Start With a Healthy Appetizer

At our Federal Way Japanese restaurant, we debunk the myth that eating healthy means sacrificing all things delicious. The Japanese have, on average, the longest life expectancy worldwide for good reason: they maintain a healthy diet. You can order most items on our menu guilt-free, but if you’re looking to start your meal the most nutritious way possible, here are some suggestions.

Miso Soup:

Made with soybeans, rice, barley, rye, wheat, and buckwheat, miso soup is a common find at Japanese restaurants. But did you know miso soup is actually good for you? High in protein and many other minerals like zinc, copper, and manganese, this soup supports your immune system and has anticarcinogenic properties.


Edamame is a simple appetizer, but one that you can feel good about eating. It takes practice popping these soybeans from their soft shell, but succeed and you’ll be rewarded with omega-3 fats, protein, and fiber. For an even healthier appetizer, order your edamame with little or no salt.

Seaweed Salad:

Sure, a salad of seaweed may not sound as good as deep-fried tempura, but you’ll be surprised by its tastiness. Seaweed is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals like iron and calcium, and it has proven to also help prevent heart disease.

These are only some of the healthy options available on our appetizer menu. Curious about the others? Just ask your server when you visit our Federal Way Japanese restaurant! We’ll happily guide you to other nutritious options.