Morimoto - Napa

  • 4.33
  • Outstanding!
  • Food:-
  • Decor:-
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610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559Napa  [ Map ]

(707) 252-1600  [ Website ]

Japanese / Asian Fusion / Southeast Asian / Sushi

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Morimoto Sashimi: Alternative layers from top to bottom: Smoke Salmon, Maguro, Hamachi and Negi Toro

Morimoto Sashimi: Alternative layers from top to bottom: Smoke Salmon, Maguro, Hamachi and Negi Toro. Five optional dipping sauces (in flower wrap) and palate cleanser Japanese Peach w/ Wasabi on the other end.

  • Morimoto Sashimi: Alternative layers from top to bottom: Smoke Salmon, Maguro, Hamachi and Negi Toro 176157

Morimoto Napa (Napa, CA)

    • 5.0

My wife and I watch a lot of Food Network, so no trip to wine country would be complete without sampling the culinary masterpieces created by Iron Chef Morimoto. We made our dinner reservation at Morimoto Napa months in advance. This ensured that we'd have a table for dinner, but also made the anticipation almost unbearable.

 

Morimoto Napa California Sushi BBQ Barbecue Barbeque Eel Iron Chef

 

Morimoto Napa is a rather ritzy, upscale sushi restaurant located on the scenic Napa riverfront. As you might expect, this place has very modern Japanese decor. It is Napa Valley, so of course they have a huge selection of local wines, but you'll also find a tremendous selection of beers and liquors. Chef Morimoto has his own line of beers put out by Rogue in Newport, Oregon. I had to go full force for this meal, so I opted for a 22-ounce glass of the Morimoto Soba ale.

 

Morimoto Napa California Sushi BBQ Barbecue Barbeque Eel Iron Chef

 

Morimoto Napa California Sushi BBQ Barbecue Barbeque Eel Iron Chef

 

One of the things I most enjoy about this blog is writing about barbecue in unexpected places and unusual forms. All of the sushi we ordered was, unsurprisingly, spectacular. My wife's favorite was the Shrimp Tempura Roll, but I was absolutely blown away by their Eel Avocado Roll: barbecue eel and avocado.

 

Morimoto Napa California Sushi BBQ Barbecue Barbeque Eel Iron Chef S'more

 

Of all the different kinds of barbecue I've had over the years, I can honestly say that eel is probably the most unique. There was a very pleasant sweetness from the barbecue sauce. I found only a very, very mild taste of smoke, but it was definitely there. The creamy avocado was a nice compliment to the saltiness of the eel. The rice was soft and sticky, rolled tightly and beautifully. I also liked that it was served only slightly chilled, which I think is the perfect temperature for sushi. This certainly wasn't true oink-and-moo barbecue, but an interesting and very tasty offering nonetheless.

 

We were both completely stuffed after all the sushi we had scarfed down, but it was impossible to resist an Iron Chef-caliber dessert. The couple next to us had ordered this amazing, modern Japanese take on a s'more, so we decided to try it out for ourselves.

 

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From the menu description, the s'more consisted of a kurumitsu graham, smoked soy chocolate mousse, and toasted marshmallow. It's not often that I'm at a loss for words, but it's actually really hard to describe just how absolutely incredible this dessert was. This s'more was the total package: sweet, salty, chocolatey, smoky. The real "culinary curve ball" to this dish was the smoked soy, which really elevated it to a whole other level.

 

If you're looking for barbecue in the traditional sense, then Morimoto Napa definitely isn't for you. But, if you're feeling adventurous, come here and let Chef Morimoto dazzle your taste buds. A la cuisine!

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  • Morimoto Napa California Sushi BBQ Barbecue Barbeque Eel Iron Chef 147541
  • Morimoto Napa California Sushi BBQ Barbecue Barbeque Eel Iron Chef S'more 147542
  • Morimoto Napa on Urbanspoon 147543

Morimoto Napa

Morimoto's toro tartare

Morimoto's toro tartare

  • Morimoto's toro tartare 216238

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Clockwise from the top: 
Sea Urchin Carbonara: Uni over Inaiwa noodles topped with sm

|morimotonapa Clockwise from the top: Sea Urchin Carbonara: Uni over Inaiwa noodles topped with smoked bacon and crispy shallots. Seafood Toban Yaki.: Lobster, king crab, Mussels, clams, sea scallops, served in a spicy red miso sake broth. Morimoto "pork chop and applesauce" : juicy double cut pork chop served over a bed of kimchi and a ginger apple pure. Surf and Turf. Hamachi and Wagyu. Appetizers: Bone marrow and soft shell crab sushi. Experience was

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Sea Urchin Carbonara: Uni over Inaiwa noodles topped with sm 658155

Morimoto - Napa

    • 3.5
A bit touristy but service was efficient. The Uni carbonara was to die for.

Morimoto Napa

moments

moments

  • moments 216176

Morimoto Napa

Duck duck GOOSE!

Duck duck GOOSE!

  • Duck duck GOOSE! 304322

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  •  393323

Morimoto Napa

Still thinking about the tuna sashimi I had this weekend at morimotonapa   napa    losangeles

Still thinking about the tuna sashimi I had this weekend at morimotonapa napa losangeles

  • Still thinking about the tuna sashimi I had this weekend at morimotonapa   napa    losangeles 426994

Morimoto Napa

Last 2012 lunch.        mylife

Last 2012 lunch. mylife

  • Last 2012 lunch.        mylife 470486

Morimoto Napa

Birthdays in the blog family call for dessert Two to be exact. And bubbles

Birthdays in the blog family call for dessert Two to be exact. And bubbles

  • Birthdays in the blog family call for dessert Two to be exact. And bubbles 539768

Morimoto Napa

sushi is always acceptable.

sushi is always acceptable.

  • sushi is always acceptable. 555481

Morimoto Napa

Oh hello cute macaroons!

Oh hello cute macaroons!

  • Oh hello cute macaroons! 587964

Morimoto Napa

Sometimes being a lump of coal is nice!

Sometimes being a lump of coal is nice!

  • Sometimes being a lump of coal is nice! 611503

Morimoto Napa

I was flipping tf out over this situation. There's a candle! The fourth course out of an eight cours

I was flipping tf out over this situation. There's a candle! The fourth course out of an eight course meal. The Morimoto Omasake is totally worth it y'all. So good

  • I was flipping tf out over this situation. There's a candle! The fourth course out of an eight cours 635856

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Foodie goal , complete!

Foodie goal , complete!

  • Foodie goal , complete! 665652

Morimoto Napa

Spring blossom

Spring blossom

Morimoto's omakase

Morimoto's omakase

  • Spring blossom 689759
  • Morimoto's omakase 689760

Morimoto Napa

Lunch with la familia

Lunch with la familia

  • Lunch with la familia 697123

Morimoto Napa

Early Valentine's dinner with my gorgeous wife #BlessedBeyondMeasure

Early Valentine's dinner with my gorgeous wife #BlessedBeyondMeasure

  • Early Valentine's dinner with my gorgeous wife #BlessedBeyondMeasure 713161

Information of Morimoto - Napa

Location
610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
Phone Number
(707) 252-1600
Category
Japanese / Asian Fusion / Southeast Asian / Sushi
Business Hours
Sun:11:30AM - 12:00PM
Mon:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Tue:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Wed:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Thu:11:30AM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Fri:11:30AM - 1:00AM
Sat:11:30AM - 1:00AM
Dress code
Casual
Reservation
Yes, Make Reservation
Wheelchair accessible
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
Yes
Delivery
No
Takeout
No
Caters
No
Website
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Quick Summary

[Overall]
Morimoto Napa is a restaurant that serves primarily a background of different Japanese cuisine. This dining establishment is located in Napa CA. Please note that the executive chef here stays late on Sundays and that many customers recommend to try the sushi bar if you're willing to experience something awesome.
Food
Morimoto Napa is recognized for serving a wide range of Japanese cuisine, as many reviewers enjoy ordering the shrimp rolls they offer when visit. While most reviewers would say that the menu prices for this cuisine range from $1-10 many recommend trying out the vegas rolls as well.
Atmosphere
While some people don't like that this place can get very crowded with the tables that are put so close together, others love the fact that the lighting is dim and makes it a perfect romantic setting for an intimate date.
Service
Most people will tell you the service here is very professional. The chefs and waiters are dressed like you are eating at an upscale restaurant and they act like it too.

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