Sushi Joa

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Top Rated Local® Sushi Restaurant

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

When you get the chance to dine at Sushi Joa, and enjoy our Japanese cuisine, you can guarantee that we’ll ask if you’d like some sake with your meal. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it before, there are plenty of people who haven’t enjoyed sake with their meal, but the truth is you’re missing out. Our family wants to make sure that you enjoy your next meal by teaching you a little more about it and the proper way to enjoy it with your next meal.

Sake is a Japanese rice wine made with fermenting rice that has been cleaned and polished to remove any bran. Sake has a higher alcohol percentage than a majority of wines that you can find at a liquor store with an ABV between 15 and 20 percent. Sake is distinguished by how finely milled the rice is before the fermenting process. The more polished the rice is, the higher grade the sake becomes. Once you get into the higher levels of sake, you’ll find that there are more flavors for you to choose from.

When served sake, you can drink it warm or cold. The higher the quality of the sake, the more likely you’ll want to drink it chilled. If a sake can be served warm, you’ll find the suggestion  on the side of the bottle. Your sake will be brought to you in a porcelain flask with tiny ceramic cups. Enjoy these sakes with,or without, some tasty food. Ask your server which sake they suggest you pair with your meal, as some sakes are so delicate in their tones that they’re better to drink on their own.

The next time you visit our sushi bar, or order some of our Japanese cuisine, consider adding an order of sake. We will help you pair the perfect sake with your meal. Come and visit Sushi Joa in Mercer Island today, we’re excited to have you and treat you to some of our family’s greatest recipes!

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.

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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