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Morimoto Napa

610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
707-252-1600
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Ranked #26 of 247 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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south florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Just a great venue for a dining experience. Food is vibrant and fresh. The service is great and the atmosphere is wonderful.....when the bill comes....well.....OUCH. Very expensive but I feel it's worth it. Beautiful experience which I look for in a restaurant. Must Go!

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were visiting Napa for our honeymoon and missed dinner at Pear (closing time was 9:00), we were directed to Morimoto as they are open until midnight. Morimoto wasn't on my list of restaurants to try. I'd rather try non-TV famed food, especially when out of town. But, it's next door to Pear and the reviews on tripadvisor were good,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went for dinner for my birthday and also my first time at napa !! Food was great (don't forget to order toro and sashimi plate ) drink was also delicious , service was great !! Best sushi experience ...

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We've been to three locations, now (Philly, NYC, and Napa). While our favorite is NYC, we were really impressed by the Napa location. The food meets the same high-quality standards that we've come to love in NYC. The service is impeccable - the cocktails amazing - and the food divine! The ambiance is different in all locations, and the Napa... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 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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