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 & 2019 Michelin Star and 2018 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award of Excellence.
What a memorable dining experience! From the moment we walked through the door we were greeted with a warm welcome by staff. We sat at the counter (highly recommend) and was served delicious sushi from Chef Kenji. We had the Autumn menu and it was fantastic! The dashi broth in the Akashi Pike Conger Owan was so comforting, a clear broth with an explosion of flavor. The Grilled Tilefish with sea urchin on top was scrumptious and the Waygu Tenderloin was melt in your mouth. Our servers Nick and Alexis was so knowledgeable and made our dinner experience extra enjoyable!
Awesome as always! New chef was great and so charming. 👍🏼👍🏼
Beautiful and well thought restaurant. Certainly deserves that One Star Michelin.
I would not want my friends to spend their time and money on this expensive restaurant. I can see that the owners do a lot of importing from Japan but for the price of this meal I did not expect such mediocre food.
One of the best meals I've had in many years. Authentic Japanese cuisine of the highest quality shipped directly from Japan. They have a set-menu, and it was an excellent choice for the special birthday occasion we were celebrating. The service was outstanding, as was the atmosphere and the ambiance. Definitely the most expensive meal I've ever had in my entire life, but every aspect of it was amazing. Highly recommend!
Kenzo Napa is a truly unique and special experience - a destination restaurant! Incredible attention to detail and service. Sitting at the chefs counter is particularly special because you can see all of the unique and authentic techniques used. Authentic, beautiful and extraordinary regional Japanese cuisine and ambiance!
This place is arguably the most authentic Japanese cuisine experience I’ve ever had, and I’ve had quite a number of Japanese cuisine around the world (save Japan itself). From the food itself, the presentation, the energy and professionalism of the staff (both dining room and kitchen), everything was outstanding. The waiter was quite the character, showed us a great time. We got a few drinks on the house (bottle of champagne, some sake and some sparkling Japanese wine), the three chefs (sushi, dessert, and main dining) came to explain some meals for us, it was overall A++. Highly recommended, but it is a spend. It is worth it though.
Fantastic dining experience!
The Kaiski menu is surprisingly good, we enjoyed each dish and the bottle of sake. The chef and the serve were attentive . The wagu beef as the finale was extremely amazing!
Everything from the food, service and ambiance was outstanding!
Delicious Kaiseki experience! Great service, incredible ambiance, and not too hard to make a reservation. Came here for a mini-honeymoon and didn’t regret a thing!
Over hands down the best wagyu meat like butter/ Toro to die for. Would recommend for any special occasion. Price fair over would come back again and again.
Everything is well-arranged and the waiter is attentive, gentle and not intrusive. However, I wish the restaurant can have a more strict noise control rule — the table behind us has been laughing and talking really loudly for the whole time, they were so loud and rude, my eardrum was hurting. The whole restaurant was annoyed by them apparently but nobody has said anything to stop them.
The whole experience would be 100% perfect if the annoying customer can be taken care of.
I came here to celebrate my girlfriend’s 30th birthday and it was an amazing experience. This was my third Michelin star restaurant and it was a different experience from the rest. The service was fantastic (kudos to Alexis) and our chef, Daisuke, was very personable and excellent! Thank you Kenzo! We hope to be back again when we’re in Napa.
Kenzo Napa represents the pinnacle of kaiseki dining in northern--if not all of--California. Traditional Japanese dishes are exquisitely prepared and served in creative modern style in a gorgeous, airy room by a warm, attentive, and knowledgable floor team. The wine and sake list is superb and features wines from the award winning Kenzo Estate winery nearby. It is a must-visit for us when in Napa, and we believe it is superior to many of its Michelin-starred neighbors in the area. If you also love Japanese cuisine, do yourself a foodie favor and experience the very best at Kenzo Napa.
Kenzo is a very intimate Japanese restaurant. It seats only 24 dinners, and for the first hour of our dinning experience, we had the two servers and the chef to our selves. The setting is minimalist, that the focus is on attention to the finest details of the preparation and service of the food. The seasoning of the dishes tend to be subtle, allowing the natural flavors to shine.
We celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday there. The staff were really cooperative there and put a lot of thoughts into welcoming us and preparing little surprises. The owner also decorated the course menu to signify my girl friends birthday and leave blessing words there. I really appreciate their service and preparation there. The food is wonderful the environment is elegant and peaceful and the staff are thoughtful. You can’t ask for more for a restaurant. Will check back from time to time. Thanks Kenzo!
It was an amazing experience. The service and the food were perfect.
It was AMAZING and such an experience!
Impeccable service and a beautiful meal that flirted with every sensation..
This is a remarkable restaurant. Each dish was gorgeously plated and absolutely delicious, as were the wine and sake pairings. The chefs and hosts were gracious and unobtrusive. The room is serene and beautiful. I can honestly say that this restaurant serves among the best Japanese food I have ever eaten.
My Girlfriend had been there before, and she recommended that we go. I am very happy that we did.
Vastly overrated, highly disappointing. Messed up our special occasion dinner by sitting us in the one location we specifically asked not to be seated, then lied about it by blaming the (nonexistent) “seating algorithm”. Food is fine but nothing special - certainly not enough to justify the price. If you have a favorite sushi place locally, stick to that. Will not return.
Authentic Kaiseki experience. The quality of the food is outstanding and the presentation is unmatched. The service is personalized and attentive. The minimalist decor is calming and tasteful. A wonderful evening.
What else should I say? If I can give 10 stars to the service, I will do so. Every customer is being treated as the royalty without pretentious. Every dish is beautifully presented and tasty. The sushi was so delicious so I had to order an extra blue fin tuna sushi. The sushi is just melted in your mouth. The wague beef dish is surprisingly generous but the quality did not give away. I am not a beef eater but the wague beef is very tender, the butter texture swimming in my mouth. The finish is clean and did not feel too much marbly fatty.
Food was excellent as was the service. Little light on volume. Price was very high.
We went to Kenzo expecting to be blown away by their michelin starred kaiseki menu. The food was good and was served at a very nice pace. The wines, all excellent, paired well with each item. Sitting at the main counter made for an awkward service. The food, plated by the chef behind the counter, could easily had been served straight to me. Instead they had it placed next to me. My companion, who made the motion of reaching for the food next to him, was informed by the wait staff that that’s what they were there for. Awkward.
Nice space to chill and enjoy foods.
Service is perfect, food is delicious, and my family really enjoy having the dinner there!
Unreal - service and food was impeccable.
Simply outstanding dining experience. We live in Napa and this was the best meal we have had in town in many years. The food was beautiful and delicious. Service impeccable. Bravo!
Delicious food in a beautiful setting. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Very nice place. The food is awesome.
Rather than fly all the way to Japan, drive to Kenzo Napa for a truly fabulous, dining experience. Entrees and service are excellent. You may choose beautiful wines or sakes to compliment your meal. Their 2016 “Asuka” Cabernet Franc is absolutely delicious. The menu changes every 10 weeks. Go and enjoy. It will be a special evening for all.
The experience at Kenzo is beyond words and a most welcome addition to Napa !
I HAVE RECOMMENDED THIS RESTAURANT FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS TO ANYONE WHO WOULD HEAR ME. And I will continue after the response that they gave me when I had an issue. It is all in how you respond to someone as to the impression they are left with. This is a place that knows customer service.
We experienced flavours we’ve never had before and the service was exceptional.