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Kenzo Napa

4.9
4.9
297 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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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

Menu

$225

Kaiseki

  • Hokkaido Scallop Kobujime

    green asparagus, red paprika, japanese yam and pickled plum infused sake gelee

    • Seasonal Hassun

      nagasaki grunt fish with sesame soy sauce, crispy black tiger prawn shinjo, sweet corn and jidori chicken matsukaze salmon, cream cheese with lotus roots and broccolini with vinegared miso

      • Grilled Gifu Sweet Fish Owan

        signature dashi broth, golden thread squash, string beans and myoga ginger buds

        • Seared Shizuoka Skipjack Tuna Sashimi

          Shiso leaves, ginger, scallions, arugula sprouts and ponzu soy sauce

          • Grilled Chiba Cutlassfish

            crispy yukon gold potato, zucchini and yuzu pepper infused potato coulis

            • Sesame Tofu Okakiage

              grilled eggplant, mitsuba parsley and wagyu red miso

              • A5 Satsuma Wagyu Tenderloin Kuwayaki

                baked sweet onion, estate grown snap peas and kenzo estate "rindo" reduction with soy sauce

                • Chef's Selection of Sushi

                  served with red miso soup

                  • Chef's Featured Desserts

                    Last updated: April 20, 2022

                    What 297 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

                    4.9
                    4.9 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.8Food
                    • 5Service
                    • 4.9Ambience
                    • 4.4Value

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                    1. S

                      Sean

                      Boise

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined 4 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    2. 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.

                    3. 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.

                    4. MH

                      MalcolmH

                      London

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on March 17, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Superb from start to finish

                    5. b

                      brandony

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 10, 2022

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      unforgettable experience. excellent wine/sake pairing.

                    6. 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)

                    7. 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.

                    8. 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

                    9. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New Mexico

                      4 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      4 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.

                    10. 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!

                    11. 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.

                    12. 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!

                    13. 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!

                    14. s

                      steveh

                      Philadelphia

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on August 30, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Simply the best.

                    15. 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.

                    16. F

                      Foodie74

                      New England

                      5 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on August 19, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Outstanding food and service!

                    17. 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!

                    18. 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.

                    19. 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.

                    20. 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.

                    21. 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.

                    22. 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!

                    23. 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.

                    24. 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!

                    25. 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.

                    26. 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.

                    27. 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.

                    28. CC

                      ClaireC

                      San Francisco

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on April 25, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Everything is excellent :)

                    29. 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.

                    30. 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

                    31. RM

                      RichardM

                      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.

                    32. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 7, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      It was fantastic

                    33. 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.

                    34. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Seattle

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on April 4, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Understated, low key and staff are very attentive, perfectionist to a T.. Will definitely come back.

                    35. N

                      Napa

                      New England

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 28, 2021

                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                      All the staff at Kenzo were nice and the food was unique, but I don’t think the portion, along with the selection of food and wine pairing justifies the cost.

                    36. A

                      Alex

                      Atlanta

                      6 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on March 24, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      A birthday celebration with my daughter. Everything was fantastic - the food, the service, the wine. We are looking forward to our next visit.

                    37. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 19, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Extraordinary!

                    38. LE

                      LE408

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 18, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing! One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had

                    39. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      vip
                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on November 11, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing authentic Japanese experience like no other in Napa Valley. An experience that makes any special occasion that much more extra.

                    40. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on November 7, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Beautifully done highly recommended the reserve alcohol pairing.

                    FAQs

                    Kenzo Napa is rated 4.9 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.

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                    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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