Sushi Joa

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Top Rated Local® Sushi Restaurant

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

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 roll.


There are a couple different ways that nigiri is served, and more often than not, it varies in shape and the overall construction of the sushi. This type of sushi is a slice of raw fish that is atop an compact and oblong bit of rice. This type of sushi is usually served in pairs, and served with a small bit of wasabi between the mound of rice and the slice of raw fish. Certain types of Nigiri will have bit of seaweed wrapping it all together and adding an additional flavor.


This type of sushi is raw slices of fresh fish that are left on their own. This is usually separated from the rest of the sushi on the menu because it doesn’t incorporate any rice like the more common pieces of sushi do. These pieces of fish are usually cut very thin and served with separate bowls of rice and miso soup. The fresh fish is usually eaten prior so that the flavors of the other pieces don’t overpower your palate.

Standard Roll

The standard rolls that you will see on sushi menus will incorporate a variety of ingredients to provide you with a delightful blast of flavors. These rolls will include rice, seaweed, vegetables, some type of fish – cooked or uncooked – and then sauces or cream cheese. When you visit us at Sushi Joa, you can find sushi rolls that are more common, as well as a few of our specialty rolls. Find a roll that has ingredients you like and enjoy a meal with complex and delectable flavors.

Enjoy the wide variety of sushi at Sushi Joa. We incorporate a lot of our family’s history in our recipes, so you can assure that we welcome you as a part of our family every time you dine with us. Visit us in Kirkland and Mercer Island.

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

Check out the testimonials from our happy customers below


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