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Morimoto Napa

#25 of 227 Restaurants in Napa
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610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
707-252-1600
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Morimoto's contemporary Japanese menu infuses traditional dishes with...
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 shallow wooden tray with condiments including creme fraiche, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good atmosphere, very expensive

Morimoto comes close to being excellent, but does not quite make it, particularly for the price. The sushi is very good, but not amazing given the prices. The atmosphere is really nice, particularly sitting outside. A nice place to have a snack; don't plan on a large meal here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

People say this place is a bit pricey... Fair enough but the food is always fresh. I've always had great meals there. The staff is some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry.

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San Jose, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

k.Came here for after dinner drinks & dessert. The chocolate dessert was very, very chocolaty which is what you come for. However, the drink menu was limited unless you want saki. They had dozens & dozens of saki choices but if you wanted a traditional American after dinner drink you were pretty much out of luck. The music was unrelenting... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Morimoto comes close to being excellent, but does not quite make it, particularly for the price. The sushi is very good, but not amazing given the prices. The atmosphere is really nice, particularly sitting outside. A nice place to have a snack; don't plan on a large meal here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I visited Morimoto's after a friend wanted to check out the restaurant when we were in Napa. Restaurant was easy to find with GPS and parking was plentiful w free 3 hr parking. We tried the omakase set @$120+ thinking that it will be the best choice. I was wrong. It was a very unimpressive 8 courses. Minced tuna w... More 

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La Habra, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a mixed plate of sushi and a few items off menu. The presentation was gorgeous and everything was fresh. Service very good. Wanted to do dessert and had more sushi instead. A little pricey for a regular town, on par for downtown Napa.

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I visited Morimoto on our first weekend trip to Napa. We sat down and ordered an appetizer and entreè and were so surprised by the portions. We expected small bites and received generous portions. So much we couldn't finish even half. The rock shrimp tempura was scrumptious. The sticky ribs were like nothing we've had before. The... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice place for Sushi. Wait staff is friendly and food is really good. I would return again, Park in the garage.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We loved Morimoto's so much that we visited twice in 4 days. The sushi was fantastic and we enjoyed trying Morimoto's sake as well. The decor and atmosphere is fantastic, though the place is a little loud. We highly recommend eating here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After researching restaurants in Napa prior to our vacation, I was dead set on trying Morimoto as I am a big fan of the Iron Chef. I must say, each of the items we tried were quite good. I wouldn't say it was the best meal we had while on our vacation, but it was a memorable one. The restaurant... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Friends & I stopped in for a little sushi after a full day of wine tasting. The atmosphere inside was electric but the outdoor patio was serene. As we were only here for a quick bite, we ordered some sushi rolls and nigiri sushi (priced per piece rather than per pair, by the way). The quality of the seafood and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: 707-252-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

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 shallow wooden tray with condiments including creme fraiche, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?