Kenzo Napa

4.8
259 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
***In-room dining & outdoor dining currently closed

***Take-out open from 12pm -7pm (Last order @ 6:00pm)

Kenzo Napa, presented by owners Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto, is an exceptional, authentic Japanese restaurant featuring traditional prix fixe Kaiseki menu selections.

The fusion of Japanese tradition with innovative techniques and presentation at Kenzo Napa is sure to transform all perceptions of Japanese cuisine. The sublime, rich flavors of Japanese Edomae Sushi and Kaiseki delicacies are created with unique seafood selections from acclaimed fish and seafood markets flown in weekly from Japan. Every dish is expertly paired with the full Kenzo Estate wine collection along with a selection of fine Japanese sakes and beers in a most unique environment.

Kenzo is a proud recipient of a Michelin Star Award and Wine Spectator Restaurant Award of Excellence.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Japanese experience like no other in Napa Valley. An experience that makes any special occasion that much more extra.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully done highly recommended the reserve alcohol pairing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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Catherine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and first Michelin star restaurant but too expensive
A nice experience but won’t do it again

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vipHaochenZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food here was really mediocre.

The appetizers are way too salty. The meat dishes (Wagyu beef and tilefish) are either over seasoned or bland, and the true great flavor of the meat was not there. Plus the sauces for the meat dishes just don’t taste right. The dessert -a Hojicha ice cream and a matcha cake -was way too simple and uninteresting and it tasted no better than what you can buy at supermarkets. These didn’t meet our expectation of a Kaiseki experience.

Plus the tasting menu’s portion was small- we had to order several additional rolls. Not sure if it was because of COVID that the restaurant had to cut portions.

Service was great.

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vipLoshalia
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and recommend all the people who love sushi

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time celebrating our anniversary at Kenzo! The service was impeccable and food was delicious. Setup has been altered for covid. Theyre only taking 25% of full capacity so we were definitely 6ft from the other guests, plexiglass set up for protection at the bar, and the wait staff all wearing gloves and masks. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenzo demonstrates true authentic Japanese

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon. Absolutely perfect.

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Patti
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and wine. One of my best experiences!

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vipAlex
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter and we had an absolutely fabulous evening. The food looked and tasted amazing. I also got the Reserve Wine Pairing which was outstanding. The service was impeccable. Part way into dinner they noticed my daughter was left-handed and so changed the orientation of her dishes so they would be oriented to her correctly. We'll definitely be back.

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Countryman
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Kaiseki cuisine. Seafood is all fresh and cooked / seasoned to balance and the presentation is impressive especially those beautiful handcrafted Japanese bowls and plates. The service is also top notched. The only thing can be better / improved is one of the desert (cheery pudding I think) that isn't flavorful as rest of the dinner.

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vipAco13
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience that you should try at least once.

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SushiQueen
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenzo helped me celebrate several important occasions with my fiancé and they made us feel like royalty. The service is excellent, the food is thoughtfully constructed and expertly executed, and the beverage pairing knocked it out the park. Everything about this place is simply stunning. They took great care in implementing Covid precautions, and honestly it almost made the experience more incredible. While I hope they can open up to full capacity soon and recoup the losses they are currently experiencing, I must say that NOW is the time to dine with Kenzo because you will have so much space to yourself. I am moving out of CA but this experience is enough to draw me back for more. I cannot wait to come back.

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CalvinT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food and service. Love the changing menu and the focus on the full dining experience

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vipfoodienp
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent. Very consistent in quality and service each time that we dined here. Great place to celebrate special occasion or have great authentic Japanese food/sushi without traveling to Japan.

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ChrisK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding presentation of exceptional sushi and other Japanese cuisine, paired excellently with Kenzo wines. The social distancing protocols that allowed the restaurant to reopen lend themselves to an odd experience with almost no one in the restaurant, but service is top-notch and the beauty and tastiness of the food shines through.

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vipAndy
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!! Maybe the best dining experience we have ever had. Service unparalleled, food exquisite. We would recommend Kenzo to anyone who is visiting Napa Valley if they want to experience a truly outstanding dining delight. Every course was prepared with the utmost detail and the service matched the food quality.

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Rickytoons
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good was amazingly prepared and presented. The staff was extremely attentive and explained each dish to the fullest. It was nice to sit for about 2-1/2 hours and be thoroughly catered to. You have to try this for a special occasion. The Kenzo line of wines is amazing and their Sake selection is top shelf.

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vipCarL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was mostly very good made of the best ingredients, even though some dishes were not to my personal taste. The problem is that at that price point, it is hard to accept mistakes. It is too expensive for what it is. Service is excellent and the chef made every effort to welcome and explain. Nice and enjoyable, but way too expensive.

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vipmytee888
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. We will definitely return!

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DenisY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing evening. I don't think you can get food like this anywhere else. Atmosphere was great too with a lot of attention to the details

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food was not good. Servers keep changing. Not worth the money. Saki was good however.

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Gavin
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

For the food, I have to say Japanese food is not that for me... Service is good overall.
Also, I don't understand why a restaurant that costs you $300 per person is as noisy as that...
I won't recommend it my friends.

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SosoRaz
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a lovely evening at Kenzo for our 15th year Anniversary. 11/10 would spend it there again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very nice experience but for the price I must say there are literally a dozen or more places I’d choose before returning. Good work Kenzo but aim for a more affordable experience if you want to thrive rather than exist

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Eat4Yum
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the counter where we could observe the chefs in action. Everyone was so very nice- we felt welcomed. The food is outstanding - the quality is beyond what I have experienced at any other Japanese restaurant. The flavors, care, tenderness, delicacy of everything made my mouth and soul happy.

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YasukoP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing sushi!!
The service fee is included in the bill, but I think they are expecting for additional tip.

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vipfoodienp
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. This was our third time at Kenzo and we still greatly enjoyed the meal.

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SeanC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the freshest ingredients prepared and balanced by top notch chefs in a simplistic and modern environment. Hands down one of the best dinner services I've ever been to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Adelaide
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not one bad thing to say about our evening here
It was a first for both of us and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. The service and food were both 5 star. Thank you to the staff and chefs at Kenzos.

JJ
vipJJ1970
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place

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Dario
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Highly recommended. Soon to be 3 Michelin stars.

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vipWineFan
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun trip for us foodies.

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vipSactoBD
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special anniversary dinner. Service included interesting cultural stories, meticulous timing, interesting preparations, the most lovely people. Loved every moment!

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santiagor
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great service, perfect food, great staff

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in to celebrate my husband’s birthday and just to spend time together & we had a wonderful time dining at Kenzo. The ambiance was truly special and felt like we walked into a place in Japan. It was modern, clean, and minimalistic. The service was terrific and the attention we got was fantastic. They messed up and skipped a course but once we brought it to their attention they apologized several times and gave us a few extra perks which was not necessary but still appreciated. The food was truly great. It was authentic Japanese cuisine and each course was visually appealing. Not only did it look great, but it was the best Japanese and best sushi I’ve ever had. We were blown away by the experience and would recommend Kenzo to anyone.

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viplove2cook
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience !!

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vipjar321
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Cannot wait to go back!

FAQs

Kenzo Napa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 294-2049.

Kenzo Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 259 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.