. Large portions for the price but sushi was just ok. Seafood toban taki portion was generous with shrimp, lobster, crab, mussels & clams although I thought It tasted more like ciopinno. Both wife and daughter had sushi and said some of the fish was past its prime
Of course this place is very expensive. However it is a real experience to enjoy outstanding dishes. Everything is tasty and beautifully arranged on the plate. Sushi are at the right temperature. Carpaccio beef is highly recommended; the meat is a real pleasure.
Truly a wonderful culinary experience. However, we were unprepared for a 4 hour meal, so if you order the tasting menu, understand that this process may be longer than most other tasting experiences you may have had. Also, pace yourself. The portions are smaller than the regular menu but the regular menu is quite large on its own, so this is quite an amount of food. Everything is perfectly prepared and consciously developed into a taste experience that can only be expected from a Morimoto restaurant. I would recommend any of the sushi/sashimi, the pork belly, and dessert. The seafood is as fresh as it gets. The only misstep was the timing, and an unfortunate plating of a type of fondue. The bowl was out of balance so every time we attempted to spear a vegetable the burning plate would almost topple. And while the presentation was absolutely a lovely arrangement of a lighted bowl, the oil was not hot enough throughout and scorched the anchovy garlic paste inside the oil at the bottom. I hope to go back anytime we are in the area.
We celebrated my husband's birthday at Morimotos. Overall it was a good experience; however, we were disappointed with the braised octopus. It was mushy not soft and tender. Our server was good but he had to be reminded of a few items we ordered. Nevertheless, the sashimi, sushi, and many other dishes were delicious. The presentation itself would deserve a 5 stars.
Morimoto in Napa was amazing. Each dish we tried hit the spot. Starting off with the Tuna pizza was a great choice. Following up with the short rib that finished off the intro properly. Main course with the yellow tail and the Cod were great, but the yellow tail stood out. The 500 degree bowl and preparation right in front of me was a great experience.
We enjoyed the monkey bread for desert and the ending always counts and that it did. The desert finished off the date night better than expected.
“Eat Good, Feel Good!” These were the thoughts my date and I left Morimoto with. Might have to go back one more time before heading back home!!
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