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Map & Directions 30 1st St. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Japanese, Sushi
  • Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm,Mon-Thu 5pm-9:30p, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Meters, Street


City Pages' Description

Fold yourself into a chair at Origami if you want to try what many agree is the best sushi in the state, and order the omakase. What's that? It's when you establish some kind of rapport with the sushi chef, and give him carte blanche to put together a meal for you. (You can specify a price range, usually between $15 and $30 a head.) What follows will be the height of the fishy arts: cubes of tuna like dark rubies, elegant little strips of translucent horse mackerel presented sashimi style, fresh hotate (scallop) rolled in a spiral with black seaweed paper, and more, more, more. Insider's tip: There are often baigai (Japanese escargot), sea cucumbers, and other oceanic rarities on the premises, so if you want in, ask. Hot dishes, too, are now some of the most original and best in town. Bargain weekday noodle lunches and late-night celebrity sightings round out the package. Who knew Elvis Costello, Tony Hawk, and Al Roker had anything in common? The Ridgedale Mall location is not as star-studded, but just as good.

Member Reviews

  • citypagesbestof wrote a review for Origami
    on 05/06/09

    Sushi rises and falls based on the fish, and in terms of serving up some of the freshest, most vibrant eats in the Cities, Origami comes through again and again. That, however, is only half the battle. One of the real beauties of sushi (or, more broadly, fine Japanese dining in general) is the potential for the chef to connect with the customer through an order called... More >>

  • Irene P wrote a review for Origami
    on 11/13/08

    Hands down, best sushi in town! Their bentos are also fab and don't forget the bar upstairs for some crazy drink concoctions!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Charles E. on 01/14/12

    Great place for a business lunch!

  • Erica M. on 06/03/09

    Get the NY! NY! Roll. The green apple with spicy crabmeat is delicious. Trust.

  • City Pages on 06/13/11

    Voted Best Sushi by City Pages in 2011! They have consistently fresh fish, expertly prepared rice, and high quality nori.

  • Marrina on 07/11/09

    get the Ex Philly Roll!

  • Paul I. on 02/05/10

    Never. Ending. Summer. Roll.

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