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Menu

Thai muffin
Ginger, red curry, coconut butter
$6
Kampachi ceviche causa
Crispy quinoa, aji panca sauce
$15
Hamachi sashimi
Ponzu, Yusu, avocado mousse
$16
Mushroom risotto
Shiitake, portobello king mushroom, yuzu
$14
Poached scallop ravioli
Tobiko
$11
Lentil cauliflower wonton
Leek creme fraiche, tomato chutney
$9
Pork jowl tonkatsu
Caracara, orange, fennel
$12
Crispy chickpeas fries
Romesco sauce
$10
Seared tuna belly
Bibimbap, green papaya salad, crispy egg
$11
Salmom "Lomi Lomi"
Tomato foam, onion salad
$12
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, 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, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed April 9, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

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

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

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

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

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

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Asian fusion cuisine done right, with flair. Worth the effort to find along the highway south of Kapa'a. Reservations recommended.

Date of visit: February 2020
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cocochloe18
August 8, 2019|
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Response from laurelpetterson | Reviewed this property |
There is a very pleasant garden with seating for 5/6 tables in the back of the restaurant. This is generally where young children are most comfortable
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Hugemaniac1
March 27, 2019|
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Response from thehat921 | Reviewed this property |
And it’s one of the best restaurants in food, decor, and service on the Island. You want sand, go to beach and swim during the day. And watch out for killer undertow on island
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Momma2all
March 26, 2019|
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Response from 74timothyj | Reviewed this property |
There is not a view, I would suggest the oasis for a great view or Sams ocean view. both have great views
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