Move over, Decoupage Williamsburg, because Origami Uptown is here, complementing its world-renowned downtown sister shop with a similar look, but a strikingly divergent menu. Sidled up next to Bar Louie in the Mozaic Building on Lagoon, this iteration's more spacious and loft-like, with a bar-forward design, lofted second-level seating, and a centerpiece sushi bar. Among the newness is the Miyabi Maki: salmon, mango sauce, and red pepper draped over a core of cucumber, avocado, snow crab, and smelt roe; aka, a hazard of working with Mike on Dirty Jobs. Behold: The Black Widow, with an inside of cucumber, cream cheese, jalapeno, and soft shell crab, and a "web of Sriracha". They call these flash-fried octopus dumplings "takoyaki". These Sweet Potato Spoons are sweet tater-coconut mousse topped with crispy rice crackers, crispy sweet potato, and roasted chestnuts. Check it out: this is how God sees the bar. Also, He eats here often. It's just that good. That's three more high-end Japanese whiskeys than most places in town. Plus Oban. They've even got Sapporo tapped from
an authentic Samurai sword a neat-looking handle. And of course: the sake. You won't recognize anything, but at least you can admire sweet names like Rising Dragon's Toryu (spicy/sweet and Midwest-exclusive to Origami), and the dry nigori Hitori Musume, which apparently translates to "only daughter", and not "history museum" -- who knew?