NAPA, CA. – Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto officially opened Morimoto Asia Napa on Sunday, Nov. 6, offering Far East tastes and textures to the Napa region. The new restaurant is located at 790 Main Street in Napa, California.
Guests can experience a wide variety of takes on some of Chef Morimoto’s favorite Asian flavors, as well as a diverse selection of beer, wine, whiskey, and sake. Items on the menu include hot and cold appetizers, salads, soups, dim sum, and signature dishes, including Szechuan mapo tofu, orange chicken, and black pepper steak.
The beverage menu offers signature cocktails, sake flights, wine, and draft beer. The 170-seat restaurant provides an intimate dining experience, with Chinese flavors highlighted throughout the location.
The restaurant features elaborate designs by BLANK Design, boasting two 9-foot terracotta warriors and dragons wrapped around the dining room pillars, tea drawer cabinets, and hints of Asian gate accents.
Morimoto Asia Napa is open for dinner service nightly from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant will also offer Dim Sum brunch soon. Reservations are suggested via OpenTable.
This restaurant is Chef Morimoto’s third restaurant in California, including Morimoto Napa nearby and the recently opened Momosan Santana Row. His first Morimoto Asia concept opened in Orlando, Fl. 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 it was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.