Miminashi

4.6
365 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Yakitori, Gastro Pub
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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
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Phone number
(707) 254-9464
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Curtis Di Fede
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Catering
We will cater your next business meeting, winemaker's dinner, or family gathering. Contact us for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Third St.
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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.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food was great. The restaurant represents a nice change from the standard Italian and fusion restaurants that are generally in Napa. It’s Japanese food like I’ve never had. Corn fritters were to die for, udon was great and dessert is always fun, ice cream with every topping imaginable. Only beef was service. The restaurant was very busy but clearly understaffed. Our waitress was good but covering so many tables that there was no way to provide the level of service expected. Noise is always a problem due to the restaurants design..beautiful carved ceilings with cement floors.

I’d definitely go back. When one gets tired of heavier rich food, Miminashi is a good place to land.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Terrific kitchen and selection of brilliant tastes. Service is less than perfect, the only thing that causes me to withhold that fifth star.
Do give this place a try, you won't be sorry.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

My go-to for every occasion, even if there's no occasion at all. Don't miss out on the fried rice (or any of the rice dishes for that matter) or the ramen. Favorite all-time dishes are the little gem salad and the corn fritters, and I always get soft serve at the end of the meal. You won't be disappointed. This place is hands down the hoppin-est place in Napa. No longer a hidden gem!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

One of my receny Go-to places in downtown Napa. The food has been consistantly good, and I love the natural warmth of the wooden everything inside.
Sake Carafes are a bit skimpy for the price, especially when they dont even fill up your carafe more than half. Everything else is reasonably priced and the ice creams are worth it.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Tasty twist on Japanese cuisine. Service was a little slow b

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

An amazing experience and great flavors! A must stop while in Napa!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Fabulous food, service, attention.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It’s always consistent and wonderful!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

It was wonderful the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great ambience, food is delicious, enjoyed my time there

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Unbelievable!! We will definitely be returning. Unique and authentic and delicious dinner. Wow.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Birthday, mine. They asked when we arrived, but then never wished me happy birthday nor offered any sort of birthday wishes

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Our favorite place to dine in Napa

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Spectacular! Chef Curtis is ALWAYS on point. MiMiNashi is Great any night of the week, but I would also recommend Tiki Night!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We’ve been here 4 times and every meal excellent! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

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.)

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Really interesting set of small plates wonderful flavor profiles great service and a meal to remember.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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".

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This is the best find. The best sake selection.,we had the omakasse, surprisingly great!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Napa.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food and welcoming service!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

When for dinner with friends, the place is lovely and the food was amazing. Highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I LOVE miminashi ! Everything about it. Cheers!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

sit at the yakitori bar. omakase to try a bit of everything. great food and service.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Meh - good drinks, ok Japanese food.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Everything was wonderful from the service to the food. Will be coming back

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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