The new venue will open its doors at The Dubai Mall next week.
Fans of Japanese fusion cuisine need no introduction to Origami, which has been masterfully merging Japanese and local flavours while making quality-grade sushi casually accessible in Dubai for over eight years now. And reflecting its staying power is news of a third outpost debuting next week. That’s right – 15 April will bring with it the opening of Origami in Fashion Avenue at The Dubai Mall, with a complete makeover to boot.
The new venue will seat only 40 guests, staying true to the intimate dining experience that we’ve come to expect of the restaurant. While the menu will still be home to some of Origami’s best-selling dishes, it will also feature a range of new and interesting fusion creations – think: chicken karaage, salmon in potato chips, beef katsu, cauliflower popcorn, salmon tataki, and unagi and foie gras as part of the small dishes, sashimi, and uramaki sections. Dedicating an entire new section to grilled items, Origami is gearing up to serve indulgent new additions such as grilled chicken wings, grilled seabass with tomato salsa, and prawns tsukune.
Origami is known not only for its distinct Japanese culinary creations, but also unique interiors and seating design that’s a take on time-honoured dining traditions in Japan and the Arab world, where groups sit on a carpeted floor. And considering the role of interiors in eliciting atmosphere, we’re told that the new branch was designed with purpose, featuring simple yet significant Japanese elements that are reminiscent of old underground Japanese sushi bars, matte black tiles and textured glass partitions included.