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Kenzo Napa

4.9
4.9
304 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
***We are going to close on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
***Reservations for 30 days in advance under the current COVID climate.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 294-2049

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kenji Miyaishi

  • Private party facilities

    Kenzo Napa features a unique and elegant private sushi counter featuring a dedicated sushi chef - reserve your next special event for an unforgettable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Kulich, Assistant General Manager : (707) 294-2049

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Cross street

    Polk St

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. There is also a parking structure on Pearl St and Clay St.

  • Additional

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

What 304 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  • Wine Country

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  1. JT

    JennieT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Spectacular Japanese dining experience from start to finish. 5 Star Food, 5 star pairings and 5 star service. Our server Alexis is so amazing and knowledgeable. We will definitely visit again soon!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is perfect. Food is incredibly delicious and service is really good. I would come back again and again.
  3. SC

    StacyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicate food experience with considerate service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Food was absolute amazing. Flavors were clean and focused on the integrity of the ingredients. Service was impeccable and warm. It was like visiting an old friend. My daughter and I had a night we will never forget. Thank you to Martin and team.
  5. M

    Mikee

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How wonderful ! If only I had more stars!! You are instantly transported to Japan as you walk in Chief is like a surgeon in his precision Yet so very attentive and almost humble The freshness! The colors! The tastes What an amazing experience I would be most remiss if I didn’t mention the General Manager. From the time he replied personally to my email about reservations to attending to our every need to our departure I felt I was interacting with an “old family friend” I rarely write reviews and never so enthusiastic But this was such a great experience We will return
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent resturant. Japanese cuisine at its perfection. A little pricey and the quantity of food was a little less then we’d like.
  7. S

    Sean

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular experience, amazing food. Can't recommend it enough.
  8. S

    Sushizilla

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service and atmosphere. Sake selection was excellent, food was inventive, sumptuous and seasonal, fresh from Japan. Truly an oasis in Napa, you will be glad you went.
  9. T

    Taster2

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 10th anniversary dinner at Kenzo. We have been here 4 years ago. We loved the food then. The restaurant is smaller now. The quality of the food has not changed. This is authentic Japanese Kaiseki. The Wagyu and Toro was perfect. The Wagyu was cooked perfectly; does not taste fatty, just melts in the mouth. We haven't had such a flavorful Toro since we were in Japan. It was fresh. We had sashimi at Eiko's the next day, it was night and day difference. We will definitely return.
  10. MH

    MalcolmH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb from start to finish
  11. b

    brandony

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    unforgettable experience. excellent wine/sake pairing.
  12. SG

    SkylarG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. The food was delicious and the service was incredibly professional. (Wish there was a bit more food, however)
  13. b

    bougainvillae

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really special birthday dinner. They substituted fish for the wazyu beef because of my dietary restriction.
  14. MK

    MinjoongK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wonderful experience. Excellent and innovative menu, great attentive service. Beautiful ambiance. Definitely go again
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went here on our last night of our Napa trip for my boyfriend’s birthday. Kenzo was a wonderful experience. The place had a simplistic elegance. Our service was wonderful. We told our server that we were coming off of 3-days of wine tastings, followed by wine each night. Instead of pushing more napa wine on us, he suggested sake and it was perfect with the meal. Our server also helped us find a taxi home after Uber cancelled on us. The food was artistic and amazing. We loved the tuna sushi so much, they gave us more. The only thing that was not perfect was the noise. We were sat next to a party of 6. They were loud. That, coupled with the fact that our servers were wearing a mask, made it very hard to hear what they told us about the food. It also made it hard to hear my boyfriend. I was told the party was finishing their meal and would be done shortly after we arrived but that definitely wasn’t the case. I think because the restaurant didn’t have a ton of furniture, etc., there was nothing to buffer the noise of this group. Overall, it was a great meal and great experience. We will definitely be going again.
  16. TT

    TTMM

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Beautiful food and very attentive serving staff. This was our first visit and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. It was a wonderful experience, thank you!
  17. LT

    LoriT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for my birthday, the food was excellent and spot on. We were over the moon with the service and food. We will definitely come back if we visit Napa in the future.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable. Honestly, phenomenal. Easily the best Japanese food I’ve ever had. Every dish made you stop and enjoy the rich, complex flavors and intense umami. Best place in Napa!
  19. C

    Cassidy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing service and delicious food! Our party had an individual with a tree nut allergy, so Kenzo adjusted 1 of the items on the menu to accommodate. Overall, a great experience and would recommend!
  20. s

    steveh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    by far one of the best japanese meals we’ve had! service and food were impeccable.
  22. F

    Foodie74

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!
  23. BB

    BrandiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Wow, just WOW! We came for our 10th anniversary and we are so happy we did. The food and the service was outstanding, and we look forward to coming back!
  24. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is exceptional at Kenzo...the service, the food, the cleanliness, the ambiance. Dining here transforms any occasion into a special occasion.
  25. CA

    CARedDog

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenzo is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. Food-wise, it rivals Benu. Virtually all the courses were exceptional, especially the A5 Wagyu. Reserve wine pairing was also excellent, eapecially the Asuka cab franc. Since mostly seafood, there were a lot of whites and sake. Overall, very delicious! We were also seated at the counter, so saw the chefs at work preparing the food. That added to the experience as well.
  26. ST

    SeanT

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service. Extremely traditional Kaiseki. Felt like the alcohol pairing was a bit overpriced, would probably skip that next time. But the food was amazing.
  27. EC

    EmilC

    Salt Lake City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked 30 days in advance. The number of people the restaurant can accommodate is still limited due to COVID. We had an amazing meal. Service and presentation were as you would expect from a Michelin restaurant. Not cheap but it was totally worth the price.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I have ever had!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! Food and service were impeccable! One of our best dining experiences ever!
  30. CH

    ChristopherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rivals French Laundry. The staff was very personable and made the experience that much more special.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a perfect way to re-enter “normalcy” post vaccination! I could not recommend Kenzo more. Its service (thank you Lowell!), food and wine were all top notch. There were too many highlights to mention them all, but the eggplant with eggplant with edamame, seared grunt fish with cucumber vinegar soy sauce gelee, saggy tenderloin and toro were all heavenly. Kenzo was the perfect way to top off my self-pampering day!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Birthday meal at an authentic Japanese restaurant. Both the food and service were impeccable.
  33. CC

    ChristineC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite dining experiences from start to finish. We came here for a double date with another couple and we all did the reserved pairing with our dinner. The service was amazing and the food was memorable. We’ve been to French Laundry a couple times in the last two months which I’m glad to have had that experience but I would gladly revisit Kenzo hands down again and again. The pairing was beautiful and love the fact we can order sushi a la carte.
  34. EH

    ErwinH

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Words cannot describe the experience at Kenzo. It was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had. Extremely unique flavors and foods, amazing wine and sake, most importantly the staff is so well versed in Japanese culture and each pairing. I will be back. They were nice enough to provide me with a battery pack to charge my phone since I had a long drive ahead of me to San Francisco. Again, I will be back very soon. You guys are the best.
  35. CC

    ClaireC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is excellent :)
  36. S

    Sandra

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The keiseki course was awesome and will be best for anyone who’s obsessed with traditional Japanese cuisine. There are a lot of seafood dishes which can’t be missed! I mentioned it during the reservation that it will be my bday and they even served a complimentary Rosè to me.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, especially Alexis, was amazing and the food was subtle, seasonal, and exquisite
  38. N

    Naparm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish served looked great, virtually perfect plating. And the taste, the balance of flavors could not have been better. Service professional and smart, I never had to ask for anything, or felt something was missing. I was asked a few, focused and well intentioned questions that added to my dining experience. Quiet jazz music in the background, calm atmosphere. Covid related protocols followed throughout the evening. This was my first restaurant dining experience since January, 2020, the start of the Covid pandemic. I would definitely return, and recommend to any other savvy and particular diners. One Michelin star? Should be two.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic
  40. J

    John

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A magnificent experience. My wife is from Kyoto and was hugely impressed too. I had let general manager Tomonori-san know that it was her birthday so extra effort was expended on the menu and desserts. The ten course Kaiseki meal was extremely well paced, honoring regional ingredients mostly from Japan. These ingredients... fish, meats, vegetables, broths etc were so thoughtfully, artfully and skillfully combined by chef Kenji Miyaishi. It’s hard to put in words the brilliance of the meal when viewed as its parts leading to the whole. The chef’s varied high level experiences... Nihon Uni, Tsuji Culinary School, high end restaurants in Tokyo and Germany showed up in his combinations and sequencing of ingredients. His seemingly kind and calm nature showed up in the warmth of the courses he prepared. We also benefited from the work of the great sushi chef accompanying him. Kenji-san was most obliging and eager to see that we were having the best of experiences, and spared the time to come and see us. Same goes for the sous chef and our excellent servers. The dining room itself is minimalist, helping to showcase the food and, again, we could not have been happier with our evening at Kenzo. Thanks to chef and the rest of the team.

FAQs

Kenzo Napa is rated 4.9 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Kenzo Napa

1339 Pearl St Napa, CA 94559

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Polk St

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. There is also a parking structure on Pearl St and Clay St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kenji Miyaishi

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (707) 294-2049

  • Private party facilities

    Kenzo Napa features a unique and elegant private sushi counter featuring a dedicated sushi chef - reserve your next special event for an unforgettable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Kulich, Assistant General Manager : (707) 294-2049

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