NAPA, Calif. – Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto officially opened Morimoto Asia Napa on Sunday, November 6, bringing Far Eastern tastes and textures to the Napa region. The new restaurant is located at 790 Main Street in Napa, California.
Customers can experience a wide variety of Chef Morimoto’s favorite Asian flavors, as well as a diverse selection of beers, wines, whiskeys and sake. Dishes on the menu include hot and cold appetizers, salads, soups, dim sum, and signature entrees including Sichuan mapo tofu, orange chicken, and black peppercorn steak.
The drinks menu features signature cocktails, sake flights, wine, and draft beer. The 170-seat restaurant offers an intimate dining experience, with Chinese flavors showcased throughout the property.
The restaurant features elaborate designs by BLANK Design, with two 9-foot terracotta warriors and dragons wrapped around the dining room pillars, tea cabinets and touches of Asian door accents.
Morimoto Asia Napa is open for dinner every evening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will also soon offer a Dim Sum brunch. Reservations are suggested through OpenTable.
This restaurant is Chef Morimoto’s third restaurant in California, along with nearby Morimoto Napa and the recently opened Momosan Santana Row. Its first Morimoto Asia concept opened in Orlando, Florida. in 2015, followed by Waikiki in 2018.
Morimoto’s first cookbook, Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking (2007), won two IACP awards (in the “Chef’s and Restaurants” category and the “First Book: The Julia Child Award”) and was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.
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