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Morimoto Napa

610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
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Ranked #28 of 246 restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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English first
Farmington, Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went here on a recommendation from a friend. Wanted wanted to eat top quality Japanese and we were not disappointed. The spicy king crab was very nice as was the wagyu carpaccio. I loved the pork belly and ribs appetizers also. The salmon sashimi, the eel and the sea urchent are very nice. The various rolls and other sushi were... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We spent the day wine tasting in the valley and finished off the day with a spectacular Asian dinner at Morimotos. The food was great and the servers were very well educated about the menu. Not you traditional Japanese dinner. Clearly has the California flare. The food was very sophisticated yet arrived at our table very quickly. One look in... More

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Hillsborough, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had the unbelievable opportunity to dine at Morimoto Napa when Chef Morimoto was in town for this special occasion. They flew in a whole Tuna from Japan and we saw his mastery of carving up one of these awesome fish in front of us. The restaurant is very modern and right on the river in Napa. I can see... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What a delightful dining experience! We were lucky enough to get a table outside by the river with a gentle breeze keeping us cool. The menu choices were superb, the presentation a delight, and the seafood so fresh and tasty it melted in my mouth. Our waiter was excellent and we often deferred to his fun & creative recommendations. I... More

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New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The service at Morimoto made our experience excellent. From the hostess, to our waiter Julian, to the entire team of staff members, everyone went the extra step to care for us. Our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, which is helpful since it can be a bit overwhelming with lots of exotic ingredients and preparations. I prefer to eat... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was so excited to visit this restaurant (I mean, it's an Iron Chef, so who woukdn't?!) Although many dishes might be considered expensive by some, if you are willing to splurge on a night of fine dining this is a superb spot! The atmosphere is modern, the hostesses were friendly, and our waiter was beyond helpful. He explained many... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Have visited many times...menu continues to evolve and will surprise and delight you. Service outstanding for a party of 6 on Fourth of July. Sake isn't cheap but worth it. Only critique is the noise level of the restaurant. It needs something to dampen some of the patron conversations. Older patrons have a hard time with the noise level and... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The food was amazing and the service excellent. This was the best Japanese cuisine we have ever eaten. Loved it. Outside was a bit sunny so we moved inside. The soft shelled crab sushi was delicious. Also the mango pudding dessert.

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Fremont, California
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705 reviews 705 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
685 helpful votes 685 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Morimoto Napa is an amazing restaurant where we just went for a celebration meal. We ordered omakase style, which is leave the choices for dinner to the chefs. From the first to last dish it was stellar. The first dish was so artistic and the last main dish of amazing shrimp, beef, pork belly was simply stellar. Service is top... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I think this has been mentioned elsewhere but the acoustics of a concrete cube mean that you cannot hear each other across the table. And you certainly can't hear a waiter who talks across the top of your head! Not a great start to dinner out with friends. I could feel myself getting angry and wanting to leave as the... More

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