Our Awards

Award Winning Japanese Cuisine

In addition to the Best Sushi in Minneapolis, Origami restaurant has been serving award winning traditional Japanese cuisine since 1990 as well. With a refined, yet casual atmosphere, attentive wait staff and talented chef’s, Origami has something for everyone. Bento box’s, tempura, teriyaki, don buri’s and more. Even if you are well traveled and know Japanese cuisine, you are sure to find an appetizer or entree that will surprise you. Our chefs love to be creative – so come on down and let us create an amazing meal for you!
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Origami’s Kiminobu Ichikawa “Ichi” receives the
“Best Chefs America” Award for 2013 & 2014

City Pages

  • 2012 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2011 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2010 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2009 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2008 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2007 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2006 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2005 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2004 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2003 – Best Sushi (Critic’s Choice)
  • 2002 – Best Sushi (Reader’s Choice)
  • 2001 – Best Sushi (Reader’s Choice)
  • 2000 – Best Sushi (Reader’s Choice)
  • 1999 – Best Japanese Restaurant (Reader’s Choice)
  • 1998 – Best Sushi
  • 1998 – Best Japanese Restaurant (Reader’s Choice)
  • 1997 – Best Sushi
  • 1994 – Best Japanese Restaurant

ZagatSurvey

  • 2011 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2010 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2009 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2008 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2007 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2006 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2005 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2004 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2003 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2002 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2001 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 2000 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 1999 America’s Top Restaurants
  • 1998 – Rated “High Excellent” as one of America’s Top
    Restaurants

TC Taste

  • 2011 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2010 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2009 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2008 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2007 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2006 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2005 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2004 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2003 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2002 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2001 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant

Downtown Journal

  • 2009 – Best Sushi
Gourmet Magazine

  • 1997 – Recipient of “America’s Top Tables” Award
  • 1998 – Recipient of “America’s Top Tables” Award

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

  • 2013 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2012 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2011 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2011 Diners Choice Best Japanese
  • 2010 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2010 Diners Choice Best Japanese
  • 2009 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2009 Diners Choice Best Japanese
  • 2008 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2008 Diners Choice Best Japanese
  • 2007 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2007 Diners Choice Best Japanese
  • 2006 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2006 Diners Choice Best Japanese
  • 2005 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2005 Diners Choice Best Japanese
  • 2004 Readers Choice – Best Sushi
  • 2004 Diners Choice – Best Japanese
  • 2003 Diners Choice – Best Sushi
  • 2002 Diners Choice – Best Sushi
  • 2001 Diners Choice – Best Sushi
  • 2000 Diners Choice – Best Japanese
  • 1999 Diners Choice – Best Japanese
  • 1998 Diners Choice – Best Japanese
  • 1997 Diners Choice – Best Japanese
  • 1996 Diners Choice – Best Japanese

Minnesota Monthly

  • 2012 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2011 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2010 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2009 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2008 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2007 Readers Choice Best Sushi
  • 2007 Readers Choice Best Sushi Platter
  • 2006 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2005 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2004 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2003 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2002 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 2001 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant
  • 1997 – Favorite Japanese Restaurant

Skyway News

  • 1994 – Best Lunch Spot

City Search

  • 2010 – Best Sushi
  • 2006 – Best Sushi
  • 2005 – Best Sushi
  • 2004 – Best Sushi
  • 2003 – Best Sushi
  • 2000 – Best Sushi