Sushi Joa

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Top Rated Local® Sushi Restaurant

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

DSC_0178Sushi 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 delicious combination. An added benefit was that the rice actually preserved the shelf life of the seafood. While this is a Japanese wives’ tale, history shows the true origin of sushi happening in Asia when people would cook fish and it would ferment the rice.

As Buddhism spread, the Japanese culture relied heavily on fish as a source of protein in their diet.  As the process developed, chefs realized that the fermentation process didn’t require long amounts of time in order for the dish to be delicious. Combinations were created and the dish evolved. As this happened, Japanese families found flavors that complimented each other and they became delicious and historic family recipes.

Sushi Joa only serves our authentic Japanese family recipes to our customers, so we can guarantee that our dishes are unlike any others that you’ve tasted. Whether it be our historically delicious sushi or our wide selection of savory Japanese cuisine, we are sure that our bold flavors and unique additions are sure to please! Visit Sushi Joa for all of your sushi and Japanese cuisine cravings. Pair any of our delectable dishes with our wide selection of sake for a splendid meal paired to perfection.

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

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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