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“Amazing food”

JO2 Natural Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 138 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$35
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: JO2 transforms nature’s bounty into exquisite dishes incorporating Kaua`i-grown heirloom vegetables and the freshest ingredients from the sea. With the culinary influences of Josselin’s native France, clean flavors of Japanese cooking, and ingredients inspired by Hawai`i’s multiethnic community, JO2’s succulent offerings are both creative and rooted in tradition.
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to dine. My husband and I had dinner here on our last day in Kauai. We lucked out with being able to secure a very last minute reservation and were very happy we did. The service was wonderful. Very friendly hostess and our server Tammy was also very friendly and helpful. She was open and chatty, but not intrusive to our date night and made great recommendations. The restaurant is elegantly decorated and cozy. The food was spectacular. The crispy duck salad was particularly good, although everything we ate was delicious. The raw fish was fresh and tasty as well. We would return here for sure if we ever make it back to Kauai without our kids again.

Thank aack22
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife and I went there for dinner and the tasting menu, 5pm to 6pm only, blew our mind off! You get a starter, main course and dessert for about $35. We would definitely not call this a $$$$ restaurant. In most restaurants your entrée alone is over $30. Anyhow, we had our first bite of the Japanese calamari and we looked at each other with an expression of joy: so many layers of flavors and textures. We then had the local Uno and ahi mains. Both were delicious and exciting. If you are a foody, this is the place to be in Kauai. Dessert were the panna cotta and the sorbet. The young coconut in the panna cotta along with other textures and flavors made this dessert my favorite. Steve took care of us both nights: great recommendations and service. Wine list is solid. Great mixologist at the bar.

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Thank Carlos F
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

JO2 is located in a small shopping center on the highway to Kapaa. Blink and you will miss the opportunity to eat outstanding natural cuisine. Uses many ingredients from local farmers. Dining room is small so reservations are highly recommended. Go between 5 and 6 and you will be able to purchase their three course meal which was reasonably priced and was outstanding. Our only regret was we waited until our last night to dine here. Should have gone earlier in our stay so we could go a second time! Our server, Steven R, was very good! Had the St Francis Cab was was very good. For dinner the mixed green salad and mongchong were outstanding. To top it off, the panna cotta dessert was to die for! Look forward to our next visit to this restaurant so we can try some of the other entrees.

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1  Thank frankmD6780EX
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We cannot come back because we are leaving Hawaii but I would definitely go again!
We came at 5.00pm and choose the menu. 35$ for entrée, main and desert. +10$ for matching vine.
Monica, our waitress was helpful, here to answer all questions and give us advice about the food because it was our first visit.
Food was amazing, great service, nice place. Go there without doubt!

1  Thank solenesilliere
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

We ate the prefix meal. Everything was delicious. Great price. Denise was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend!

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Thank elisV5
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