Great ambience, food is delicious, enjoyed my time there
Unbelievable!! We will definitely be returning. Unique and authentic and delicious dinner. Wow.
Favorite spot in town! Great food, awesome ambiance and friendly service. Soft serve is delicious of course but chicken tails are my fave!
Jessica curates an awesome wine and sake list, cocktails are top notch.
We will be back again and again for sure!
Very nice minimalist design with a nice calm ambiance. Food was very good - robatayaki was excellent. Rest of menu was a nice blend of different flavors from ramen to okonomiyaki. All the dishes we had were excellent. Only negative was the service, we had to wait 45 minutes between our first and second courses with no update until we asked. However, we would still go back.
Every single dish is beyond our expectations. We had been here before and remembered how good it was. But this time is even better than our first experience
Birthday, mine. They asked when we arrived, but then never wished me happy birthday nor offered any sort of birthday wishes
Our favorite place to dine in Napa
Spectacular! Chef Curtis is ALWAYS on point. MiMiNashi is Great any night of the week, but I would also recommend Tiki Night!
We’ve been here 4 times and every meal excellent! Highly recommend.
Very good Japanese izakaya food. For some reason, this is rare in the US. Miminashi has an authentic Japanese look, feel, and flavor (despite nobody being Japanese.) The prices are higher than one would expect from an izakaya in Japan, but the portions are surprisingly generous, so it balances out. We'll be going there again (and for what it's worth, I used to live in Japan, so I'm familiar with these sorts of places and foods.)
Always a dining experience I look forward to. The team at Miminashi made this special occasion even more so. Our server Max was at our side whenever we had a question and he made the experience seamless. Truly outstanding time. We will be back soon. Also a thanks to Andrew, Jorge, Jessica P. and Chef Curtis.
Really interesting set of small plates wonderful flavor profiles great service and a meal to remember.
Had a weeknight 7 pm reservation and founf it wasn't needed with only 2 tables taken . Had great fruit-sake martinis along with delicious Goyoza and chicken thigh skewers. The main dish was a ramen that came streaming hot in a clay pot. Our waiter kindly served it. My dessert was a coconut and kiffir lime ice cream that wasn't my favorite. Actually was described by my friend as, "sour".
We really enjoyed this experience, sitting at the grill table and talking with owner chef Curtis. Great food, very good value, good service and reasonably priced wine list. We’ll definitely be back!
Chef Curtis had a phenomenal menu! Definitely best Brunch I've had in a long time! Service was fantastic, great input and explanations on the menu. All the food was amazing!
While the food was excellent, the noise level was too high and we could not hear each other. Although we had reservation we were not seated in a booth, not sure if that would have helped noise level.
Service was good but very slow we waited a long time between courses, not sure if that was intended or not but too long.
Not a restaurant for people who are very hungry
This is the best find. The best sake selection.,we had the omakasse, surprisingly great!!!!
Just a great dining experience. Wait staff guided us through the unfamiliar menu. All very professional. Food was fantastic and so unusual. Definitely on our list now for go to places!
Favorite restaurant in Napa.
Great food and welcoming service!
One of the best date nights we have had in a long time! We LOVED every dish and only regret not being able to eat more. We will be back!
Love this place! 5th time here. Love the fresh soft serve, the delicious salads, appetizers, and entrees. Music was a bit too loud, as we were one of 2 couples in there. Food never disappoints and is always a go-to for taking out of town guests to dinner. I hope this place does not shut down. This is a real gem
When for dinner with friends, the place is lovely and the food was amazing. Highly recommend this place!
I LOVE miminashi ! Everything about it. Cheers!
sit at the yakitori bar. omakase to try a bit of everything. great food and service.
Meh - good drinks, ok Japanese food.
We ate here on a Saturday for my husband's birthday. It was excellent! We ordered several dishes intending to take some home for lunch the next day. We ate every bite it was all so good. Stand outs were the spicy chicken dumplings, the spinach, and the tuna and charred celery salad (yum!). The most amazing final dish was the savory egg custard with rock shrimp. It was like heaven on a spoon---so light and full of delightful flavor. Since the interior design is some incredible woodwork and concrete walls the noise level can get pretty loud. Once one large party left the noise level returned to conversation-possible levels. Not a reason to avoid the place, but be prepared. Not an intimate romantic spot, unless you like shouting. The menu changes often, and we look forward to going back.
Went early (5:45) on a Saturday. Only bar seat reservations available at that time. Got there and 75% of the tables were open and remained so while we sat at the bar. The beef chuck stir fry was meh but the hamachi sashimi was fresh and delicious.
Innovative cuisine, with clean and pure flavors that show case the elements. An eclectic wine list with an extensive sake selection and a knowledgeable staff. Currently my favorite Napa restaurant among strong competitors.
Everything was wonderful from the service to the food. Will be coming back
We ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu. It was one of the best meals I have ever had, and we had done quite a few Michelin Star restaurants. Many of the courses were selections either not on the menu or items that that we would not have thought to order. I would highly recommend this Chef's Tasting Menu. It was well worth the value. There was so much food we thought we were done and ready for dessert when the main protein was delivered. Superb!
Excellent food and exceptional service. Sit at the counter if you can.
Real wasabi and yakitori are why I like like Miminashi.
Went here for dinner before a show at the Uptown Theater (just a couple blocks away) and were very very happy with everything. Great, attentive service and the food was just wonderful. We particularly liked the gyoza and the chicken katsu. Nice cocktails, too. Highly recommended!
Miminashi continues to deliver innovative and unique takes on Izakaya cuisine. We love their 'snaku', salads, noodles/rice dishes and the robatoyaki is simple yet delicious. Napa is so lucky!
We loved our meal at Miniinaashi and will definitely return. The food was delicious and fish very fresh. The sashimi platter was expensive but the fish so fresh and lovely we undersood the price. We also had the fried rice of the day and it was a combo of spices and vegs that really worked. The ling cod appetizer was also very creative and very good. Definitely don't miss the soft ice cream desserts. Terrific!!
Service was off. I think our server forgot to put our order in as it took 50 minutes for our first dish to come out. We wanted to start with the edamame and pickled vegetables however they came out after the salads.
The food was excellent, everything we did get was perfect. Then we waited for the items we ordered from the Robata grill to come and they never did. Our server forgot to put this order in.
I’m sure it was just an off night for our table, but for such a nice restaurant these things shouldn’t happen.
Very slow service. The Omakase took two hours and had lots of lulls.
Excellent Japanese izakaya. The salads (a pear salad and a squid/citrus) were both exceptionally fresh and tasty. Kampachi sashimi was among the freshest ever. Grilled scallops were perfectly cooked as was the half collar of hamachi. An outstanding restaurant - one of the best in the Napa Valley.
Good looking space. Service was friendly but spotty. Restaurant was not busy for a late dinner, but had to look around to get the attention of a server four times. Sashimi platter was fine. Japanese potato salad was mundane, even though they advertised that it was made w/ Japanese sweet potatoes. Skewered mushrooms were great. Hamachi collar usually has meat falling off the bone, but we needed to ask for a knife. Wrong dessert served. We were offered a replacement, but let it go and cost of dessert was comped. We'll try again to see if we hit an off night.