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About Kenzo Napa

Introducing Kenzo, the latest venture from Kenzo Estate owners Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto, an exceptional, authentic Japanese restaurant featuring a traditional pre-fixe Kaiseki menu as well as a pre-fixe sushi menu.

The fusing of Japanese tradition with innovative techniques and presentation at Kenzo 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 the world’s most acclaimed fish and seafood markets flown in daily from Japan. Delicacies are expertly paired with the full Kenzo Estate wine collection along with a selection of fine Japanese sakes in a most unique environment.

Kenzo is proud to be named a 2018 Michelin Star recipient.

1339 Pearl St
Napa, CA 94559
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kenzo requires a credit card to secure your reservation. Your card will not be charged, it is simply held with respect to our 24-hour cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we do request a 24-hour notice to avoid a $75 fee per guest.

Kindly note that collared shirts are required for gentlemen for dinner service. Ties are optional. No t-shirts, shorts, sandals or tennis shoes please.

Due to the atmosphere and type of cuisine served, children under the age of 12 are not recommended.

Guests are welcome to bring wines that are not represented on our wine list; however there will be a fee of $50 for each 750ml bottle with a limit of two bottles per reservation.

Cross Street:
Polk Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 294-2049

Website:
http://www.kenzonapa.com/

Executive Chef:
Eiji Onoyama

Additional:
Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kenzo Napa Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

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5.0

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4.9

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4.6

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very authentic Japanese meal and very expensive! $225 per person and entire group has to order same tasting menu, no exceptions. Menu for 2 with a lower priced bottle of saki was $770. I like my fish a little more salty/savory, but they made no alterations to my only request. Other service was exceptional, 6 guests in restaurant to 6 staff, an experience for sure, even the bartop wood and wallpaper and sushi chef is imported from Japan. But twice I’ve had the premium chef tasting at Nobu and was asked what I liked and chef actually incorporated it into tasting menu with sake tasting included and loved it, and paid half the price of this place. So hmmmm, I’m left feeling like it was not worth the $ for me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was beyond amazing. A Japanese version of the French laundry. Service was impeccable with plates being placed in front of us in perfect synchronization. Price was much too high for regular dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

An amazing experience. Truly deserving of their Michelin star. A bit pricy, but well worth it.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Did the Sushi Kaiseki. Outstanding dinner- a very special series of flavors and the service was elegant and attentive. Not surprisingly a great wine and sake menu. Would happily go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

An amazing dining experience from beginning to end. Delicious cuisine with a beautiful presentation. If you love Japanese cuisine this is a must while visiting Napa

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Extraordinary dining experience! Amazing food, preparation and wine pairing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic meal and great host. An experience everyone should try.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful experience! Sat at the sushi bar and got to chat with the chefs

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service is impeccable. Food quality excellent. Very tasty.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Impeccable, a truly memorable experience on every level.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Visiting Napa & did a Tasting Menu with my husband. Beautiful presentations & elegant service. Some of the courses were waaay out there with ingredients! One had to be brave ;))
Almost too much food for one sitting - it just kept coming . . .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Yes, Kenzo is pricey but honestly that was the best traditional Japanese style sushi dinner I have ever had in my life, and I just ate at Masa in NYC a month or two ago. These guys are incredible in every single category and simply one of the best places I've ever been. HIGHLY recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing! Such helpful and kind staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing experience! Service was extremely good with attention to detail by staff and chef. Very warm and informative Maitre D who made us very much at home. Every single dish was memorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Spectacular meal. I do a lot of traveling in Japan and this is as good as it gets ANYWHERE. It's authentic Japanese and meant to be savored. I hope the local economy can support such a unique and exceptional dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Absolutely stunning. Foodies who love Japanese, you just have to go... Yes, it's eye wateringly expensive, but save up and just go once - you won't regret it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very interesting experience. We had a pre-fix menu which included sushi selections, some meat selections, and some other items which I may fail to describe adequately. We sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed watching our fish being made. The atmosphere is pretty basic as I think that is the goal: focus on the food and the experience without too much distraction. We had the wine/sake pairing which gave a different wine or sake to each course. Needless to say there was plenty to drink, however for red wine drinkers there were few options. Service was excellent and attentive. Bring an expense account as well, as this could possibly be the most expensive meal offered in the valley. I wouldn't say it wasn't worth it, but just be prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food, service and ambience are excellent. A true Japanese experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

VERY SPECIAL food and fabulous service! Having your own cook and waiter is truly living large!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We were disappointed with this restaurant. It is very expensive and the price exceeded the value. First, there is actually too much food in the tasting, 12 pieces of sushi with rice is filling of itself, added to three desserts and appetizers it is more than needed for a good meal. Second, the quality was very good but did not exceed other similar themed restaurants. As a result the food was boring and tasted the same by the end of the meal. The pairings are fine, but I tired of the saki after a while. It is a lengthy dining experience and I was underwhelmed. I think serious Japanese food aficionados might find it more interesting.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Really fantastic Japanese kaiseki food. Best I've ever had outside of Japan.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This was our third meal there and a birthday celebration. The menu was customized to recognize the occasion (very nice touch). They keep very good records of food allergies and likes/dislikes. Although we are Japanese by heritage we have never been there and the restaurant acts as a great ambassador to the country and its people. We always have the kaiseki and wine and sake pairings that they recommend. I would never want to choose a certain wine or sake since their cuisine is their expertise. None of the items we had this time had ever been on the previous menus whenwe'd eaten there so when they say seasonal they really mean it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Kenzo offers only two tasting menus--the kaiseki and the sushi Kaizeki. We ordered the Kaisski menu with Kenzo wine pairings and were extremely impressed with both the delectable and gorgeously presented food as well as the wonderful wines. Our dinner at Kenzo is among the most memorable ever. We highly recommend Kenzo Napa, and we can't wait to go back.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great time with Chef Shu. Lovely kaiseki experience. Just wish I was in Japan.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The tasting menu with wine and Sake pairings was superb. Traditional Japanese dishes along with creative touches. Pairing with the Kenzo wines was enjoyable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Exceptionally amazing dishes of Japanese cuisine away from home!!! Splendid group of teams there!!! 🙏🙏🙏

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This was the best Japanese meal I have had outside of Japan, and maybe the best meal period. The service was superb and the combo wine/sake pairing excellent. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

One of the best dinners of my life.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The best sushi in Napa, one of the best in the Bar Area and possibly one of the top 10 in the US. Very inexpensive for the quality and the service. Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The meal we had was excellent. Service was amazing and they provided meticulous attention to details on all things we needed. The pace was crisp and time flew by. There were amazing dishes like the assorted appetizers with tasty duck and abalone, mixed with an amazing uni in double soy. Plus an authentic tamago side. Then the nicely smoked bluefin tuna sashimi gave you a multitude of flavors in the dish. The rice cracker crusted greenling was a very surprisingly delicious dish. The sushi was excellent as well, topped by the super flavor of toro. And not to forget, the wagyu tenderloin was flavored really well, super tender with citrus notes in the meat. Finally, the soy milk panna cotta with mango gelee was a divine desert to finish off the meal. I would come back here again to enjoy such a wonderful meal, especially for special occasions!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Phenomenal in every aspect. I see Michelin stars in its future.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Spectacular service. Great ambience. Food was prepared authentically, artistically and deliciously. I just would not give every course a 5th star, That is why I gave a 4 on food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Amazing service and flavors were clean and light! Great Kaiseki menu from a notable chef. Will return next time I'm in Napa.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 23, 2017

Most creative Kaiseki outside of Japan. Attentive service. Understated Japanese elegance in decor and setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mothers Day. Well worth it. One of my top 3 meals and experiences ever!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Impressive and sensitive dishes, real Japanese Keiseki and Sushi meet wines, can be said Napa specialized. The chef told that meats and fishes are mainly imported from Japan but veggies mostly tried to get them local, good to know.

Here are my notes and thoughts for the most of dishes I ate (for May 2017).

- Poached Angel/Blue Shrimp w/warabi: first time for me to eat angel shrimp in US (they are from New Caledonia). Thought little bit over cooked but maybe that is a texture of angel shrimp. warabi (brake) is over sized but was really taste warabi.
- Salmon sushi, uni, simmered duck, abalone: wasabi jelly/jure on duck and abalone was stunning. the level of simmering duck is unbelievably perfect.
- Smoked bluefin tuna: sorry to say that, but the taste of scallion was more good fit with the sesame sauce then tuna.
- Shinjo: sea eel + scallop made this shinjo totally new in texture.
- Rice crustered ainame (greenling): mixture of softness and crispness make this fry perfect.
- Satsuma beef kuwayaki: 58C x 40 mins slow cooked beef from Kagoshima was just unforgettable. Little sweetened Rindo and kuwayaki took this beef to the next level, really hard to describe… Kinkan was very much refreshing.
- Sushi: had some, and kohada (pickled mackerel) was lightly pickled, and could feel more taste. The warmness of shari (rice) was a little bit higher than normal (I love it though). Eat with well-chilled Daishichi from Fukushima just completed everything.

The tea cups used for macha were beautiful, must see.

For wines, tried all from Kenzo Estate other than Asuka (so I bought one bottle), and some Japanese sake, too. Wine from them are not extreme from any angle in other words, and I would strongly believe that this sense of "balance" makes Kenzo wines somehow suitable with Japanese Kaiseki. Definitely come back again but also I know this is not the place to eat every day, since you cannot live with others if you come here and receive their service, no question.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here for the Kaiseki menu for my birthday, and it was absolutely spectacular, albeit on the pricier side. The service was top notch, and every question we asked had an informative answer to follow. The food itself was, in the words of my boyfriend, transcending. The wine, from Kenzo Estate, was paired perfectly as well as delicious on it's own. I am surprised that the restaurant is not booked out more often. Highly recommend for a splurge date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Food was amazing.
Enjoyed Beautiful Japanese Dinner wear as well.
Classy setting is perfect for special occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Amazing experience! Service was top notch and if this does not get some Michelin stars I would be shocked. Truly fantastic and memorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

This restaurant is a remarkable combination of Japanese culture prepared with excellent local food and wine. The cost is high but this is not a normal restaurant by any measure. It is less expensive than going to Japan and even then I'm not certain one could find the same quality of food. Make sure and order the Kenzo Estate wines and the meal will be remembered for a long long time. We're lucky to have this in Napa.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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