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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.
All reviews scallops banana cream pie seafood sampler hamachi sashimi panna cotta tempura green beans jicama tacos valrhona chocolate rack of lamb korean beef opakapaka gelato salad mahi pupus local fish bisque
JO2 is always a good idea. The chef changes up the menu constantly so it’s fun to come and try new things. They have an incredible early bird menu that’s worth checking out and the drinks are always fun as well. I have yet to...More
Tucked away in a strip mall on Kapaa’s Main Street, travel north and a 1/4 mile past Safeway on the same side of the road you will find JO2. GPS is good if you put in the correct spelling. Letter J, Letter O, number 2....More
My wife and I had the early dinner 3-course meal (see pictures below) along with Momoka unfiltered cold sake and passion fruit martini. Also had Hamachi sashimi as a starter. The food and service from Jessica was excellent. I highly recommend giving them a try....More
we loved this restaurant during our last visit to Kauai
This time was the same very good experience, the menu changed and it is fun to try the new dishes.
artichoke was great according to my vegan wife, i got the ono "bathed in a...More
Had high expectations based on reviews. Experience just OK. Service good. Drinks good. Menu good. Food very average. Saucy and bland. Spinach roll mediocre. Fish in pasta app overcooked. Eggplant entree al dente and very bland. Pork dry and blander. Panicotta subtle. Will not return.
My wife and I visited JO2 after reading several raving reviews in local magazines and papers. The food did not disappoint.
We shared a number of small plates; both vegetarian and non-vegetarian and they were all excellent. The flavour combinations were innovative and delicious. Our...More
This place was recommend by a friend so we thought we’d give it a try. Made reservations which I would recommend. Food was original and prepared well! Loved our waitress as well! Def pass this one on to friends and family and plan on returning...More
Let’s say it looked better in pictures and others’ reviews.
Food was very average and bland in flavor, although looked good in presentation. Chicken way too salty and dessert was especially disappointing (banana pie with some dust). Ambience was cozy, but service just wasn’t there....More
We wanted to try other restaurants but we ended up going here every evening. Why change if all is perfect? We loved the food and the service. Only be patient on arrival (even with a booked table) because you will have to do a bit...More