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Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill

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Spanish, Asian, Tapas, Pacific Rim
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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Kukui'ula Village Mall, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756 (Poipu Rd.)
808-742-7117
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Chef Jean Marie Josselin has created another masterpiece with this new and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food. Physical space, not so much.

The food was all amazing. It's too bad it's in such a poor atmosphere. The restaurant seems to be two areas smushed together with a lounge area that's near the kitchen. That's the better area with good lighting and cozy booths. The other half feels like a cafeteria with bright fluorescent lights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped here for dinner before heading to Lamperrt's for ice cream. Service was great, very attentive and helpful with explanation of how the tapas worked/sizes etc. Food was AMAZING! Great selection of dishes, pork belly was our favourite. Best of all was the sangria cart. The mango one was amazing!! A must stop for dinner in the area.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was all amazing. It's too bad it's in such a poor atmosphere. The restaurant seems to be two areas smushed together with a lounge area that's near the kitchen. That's the better area with good lighting and cozy booths. The other half feels like a cafeteria with bright fluorescent lights. They feature artwork from local artists on the... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place in a nice shopping center with lots to do. It wasn't crowded on a Sunday night, no need for reservations. 3 kinds of sangria. The naan bread was interesting, pumpkin ravioli was light, and meatballs were good. All fairly small and pricey.

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Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We found this restaurant in our guidebook and decided to try it. We were surprised by the food offered there! No traditional spanish tapas but very surprising portions of food to share from allmost every corner of the world creatively mixed and prepared with the best local ingredients. We couldn't stop eating and where really overwhelmed. Must visit in Koloa!

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is incredible! Every dish we ordered was good. They had a sangria bar which was fun. The only drawback is that the portions are very small and expensive so your bill adds up quick!!

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Overland Park,KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We ordered 4 different Tapa's for 2 of us. Each of them were great. Service was awesome, servers were friendly, helpful and always checked back.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Love, love, love Josselin's. If you like tapas style dining, this is the place for you. The menu is creative and the food is very well prepared. We enjoyed several small plates and really liked the sangria (3 flavors) which was prepared and served table side from a sangria cart. The decor is upscale as is the food. The only... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

walking in to this restaurant we certainly were not expecting the exceptional food that was served to us. Possibly the only exception would be the Naan bread but I wonder if it was because everything else was out of this world that we were extra critical of this dish, plus we live in the Middle East so our expectations were... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our worst meal of the trip. First we were told to order 5-6 dishes (at $15 - $30 each) when 2 was more than enough for us. The staff was very abrupt and the atmosphere was like a fancy lunchroom. The angel hair pasta dish was inedible and went back to the kitchen uneaten. When we mentioned it to our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had tapas in spain a couple of times before so we know tapas. This is tapas, hawaiian style. Really really good, we had 5 tapas but only ate 4. The naan bread was a total miss, all the wrong flavours combined together, bacon, sweet chili and naan! But everything else: excellent, service was great too, for drinks we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Kukui'ula Village Mall, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
    (Poipu Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: 808-742-7117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Asian, Tapas, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business

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."
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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