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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner!

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vipVinopro
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on July 3, 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.

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vipsonomastan
San Francisco
142 reviews
Dined on July 3, 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.

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vipChampagneWishes
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 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!

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christopherG
1 review
Dined on June 28, 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.

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SteveW
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrianK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, attention.

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JaimeC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always consistent and wonderful!

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StephanieP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food is delicious, enjoyed my time there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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marco
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 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!

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Datspeed
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 8, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 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

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JeanetteC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite place to dine in Napa

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WCC123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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lifeisgood
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MichaelF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 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.)

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RhysA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 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.

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viplivenlarge
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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MiriamR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 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".

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DominicW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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!

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anne
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 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

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vipWino
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipVinopro
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on May 5, 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!

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Been
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Napa.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and welcoming service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 29, 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!

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sk707
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on April 29, 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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lauren
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE miminashi ! Everything about it. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMike
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Meh - good drinks, ok Japanese food.

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vipFlowergirl53
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 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.

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DavidD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 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.

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BAYARDF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 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.

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KathyN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Miminashi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 254-9464.

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