Best Sushi - 2009
Origami makes the freshest, most elegant sushi in town—the kind you want to eat slowly, with your eyes closed. Sushi purists will be gratified by simple fresh preparations of nigiri and sashimi—buttery hamachi, sweet unagi, and tender maguro—all perfect and lovely in their plating. Those wanting more fireworks will love the livelier rolls such as the fiery-hot lava roll or daily special roll. The Origami chefs clearly love their craft and enjoy sharing their knowledge with the guests, especially ones willing to try something new. Letting the chef choose the freshest sushi and sashimi for you is half the fun. Recent specials have included fresh oyster rolls and monkfish liver pâté. Great deals are to be found at happy hour, seven days a week from 5 to 6:30 p.m., including a sushi/sashimi combination plate or a sushi bowl (chef's choice of sushi in a rice bowl) for $6.95 each. In its artful Warehouse District building, Origami is a true Minneapolis gem.