Kenzo Napa

4.9
143 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Introducing Kenzo, the latest venture from Kenzo Estate owners Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto, an exceptional, authentic Japanese restaurant featuring traditional pre-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 daily 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 2018 Michelin Star and 2018 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award of Excellence.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Sunday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 294-2049
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Polk Street
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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 143 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service amazing food.

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BC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

no interaction between chef and diners. Wine stewart was very pushy to sell wine and did not appreciate it.
Menu was a lot less unique than a year ago. Thought I return to a very nice unique experience like the last time only to find a decline in uniqueness and creativity and overall service. Sorry to see a decline so rapidly. I would say that the food is now mostly run of the mill in type but very good quality.
The experience can be duplicated many establishments in SF Bay however for Napa it may be unique.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chefs and wait staffwerevery knowledgeable and personable. Food was all Japanese ingredients and tasted fresh and high quality. We have been to Japan and the flavor we tasted at kenzo was only matched by that of Japan.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Definitely on the pricer side.

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Not worth its money. We went to another restaurant after spending 700 dollars, because we were hungry.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great place.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Thank you for making the dining experience so memorable. Highly recommended!

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing eatery for very authentic chef's menu ( kaiseki ). The menu is designed with meticulous attention to seasonal ingredients for a multi-course Japanese hatue cuisine dinner. All courses were beautifully plated, delicately prepared and exquisitely served. A must-try culinary experience!!!

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly authentic Japanese. If that’s what you are looking for you will NOT disappoint but will be very satisfied. I must say it was a high end level even in Tokyo

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SF
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very minimalist , food was beautifully prepared and most courses were delicious. However seemed overpriced for what you received.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are amazing. The chef and staff are nice and kind. I told them that I don't drink tea at night and they changed it to decaf version.

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Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time here. The food is just as excellent as the first time. The menu changes every couple of months. This is authentic Japanese Kaiseki(formal dining) course prepared by chefs from Japan. The dishes come out one at a time, each prepared meticulously with care and artistry. Simply, the food tastes great. Majority of the main ingredients come from Japan. If you have any questions, the chef will explain to you how the dish is prepared. The service is excellent. We definitely will dine here again.

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CR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fresh ingredients,
Delicious champagne, delicious original menu! Nothing I have experienced before.

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BM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One word... FANTASTIC!

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was exquisite as was the wine. It was VERY pricey but worth

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party! Very nice

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JE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Having read glowing reviews we tried Kenzo. The staff and service were on point. The tasting menu was satisfying and several courses were remarkable. Overall, I felt the tasting menu was a bit monochromatic, which, in their defense may be unavoidable when sashimi type courses are involved. I enjoyed our evening but would probably not return. Thirty dollar charge for 2 additional pieces of sushi. Very expensive. These prices are not my norm, so my standard may be hard to meet for me to justify the 600.00 bill for two.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. So different than what you’ll ordinarily find in Napa dining. Service was impeccable.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wow. what an experience, Kenji the chef is wonderful

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences of my life! Service was excellent; attentive, but not irritating. The chef was clearly very proud and it showed in the food. Will definitely be traveling from the East Coast to eat here again! The highlight of our trip!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experiences with great food and service! It’s not a cheap restaurant but has the best Japanese food in Napa

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very tradition Japanese experience. Highly recommended

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fantastic experience. The chefs and staff are wonderful and very happy to guide you through all of the options. Best customer service experience I’ve had in Napa. Great option for special occasions.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice. Felt like we were in Japan at a fancy restaurant. Great foods and service. Loved it.

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly the BEST Japanese dinner we've ever enjoyed! We travel the world and have eaten all over Japan so that's saying something!! Adore Chef Keni Miyaishi, absolutely charming culinary genius! From Management and Sommelier to the attentive wait staff, service and shared knowledge of traditional and innovative Japanese dining experience was impeccable! Delicious, elegant feast for the eyes and palate. Thank you very much Kenzo.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service, great authentic Japanese cuisine, wonderful Kenzo estate wines... well deserved Michelin Star ⭐️

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I’ve ever had was at Kenzo. My husband and I had the Kaiseki menu which featured everything from somen noodles and sea bass to sushi and wagyu beef. The desserts were phenomenal, and the service was lovely. The ambiance of the restaurant makes you forget you’re in Downtown Napa; it feels more like a zen retreat. This place deserves more Michelin stars!

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C
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience with excellent service.

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JS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Will go back next time when we are in the area

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CF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal dinner! We enjoyed it from start to finish, and the service was outstanding - we will be back!

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San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique dining experience. Highly recommended, but be prepared with a second mortgage on your home.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This pace is the real deal. If you haven't ever done kaiseki there, you can get the best here. Can't say enough. Very impressive on every level. Highly recommend. Be ready to spend, it's true, but you'll leave with a true experience !! Loved it.

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Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exquisite evening at Kenzo. From the moment we walked in to the restaurant, we knew we were in good hands. We chose the traditional kaiseki and the food was perfection. Highlights for us were the salmon and wagyu. Their daishi broth was outstanding as was all the sushi we were served. And the timing of the courses was well paced. The wine and sake pairings were delicious and chosen well for each course. The restaurant itself is relatively small, but there is a lot of space between tables so it felt very comfortable and serene. Our waiter Juan was excellent. We loved this memorable night!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Kenzo. Chef Shuuhei took us on a culinary trip that we won’t forget. The service was impeccable and were very attentive. At times it felt like they could read our minds and anticipated what we wanted next.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fish. Great rice. Well assembled. Small sake list, but some good choices. Attentive and professional service. Minimalist decor. Kyoto style pressed sushi course, which was nice. Not cheap, but authentic and worth the money.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a superb experience! Thanks so much everyone at Kenzie for an amazing dinner!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class Sushi and Japanese cuisine from Tokyo’s famed 3 Michelin star Chef Kanda. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The sushi was the best I have had outside of Tokyo. The wine and sake pairing were spot on.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went the first week that it opened and it was then amazing. This time was even better. The whole team was on point and the food outstanding! Congrats Kenzo team!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shu was our sushi chef for the night and he was just as wonderful as the food he served us. Such an incredible experience. Went for our anniversary and were seated at the bar. Loved every minute of it.

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