Sushi Joa

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Top Rated Local® Sushi Restaurant

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

12082-cta2Now that you know the basics of sushi, and you know basic sushi etiquette, it’s time to prepare for the date itself!

What to Order

What if your date wanted to try sushi, but isn’t keen on it? There are plenty of other options at Sushi Joa’s Japanese Restaurant!

Bento Box

A great suggestion is a Bento box! A Bento box can comes your choice of a protein, either tempura fried, marinated in Teriyaki or other spices. All Bento boxes come with salad, miso soup, and white rice!

Appetizer it Up

Another option is to share appetizers! You still get to experience sharing food together, and can taste a variety of food. At our restaurant, we have many choices, both hot and cold starters. And always remember to end the meal with our mochi ice cream or tempura ice cream. We also serve many sides, so you can build the meal that whets your appetite!

misoWhat to do

You’ve already chosen a great Japanese restaurant and you’ve done your homework! Now it’s time to prepare for the actual date!

Ask Questions

Everyone likes to talk about themselves. Before going on your date, think of questions to ask your date; you will learn more about the person and whether you want to go out with them again. By asking questions, you show genuine interest, which goes a long way in the current dating atmosphere.


Active listening is a lost art; focusing in and actually taking in what a person is saying will guarantee you a lot of points in the dating game. Be sure to look your date in the eye when you speak to them and avoid looking around at the other restaurant patrons.

We at Sushi Joa, a Japanese restaurant in Kirkland, wish you all the best in your search for love and guarantee, that no matter what the outcome of the date is, you will enjoy delicious food!

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series!

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