Sushi Joa

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Top Rated Local® Sushi Restaurant

Kirkland: (425) 739-8899
Mercer Island: (206) 230-4120

lobSo you’ve set a date, researched the restaurant where you’ll partake in the best Japanese Cuisine, and know the basics of a sushi meal, now it’s time to get ready to be the best sushi date!

Be Adventurous

Being a great date, in general is all about being open to new things and sometimes, within reason, going with the flow. Sushi is all about adventurous eating! As many have said, you have to leave your pickiness at the door, and let yourself be open to try new things. Sushi offers a wide variety of flavors and even if something “sounds weird,” you never know: It might be your next favorite sushi dish! Above all else, DO NOT make a face or make negative comments about the menu; not only is it impolite, but it’s just unflattering behavior.


Sushi is meant to be shared, making it one of the best communal dinners and another way of connecting with your date! The menu of authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi can be overwhelming and you won’t want to choose just one sushi roll. Order two to three rolls, depending on your budget and try something new, or enjoy a favorite together. Also, sushi can be expensive and add up quickly; sharing sushi is the best financial decision for both you and your date, if you plan on splitting the check.

Pair It

To experience sushi and Japanese cuisine fully, have a full dinner in mind. Sushi is best paired with with traditional Japanese Sake, a warm alcoholic beverage or with tea, and with an appetizer of edamame, miso soup, calamari tempura, or one of Sushi Joa’s many delicious hot starters. Be sure to save room for dessert, because a great meal should always end on a sweet note. Try traditional mochi ice cream or Sushi Joa’s to die for tempura Ice cream in green tea or strawberry! If you plan to order dessert, try to communicate that to your date before hand so he or she can plan. Nobody likes trying to eat dessert on a already full stomach, especially on a date!

Being taken out on a sushi date can mean that your date is serious about you or at least wants to impress you! Be the best sushi date, by knowing the basics, and being open to new things! Also, come to Sushi Joa for the best Japanese Cuisine in Kirkland and bring your date!

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Sushi Joa was established with our customers in mind. Our family-owned business carries our family’s traditional cuisine from our home to your plate. Each dish and roll are made with you in mind. We want to provide our customers with that homemade feel, everything made exactly to order and with love. From our talented sushi chefs to our servers, Sushi Joa is your homemade meal that you don’t have to make. Authentic world taste, locally brought to you.

Explore our tasty menu with fresh options made daily, just for you! All of our fish is always fresh, and provided by dependable catchers so we can guarantee you the best sushi you have ever had! We provide quality not quantity and create each roll with love and passion. Come in today and try a variety of Japanese and Korean cuisine. Treat yourself. With classic rolls, appetizers, noodles, and sake, we can satisfy your every craving. Open for lunch and dinner.

We strive to provide a warm and inviting family friendly atmosphere for our customers to enjoy delicious Asian cuisine. We are committed to knowing all of our customers and listening to what they want. We hear and provide for your needs to give you delicious food you can’t resist. Want to try something new? Our knowledgeable staff can tell you what you may like best and pair one of our great sakes with any meal choice. We want our customers to feel invited to dinner at our kitchen table; they are part of our family as soon as they come through our doors.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Our Satisfied Clients Say It All

Check out the testimonials from our happy customers below


I consistently get great sushi here

I love Sushi Joa. I consistently get great sushi here. They also have a killer fried rice on the takeout menu. Their staff is amazing… I moved off the island in July and I drove over there…Read More

Allison S., Seattle, WA

This place was great before, now it’s even better.

This place was great before, now it’s even better. Wonderful staff, decent prices, and the best fried tofu that you could ever imagine. Seriously, I have never had anything like this tofu,…Read More

WA S., Junction, Seattle, WA

Food is always awesome and delicious…

Lived in Mercer Island for our first year of marriage and now living 15 miles away and still making the drive for this awesome sushi! Always get the to agadashi tofu and several rolls whethe…Read More

Adri A., Newcastle, WA