Napa sushi lovers have a plethora of restaurants to satisfy their appetite, led by this weekends opening of Eiko's on First Street in downtown Napa, an up-and-coming area known as the West End.
Many Napans and tourists know executive chef Eiko Nakamura from her former restaurant Fujiya in the Napa Premium Outlets.
The restaurant opens to the public for lunch and dinner staring June 27. The opening date has been pushed back several times due to construction.
Eiko’s menu combines authentic traditional Japanese cuisine including seasonal, fresh sustainable fish. Its interior is modern and sleek. The restaurant is mixed with modern and traditional design elements. There is a fireplace inside adding to the ambience.
For guests dining al fresco, there are also two outdoor fire pits. Eiko’s will also feature a sports bar, spotlighting sake and beer.
Reservations can be made by phone at 501-4444, or online at www.eikosnapa.com.
Another Japanese restaurant, , opened May 18 in the Grapeyard Shopping Center on Jefferson Street.
The eatery specializes in sushi rolls. It offers indoor dining at one of its black lacquered tables and chairs and the sushi bar. Take-out menus are not yet available, but hungry customers can get food to go by calling 226-2996.
Other Japanese restaurants already serving up sushi and other items include:
- on First Street. It offers appetizers, sushi roles, combination plates, lunch plates and rice bowls, among other selections. www.sushimambonapa.com.
- offers sashimi/sushi on its menu. It is in the Riverfront on Main Street in downtown Napa. Website is www.morimotonapa.com.
- grocery store in Redwood Center at Solano Avenue and Redwood Road offers freshly made sushi and prepared items. Contact www.vallergas.com or 253-2621.
- on Trancas Street has a sushi kitchen with made to order and prepared food to go. /local.safeway.com/ca/napa-913.html.
- offers freshly prepared items and packaged items. Whole Foods Market is in Bel-Aire Plaza. Its phone is 224-6300 and website is at this address.