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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 30 Restaurants in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We tried eight different tapas during Happy Hour (great value!) and loved every one. My fave was the tempura shrimp...never seen anything like the presentation....fabulous and delicious!

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portland oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We come to the island each year for extended time. Each year we go to Josselin's multiple times and have NEVER been disappointed. This year we brought friends with us (2) who had never been to Kauai. They fell in love with the tapas as Josselin's. We enjoyed the meal which took us about 3 hours...and it was absolutely fantastic.... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nice place with good food. We did not have a reservation, and the folks up front acted as if they would "do their best" to work us in. Once inside, the place was half full and still half full when we left. Oh brother. They will tell you that they are not a traditional tapas restaurant... that their dishes are... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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413 reviews 413 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The interior is highlighted with impressive lamps but tables are spaced far apart giving a sense of emptiness. Service was prompt but sometimes too much so. One young woman dropped my dishes on the table and literally blurted the name is three seconds so that I was uncertain what had just been delivered. She then ran away (and did this... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food was very good. The drinks were also well done. They made fresh sangria on a cart they would wheel from table to table. The only problem we had was that the service seemed a little slow, and the staff seemed a little young. They spent a lot of time talking near us, which was kind of off putting.... More 

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Burbank, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Yes, I understand this is a celebrity chef's restaurant. The food is good, service was very good. Tapas are meant to share and we ordered 3 small plates. We had the mushrooms, the beef sliders ( there were 2 - each patty about the size of a half dollar coin) and the butterfish ( about 5 oz cooked- delicious). We... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I would love to go back and try the whole menu. We had the feta cheese salad (OMG!), the lamb meatballs and the butternut squash ravioli (the only thing I did not fall in love with). The pork belly was delicious, but the 5 stars goes to the Butterfish with vegetables in a miso sauce - the best fish of... More 

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San Diego, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice food and ambience. The small portions of the intricately cooked food is brilliant. We weren't famished when we came here so we had only 2 tapas; lamb meatballs and lobster/bacon chowder. I really wanted to try the salmon/marlin ceviche but it wasn't being made this time around. The staff were very friendly, responsive, took our plates, filled our water... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Dinner does not get any better than eating at Josselin's. Two years ago I wrote about how terrific this place was. It is still fantastic. The pork belly, naan bread and short ribs are superb. The hamachi sashimi and portobello fries are good but not as great as the three items mentioned above. For drinks I had a mixture of... More 

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Portland, ME
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This was our fifth dinner at Josselin's, starting from soon after it opened. New to the tapas experience, we were thrilled with the well-prepared choices, cooked by the owner, as I recall. Everything we tried was fabulous. The food overrode the restaurant experience, more below. Now, it appears the owner/chef is no longer on-site, the food is still good but... More 

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Additional Information about Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill

Address: 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Kukui'ula Village Mall, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: 808-742-7117
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
Cuisine: Tapas, Pacific Rim

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