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Miminashi - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
366 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Sashimi

  • King Salmon$15.00

    • Tombo Tuna Tartare$14.00

      • Golden Eye Snapper$15.00

        • Sashimi Platter$42.00

          ll three selections with freshly grated wasabi

          • American-Wagyu New York Steak$24.00

            Oroshi, negi

            Vegetables

            • Tsukemono$10.00

              Japanese pickle platter

              • Potato Skins$8.00

                Miso butter, crème fraiche, scallions, katsuobushi, gruyère

                • K&J Orchards' Asian Pear Salad$13.00

                  Watercress, charred celery, pistachio, shiso, umeboshi vinaigrette

                  • HennPenn Farms' Fried Egg Salad$13.00

                    Braised burdock, crispy smoked trout skin, cauliflower, mizuna

                    • Bernard Ranch Avocado Salad$13.00

                      Navel oranges, watercress, charred orange vinaigrette

                      • Little Gem Lettuces$13.00

                        Radish, tenkasu, garlic-miso vinaigrette

                        Classics

                        • Sweet Potato Salad$7.00

                          Onsen egg, scallion, celery, Japanese mayo

                          • Wok Fried Edamame$6.00

                            Chili-garlic butter

                            • Spicy Fried Chicken Wings$14.00

                              Tobanjan, chili-garlic, sesame

                              • Chawanmushi$10.00

                                Steamed savory egg custard, braised carrots

                                Omakase

                                Changes daily, whole table must participate

                                • Chef's Selection 5 Course Menu

                                  served family style

                                  • per person$85.00

                                Fish & Meat

                                • Kombu Grilled Albacore Belly$18.00

                                  Daikon oroshi, sansho, grilled kishu mandarin

                                  • Snake River Farms' Gold American-Wagyu New York Strip Steak

                                    4oz minimum

                                    • per oz.$12.00

                                  Teppanyaki

                                  • Kyoto-Style Gyoza$12.00

                                    Spicy ginger pork sausage

                                    • Soba Pancakes$12.00

                                      Crispy shrimp, nori, Japanese mayo

                                      • Cabbage Okonomiyaki$13.00

                                        Bacon, katsuobushi, kimchi, nori, Tokyo negi, tonkatsu sauce, Japanese mayo. Please allow 20 minutes

                                        Noodles & Rice

                                        • Vegetable Fried Rice$16.00

                                          Cauliflower, turnip greens, negi, kimchi, ginger, egg. Please allow 20 minutes

                                          • Shoyu Ramen$18.00

                                            Poached chicken, leeks, onsen egg, furikake, sesame

                                            • Oyakodon$18.00

                                              Braised chicken thigh, nori, scallion, egg

                                              Sides

                                              • White Rice$4.50

                                                • Koko's Rice$6.00

                                                  Butter, soy

                                                  • Kimchi$4.50

                                                    • Onsen Egg$3.00

                                                      Sweet

                                                      • Mochi Blondie Cake$10.00

                                                        Topped with your choice of soft cream

                                                        N/A Beverage

                                                          Soft Drinks

                                                          • Coca Cola Classic$4.00

                                                            • Diet Coke$4.00

                                                              • Sprite (MX)$4.00

                                                                • Boylan's Cane Sugar Ginger Ale$4.00

                                                                  • Hata Ramune Strawberry Soda$4.00

                                                                    • Duche de Longueville French Sparkling Apple Cider$5.00

                                                                      Tea

                                                                      We are thrilled to feature teas from our local partner—Teance. They source seasonal, single origin teas of the finest quality from around the world. (15oz pot)

                                                                      • Sencha, Green (Uji, JP)$8.00

                                                                        • Genmaicha, Green with Toasted Rice (Uji, JP)$7.00

                                                                          • Darjeeling 1st Flush, Black (Darjeeling, IN)$7.00

                                                                            • Chamomile (EG)$8.00

                                                                              • Cold Brew Ceylon Iced Tea$4.00

                                                                                Coffee

                                                                                Freshly roasted from Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, CA

                                                                                • 3 Cup French Press$10.00

                                                                                  Soft Cream

                                                                                  Optional House made waffle bowl or cone $1. Toppings: Cookie crumble, Rainbow sprinkles, Sesame honeycomb candy, Toasted coconut, Pie crumble, Wafer crispies, Marshmallows, Candied walnuts, Chocolate waffle pieces. Sauces (0.50 each): Hot fudge, Whiskey butterscotch, Miso caramel, Chocolate shell

                                                                                  • Milk, Lemon-Lime Sorbet

                                                                                    Pomelo, Matcha-Almond

                                                                                    • Small$4.50
                                                                                    • Large$8.00

                                                                                  Soft Cream Pairings

                                                                                    Dessert Wine

                                                                                    • Rare Wine Co, New York, Malmsey, Madeira$14.00

                                                                                      Panatone, medjool date, espresso

                                                                                      • Royal Tokaji, Red Label, 5 Puttonyos, Tokaji Aszú 2013$19.00

                                                                                        Wildflower honey, bruised peach, meyer lemon

                                                                                        • Taylor Fladgate, 10yr Tawny, Oporto$12.00

                                                                                          Brown butter, fig, toast, cardamom

                                                                                          Japanese Whisky

                                                                                          Current Favorites (more available on beverage list)

                                                                                          • Nikka Coffey Malt

                                                                                            Toffee, chocolate, butterscotch

                                                                                            • 1oz$10.00
                                                                                            • 2oz$19.00
                                                                                          • Mars Iwai Komagatake Single Malt

                                                                                            Marzipan, tobacco, apricot

                                                                                            • 1oz$22.00
                                                                                            • 2oz$42.00

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                                                                                          What 366 people are saying

                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                          4.4
                                                                                          4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                          • 4.4Food
                                                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                          • 4.0Value

                                                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                                                          88% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                          1. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on August 19, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            Wonderful dinner!

                                                                                          2. V

                                                                                            Vinopro

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 4, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          3. s

                                                                                            sonomastan

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            135 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            135 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 4, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          4. CW

                                                                                            ChampagneWishes

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 30, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            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!

                                                                                          5. G

                                                                                            christopherG

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on June 29, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          6. SW

                                                                                            SteveW

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 29, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on June 29, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                          8. BK

                                                                                            BrianK

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on June 29, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Fabulous food, service, attention.

                                                                                          9. JC

                                                                                            JaimeC

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 24, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            It’s always consistent and wonderful!

                                                                                          10. SP

                                                                                            StephanieP

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 22, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            It was wonderful the food was delicious!

                                                                                          11. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 12, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great ambience, food is delicious, enjoyed my time there

                                                                                          12. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on June 10, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                          13. m

                                                                                            marcogressi

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on June 9, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            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!

                                                                                          14. D

                                                                                            Datspeed

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 9, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 8, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            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

                                                                                          16. JC

                                                                                            JeanetteC

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 6, 2018

                                                                                            overall3food4service4ambience3

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

                                                                                          17. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 23, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                            Our favorite place to dine in Napa

                                                                                          18. WC

                                                                                            WCC123

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on May 23, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                          19. l

                                                                                            lifeisgood

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 21, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                          20. MF

                                                                                            MichaelF

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on May 21, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                            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.)

                                                                                          21. RA

                                                                                            RhysA

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          22. l

                                                                                            livenlarge

                                                                                            New England

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 18, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

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

                                                                                          23. MR

                                                                                            MiriamR

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on May 17, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                            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".

                                                                                          24. DW

                                                                                            DominicW

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on May 16, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            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!

                                                                                          25. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            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!

                                                                                          26. a

                                                                                            anne

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                                            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

                                                                                          27. W

                                                                                            Wino

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                          28. V

                                                                                            Vinopro

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            49 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            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!

                                                                                          29. B

                                                                                            Been

                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Favorite restaurant in Napa.

                                                                                          30. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on May 4, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Great food and welcoming service!

                                                                                          31. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            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!

                                                                                          32. s

                                                                                            sk707

                                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            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

                                                                                          33. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Houston

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                          34. L

                                                                                            Lauren

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            I LOVE miminashi ! Everything about it. Cheers!

                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                          36. M

                                                                                            Mike

                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                            70 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            70 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                            Meh - good drinks, ok Japanese food.

                                                                                          37. F

                                                                                            Flowergirl53

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          38. DD

                                                                                            DavidD

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          39. BA

                                                                                            BAYARDF

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                            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.

                                                                                          40. KN

                                                                                            KathyN

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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                                                                                          Miminashi - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 366 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                          This restaurant is permanently closed.

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