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. Why is Japanese Cuisine so Healthy?

    If you’ve been trying to lose weight or generally create a healthier lifestyle for yourself, you’ve probably realized that fad diets just don’t work. Sure, you may see some results upfront, but those results quickly peter out after a couple weeks, when your body adjusts to the change. Instead of switching from diet to diet, a lifestyle change can be vastly more beneficial in the long term. T…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. What Makes Japanese Cuisine Different?

    America has played host to Japanese restaurants for decades now, but if you feel like you’ve been seeing a marked increase in popularity in recent years, you aren’t wrong! Between the increasing number of sushi restaurants across the country and the number of shows featuring Japanese cuisine on channels like the Food Network, it’s easier than ever to learn more about this distinctive cuisine…Read More

  9. How Sushi Went Global

    Today, sushi is a popular subset of Japanese cuisine all over the world. It’s rare that one even has to explain to a friend what sushi is, and many of Americans have grown up eating sushi despite living in landlocked parts of the country away from fresh seafood! At Sushi Joa, we are understandably sushi-crazy. Read on for a brief detailing of the lengthy history of our favorite part of Japanese …Read More

  10. 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