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Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Kukui'ula Village Mall, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
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Ranked #8 of 36 Restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $60
Cuisines: Tapas, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Poipu Rd.
Description: Chef Jean Marie Josselin has created another masterpiece with this new and unique tapas restaurant. Imagine dining in a rustic, yet contemporary, style dining room with an open view of the kitchen where the wood-burning oven cooks fresh, local produce, fish and meat to perfection. Share several different tapas and taste incredible culinary creations. Enjoy refreshing signature sangrias served tableside like you have never had it before. This chic new hotspot on Kauai"s south shore will have you coming back time and time again, making each experience a memorable one. "The Whole Process is About Sharing."
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666 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Leesburg, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We love going to Josselin's for the lychee sangria but this time we particularly also enjoyed the food! We ordered the rainbow roll which was gorgeous and equally as delicious, the crispy octopus, lamb meatballs, butterfish, and beef short ribs. All of the plates are served tapas style but are very hearty. Our server invited us to stay for salsa... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We wanted to have a nice night out for our last day in Hawaii and Josselin's didnt disappoint! The food was mouth watering and the sangria cart was a nice touch! It was a bit pricey but completely worth it!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This may be the best restaurant we tried in our ten days in the Poipu region. Cleverly prepared dishes served tapas style. A wide variety of choices. Superb service. Quality beverages. Not for the budget minded, but well worth the experience.

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Josselin's has superb food designed to be shared at the table. The place is super noisy so be prepared to speak loudly at your table! But the variety of food and excellent combination of tastes is why I always return. They have a full bar and also a traveling sangria wagon that makes the rounds between tables. My best advice... More

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San Mateo, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our family of 5 (kids all over 18) loved this restaurant--in fact it was our favorite of the whole trip! Everyone picked 2-3 dishes and then we sat back as the hits kept coming! There was a great creative variety and even familiar dishes had an interesting twist. The lazy Suzan in the center of the table highlighted that the... More

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Torrance, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent food but, as with any "tapas"-style restaurant, the cost adds up quickly. We are a family of 4, the 2 kids are teens. We had 10 dishes, took no leftovers, and the bill was $300. That did include 2 drinks each for the adults, and we were not surprised due to the style of restaurant, but some people may... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We ended up going to this restaurant with a couple we had met on a around Kauai helicopter tour. The tapa's dishes were wide ranging in variety and we had several small / medium / larger dishes - I think about 7 in total. more than enough for the 4 of us. The waitress was extremely efficient and as we... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food here was so yummy, my husband & I LOVE this restaurant. Excellent food, great service, cool vibe, good location!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a delicious surprise! Pls DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE! We went from one delight to the other, the food was so refined, so original and really really really tasty. We are a French couple, we leave in NYC so we can be pretty demanding when it comes to restaurants, but this place was outstanding! We tried 5 different... More

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Port Washington, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was excellent, and a different take on more traditional menu items. We loved the meal and the Sangria. Place is noisy and it's in a strip mall with no view (although the interior is very nice), so keep that in mind if you are in Kauai to eat with a view. One thing that I found strange -... More

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