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Kenzo Napa, Napa, CA
Kenzo Napa, Napa, CA
Kenzo Napa, Napa, CA
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Award-winning

Kenzo Napa

4.8
4.8
408 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
***The "Kaiseki" menu price was changed from $225 to $275 from March 2023.
***$200 cancellation fee will be charged, if cancel within 24 hours of the reservation date.
***Reservations for 30 days in advance.

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

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
    2. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • 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 408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Service

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Japanese

  • Wine Country

    Best Overall

  • Wine Country

    Best Service

  • Wine Country

    Best Ambiance

408 Reviews
  1. vw613

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and attentive service. Exquisite dining atmosphere.

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  2. BethM

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a special experience! Not inexpensive, but worth it. Each of the courses 8 savory courses were unique perfection, each utilizing a different technique, each with their own story. The 9th course, was a small trio of desserts, also very unique since I have not had many Japanese "sweets" before.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the experience was incredible. The food, ambience, and service was fantastic. We have already decided to make it a yearly ritual to come dine here and we look forward to it!

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  4. TokyoJoe73

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our experience at Kenzo was quite amazing, from the pre-reservation communication, to the recommended counter seating, to the detailed explanation of each serving, to the amazingly delicious dishes, to the fantastic wine and sake pairing (they paired either wine or sake, depending on the dish!). Normally, I am not a omakase fan at these prices, but this is an exception, it seemed worth not having to fly to Japan for such a great meal!

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  5. Franck

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Patrick was a great host. The food was wonderful

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  6. Jayy

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere!! Great restaurant in Napa. The food is exactly same as you xan have in Japan!!

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  7. PeterG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A memorable experience! The food, wine and service was exquisite. Can’t wait to go back!

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  8. SudeepR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal and immaculate service. The wine and sake pairing were amazing as well! Highly recommend.

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  9. Tracym

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ate at French Laundry 2 weeks ago. I mention that because Kenzo was EVERYTHING French Laundry was not. There were exotic ingredients and new tastes I’d never experienced, and old ones with a new spin that changed my appreciation of them. The service was simply impeccable! You would look over and a cup of tea empty a moment ago was magically refilled. The wait staff were professional, incredibly knowledgeable, and clearly proud of the restaurant and service they provided. The in-depth knowledge of sake was also very, very much appreciated! There were only 2 tables (plus sushi bar seating), so the attention to diners was laser-focused. The environment is spare, which was fine and focused more attention on what we were there for: the food. Normally I would go dish by dish to describe, except I don’t want to ruin it for you. Half the fun was the surprise of unusual and delightful tastes. For me, the highlight was the Wagu beef. It was mouthwatering, texture like butter. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. But what really set it apart was a rice cracker crust. It brought this novel umami and crunchy texture that sent the experience into the stratisphere! The wagyu spring roll was also elevated to a Michelin star experience. A chef who can take a dish as pedestrian as a spring roll and make it memorable is a genius. Similar for 2 separate interpretations of miso soup. The first had a yuzu-infused spinach that was sublime. The second used a red miso I had never tasted before, and was a new experience of savory. While only 3 bites, the scallops wrapped in daikon radish also delighted the palette. As I said, I won’t ruin the rest, as the discovery was half the fun. The portions were all perfect. And let me strongly suggest that you follow the order of tasting each plate recommended by your server. It was well conceived to build and contrast, one taste following the other. The chef is a master. This restaurant is deserving of 2 more stars!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most amazing meals I have ever had. The entire staff was incredible and immediately available for our every need. The Kenzo wines are some of the best in Napa Valley. Simply a wonderful experience!

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  11. Vlad

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You have to try it. Period. Absolutely unusual Japanese cuisine, not what you expect - sushi, sashimi, California rolls. It's different, it's elegant, it's delicious, presentation is great, wine is great as well. Expensive. On par with French Laundry.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly the best dining experience I have ever had. Nobody should miss this when coming to Napa.

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  13. MarkA

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kenzo is a fantastic experience, especially for anyone who appreciates Japanese flavors. As one would hope, every course is impeccable. In our meal, there was a strong emphasis on Hokkaido sourced ingredients with about half the courses emanating from the northern province. We especially appreciated the 5 bites seasonal course beautifully plated around a fall leaf and the best ever spring roll centered on Waygi tendon.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time celebrating christmas here with my wife! Amazing food, ambiance and service!

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  15. BradL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience is excellent and exceeds our expectations as every previous dining at KENZO NAPA.

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  16. AliM

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my husband here last night for a surprise for our anniversary and we loved it. My husband is a big fan of omakase and he absolutely loved everything about it. The service was unreal. Would recommend for any special occasion.

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  17. DanaK

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ANOTHER great dining experience and we were able to take friends this time to join. THANK YOU

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  18. EduardoS

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, excellent service! I loved so much!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It brought us back to re-living Japan! We were impressed with the chef’s innovation in presentation and quality. Japan’s standard at its finest! We had a phenomenal experience!

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  20. joseintheatl

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been wanting to go to Japan for a long time. This is the closest thing yet. Wow. Truly amazing from start to finish. Do the reserve wine pairing also.

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  21. KatherineB

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing!! This is some of the best food I´ve ever had. Service is outstanding

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  22. TaraK

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Waygu selections were fantastic - some of the other items were not my particular style, but were beautifully presented and the service was top notch.

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  23. JaneY

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! The progressive course experience was delightful and delicious.

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  24. Vlad

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Japanese food in Bay Area. Expensive, yes, but worths every dollar.

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  25. JitenP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and wine. Service was impeccable. We came for our anniversary and they had a customized menu for us, greeted us with an extra glass of sparkling wine, had the chef sign the menu, and then later the chef offered to take a picture with us. I cannot recommend Kenzo enough.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences we’ve had. The service was impeccable and the food was every bit as good if not better. And the ambiance was perfect. Very lively but the perfect noise level, with everyone that we observed having a great time. We live in San Rafael and plan to come up for dinner rather than always going to the City. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

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  27. JW21

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutley incredible experience from start to finish. The service was impeccable, food surprised and delighted us, and the wine/sake pairings were on point. It was a real treat to spend our 10th anniversary here and the staff went above and beyond to make it a dinner we'll remember for years to come.

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  28. Frog

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marvin and Khai where amazing team! If you have a chance highly recommend dinning here or twice.

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  29. jmatandem

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The entire waitstaff was wonderful. They were friendly, very knowledgeable and attentive. The food, for the price, was not as good as we expected. We’ve dined at high end Japanese restaurants before, and this just fell a little short. While we still found it a pleasant experience overall, we would not go back.

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  30. Harry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omasake order is very weird, starting with salty eel then the Hassun, the soy sauce gelee is way too salty too. Server and chef is passionate and considerate, we had a special room for anniversary for champagne and special menu, love that.

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  31. BryanK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Kai did an amazing job with the dishes and presentation. Adrian's service and attention to detail was outstanding.

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  32. AliI

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience to celebrate our anniversary at Kenzo Napa. It was our first time there. The food was decadent and the little details from mood to attention to customer's comfort and preferences, all the way down to the exquisite precision of the sous chefs and servers. Very pleased with this. It was also a bonus treat to be given a celebratory glass of bubbly upon arrival as part to go with our anniversary celebration. Thank you for this memorable experience!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a birthday dinner to Kenzo and had an absolutely amazing time- the ambiance is intimate, the portions and timing of the tasting meals are perfect, the pairings are well recommended, and we even got to take a picture with the chefs.

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  34. JeffT

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If you are a true fan of creative exquisite Japanese sushi and fish Kenzo does it as well as anyone. Very few tables so there is minimal noise, although the ambience is sparse. The service is five star and each dish is explained perfectly. Expensive but worth it!

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  35. seanc

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most amazing culinary experiences you will have.

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  36. ElliotY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique and flavorful dining experience. Loved chatting with chef Kai and it was fun watching him prepare our many dishes. They made our celebration event special.

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  37. DannaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Kenzo. Definitely one of our favourite restaurant in Napa! The food, service and ambiance are all superb!

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  38. Experience1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Remember that scene from Caddyshack, "Hey tell the chef this food is. . . " well it wasn't that bad but bad enough to remind of that scene. Listen, the service is fitting of a Michelin star, as well as the food presentation, however the quality of the food was lacking to say the least. We have been here once before and had a great experience and a few bento boxes during high COVID that served us well on special occasions. But things change. Let me get the good points in up front. Kenzo wine is always good, but better be for the prices they charge. The nihonshu (sake for most Americans) was also very good, but strangely did not pair the final sushi plate with it and instead opted for wine. . . ok we are at a winery run restaurant, got it. Service was pretty good, but it was as if they tried to distract you with a lot of talking so you couldn't tell the food was mediocre. I know, I am supposed to be positive here. For background, my wife is Japanese (the real foodie between us two) and we travel to Japan yearly eating at a variety of establishments from the mall conveyer-belt sushi to high-end sushi in Tokyo to seaside ryokans and mountain onsens. Also been to Kenzo in Roppongi and get what you pay for. I could spend several more sentences trying to prove to you we know Japanese food, but sometimes just need to trust. The unagi was charred to almost crunchy skin. The tile and cutlass fish dishes were bland. The deep fried bass and asparagus tasted like old oil and hid the essence of those flavors. The abalone (usually not for me) was surprisingly fresh and delicious. The wagyu is what you expect. The sushi was 2 pieces of nigiri that were distracted with toppings and sauces (soooo American) and uni (not bad) on top of ikura and rice. Nectarine flavored dessert tasting like an artificial flavor versus real nectarine. Bottom line, the food was bland and only helped by impressive pairing of wine & nihonshu. Gochisousamadeshita! Demo, sayonara Napa Kenzo restaurant.

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  39. LisaZ

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything is good. The eel is a bit tough. Will recommend to my friends.

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  40. TrishY

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice dinner, the food was outstanding and the service was very good!

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FAQs

Kenzo Napa is rated 4.8 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Kenzo Napa

1339 Pearl St, Napa, CA 94559

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
    2. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    Polk St
  • Neighborhood
    Napa
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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