I have been wanting to try out the Napa location of Morimoto for a while now. I have been a huge fan of sushi since I was introduced to it more than 17 years ago. So for a recent "date" with the Hunk, I was so excited to learn he booked us a reservation at Morimoto.
Let me preface this post by saying, that I got really sick with an ear infection around the time we were set to go. I almost cancelled our dinner because I was not feeling too well. The Hunk agreed that I needed good food to speed up the healing process.
That being said, my dining experience on the whole was just shy of what I expected it to be.
Ambiance? Nice modern vibe. Simple, yet classy. Definitely a "date" place. We were promptly ushered to our table even though we had to call in to say we were running 15 minutes late.
Let's see - the service was impeccable. Our server took the time to explain the items we chose and never made us feel that we needed to hurry up. He was very attentive - refilled our water glasses even before I thought I needed more water, cleared used dishes very discreetly. Loved the service.
Food? I loved the foie gras custard. The chicken ramen had a nice clear broth (nothing greasy) and the noodles were fresh. Our server even split the order for us. I had California and unagi rolls, and while I appreciated the fresh ingredients and prompt service, I was not all that impressed. I was not "wowed." Maybe my expectations were too high? Maybe I gave in to all the hype?
The best part of the night was dessert. We had a trio of ice cream sandwiches to share. This one I appreciated the most. All three tasted ... unique.
All things considered, I would most likely go again just to try other items on the menu. Still worth visiting if you're in the Napa area.