Kenzo m

MICHELIN Guide 2019
One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
Quite comfortable. Our most delightful places
Over 75 USD
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Kenzo Tsujimoto made his fortune developing thrilling video games like Resident Evil and Street Fighter, but his Napa temple of traditional Japanese cuisine is a place to hit pause and wash away worldly cares. Designed by Tsujimoto’s wife Natsuko, this 25-seat arena is spare and minimal, incorporating traditional woods, maple trees and river rocks to create a peaceful sanctuary. Though Kenzo offers a handful of tables, the best seats are at the lengthy counter, where diners can chat with the chefs and see their sushi made firsthand. There are two menus: Sushi Kaiseki presents edomae-style bites that are beautifully composed and elegantly paced (and product is sourced from Tokyo's Tsukiji market), while the kaiseki menu features cooked presentations like Wagyu tenderloin with a reduction of the estate's own Bordeaux-style blend. Exceptional servers thoughtfully explain more unusual dishes like shinjo, a gently poached dumpling made from egg whites and chopped scallops that is served in a delicate dashi. There is an outstanding variety of sake showcased here, but adventurous diners may want to sample Kenzo Estate's own California-grown wines, which are available by the flight.
  • N Notable wine list
  • 1 Notable sake list
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • { Private dining rooms




1339 Pearl St., San Francisco, CA 94559

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+1 707-294-2049

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Dinner Tue - Sun

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