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“Excellent food”
Review of Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill
Price range: $31 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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."
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We are here in this area every year for many weeks. This was our first visit to Josselin's. The live music was a bit loud and the restaurant in general is loud. Service was pleasant and good. Decor is ordinary.

That said, the food was excellent!!! Our favourites were the pork belly, the rock shrimp tempura, brussels sprouts with bacon, and octopus.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Katya W
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food in Poipu”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Food was very good overall and staff very attentive. One thing we didn't quite understand was the sangria cart they have going around the restaurant. I am guessing this is just a novelty as the sangria seems to be their signature drink but the server was not making the drinks fresh she was just ladeling the drinks into your glasses from a pitcher. I do have to say though that the lychee sangria was excellent!

The service of the tapas was very well timed and our server did a great job of bringing out each dish as we finished the last. Our favorites dishes were the Steam buns and Rock Shrimp Tempura.

Visited December 2013
Thank Schnieckos
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Level 6 Contributor
354 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Great lychee sangria”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Josselin's is a tapas style restaurant. We tried the duck confit taco, lamb meatballs, sushi ahi roll and the chicken wonton. We were very full after these four tapas. The service was very attentive. The ambiance was not that good. It is very open and there is nothing to absorb the noise. Perhaps if they had some booths that would absorb the general noise level. I thought it was loud. However, the food was delicious and well presented.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Brian021
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Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A treasure!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We actually came here twice during our recent stay on Kauai- Great sangria, wide variety of choices and fantastic service. Prices are reasonable given what you get in return! A definite ONO!

Visited November 2013
Thank 33388Beachlover
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Great food. This is a TAPAS restraunt so dont expect massive portions. It is pricy like all tapas places, but food is amazing. Recommend the naan bread so goooodd

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