Kenzo Napa

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183 reviews
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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 & 2019 Michelin Star and 2018 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award of Excellence.
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JC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as was the service. Little light on volume. Price was very high.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice space to chill and enjoy foods.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is perfect, food is delicious, and my family really enjoy having the dinner there!

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T
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal - service and food was impeccable.

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G
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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AA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

simply amazing!

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DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. The food is awesome.

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L
San Francisco
164 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at Kenzo is beyond words and a most welcome addition to Napa !

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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e
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced flavours we’ve never had before and the service was exceptional.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenzo Napa is a MUST! Amazing food and great service.

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CE
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful. Food. Beautiful presentation and attention to detail

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TC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth the splurge. Great flavors. One of a kind preparation. No way to repeat.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to enjoy a dinner

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FB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watching the chefs prepare everything in front of us was a fantastic experience. Technique and art blended together. The service was impeccable and the food simply amazing.

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M
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous Kaiseki dining experience. The culinary depth and perfect combination of high grade ingredients is simply the best. Over the top service by the staff. Kudos to Sommelier Juan who took care of us.
Enjoyed the seabream and blue fin tuna the most👌🏼💯
Corkage was waived in lieu of purchase of a Kenzo estate bottle. That was nice✅
Thank you Kenzo for a momentous birthday dinner for my wife

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely attentive the setting is peaceful and elegant. Definitely a traditional Japanese feel. The food was the real star from the starter to the dessert everything had its own flavor profile. I am definitely looking forward to our next visit.

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WW
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect spot to celebrate out 10th anniversary. The food was exquisitely prepared and presented. The service was impeccable. So easy to see why Michelin would leave a trail of stars here! Stellar.

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PB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive to the diner experience and educating them on the food and history behind the food that they are eating. And enjoyable place to eat and experience new foods.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! One of the best dining experiences I’ve had!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly spectacular. Went on a weeknight, sat at the bar, and was 1 of 4 guests in the restaurant during my dining experience. Ambiance and music were perfect. Intimate, minimal, perfect attention to detail and very well curated jazz. Food and service were beyond my expectations. Kaiseki menus was well balanced, perfectly paced, and delicious. Highly recommended, an experience you won’t forget.

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L
San Francisco
164 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenzo Napa is a very unique dining experience. You thoroughly enjoy entrees that you have never tasted before in the United States or Sake that you possibly have never tried. The tiny ice fish offered are only available in January and February. They were delicious.
The menu changes with the seasons. I can’t wait to go back.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food and service, nice environment.
A good place for recommendations.

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TD
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, highly memorable gastro experience! Super inventive and unlike any other dining experience.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenzo is a beautiful serene space. The service was impeccable and the food was interesting and so flavorful.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, sophisticated food, very clean and ambiance is perfect. Just sit back, savor the flavors of the food and enjoy every minute of it. It’s definitely an indulgence that is worth every penny.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience we were first to experience the new menu. The staff is so nice and it is watch food art. You feel like you are dining in intoned chef japan.

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B
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with food, service and environment.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement

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LA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing- as always. Highly recommend.

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TA
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenzo Napa provides stunningly creative Japanese cuisine truly deserving of their Michelin one-star award. Impeccable service delivers this wonderful food in a timely, peacefully paced manner. Of special note is that Kenzo produces their own wines at Kenzo Estate--tailored specifically to their cuisine. The paired tasting complements the food far better than any bottle choice for the evening.

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

Absolutely amazing food and impeccable service

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C
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific!!! We celebrated 3 birthdays. One of my best meals of the year.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service amazing food.

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BC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
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 on December 11, 2018
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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