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Morimoto - Napa

4.5
4.5
7181 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation techniques. His seasonal and ever-changing selection of raw fish preparations will feature the freshest seafood available as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables from supporting farmers. Morimoto's signature offerings include Toro Tartare, presented in a small tray with condiments including crème fraîche, wasabi, avocado, nori paste, chives, crispy rice, and dashi-soy. Tuna Pizza made with raw tuna, anchovy aioli, and jalapeno; Morimoto Sashimi, a terrine of seared Toro, smoked salmon, barbequed eel, tuna and Hamachi served with five different sauces in pipettes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–7:45 pm Fri 4:30 pm–8:45 pm Sat 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 252-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant directly to receive more information on large groups or private events. You can also email our events manager, Shelly Van Zandt, at events@morimotonapa.com.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Ahnfeldt: (707) 252-1600

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Parking details

    Please see the VINE, the region’s fixed-route bus system.<br /><br />There is also a public parking lot directly across the street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,181 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. m

    mfcufc

    Houston

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. It’s not everyday that you get served by Ray Donovan! Great recommendations, great sashimi and nigiri. Loved the experience from start to finish.
  2. Y

    Yema

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Quality I feel has deteriorated through the years, food especially shouts out for nothing like morimoto nor Japanese.
  3. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Honestly, it really fell short of expectations. I had a friend describe it as “a place for Instagram more than food” and I can’t help but agree. The best thing there is the ishi yaki buri bop, which was pretty good, but everything else just felt so mediocre. We also ordered the rock shrimp tempura (which just was a bougie walnut shrimp), shishito peppers (average), and black cod (over cooked and way too sweet). The plating felt like it was trying too hard while being uninspired. The service was negligent. It took awhile to get our order taken and the server rarely checked on us. When he did, he was kind of rude. It also so noisy that you can’t talk to the person you came with. All in all, would not visit again.
  4. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service that went above and beyond. Great food and strong drinks.
  5. NB

    NicholasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always an excellent dining experience. You can dress up or go all casual and have an excellent time.
  6. M

    Mkdw

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing from recommendations to polished service. Food was delicious and visually beautiful.
  7. a

    alicias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They offer a gluten free menu which was very helpful
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The biggest concern was we saw two people fall out of faulty chairs on patio and almost hit their heads. Saw others almost do the same. Really need to invest in better chairs to avoid not only lawsuits but potentially severely injuring or killing patrons. Realize good chairs are costly, but worthwhile for the safety of patrons. Waitstaff seemed aware of this as a known problem.
  9. SM

    ScottM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place with great food to end a great day in Napa! The food, staff and vibe were all great!
  10. KA

    KABIRS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience ! Fine dining Japanese cuisine. Superb ambience. Nice staff. Good crowd
  11. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dined in the main dining area. At times I could not hear across the table because it was so noisy. They could use some sound management
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a very relaxing birthday dinner here tonight. The drinks were cold and the food was delicious! We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Highly recommend this place !
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Hostess was rude and did not want to seat us even though there were many empty tables. I had to go online to make a reservation. Then she was upset that she had to seat us. The food was was underwhelming and overpriced.
  14. SM

    SueM

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only complaint is we made a mess of our table and they didn’t clean it before they brought the check
  15. AO

    AnnieO

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, in all respects.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s our Ann weekend. It was
  17. C

    Claud

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Morimotos always great service and food is exceptional.
  18. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding!!! Everyone in our group of 6 was very happy with their food. That is rare in our group of food critics.
  19. MW

    MichaelW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Well, it was for my wife’s 60th, so she was very happy I selected Morimoto Napa for dinner! We were happy to be there and enjoy the experience. Nothing we had was ground breaking per se, but you we’re getting items and recipes that Chef Morimoto selected himself apparently, and the staff is well trained in confirming what your order is and describing in advance what to expect from each dish (flavor profiles, etc.) which is helpful. They also reconfirm what you have including flavor profiles once the food is delivered. Service is very attentive. Only complaint is there was nothing that was ground breaking, and “favorite” stick ribs appetizer came across as something from Chili’s or Appelby’s (offense intended). I will say that the shrimp tempura sushi roll was very very good and was a flavor I was not expecting! That stood out for me! All this said, we will likely return at some point to try his next restaurant offering that is pending in Napa.
  20. J

    Joha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Very noisy, bar, club type environment. Food ok but not value for money. Service ok to poor. Standard drink like GT not available. Morinoto has a lot todo on the eating and guest experience
  21. NT

    NancyTX

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant interior, set on the Napa river. Sushi was very expensive. The miso soup and large green salad were highlights.
  22. L

    Localvore

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food is always spectacular. We made reservations to enjoy a late lunch after an event filled day but a late lunch reservation means "Kitchen is closing in five minutes. Please place your order now." Sadly we felt rushed and could not enjoy the relaxed pace meal we had anticipated. I feel like reservations should be cut-off earlier to avoid the rush.
  23. KM

    KenM

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I must say that Morimoto is 10 out 10 every time! Food is spectacular and service is phenomenal.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything we had. We have been to a number of his restaurants and the food is consistent and delicious. We love the portion sizes. The s’more was outstanding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic! The food was excellent, the service was phenomenal, and my husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our honeymoon.
  26. JG

    JudyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are exceptional! The only thing that I would say is the price is expensive. Then again, you get what you paid for. Will definitely come back!
  27. JC

    JeffC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved Morimoto so much, we returned twice in a week while vacationing in Napa. The sushi and sashimi were exquisite - so fresh and tasty. Compliments to the sushi chef. The miso soup also was excellent. The black cod was like velvet. Highly recommend Morimoto in this location.
  28. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was everything I expected and more. Service and ambiance was outstanding. The uniqueness of the food and food experience was amazing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was really good. One of the best sushi rolls I have ever had!! I recommend going for the food, but the service was nothing special.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and superb service!!!!!!! Food was exceptional!!
  31. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall Mirimoto was great! Food was outstanding! One thing rubbed me the wrong way and I feel like I need to mention it. Our reservation was for 12 noon and they do not open until 12 noon. If you are going to make reservation times be prepared to greet your guests when they arrive. We arrived a few minutes before 12 and were greeted by a locked door. It was not a very nice day and was beginning to drizzle a bit. The young employees right inside the door just stared at us from the warm, dry, comfortable waiting area inside, surrounded by comfy leather chairs and couches. Just stared at us through the glass until 11:59:59. All I'm saying is, if you see your patrons standing outside waiting and you have a beautiful waiting area inside...LET THEM IN! DON'T JUST STARE AT THEM THROUGH THE WINDOW!! That said. Best pork shop on the planet.
  32. KM

    KMPA

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Too loud inside; had to shout to have a conversation. Sticky ribs were dry; pork belly was dry; sushi rolls were completely average. I would not recommend and will not return. Many more pleasant dining experiences in the area.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We haven’t been back in awhile and it was not good. The sashimi and nigiri were not good. Our salmon was crunchy and had the bloodline attached. Not buttery as expected. The tuna was poor in color and flavor. Very disappointing and lack luster. Our sever was nice but the front desk staff were miserable and we barely spoke to them (just to check in).
  34. SD

    SophiaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Japanese cuisine! The ambiance is incredible, however, it is quite loud inside the restaurant. There is outdoor sitting right along the Napa river with a gorgeous view!
  35. JM

    JacquelineM

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable sushi and presentation. We got the chefs special and it did not disappoint. The tuna tacos and rock shrimp tempura were spectacular too. Our group had a great dining experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was 5 star but what took the stage was the amazing service. If anyone wants to learn how to run a restaurant go dine at Morimoto. You don’t need to have all the bells and whistles but if you have the service they have you can kill it in a hole in the wall.
  37. N

    Nathan

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was great, but the service was terrible. Our reservation was at 5:30pm, and the restaurant was not at all busy at the time we were there. However, our waitress was subpar. The three drinks that we ordered took forever to reach out table, and we had to ask for them twice. We ordered two appetizers, but our entire meal came out at the same time. The waitress acted inconvenienced at any request we made, including splitting the check, and we were clearly two parties that needed two separate checks. Will not be going back for to the poor service we received, even though the food was good.
  38. JM

    JulieM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Had a lovely birthday dinner with the family
  39. H

    Hobbs12

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great venue and dining experience for a family get together
  40. PF

    PickyFoodie

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    My husband and I dined at Morimoto-Napa last night. The food was interesting and delicious. The waiter was a bit slow to get to us at first, but once he did he was very helpful and attentive. The only real complaint we had was that when seated across from each other, it’s difficult to hear each other talk because of the high noise level in the restaurant and the somewhat long tables. In fact, several other couples seated after us asked to move to other tables where they could sit side by side (one couple was allowed to move, the others were not). One person was able to move his chair to the side, rather than end, of the table so that he and his date could hear each other, but that wasn’t possible with most of the tables. Over all, it was a good experience for us, but if you’re looking for quiet, intimate conversations, this is probably not the right choice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Morimoto - Napa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 252-1600.

Morimoto - Napa is rated 4.5 stars by 7181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Morimoto - Napa

610 Main Street Napa, CA 94559

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Napa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–7:45 pm Fri 4:30 pm–8:45 pm Sat 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Please see the VINE, the region’s fixed-route bus system.<br /><br />There is also a public parking lot directly across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 252-1600

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant directly to receive more information on large groups or private events. You can also email our events manager, Shelly Van Zandt, at events@morimotonapa.com.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Ahnfeldt: (707) 252-1600

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