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. Grab Lunch at Your Local Japanese Restaurant in Mercer Island

    Some would say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We at Sushi Joa don’t necessarily disagree, but we would say that lunch is just as important because it keeps you going after your breakfast has worn off and is a great break between the doldrums of work. We can’t guarantee the food of any other restaurant that offers lunch, but we can guarantee that if you stop into Sushi Jo…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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

  9. 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