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Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Price Range: $$
Hop into one of the cozy booths at Miminashi and start ordering. Don't be shy. Dishes here are great to share. Favorites include the Roasted Japanese Sweet Potato with miso butter and créme... Read More
Hop into one of the cozy booths at Miminashi and start ordering. Don't be shy. Dishes here are great to share. Favorites include the Roasted Japanese Sweet Potato with miso butter and créme fraîche, and the Vegetable Fried Rice with spigarello, mung bean sprouts, kimchi, ginger, Tokyo Negi, scrambled egg. (Bacon or smoked trout can be added for good measure.) Omakase, the Chef's selection five-course menu, is served family-style and changes daily. It's hard, but try to save room for dessert. Soft cream flavors, Japan's take on soft-serve ice cream, change daily and come with heaping toppings options like chocolate-covered waffle pieces, toasted coconut, and miso caramel.
- Romantic Dining: "Save room for dessert. Whiskey butterscotch, cookie crumble and rainbow sprinkles are just a handful of the toppings you can have atop Miminashi's soft cream, Japan's name for soft-serve ice cream."
- Best Restaurants: "No room for dessert? Go for a stroll, and come back. You can grab something sweet from the Soft Cream Window."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Mouthing watering robatayaki/yakitori, sashimi, and Japanese soft serves generously topped with options including chocolate covered waffle pieces, and sesame honeycomb candy. Enough said.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Miminashi serves Japanese-style Izakaya menus and soft cream in a fun, casual spot in the heart of downtown Napa.