I have yet to have anything bad here at Sushi Joy. It is still the finest Chinese/Japanese restaurant in Boise. Bar none! I by far prefer the Japanese cuisine over the Chinese and that is not because one is better than the other. It is just a preference. The Samurai Yellowtail, as listed on the first photo below, was awesome. A great ying-yang of sweet and biting flavors. The Yellowtail is somewhat sweet. The House Sauce was pleasingly biting. If I could give them a rating of more than 5-Stars, I certainly would. But just be assured, this restaurant is a solid, very solid, 5-Stars. Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. Cheers!
Tonight we took a break from our kitchen and went tro our favorite Japanese/Chinese/American restaurant – Sushi Joy! And once again, it was 5-Stars out of 5-Stars! Super good. Super delightful. And here Tiger, one of the owners, is doing a super job in making some sashimi and it is fantastic! He does a great job.
Robin and I keep asking Maggie what we can make for her to eat. Yesterday, she said she wanted to go to Sushi Joy, a really good Asian restaurant featuring Chinese, Japanese and American dishes, 3 blocks from our house. So today, for a late lunch, Maggie, Robin and I all went to Sushi Joy. Enjoy these photos of our entrees.
In some respects, I’m glad this weekend is over. It was like being in the winter holiday season – all we did was eat! Not that any of the food was bad. The food was absolutely awesome. And we finished it all off with a trip with our friend Margaret to Sushi Joy – Chinese and Japanese Cuisine located here in Boise. And in my NSHO (Not So Humble Opinion) it is one of the better Chinese/Japanese restaurants in town. Here are some photos of what we had. We also had green tea and mango ice cream. Three of us ate for $61.00. For the quality and the amount of food we had, I consider that very good. Just look at these photos. Left-Click any of the photos for a full screen view. Cheers!
Our friend Margaret.
The dressing they use makes this salad, as it should. Tonight there was a sweet element to it. Honey?
Pu Pu Platter
egg rolls, crab rangoon, chicken fingers, chicken wings, teriyaki, fried shrimp
Lobster Tempura Maki
tempura lobster, mango, avocado, jalapeno wrapped in soy bean paper with twin sauce
tuna, salmon, scallion, cucumber
wrapped in colored soy bean paper and deep fried and served with spicy unagi sauce
the Chef’s choice of different fish. 12 pieces
Oh my. What a delightful dinner. This is the third time we have been here and we will absolutely return. They also have a wonderful lunch menu. Just remember, this is a wonderful blend of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. One you should not miss.
We found this salad dressing at Sushi Joy – Chinese and Japanese Cuisine in Boise, and we do really like it. It is a pretty easy dressing and gives a salad a unique Asian or Japanese – Chinese flavor. I have arbitrarily named it Asian Salad Dressing and you can get a copy of it by following the link. We made a seafood salad – salad shrimp, crab, Romaine lettuce and tomato – and then used this dressing. The restaurant also uses a very similar dressing on their House Salad, which is simply lettuce and tomatoes. When we asked for the recipe they smiled, and said “Mayonnaise and lemon juice.” We said, “And sesame oil and ginger?” The owner just smiled and nodded. I love it when they do that. Now we have to figure out the amounts. It took three tries, and the third time, “Eureka! We found it!” Give it a try and see what you think. Cheers!
We are always so extremely happy to write about new restaurants in Boise that are outstanding. We have found one! Sushi Joy – Chinese and Japanese Cuisine, 2275 W Main Street, Boise. (208) 433-8888. Every bit of a 5-Star rating and it is so well deserved. Everything that Robin and I had was outstanding! You can find a complete review at Sushi Joy Review which is located on our Restaurant Review page on our web page. We really encourage you to go and to take some friends with you. The Japanese food is scrumptious. In all fairness, we have not tried their Chinese food but will do so on our return visit. We had some really great sake with our dinners. The only drawback was that our green tea came in a ceramic cup with no handles. The cup was too hot to pick up and we had to ask for a little ice to cool it down. Please do visit them. Cheers! Just look at these photos.
Tiger prepares a Sashimi dish.
We had this Ozeki Sake Dry which is very dry and delicious. We also had a more traditional sake Ozeki Classic Junmai which also hit the spot. Both went very well with our meals.
(SU) Green Salad
Ozeki Classic Junmai Sake
I’d go back just for the salad. They make their own awesome dressing.
(A11) Soft Shelled Crab
soft shelled crab deep fried tempura flour, ponzo sauce for dipping
It has been so long since I have had Soft Shelled Crab. What a delight!! This is delicious.
(SA2) Sashimi Morawase Deluxe
the Chef’s choice of 18 pieces
This was an awesome dish. The diakon radish and mint leaves really added to it. The white fish is a white tuna. Delicious!
Cooked Sushi Combination
Kanikama unagi, shrimp, crab sticks
Another awesome dish!
Banana Boat Ice Cream
green tea ice cream, lichee ice cream, tempura fried banana
So there you go. A great meal. Let me add that although some of you may object to tempura fried anything, this tempura is light and not greasy. It does not lay in your stomach like a brick! It’s all in knowing how to prepare it. Try Sushi Joy …. I think you will be pleased. Total bill for the two of us – $64.70 plus tip. Plenty of food for the two of us and we shared the platters.