1. How Do You Do Lunch in Kirkland?

    As we talked about in our last blog, lunch is important not only for your brain’s function, but also your wellbeing. There are of course many places to eat lunch in Kirkland, but when you’re craving delicious food and looking for a Japanese restaurant that won’t do your taste buds wrong, you should head over to Sushi Joa. If you visit us for lunch, here is how to do lunch with us well. Small…Read More

  2. 4 Reasons to Take a Lunch Break

    It’s easy to get caught up in work or to feel that taking a lunch break would greatly disrupt your productivity, and sometimes that is the case. However, taking a lunch break most days is a healthy choice and one that can actually greatly benefit your productivity. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of taking a midday break. Brain Function Eating food and eating the right food can greatly …Read More

  3. How is Sushi Seaweed made?

    Anyone who has enjoyed sushi, whether in Japan or at their local Japanese restaurant, surely understands just how integral sushi seaweed (nori) is to every roll, wrap, or bite of so many varieties of sushi. Imagine what your favorite sushi rolls would be like without that umami salty sea flavor enhancing the combination of rice and fish! Because nori is a naturally growing product, it involves a b…Read More

  4. The Keys to Good Sushi Rice

    If you’re a sushi lover, you probably have a list of your favorite rolls, know which fish you’re in the mood for, which additional condiments come with each roll (if any), and know exactly how much wasabi you can handle. However, this list leaves out one of the most important components of sushi: the rice. At Sushi Joa, your Kirkland Japanese Restaurant, we understand that perfecting rice is a…Read More

  5. Be the Best Sushi Date – Part 3

    Now 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 Teri…Read More

  6. Be the Best Sushi Date – Part 1

    You or your date has decided to go on a sushi date at your local Japanese restaurant. Along with the usual butterflies, whether you’re the planner or invitee, here are some things to take into consideration before you slip on that dress or your best sweater and walk out the door with that special someone. Know the Basics If you’ve never had sushi, you should know what you’re getting yourself…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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