Origami

A laid-back sushi spot in Jumeirah
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Time Out Says

Sushi isn’t a dish you want to get wrong. And happily, in Dubai we have plenty of excellent spots to choose from. So it’s with that in mind that we venture to Origami in Umm Suqeim with high hopes about the low-key spot.

In winter there’s a charming terrace overlooking the sea to eat al fresco, while there’s a fairly cool vibe inside.

Dishes are far fancier sounding then their location, too, with the menu listing wagyu beef gyoza with foie gras and black cod maki.

Despite this, we keep it simple with volcano rolls and seaweed salad. The maki is fine, with crab, avocado and spicy sauce, but it’s laden with too much mayo for our liking, meaning it’s very heavy, which sushi shouldn’t be.

The salad is fresh and tasty, though and quickly vanishes. Conversely, Miso black cod skewers remain barely touched, being tough, chewy and sickly – and a world away from the buttery soft, flaky white fish you find at top Japanese spots in the city. And at Dhs100 for three chunks it isn’t cheap either.

Perhaps unexpectedly, Origami does cheese rolls – which calls to our inner dairy-lovers and we can’t resist. Cream cheese and peppers are tempura battered and fried – it’s fine, but again a tad rich and overbearing, like most of the dishes that we try.

Origami sounds like it should be a hit, but it misses the mark in many dishes and there are better places to put on your list.

WHAT IS IT...
A laid-back sushi spot in Jumeirah

WHY GO...
If you’re in the area. If not, you’d be better off elsewhere

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 13 Jun 2019

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12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMMonday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMThursday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Show number 04 321 2919
Dubai, Umm Suqeim, 6 31A Street, The Souk, Fisherman's Harbour, Sailing Club

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