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About Miminashi

Miminashi Izakaya is a Japanese-inspired Pub from Chef Curtis Di Fede featuring a daily changing menu meant to be shared while enjoying craft cocktails, local and Japanese beers, hard to find sakes and international wines.

821 Coombs St.
Napa, CA 94559
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Yakitori, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Third St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 254-9464

Website:
http://www.miminashi.com/

Catering:
We will cater your next business meeting, winemaker's dinner, or family gathering. Contact us for more information.

Executive Chef:
Curtis Di Fede

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for a pop-up dinner with Chef Dave Cruz from Little Gem Restaurant on Tuesday, June 27th! For more information please contact us.

Miminashi Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (13)
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Local Ingredients (7)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

I enjoyed dining at Miminashi. The sashimi was delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Slow service. Didnt get drink until half way through meal. Food was bland. Kimchi to spicy to eat. Miso seemed like store bought. Un inspiring and tired

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Small plates make it easy to share and try lots of items on the menu. Food was very good and we had great service from the wait staff, our main waiter was knowledgeable and guided us through the menu. Overall an excellent experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We went fora weekday lunch. Only a few tables were taken. My friend’s sashimi order was served without the accompanying dip. The sashimi itself was delicious but at $14 very pricy for a very small plate. My ramen was good but nothing to return for. It had large slices of pork, shiitakes and lots of noodles. Her persimmon salad was quite delicious but, again, pricy. I don’t get the raves about this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were very excited to go after seeing so many 5 Star reviews on Open Table.

It was disappointing. The service is very slow and not personable. High noise level. The food is overpriced and tasteless. The chicken hearts and the white chicken meat were completely blah. Portions were small, with the Short rib being $23 for 6 bites of fat and gristle and little meat. The Ramen noodles were not adequately cooked because the sauce was room temp (not boiling hot to cook the noodles). the reason for the 2nd star is that the waitress asked my wife for feedback and brought a new bowl of ramen.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Awesomeness

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Most dishes were really good, and would be better if the chef had used less salt (30% less would be about right). The only disappointment was the karaage - the chicken was too dry while the batter was soggy.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Friends from NJ in town

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Popped in on a random Tuesday and so happy we did! Started off rocky because of myself... I forgot to mention my fish allergy in my OT notes and most of what I had ordered had a fish stock or a fish product. However, our server (I believe her name was Heather) and Chef turned my experience around very quickly to a positive one. Heather was very apologetic, which was not her doing at all. She politely pointed out what items did not include fish and luckily there were a lot of things I was able to order! Chef even sent out a special item I would be able to enjoy. Everyone was so welcoming, I think our 9 month old fell in love with the host :) We left happy and full. The food and service was wonderful, we will definitely be back!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We tried the tasting menu. There were a couple of very nice courses. The sashimi was cut rather large, too large. The halibut was utterly tasteless. We were served a hamachi collar(?) there was little to no flesh to eat. If there was I couldn't find it digging around fins and bones with a chopstick and my fingers. HATED IT! The steak course was unremarkable with a layer of gristle that had to be cut from each (pre-sliced) piece and it, too was not very flavorful. The custard and ice cream were the standouts. I will tell everyone that asks not to get the tasting menu at $85. Not worth it at all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food, casual atmosphere, great service. Great place for family style type dining.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful food, wild variety and tastes, amazing architectural design, calm, efficient staff on top of everything. We did the omakase 5 course and it seemed like 8 or 10 courses - food just kept coming. The food lived up to the reviews. The architecture equaled the food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Miminashi 's is always a culinary paradise and our latest time there was no exception. The menu featured fresh local produce and fish and each dish was cooked to perfection. This trip we especially loved the butadon and everything that sous chef Joel prepared on their wood-fired grill. The grilled Japanese eggplant was delicious. But you have to save room for softserve ice cream in a waffle bowl - we had the buttered popcorn with whiskey butterscotch sauce. Words don't do it justice. We love, love Miminashi!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Very good food - but lunchtime server was very annoying with her snarky attitude. Coloured the whole experience in a negative way. Would choose another Napa restaurant next time - there are plenty of good ones without prickly servers.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My wife and I were split on this one. She liked it much more than I did. It was a little too different for me. The menu was impossible to understand.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Very tasty cuisine. Nice downtown Napa spot for lunch or casual dinner.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had the omakase and thought it was fantastic. It is not a traditional Japanese restaurant, but is great Japanese influenced eats.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We met pre- music performance which we stated right off. Service was very slow given our time of 1&1/2 hours. Finally served required us to eat quickly.

We were all put off by the paper napkins. Additionally the table was very sticky and the napkins became our table cloth- which would be a nice addition. Almost too casual and self serve (chopsticks and napkins in a can) for the price.

The salads and fried rice were quite good. The sashimi and skewers ok but not a good value. I would go elsewhere for these.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Menu was fun and different. Great share food, but a little salty.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had a great lunch on my husband's birthday. The food was very creative and the wait staff was very knowledgable about the why's and wherefore's of foods we were not familiar with. Luckily, we had saved some room so we had some "sweet cream" (read soft ice cream) after the main meal. OMG! It was great. A number of flavors of ice cream, toppings and sauces. It was spectacular. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great food, some of the chicken skewers seemed a bit one noteish, but overall lots of ooo's and aash's. Chairs not the most comfy. Great staff.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always one of the best meals in the Bay Area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Very disappointed in food quality and taste. Chicken was rubbery and tasteless.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Been here twice now and still as good as the first time. I hope it stays in business bc it's the only place in Napa where it's authentic, different, and not your boring date place. One our favs! The icecream is amazing too!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Delicious yakitori menu, chicken shoulder is a "must-try." Ramen was great, enough to share and the sake menu is set up for you to try a little bit of everything. Counter eating is set up for a casual feel, and the decor is beautiful. Dressed casual no problem.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Fun place with great food!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Disappointing. It's like someone looked at a Tokyo restaurant and tried to replicate it without tasting anything.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

From the moment we walked in until we left, the server did not make us feel welcomed and we regret wasting an evening in beautiful wine country with all its great restaurant choices going here. Food was decent, but she left such a bad taste in our mouths that we'll never go back or recommend this place to anyone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food and service were exceptional! The only problem was the noise level. Our waitress was somewhat soft spoken and she had to go to both sides of the table (there were 4 of us) to be heard. We went at 6:00, so I can only imagine once it gets later in the evening! Besides that, I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Absolutely fantastic food and impeccable service. We'll be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I'm part Japanese and spent many years in Japan, so I'm used to paying pennies for this type of food. My friends, on the other hand, are not part Japanese and they thought everything was great and they didn't seem to mind the prices. So maybe it's just me. It's worth trying out, though, as there is nothing else like it in Napa.

For me, personally, the food was just "okay" and very pricey for what you get. For those kinds of prices, I think the food should be better than just "okay." So I can't really recommend it for every day dining -- okay for a special occasion. Thought the pork belly was under-done -- too chewy; should have been crispier. The shishito peppers were great and I really enjoyed the mushroom gyoza. Beer was the perfect temperature, as well.

The service is great, however, and they really space out the dishes so that you can enjoy each one hot. Great recommendation on sake by the sommelier!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We sat at the bar and had a lovely time with Joel-san the grill master. He really made the evening for us. Our server seemed to have too many tables to handle and was difficult to track down, which was a bit of a drag. The food was outstanding and the quality of the overall dining experience was definitely well worth the final cost. I'll be back. :)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious food and unique Japanese beers with a fun atmosphere

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Overall rating is tainted by service. Seated quickly, but then completely ignored until we started craning our necks (4 adults plus 18 month old). No explanation of menu which might have led us to try more items, especially something from the large list of grilled meats. Hostess eventually took our order.

Ramen was good, yakisoba was ok. Little gems salad was good. Nectar plum salad ok.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great service by knowledgeable staff and exceptional food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Really excellent california japanese. Great local vegetables. Amazing ice cream

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I love this place! Attention to detail in service, in the kitchen, on the beverage list, and to my table, giving the guest the best experience one could hope for! Please never stop what you are doing with this place! The flavors are genuine, honest and precise! Chef Curtis, Jessica & Jorge are the best!!! Thank you to the Miminashi team for making our 6th anniversary dinner a memmerable one!

Cheers,
-Anthony-

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Organic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The service stuff were very good but sad with food. They were very salty and run out of wasabi for sashimi, ordered chicken cartilage but given chicken wishbone.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Just simply a great place! Highly recommended for everyone!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Our favorite go to restaurant in Napa. We love the food and the people. Thanks to Curtis, Jessica and the rest of the staff for providing a great meal (and ice cream) every time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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