Sushi Joa

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Top Rated Local® Sushi Restaurant

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

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 1868), the fish began to be arranged in such a way that the rice could be eaten along with it. The rice was no longer used for fermenting the fish and began to be mixed with vinegar, vegetables, and dried foods.

Sushi began being sold in the United States in the early 1900’s once Japanese people began to immigrate. However, the first American sushi restaurants did not begin to pop up until the 1960’s in large cities like New York City and Los Angeles. In fact, the California roll was invented in Los Angeles by putting avocado in place of the tuna in a maki roll.

Now, Sushi Joa proudly serves Mercer Island and strives to provide the best possible sushi options for you and your family. We offer all kinds of sushi, from traditional favorites to special rolls you will not be able to find anywhere else! Ask us about both our sashimi and traditional sushi options.

Come see us today for an amazing dining experience you won’t forget. If Kirkland is easier to get to than Mercer Island, check here to find out exactly where we are located. We hope you come hungry!

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