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Morimoto Napa

610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
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Ranked #32 of 247 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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74% Recommend
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My sister and I had a Napa vacation planned to celebrate something special. Our dinner at Morimoto's was a great start. We sat for a while before anyone came and waited on us, but once they did everyone was very helpful. My sister had the lamb carpaccio, and the sommelier's recommendation for a glass of wine to accompany the lamb... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying, I am not a Sushi fan, but my wife is. She wanted to go here and I agreed, figuring I could find something on the menu that I would like. My wife ordered a few Sushi rolls, and she said the Sushi was just ok, nothing special. I ordered a filet mignon. What a mistake.... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went to this restaurant to take my friend and colleague and his wife and mine out to a dinner. I hoped they would remember this as a great experience. What a travesty. My friend Alex like myself are large dudes with real appetites. We asked the waiter about the Chef's tasting menu ($120 per persons) "would we, big guys... More

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Everything we had was wonderful. The flavor pairings are incredible. If you are not a "fancy" restaurant person, fear not. The food may have some unfamiliar ingredients for mainstream America, but the food is not fussy. If you have questions, just ask. The wait staff was friendly and was happy to offer suggestions for both wine and food. The Spicy... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The diversity of this high energy elegant place is beyond. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Go for the wasabi shrimp

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Tokyo, Japan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I visited in the past in Morimoto Michelin rated restaurant in Tokyo so I knew what to expect. Very good sushi , edamame as good as it gets. Nice atmosphere and good service

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The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We did not want to leave Napa without having a meal at Morimoto. We tried to make dinner reservations but there was no availability. So we had to settle for lunch instead. I ordered their yellowtail rice bowl cooked at the table in a hot stone bowl which I loved. My daughter ordered the sea urchin carbonara lunch set, a... More

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Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The place was packed when we went but we were able to get a couch/table in the bar area for four of us. We had hamachi tacos, wasabi shrimp, black cod, a couple of craft beers and a bottle of pinot noir from the Russian River valley. The cost was reasonable and the food was great. Will have to go... More

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Newport Beach, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were looking forward to dining at Chef Morimotos restaurant. It was a nice dining experience but the food was just average, nothing special. We sat out on the patio & that was a nice experience watching the beautiful sunset.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The unusual choices of sushi was amazing! We had live octopus, amberjack, striped bass, etc, etc. I truly do not know what we liked best! Sit outside and enjoy the night! Our only nit was there was only one waiter for all of outside so be ready to be patient!

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