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JO2 Natural Cuisine

4-971 Kuhio Hwy, In a Little Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1553
+1 808-212-1627
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4-971 Kuhio Hwy, In a Little Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1553
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't let the strip mall location fool you. JO2 serves great food. If you are budget conscious arrive between 5pm and 6 pm and get the three course special. Everything was outstanding. Monica was a great server.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jneville2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the third time we've eaten at JO2 (a charm for sure). It's been awhile since our last foray driving there (it's a ways from Princeville) but so well worth it. We now feel it's one of the two top restaurants (of those we've...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Terry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by saying we don’t come to Kauai to eat out. As urban foodies we come to the island to check out and don’t Let me start by saying we don’t come to Kauai to eat out. As urban foodies we come to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I chose this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. Excellent decision. I won’t list everything we had but among the highlights were the tempura green beans (recommended by our waitperson), crispy duck salad, seared ono and shrimp risotto and finally the banana cream...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dahank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok let me start by saying I may be spoiled living in the bay area, but as this was highly recommended to me by many people on the island I had high expectations going in. Food was ok (Tempura green beans were by far the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adammclane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there are a lot of restaurants on the island, we seemed to really struggle to find anything decent until we discovered JO2. The menu offered a wide range of dishes and all those we tried were very well presented and delicious to taste. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Floydeboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standing heads and shoulders above the competition, JO2 continues to outshine them all with the freshest locally sourced produce, fish and meats. The service is fine dining and friendly. The menu choices run from an incredible variety of smaller plates to share to full entrees....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank No B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried 5 small plates and 2 vegetable dishes. Of these, 5 were exceptional and 2 were alright - an excellent outcome. And the pricing was fair for the quality and inventiveness. Service and ambience were very good in the outside area

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here a few years ago and was impressed enough to go out of my way to come back. Funky strip mall location, but beautiful inside, the staff was awesome, the food presentation was beautiful. But... the sauce drowned the beautifully done food. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pojiboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing. The restaurant is located inside a little strip mall in Kapaa, Kauai. We were here for dinner mid September 2018 on a weeknight so the place was about 2/3 full. Service was excellent as everyone was very attentive throughout the meal....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Can't add anything in terms of travel time, but our dining experience was very pleasant
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I have no idea, but it would be very simple to call the restaurant and ask the receptionist who answers. She will surely be able to give you the answer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $35
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-971 Kuhio Hwy, In a Little Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1553
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-212-1627
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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.
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