Origami

★★★★☆
  • 30 1st St N 1

    Minneapolis, MN 55401

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  • 612-333-8430

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I give the Sushi 4 stars, but the service 1 star. I went to downtown Origami at happy hour time. The sushi was good, but the waiter was slow and didn't pay attention to our order and didn't separate the bill. The waiter needs to get train

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★★★★★

I give the Sushi 4 stars, but the service 1 star. I went to downtown Origami at happy hour time. The sushi was good, but the waiter was slow and didn't pay attention to our order and didn't separate the bill. The waiter needs to get train

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First food isn't that great just average.

We got seated at the sushi bar because tables were full. I ordered hot green tea and after 30 mins I asked my waiter if he had forgotten my green tea. He said "yes I forgot, I will go get it".

He

3
★★★★★

First food isn't that great just average.

We got seated at the sushi bar because tables were full. I ordered hot green tea and after 30 mins I asked my waiter if he had forgotten my green tea. He said "yes I forgot, I will go get it".

He

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Although this may be extremely difficult -- maybe even impossible-- to believe, Origami is easily the best sushi I've had in this country. And I've eaten at a LOT of sushi places, both in and out of the US. I can't speak to what the experience at a table is like, but why sit at a table if you are going to a sushi restaurant anyway? Sit at the sushi bar. The sushi chef is phenomenal; his knife skills and personality together make for an enjoyable evening. But, more importantly, the sushi is fantastic. It's unbelievably fresh and is cut exactly right. The rice is incredible, with just the right amount of stickiness and taste to compliment any fish perfectly. I always get nigiri and my wife gets sashimi; both were terrific. And the rice at Origami was so good that my wife even ate several pieces of nigiri. Every piece of fish that we got (we tried just about every kind available) was perfect. The soft shell crab was the biggest one I've ever gotten, and it was delicious in the hand roll I got. Overall, Origami is absolutely worth a try. Even if you don't love it as much as we did, you'd have to be crazy not to at least like it!

2
★★★★★

Although this may be extremely difficult -- maybe even impossible-- to believe, Origami is easily the best sushi I've had in this country. And I've eaten at a LOT of sushi places, both in and out of the US. I can't speak to what the experience at a table is like, but why sit at a table if you are going to a sushi restaurant anyway? Sit at the sushi bar. The sushi chef is phenomenal; his knife skills and personality together make for an enjoyable evening. But, more importantly, the sushi is fantastic. It's unbelievably fresh and is cut exactly right. The rice is incredible, with just the right amount of stickiness and taste to compliment any fish perfectly. I always get nigiri and my wife gets sashimi; both were terrific. And the rice at Origami was so good that my wife even ate several pieces of nigiri. Every piece of fish that we got (we tried just about every kind available) was perfect. The soft shell crab was the biggest one I've ever gotten, and it was delicious in the hand roll I got. Overall, Origami is absolutely worth a try. Even if you don't love it as much as we did, you'd have to be crazy not to at least like it!

Pros: Best sushi in the US

Cons: none

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I went to Origami with a group of friends. When we go there it was pretty slow but it got busier around 8pm. The sushi was very fresh and there were a lot of options and specialty rolls. Service was a bit slow when we wanted to order a few more rolls. Green tea ice cream was excellent but maybe too small of a portion. Overall, cool atmosphere, cool neighborhood, I would definitley go back.

2
★★★★★

I went to Origami with a group of friends. When we go there it was pretty slow but it got busier around 8pm. The sushi was very fresh and there were a lot of options and specialty rolls. Service was a bit slow when we wanted to order a few more rolls. Green tea ice cream was excellent but maybe too small of a portion. Overall, cool atmosphere, cool neighborhood, I would definitley go back.

Pros: Good Food, Good Ambience

Cons: Service was a bit slow

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Perhaps I set my standards a bit high because I've heard many wonderful things about Origami, but I would classify the sushi as average. Definitely tasty, but nothing to write home to Mom about. I much prefer Bagu in south Minneapolis.

I will give them props on the many interesting specialty choices. I had a tasty roll called NY, NY and the combination of green apple and shredded crab was quite delicious. My other choices were average...the raw Tuna, which is usually my fav, was not the nice melt-in-your mouth kind and it didn't taste particularly good.

There were a lot of unique sake choices that were quite good and our waiter was spot-on with his descriptions and recommendations.

1
★★★☆☆

Perhaps I set my standards a bit high because I've heard many wonderful things about Origami, but I would classify the sushi as average. Definitely tasty, but nothing to write home to Mom about. I much prefer Bagu in south Minneapolis.

I will give them props on the many interesting specialty choices. I had a tasty roll called NY, NY and the combination of green apple and shredded crab was quite delicious. My other choices were average...the raw Tuna, which is usually my fav, was not the nice melt-in-your mouth kind and it didn't taste particularly good.

There were a lot of unique sake choices that were quite good and our waiter was spot-on with his descriptions and recommendations.

Pros: easily accessible Northloop neighborhood, mini parking lot accross the street, specialty rolls

Cons: average food, average service, average prices

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The title easily describes what I feel about Origami. The problem is...sushi should not be strictly ok...it should be an experience, especially when its expensive. I really liked the decor of the establishment and the music choice playing in the background. Unfortunately the sushi was average, at best. The fish itself was not the freshest that I have ever had, and the rolls were a bit sloppy in creation. I guess the reason why I was so disappointed was because everyone spoke so highly of Origami's sushi. Regarding service...it was also average. Our server was very pleasant, but not very helpful and the service was quite slow.

Overall, I probably would not go back for sushi. There are at least 3 other sushi restaurants where I would go for sushi in its place.

1
★★★☆☆

The title easily describes what I feel about Origami. The problem is...sushi should not be strictly ok...it should be an experience, especially when its expensive. I really liked the decor of the establishment and the music choice playing in the background. Unfortunately the sushi was average, at best. The fish itself was not the freshest that I have ever had, and the rolls were a bit sloppy in creation. I guess the reason why I was so disappointed was because everyone spoke so highly of Origami's sushi. Regarding service...it was also average. Our server was very pleasant, but not very helpful and the service was quite slow.

Overall, I probably would not go back for sushi. There are at least 3 other sushi restaurants where I would go for sushi in its place.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: food and service

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I've been an Origami veteran since I can remember and it is the one place I can go any day of the week & still find fresh fish. Staff is usually unorganized, but friendly. Sushi chefs are a bit stiff and slightly arrogant, so don't expect much friendly conversation with the exception of a few. This is typical Japanese, I would say, work first, talk later. This is probably why their sashimi is always top notch in MN. Much appreciation to the chefs and Ichi-san for sticking to quality. I think all they need is better staff training and a few more smiles from the chefs and there would be no more complaints. Love ya!

2
★★★★☆

I've been an Origami veteran since I can remember and it is the one place I can go any day of the week & still find fresh fish. Staff is usually unorganized, but friendly. Sushi chefs are a bit stiff and slightly arrogant, so don't expect much friendly conversation with the exception of a few. This is typical Japanese, I would say, work first, talk later. This is probably why their sashimi is always top notch in MN. Much appreciation to the chefs and Ichi-san for sticking to quality. I think all they need is better staff training and a few more smiles from the chefs and there would be no more complaints. Love ya!

Pros: Fresh fish

Cons: better service & friendlier sushi bar

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Favorite sushi bar . Well worth the wait . Love the special treats from the sushi bar. Send the boys behind the bar some SAKE!!!

2
★★★★★

Favorite sushi bar . Well worth the wait . Love the special treats from the sushi bar. Send the boys behind the bar some SAKE!!!

Pros: Sushi, Chefs, Service

Cons: waiting

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Whenever we go for sushi in the Twin Cities, this is always the place in which we end up dining. The fish always tastes fresh, and the rolls are great also. Speaking of the rolls, try the Never Ending Summer Roll if it's still on the specials menu. The fresh flavor of this roll (fresh herbs, tuna, avocado) is accentuated with a garlic citrus ponzu sauce. Ask if they have any sockeye salmon and order it sashimi style. The martinis are creative and tasty. Don't be afraid of the Ichitini (cucumber, sake, vodka); it has a very clean smooth flavor.

2
★★★★★

Whenever we go for sushi in the Twin Cities, this is always the place in which we end up dining. The fish always tastes fresh, and the rolls are great also. Speaking of the rolls, try the Never Ending Summer Roll if it's still on the specials menu. The fresh flavor of this roll (fresh herbs, tuna, avocado) is accentuated with a garlic citrus ponzu sauce. Ask if they have any sockeye salmon and order it sashimi style. The martinis are creative and tasty. Don't be afraid of the Ichitini (cucumber, sake, vodka); it has a very clean smooth flavor.

Pros: great sushi and drinks

Cons: busy on weekends, limited bar space

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What a shock! We've eaten at Origami many times before, but this time, the service was inexcusable. We called ahead to see what the hours were for happy hour. They told us that it goes to 6:30 (40 minutes left) and as we were already downtown, we said "great - we'll be right there".

When we arrived, we couldn't find the host for at least 5 minutes. Finally someone showed up, and he told us that the lounge was full, but would go check. We followed him upstairs, and he went to check, but disappeared. No sign for over 10 minutes. All the time, we stood staring at an open table.

Next we found the real hostess, who told us that the guy we talked to was "in training". She also said there were no seats upstairs (despite the open table) and that none would open until happy hour was over. She would be happy to seat us downstairs with the full menu. By this time, 20+ minutes have passed. We left.

Too bad - they will miss any business dinners I have coming up over the next year.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What a shock! We've eaten at Origami many times before, but this time, the service was inexcusable. We called ahead to see what the hours were for happy hour. They told us that it goes to 6:30 (40 minutes left) and as we were already downtown, we said "great - we'll be right there".

When we arrived, we couldn't find the host for at least 5 minutes. Finally someone showed up, and he told us that the lounge was full, but would go check. We followed him upstairs, and he went to check, but disappeared. No sign for over 10 minutes. All the time, we stood staring at an open table.

Next we found the real hostess, who told us that the guy we talked to was "in training". She also said there were no seats upstairs (despite the open table) and that none would open until happy hour was over. She would be happy to seat us downstairs with the full menu. By this time, 20+ minutes have passed. We left.

Too bad - they will miss any business dinners I have coming up over the next year.

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Food was good, service not so good. We waited a half hour before a drink order was taken. The sushi was well prepared, fresh and good portion size. Parking was easy (and free) across the street.

2
★★★★☆

Food was good, service not so good. We waited a half hour before a drink order was taken. The sushi was well prepared, fresh and good portion size. Parking was easy (and free) across the street.

Pros: Food, Parking

Cons: Service

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I'm a HUGE fan of Japanese food.
I'm also kind of picky when it comes to sushi, so giving this place a 5 means something!
It's on the high end, price wise, but it's TOTALLY worth it.
I have taken my lunch break here a few times, and I have gotten Uni, Maguro Bin Cho, Hamachi, and Masago I think it was called, as well as their Chicken Teriyaki. All of it was exquisitely prepared. The service was great as well, overall an incredible, pampered experience!

5
★★★★★

I'm a HUGE fan of Japanese food.
I'm also kind of picky when it comes to sushi, so giving this place a 5 means something!
It's on the high end, price wise, but it's TOTALLY worth it.
I have taken my lunch break here a few times, and I have gotten Uni, Maguro Bin Cho, Hamachi, and Masago I think it was called, as well as their Chicken Teriyaki. All of it was exquisitely prepared. The service was great as well, overall an incredible, pampered experience!

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Origami has the best Sushi I have ever had. Service is great and if you're on the west side of the city, check out Origami West at the Ridgedale Mall.

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★★★★★

Origami has the best Sushi I have ever had. Service is great and if you're on the west side of the city, check out Origami West at the Ridgedale Mall.

Pros: Service

Cons: busy on the weekends

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I Love the sushi its is so good. The restaurant is small but comfy. The service is probably not the best they seem like they really hate people. But I just go for the food.

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★★★☆☆

I Love the sushi its is so good. The restaurant is small but comfy. The service is probably not the best they seem like they really hate people. But I just go for the food.

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A nice little bar style restaurant in the downtown old warehouse district. Very modern urban atmosphere in spite of the old building. The sushi is very inventive and unique not just in presentation but in the spicy ingredients as well. A overall fun place to go.

PROS: Elegant presentations
CONS: Spice is sometimes overpowering

3
★★★☆☆

A nice little bar style restaurant in the downtown old warehouse district. Very modern urban atmosphere in spite of the old building. The sushi is very inventive and unique not just in presentation but in the spicy ingredients as well. A overall fun place to go.

PROS: Elegant presentations
CONS: Spice is sometimes overpowering

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THE BEST sushi restaurant in the city!!! They only sell whats fresh and in season- no matter how popular an item may be. Its expensive- but good sushi is ALWAYS expensive- dont bother going if youre on a tight budget because the bill can (and will) get out of control if youre not careful. They dont take reservations and the weight can get long. Dont go if youre on a tight schedule, but if you arent, they have a wonderful bar you can wait for your table in.

2
★★★★★

THE BEST sushi restaurant in the city!!! They only sell whats fresh and in season- no matter how popular an item may be. Its expensive- but good sushi is ALWAYS expensive- dont bother going if youre on a tight budget because the bill can (and will) get out of control if youre not careful. They dont take reservations and the weight can get long. Dont go if youre on a tight schedule, but if you arent, they have a wonderful bar you can wait for your table in.

Pros: Food, Service, Location (parking)

Cons: No reservations

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I agree with several of the others who rated this restaurant. Overall it is difficult to get good service or good food at any Minneapolis restaurant. This one is no exception, and it is in an area of the city that is inconvenient. As far as I am concerned it isn't worth driving there unless they can guarantee me a table. Grow up Origima, your in a big city and big city restaurants offer reservations.

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★★★☆☆

I agree with several of the others who rated this restaurant. Overall it is difficult to get good service or good food at any Minneapolis restaurant. This one is no exception, and it is in an area of the city that is inconvenient. As far as I am concerned it isn't worth driving there unless they can guarantee me a table. Grow up Origima, your in a big city and big city restaurants offer reservations.

Pros: Cocktails, Average Sushi, Atmosphere

Cons: No Reservations, Service, Attitude

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I have had some bad sushi in the past- so Origami was a fantastic experience! I loved everything my boyfriend and I ordered. Our waitress was so knowledgeable and friendly- we wouldnt have had to know a thing about sushi- she would have taken care of it!
Fun date idea for the adventurous (lots to take in and talk about)

2
★★★★★

I have had some bad sushi in the past- so Origami was a fantastic experience! I loved everything my boyfriend and I ordered. Our waitress was so knowledgeable and friendly- we wouldnt have had to know a thing about sushi- she would have taken care of it!
Fun date idea for the adventurous (lots to take in and talk about)

Pros: Great service, Fun atmosphere, Knowledgeable staff

Cons: High-priced

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In my opinion, Origami is the best sushi restaurant in the Twin Cities. I lived on the west coast for several years, and was a little wary of trying sushi in MN, but Origami blew away my expectations. Definitely try their martinis--my favorite is the Origami. The atmosphere is very modern and hip. Also, free parking across the street--can't beat that.

5
★★★★★

In my opinion, Origami is the best sushi restaurant in the Twin Cities. I lived on the west coast for several years, and was a little wary of trying sushi in MN, but Origami blew away my expectations. Definitely try their martinis--my favorite is the Origami. The atmosphere is very modern and hip. Also, free parking across the street--can't beat that.

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My husband and I have been to nearly every sushi bar in town, and Origami Minneapolis is simiply the best. We went there before a show at Jeune Leune, what a perfect evening!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been to nearly every sushi bar in town, and Origami Minneapolis is simiply the best. We went there before a show at Jeune Leune, what a perfect evening!

Pros: good parking, creative, fun drinks

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The resteraunt wasn't what we expected after reading all the great reviews. We were definatly very dissapointed. The atmosphere and service was good. The sushi however pails in comparison to other sushi places such as sakura in downtown St Paul. The prices were very high for the amount and quality of sushi you get.
Overall, very dissapointed and will not return.

1
★★★☆☆

The resteraunt wasn't what we expected after reading all the great reviews. We were definatly very dissapointed. The atmosphere and service was good. The sushi however pails in comparison to other sushi places such as sakura in downtown St Paul. The prices were very high for the amount and quality of sushi you get.
Overall, very dissapointed and will not return.

Pros: atmosphere, service, presentation

Cons: price, quantity, quality

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Its easy to drive right by Origami without even noticing that its there. But if youre looking for an authentic sushi experience, its worth seeking out. Origami is not the all-you-can-eat kind of sushi restaurant; in fact, it may be one of the more expensive in the Twin Cities. But the sushi is very fresh, the presentation is artistic, and the chefs had no problem with my off-menu request.

If you really appreciate the art of creating sushi, try to get seated at the sushi bar; whenever I sit there, I can get almost hypnotized by the speed and artistry of the chefs. The tables in the rest of the seating areas tend to be small and close together, which has the benefit of letting you sneak a glance at what your neighbors have ordered, to see if you want to order the same thing. Theres also a small-but-comfortable bar upstairs, where youre likely to have to wait on weekends.

PROS: Extremely fresh sushi, masterful chefs.
CONS: Small; may have to wait for seating

5
★★★★★

Its easy to drive right by Origami without even noticing that its there. But if youre looking for an authentic sushi experience, its worth seeking out. Origami is not the all-you-can-eat kind of sushi restaurant; in fact, it may be one of the more expensive in the Twin Cities. But the sushi is very fresh, the presentation is artistic, and the chefs had no problem with my off-menu request.

If you really appreciate the art of creating sushi, try to get seated at the sushi bar; whenever I sit there, I can get almost hypnotized by the speed and artistry of the chefs. The tables in the rest of the seating areas tend to be small and close together, which has the benefit of letting you sneak a glance at what your neighbors have ordered, to see if you want to order the same thing. Theres also a small-but-comfortable bar upstairs, where youre likely to have to wait on weekends.

PROS: Extremely fresh sushi, masterful chefs.
CONS: Small; may have to wait for seating

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This place is very popular, so don't expect to be seated right away. The associated bar upstairs from the restaurant is the perfect place to grab a drink while waiting for your pager to blink. They have a very impressive sake list, and the staff can make reservations. If your there to nosh purely on sushi, ask to be seated at the sushi bar. Seating with the platters might be a little snug. I had no idea you could make your stomach hurt by eating too much.

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★★★★★

This place is very popular, so don't expect to be seated right away. The associated bar upstairs from the restaurant is the perfect place to grab a drink while waiting for your pager to blink. They have a very impressive sake list, and the staff can make reservations. If your there to nosh purely on sushi, ask to be seated at the sushi bar. Seating with the platters might be a little snug. I had no idea you could make your stomach hurt by eating too much.

Pros: sake list, fresh products

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cramped? yes. 30min + wait? yes. Worth it? yes. probably the best the twin cities has to offer for sushi. There are "room" for improvement but their food brings people back.

2
★★★★★

cramped? yes. 30min + wait? yes. Worth it? yes. probably the best the twin cities has to offer for sushi. There are "room" for improvement but their food brings people back.

Pros: best sushi in town, authentic food

Cons: cramped quarters, long wait, parking

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Small and cramped, I still find myself going back to this backstreet shoebox to get my 'outstanding sushi' fix. Not exactly 'private' or 'romantic', but the sushi bar and close quarters make for some interesting encounters for the unattached. All in all the best sushi I have found in the Twin Cities thus far.

2
★★★★☆

Small and cramped, I still find myself going back to this backstreet shoebox to get my 'outstanding sushi' fix. Not exactly 'private' or 'romantic', but the sushi bar and close quarters make for some interesting encounters for the unattached. All in all the best sushi I have found in the Twin Cities thus far.

Pros: Great Food, Good Service, Sushi Bar Available

Cons: , Remote Restrooms, Metered St Parking

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Host was rude and had an attitude problem (misplaced air of self-importance). Appetizers came about 30 minutes after ordering. Main course came on time but was cold. Food was average--it wasn't bad yet nothing was really memorable either. This restaurant is way too cramped.

I would not recommend this restaurant and won't be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

Host was rude and had an attitude problem (misplaced air of self-importance). Appetizers came about 30 minutes after ordering. Main course came on time but was cold. Food was average--it wasn't bad yet nothing was really memorable either. This restaurant is way too cramped.

I would not recommend this restaurant and won't be returning.

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Have anyone ever heard of paying 10% service charge for a TAKE-OUT MENU??? So you take out, but you still have to pay the (unknown) waiter/ress a 10%?!!
The food is at most B. In fact, what else do we expect from Japanese food. Tempura, yakiniku, bentos, variety of dons (unagi, katsu etc), udons, ramens, and sushi.......soo boring, these are basically the complete Japanese menu list.
So, do Japanese themselves keep eating Tempura on Monday, Udon on Tuesday, Katsu-don on Wednesday .... and cycle it till they die? Japanese cuisine they serve is so DEAD BORING. Same stuff all over the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Have anyone ever heard of paying 10% service charge for a TAKE-OUT MENU??? So you take out, but you still have to pay the (unknown) waiter/ress a 10%?!!
The food is at most B. In fact, what else do we expect from Japanese food. Tempura, yakiniku, bentos, variety of dons (unagi, katsu etc), udons, ramens, and sushi.......soo boring, these are basically the complete Japanese menu list.
So, do Japanese themselves keep eating Tempura on Monday, Udon on Tuesday, Katsu-don on Wednesday .... and cycle it till they die? Japanese cuisine they serve is so DEAD BORING. Same stuff all over the place.

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snobby people that waited on us and the drinks
were so spendy.
the food was ok.
if you want really good sushi try Wild Mint in Crystal, they have happy servers and great sushi.

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★★☆☆☆

snobby people that waited on us and the drinks
were so spendy.
the food was ok.
if you want really good sushi try Wild Mint in Crystal, they have happy servers and great sushi.

Pros: ambience

Cons: , expensive

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Origami has great food compared to Nami, but the service is reprehensible. Our group ordered Origami martinis, which were delicious, but one very obviously did not contain the right proportion of ingredients. Instead of offering to remake the martini, our waitress decided it was a personal insult and slammed things down on our table and treated us rudely for the rest of the night. It's really too bad that staff attitudes were not also altered with the remodeling of the downtown Origami. I won't be back.

1
★★★☆☆

Origami has great food compared to Nami, but the service is reprehensible. Our group ordered Origami martinis, which were delicious, but one very obviously did not contain the right proportion of ingredients. Instead of offering to remake the martini, our waitress decided it was a personal insult and slammed things down on our table and treated us rudely for the rest of the night. It's really too bad that staff attitudes were not also altered with the remodeling of the downtown Origami. I won't be back.

Pros: great food

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If you love sushi this is the place to go. Although they are in the higher price scale, the quality and freshness can't be beat. They have all the regular sushi, but you have to try the tuna tataki appetizer. I've ordered 2 as my dinner entree because it's so good.

2
★★★★☆

If you love sushi this is the place to go. Although they are in the higher price scale, the quality and freshness can't be beat. They have all the regular sushi, but you have to try the tuna tataki appetizer. I've ordered 2 as my dinner entree because it's so good.

Pros: bit pricey, parking, crowded

Cons: food, food, food

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I would have to say Origami is the best sushi place I've been to yet! I have friends that live in San Francisco that came out here this summer and BOTH of them said it was the closest to their sushi that they've had in Minnesota. Phenomenal!

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★★★★★

I would have to say Origami is the best sushi place I've been to yet! I have friends that live in San Francisco that came out here this summer and BOTH of them said it was the closest to their sushi that they've had in Minnesota. Phenomenal!

Pros: freshness, selection, presentation

Cons: consfusing entrance

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Origami,Fujiya and Sushi Tango are the most over rated resturants of any kind in the Twin Cities.You should have some Japanese people rate these.My step father was Japanese and he would just shake his head at the wafer thin peices of fish that are served at these joint.The only Japanese resturants that are consitantly good are Kikugawa and Sakura

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★☆☆☆☆

Origami,Fujiya and Sushi Tango are the most over rated resturants of any kind in the Twin Cities.You should have some Japanese people rate these.My step father was Japanese and he would just shake his head at the wafer thin peices of fish that are served at these joint.The only Japanese resturants that are consitantly good are Kikugawa and Sakura

Pros: food looks good

Cons: long wait, crowded, over priced

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origami is by far the best sushi place i have dined at in the twin cities. the menu is filled with traditional japanese dishes plus many others that you have never heard of. with the best quality of sushi in town, a vary relaxed atmosphere, and friendly staff origami is my number one choice for shushi.

2
★★★★★

origami is by far the best sushi place i have dined at in the twin cities. the menu is filled with traditional japanese dishes plus many others that you have never heard of. with the best quality of sushi in town, a vary relaxed atmosphere, and friendly staff origami is my number one choice for shushi.

Pros: great food, freidnly staff, relaxed atmosphere

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Origami's atmosphere is better than most sushi restaurants around town, but the wait even for lunch can be very long. The sushi portions have definitely gotten smaller over the years and are the smallest I have seen anywhere.

1
★★☆☆☆

Origami's atmosphere is better than most sushi restaurants around town, but the wait even for lunch can be very long. The sushi portions have definitely gotten smaller over the years and are the smallest I have seen anywhere.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Long Waits, Portions

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Amazing everything--a knowledgable, competent waiter, excellent ambiemce, and the best sushi I've had this far inland. A wonderful choice, whether you're a sushi neophyte or an old hand with wasabi in your veins.

2
★★★★★

Amazing everything--a knowledgable, competent waiter, excellent ambiemce, and the best sushi I've had this far inland. A wonderful choice, whether you're a sushi neophyte or an old hand with wasabi in your veins.

Pros: Great, fresh sushi, ambience, decor

Cons: parking, a bit hard to find, a bit crowded

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Ok Origami Used to be good. Years ago!
Now Too expensive and the quality is leaving.
The Parking is CRAP.
The attitude is stuffy,almost snobish.

Take a short drive to KABUKI's

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★★☆☆☆

Ok Origami Used to be good. Years ago!
Now Too expensive and the quality is leaving.
The Parking is CRAP.
The attitude is stuffy,almost snobish.

Take a short drive to KABUKI's

Pros: they serve sushi

Cons: attitute, parking, price

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I love sushi, but am often disappointed by the poor quality. I have yet to be disappointed at Origami.

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★★★★★

I love sushi, but am often disappointed by the poor quality. I have yet to be disappointed at Origami.

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As a member of the Junesan fan club -- he is the best sushi chef in town. As for Origami the quality and selection of the fish is first rate, the staff is fun ... and then there is June.

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★★★★★

As a member of the Junesan fan club -- he is the best sushi chef in town. As for Origami the quality and selection of the fish is first rate, the staff is fun ... and then there is June.

Pros: Great Location, Excellent food, Chef June

Cons: $$

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Origami is definitely good Japanese food...for Minnesota. The service is very prompt but a bit arrogant. The sushi is hit and miss...the last time it tasted like it sat in a grocer's case for a few days. A bit expensive for what you get...I recommend Kikugawa, a short trip across the river.

2
★★★★☆

Origami is definitely good Japanese food...for Minnesota. The service is very prompt but a bit arrogant. The sushi is hit and miss...the last time it tasted like it sat in a grocer's case for a few days. A bit expensive for what you get...I recommend Kikugawa, a short trip across the river.

Pros: decent food

Cons: expensive, tables too crowded

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Origami is definitely the BEST sushi source here in the Twin Cities! I am always open to trying other sushi spots, however I never find sushi elsewhere that even compares:)

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★★★★★

Origami is definitely the BEST sushi source here in the Twin Cities! I am always open to trying other sushi spots, however I never find sushi elsewhere that even compares:)

Pros: Good Parking, Excellent Ambience, Pretty People

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What a great menu. Ebi, Unagi, and tako all excellent. Miso was wonderful! Great-great place to eat wonderful sushi!!!

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★★★★★

What a great menu. Ebi, Unagi, and tako all excellent. Miso was wonderful! Great-great place to eat wonderful sushi!!!

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Atmosphere is #1 here, if they have a tuna or eel special, make sure to ask about them! They are wonderful!!

2
★★★★★

Atmosphere is #1 here, if they have a tuna or eel special, make sure to ask about them! They are wonderful!!

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Great sushi and they will prepare special requests. Convenient to downtown employees and patrons of Theatre de le Juene. The place is fairly small so reservations are recommended. Not much of a selection outside of sushi.

2
★★★★☆

Great sushi and they will prepare special requests. Convenient to downtown employees and patrons of Theatre de le Juene. The place is fairly small so reservations are recommended. Not much of a selection outside of sushi.

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Having moved from Southern Cal, I am always careful about ordering sushi in the Midwest. However, I am suprised by the good quality of sushi everytime I dine there, but not too fond of the tight quarters. Service is hit and miss.

2
★★★★☆

Having moved from Southern Cal, I am always careful about ordering sushi in the Midwest. However, I am suprised by the good quality of sushi everytime I dine there, but not too fond of the tight quarters. Service is hit and miss.

Pros: Food, Drinks

Cons: Atmosphere

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most people write about sushi, here but I dont eat it, I had the Yakiniku there once. i didnt eat that, I could have stayed at home and fried up some roast beef sandwich meat and had the same thing. pretty disappointing, but at least they had Kirin.

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★★☆☆☆

most people write about sushi, here but I dont eat it, I had the Yakiniku there once. i didnt eat that, I could have stayed at home and fried up some roast beef sandwich meat and had the same thing. pretty disappointing, but at least they had Kirin.

Pros: , beer

Cons: , food

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The best sushi in town! Our Japanese restaurant is sure to impress. Perfect for lunch, dinner or happy hour any day of the week. Come see us tonight!

 

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