The City of Kirkland is committed to the health and safety of both residents and visitors. It is our top priority. In compliance with ongoing health and safety recommendations, many 2022 signature Kirkland events have transformed to virtual. Please check our events calendar frequently for new offerings including livestream performances, concerts, self-guided hikes and much more. We hope to welcome you to our shores soon to experience all that Kirkland has to offer. In the meantime, please stay healthy.  

Kirkland Events & COVID-19

Sushi

The waters of Puget Sound provide world-class, fresh seafood daily. The seafood is different from that found in Tokyo Bay and the waters surrounding Japan, however the regions are similarly bound by the elements of ocean, islands and surrounding mountains. Seattle and the Eastside have a deep history of Japanese immigration and influence. This heritage combined with access to excellent​ ​fish create an environment ripe for some of the best sushi in the world. Chefs from Japan and their disciples have built an empire of excellent sushi restaurants in the region, working with local delicacies such as  geoduck, sockeye salmon, Alaskan spot prawns, and B.C. herring. Kirkland is home to some excellent sushi establishments which embody the heritage and harvest of the area.