Where to eat in Napa, according to Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

If we could harness the seemingly everlasting energy of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, it might be quite possible to light up a small city – with extra power to spare. 

The famed Iron Chef is the proprietor of 17 restaurants across the globe, including three new restaurants: Morimoto Asia Waikiki, an upscale fusion eatery combining Western and traditional Asian cuisine accompanied by ocean views; Momosan Ramen and Sake Waikiki, a casual outpost just steps from the beach, serving up a variety of noodle dishes, small plates and local beer offerings at an adjacent beer garden; and Morimoto Dubai, his first restaurant in the UAE.

In July 2018, the chef also did some restaurant renovations and menu updates at his Northern California establishment, Morimoto Napa. Some of the new dishes include: lobster tempura maki roll with asparagus; tobiko with eel sauce, mango puree and spicy mayo sauce; Wagyu short rib; and chicken ramen with noodles and Tokyo scallions.