1. Time For Your Lunch Break?

    Welcome back to the Sushi Joa blog! Last time on our blog, we wrote about how sushi actually has a lot of health benefits. Read our last blog post here, or keep reading to learn why you should come visit your local Japanese Restaurant in Kirkland. Is it about time for your lunch break? Are you looking at a unappetizing iceberg lettuce salad in an old, worn out Tupperware container that you inherit…Read More

  2. Why You Need to Plan Your Valentine’s Day Date With Us

    Hello, and happy February! It is finally the month of love in Kirkland and it’s time to start thinking about what you are going to do for your sweetheart. Yes, you could take them to a steak dinner like everyone else is doing. Or, you could fix them a candle-lit dinner at home — which, kudos to you! But, what about doing something different, cultured, and fun? Why not take your valentine to a …Read More

  3. Want to Get Healthy? Eat Sushi!

    If you are like most in Kirkland, you have probably made a New Year’s Resolution to eat better, exercise more, and generally live a healthier lifestyle. In many cases, healthy eating is equated with only snacking on raw veggies and trying to involve kale in as many appetizing ways as possible. However, healthy eating isn’t just all raw veggies and eating low carb. Sushi actually has many healt…Read More

  4. A Brief History of Sushi

    The origins of sushi are unknown. However, when the topic comes up, especially late at night while friends or family are clustered around the fire with warm saki—or any other perfect storytelling scene—a folktale is often told as the explanation for sushi, our modern delectable cuisine that we enjoy here in Kirkland. The folktale begins with an older woman who lived during Japan’s ancient ti…Read More

  5. Know The Etiquette: How Sushi is Eaten

    Sushi may feel like a popular food fad in America, but in Japan, this subset of food preparation is centuries old and steeped in tradition. If you’re new to sushi (or just want to learn more), there are a few etiquette rules to follow that differ from your average restaurant. Follow these easy guidelines the next time you go out for sushi.   Seating Choices In many sushi restaurants, there will…Read More

  6. Treat Mom to Sushi for Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to treat your Mom to a special day in recognition for all she does for you and your family. Think back to last Mother’s Day. It was a while ago, we know, but hopefully you can remember what you did to give your mom a special day. Maybe you brought home an abundant bouquet of bright flowers for her to enjoy. Or maybe you chose a mo…Read More

  7. Sushi That’s Pregnancy Safe

    Pregnancy cravings are a big deal, no matter how much they’re teased in popular culture. Pickles and ice cream may sound bizarre, but when baby starts demanding that specific combination, it might not sound quite so weird. Often, a body’s cravings are a way of replacing nutrients or minerals you may not be getting enough of, so it can be very important to listen to what your body is saying. Ho…Read More

  8. Create Holiday Traditions With Sushi Joa

    As the holiday season approaches, there will be parties and get-togethers nearly every weekend and even during the week! Between work, your other weekly commitments, and ferrying your kids to their usual activities, those parties just compound the crazy. All the bustle can make it hard to enjoy time together. We at Sushi Joa understand how important family is, especially during the holidays. You d…Read More

  9. The History of Sushi

    Have you ever wondered where sushi originated? The art of sushi began long ago in Southeast Asia and spread to Japan around the 8th century. Originally, it was a way to preserve fish. The fish used to be wrapped in fermented rice which could preserve the meat for months. After the fish had been successfully preserved and used, they would throw the rice away! In the Edo period (between 1603 and 186…Read More

  10. 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