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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 #7 of 35 restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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80% Recommend
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

we decided to try this restaurant out as it's rated highly and recommended by quite a few but came back a little disappointed. we ordered 2 sangrias (mango and lychee), lychee being the best but if you guys are not much of a sangria/wine drinker then just get 1 glass of lychee or skip altogether, a glass of sangria is... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Dinner in early July 2014... Pros: food was excellent, as a couple we shared three dishes (Steam buns, Seared scallops and charred tomato feta salad), one dessert and a glass of sangria each. The lychee sangria can't be overstated - we had fresh, ripe lychee from a roadside stand earlier today and the sangria perfectly captured the flavor. Plates were... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We went for Happy Hour. Wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Interesting the way they roll the Sangria sloshing around as they roll the cart from table to table.

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Orange, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been to MOST of the other top-rated restaurants on the south shore (Poipu, Koloa, Kalaheo, etc) and to me this is the best in terms of overall value and taste. It does not have a view, so they rely on great food and service. Prices are high, but they are everywhere on Kauai...this is tapas-style, so going with a... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is the best place we ate all week. Great selection of drinks and the pork belly is great.we really liked the option of trying several dishes

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Florence, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

wonderful choices of tapas. You can eat as much as you want and as much variety as you can imagine. The food was well presented and very tasty.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We love this place! visit as often as we can. This time with friends from the mainland. We ordered for the group and they raved about every dish! I recommend going with a group so you can try loads of different dishes. The new Blackened Ahi is amazing and we are loving that the Thai Bisque is back. Now if... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I booked a reservation for 8:30 pm to celebrate my birthday at this restaurant. When we arrived, the hostess did not even make eye contact, said "name" and began walking away. We followed her and were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant. As soon as we sat down, the waitress informed us that... More

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Josselins, Owner at Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm writing in response to your review of our restaurant and want to apologize for your experience with us. This is unacceptable behavior as we strive to be one of the best restaurants on the island of Hawaii. Can you please provide me such details as to what day was the day you came in and who was your... More

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is always a fun night! There is a wide variety of small tapas dishes to pick from and every one is excellent. The rolling sangria bar is fun and the sangria choices are great and potent! Service is top notch. The entree portions are small for the price so you'd probably be better off just picking more small tapas... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The title of this review says it all so I will provide some advice here. Keep in mind that Josselin's serves it's meals ohana (family) style. So what you order all comes out ala carte so you order the side dishes separately. If you are with a group of people you can quickly order a lot of food and rack... More

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