1. Delectable Dishes To Pair With Your Sushi Dinner

    Sushi is a fairly light meal. Between the savory fish, filling rice and light components that make up your common roll, it’s a meal that does exactly what every good meal should: provide you with nutrients and kick any hunger to the curb. If you’re someone that usually loads up on food when out for a meal, a standard sushi dish may not be enough to hold you down. The good news is, sushi isn’…Read More

  2. Sushi Favorites For Spring

    While sushi is easy to enjoy every season throughout the year, there are different types of fish and sushi that come into season throughout the year. Just so that you can get the absolute most out of these delectable dishes while the fish is fresh and in season, we’re going to provide you with a few of the types of sushi as well as some of the fish, that are going to be in season this spring. Sp…Read More

  3. Basic Chopstick Etiquette

    For most people, using chopsticks can be intimidating the first couple of times, but once you’ve got the hang of it, they can make any meal at Sushi Joa a fun one. Whether you’re a first time user of chopsticks, or you’ve been using them for years, knowing what the do’s and don’ts of chopstick etiquette are can help ensure that you aren’t offending anyone during a meal. From our family…Read More

  4. Why Is Ginger Served With Your Sushi

    When you enjoy a delicious Japanese course at Sushi Joa, you’ll notice that you are always served a side of ginger and wasabi. This is custom for Japanese cuisine. While you may just be eating your sushi without questioning the purpose of this is, or have always just seen it as a garnish, we would like to explain to you why this is done. The ginger that you are served is known as Gari, which is …Read More

  5. What Is Sake?

    When you get the chance to dine at Sushi Joa, and enjoy our Japanese cuisine, you can guarantee that we’ll ask if you’d like some sake with your meal. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it before, there are plenty of people who haven’t enjoyed sake with their meal, but the truth is you’re missing out. Our family wants to make sure that you enjoy your next meal by teaching you a little…Read More

  6. The Difference Between Sushi, Sashimi & Nigiri

    If you’ve never eaten sushi, or have only enjoyed it a couple of times, ordering off a menu at a sushi restaurant can be a bit intimidating. When you visit our family at sushi Joa, we want to make sure that you feel comfortable and at home, so we’ve provided a breakdown for the different types of sushi that we offer here at Sushi Joa in Kirkland. Between the nigiri, sashimi and your standard r…Read More

  7. Bento Boxes

    Sushi Joa provides you with the highest quality of Japanese cuisine in the Kirkland area, and we pride ourselves on the historic touch that our family recipes add to the experience you get when you dine with us. One of the options that we have on our menu is a bento box, an option that is a fantastic option when you’re looking to get a taste of all our delectable cuisine. Bento is a single-porti…Read More

  8. Family Recipes Served To You

    Sushi has been around for ages, starting in Asia and making its way to Japan, folktales and legends tell of the origin of sushi. In an ancient Japanese wives’ tale, an elderly woman had to hide her pots of rice so that thieves wouldn’t steal them. As time went on she noticed that the rice had begun to ferment. Scraps of fish from the osprey’s meal had mixed into the rice, but it made a delic…Read More