Sushi Joa was an amazing food experience. Since we are Japanese, we have been to a number of Japanese restaurants, and this one is right at or near the top. It was my Mother's 91st birthday, and she absolutely loved it. We had a birthday cake party after, and she told all the guests about it, too. We rarely get to Mercer Island, but may frequent more often now. Any adjective for "great place" certainly apply here. No negatives, except the parking lot is small, so if you come at a busy time you may not get close parking, but the walk is well worth it. My husband had the Chirashi Sushi, and we feel it is one of the "telling " dishes on a menu. He loved it, and it came with a 7train roll that was so delicious!