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Morimoto Napa

610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
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Ranked #33 of 246 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I guess we were disappointed as the food in Morimoto NYC was better, though that is not to say the food is bad here.....with the exception of one dish! The duck fried rice is far, far too salty. We mentioned this to the waitress but she didn't appear to be too interested to be honest, or perhaps she couldn't hear... More

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Napa, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Our friends treated us to this amazing experience. The host led us from the Asian-modern lobby, past the open kitchen, and into the boisterous dining room. (Don't expect a quiet meal.) We ordered many different items and shared them family-style. The helpful waitstaff cheerfully accomodated this dining style, replacing dishes whenever necessary. The experience was like a multi-course meal, with... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped by after an evening of eating to enjoy the architectural space and some cocktails. Neither disappointed. The bar and small lounge area can get a little crowded at times but its not hectic. Though pricey, I'd recommend it as a visit for all outgoing visitors to the area.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Besides being on the riverfront area and beautifully decorated, this restaurant offers one of the best Japanese food in this area. We had a couple of rolls and all were excellent. Very well presented as well and you can taste the quality of the ingredients. Congratulations

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Top notch service at all levels. Creative cocktail menu. Mixologist came to our table to discuss the offerings. Heard our thoughts and made a tweak to the drink for my wife. I had the Sibiscus Hazerac, which was rye whiskey with hibiscus bitters and other stuff, and it was perfect for the moment for me. Waitress Moriah couldn't have been... More

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

i have been to different Japanese restaurants. The food is not as good as we were hoping for. Its also very expensive.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Sea Urchin Carbonara was da bomb. Awesome! Loved the variety of sushi also. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The menu is extensive and we couldn't decide what to have, so we left the decision making to the kitchen and ordered Morimoto Omakase. A bit pricey, but worth it. Some of the items came from the regular menu, others did not. All were creative, tasty, and presented well. Service was attentive and friendly. The meal was well paced with... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love watching Morimoto on Iron Chef, and so I really wanted to try his restaurant. I was not disappointed. Our waiter was super friendly, and went through the menu with us, explaining the dishes and pointing out his favorites. I ordered the duck and it was fantastic. Drinks were good, and the atmosphere was fun.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Despite the conflicting reviews, and my enjoyment of a loud/hip vibe, this restaurant is noticeably too loud. It's not just the volume, but also the acoustics as everything echoes in the concrete block. We had california rolls made wrong twice!! Apparently Morimoto was there personally and making the sushi chefs nervous, but this was still unbelievable. With this said, the... More

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