B and I were craving sushi after having watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix . Thinking back, this was probably a terrible idea. We spent a whole hour watching the winner of three Michelin Stars serve sushi in his restaurant which only seated ten.
Anyway, we decided to go to Origami, it was honestly a draw between it, Sushi Brothers, and Mikimoto. We have become fans of all three of them. Origami is somewhat low-lit and mixes trendiness with traditional Japanese textures. The restaurant is great for date nighters like ourselves, its peppered with little origami figurines. I wish that they would go all out and hang origami creatures from the ceiling, but their décor is rather perfect. We decided to sit at the sushi bar for a bit of a show. We were lucky enough to sit in front of co-owner Masa Tsukikawa. Speaking of the staff, everyone was super friendly and genuinely excited about how awesome their restaurant is.
After watching Jiro create these sushi master pieces with such simple ingredients we had to start with sushi. At first we ordered Tuna Sushi and Yellowtail sushi, both were excellent, beautiful looking cuts of fish. I have never had yellowtail before, so I cannot comment on how it is supposed to be, but it was so flavorful and delicious, it offered an amazing, sturdy texture. It is definitely a new favorite.
We also started with the Gustar Roll, because I was interested in trying the chili sauce AND because I love Mango. The Gustar roll has shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and spicy tuna inside and is topped with mango, salmon and mango and sweet chili sauce. It was quite tasty. After this I was so full, I could barely eat another bite. B insisted we get just one more piece of sushi. So, we finally got the Salmon Sushi. The chef that fixed this for us, prefaced his presentation with a little anatomy of the Salmon. He mentioned that the cut that he gave us came from around the Salmon’s stomach and would taste almost buttery. He was sooo right. I regrettably had to cut a piece in half, because I couldn’t eat a whole one. This Salmon was melt-in-your-mouth good.
We of course washed this down with a large hot sake. I don’t know what it is about their sake, it is so tasty.
We finished our meal with Mango and Green Tea Mochi. They don’t make it in house, so I suppose it is not crucial to comment on it, but the Mango was amazing! Next time I’ll either be trying their Tempura Ice Cream or their homemade apple pie.
Our only complaint was that we could not eat enough. Next time, we will bring our friends so that we can try more things!