Try Our Shiitake Mushroom Roll!

Looking for something new out of your sushi experience? Our Issaquah Japanese restaurant offers a unique shiitake mushroom roll, combining the great taste of shiitake with the magic of sushi. If you’ve never tried shiitake before, you’re missing out on a taste sensation that has been revered for thousands of years.

The first recorded use of shiitake as a food item goes back to AD 199 in its native China. The Chinese and the Japanese cultivated the mushroom to use it not only as a food but as a remedy for disease, an agent to empower the chi, and a means to battle the effects of old age. Today, modern science can confirm many of the magnificent benefits attributed to shiitake. It has been found to contain valuable nutrients and anti-oxidants, serving to balance bodily nutrition and fight the damaging effects of free radicals. Substances in shiitake can also lower cholesterol and inhibit the growth of cancer tumors. Try a taste of this fantastic fungus at Aji Sushi today!