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“Fun and interesting food.”
Review of Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill
Price range: $31 - $60
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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."
Home Base - Massachusetts
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Fun and interesting food.”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Josselin's in Poipu. We ordered 9 tapas for our group of four. Probably could have gotten by with 7 or 8. We did not finish our meals. Lots of good food. Highlights were the Ahi tempura, short ribs, butterfish, mushroom spinach pucks, and the lamb meatballs. Not as good was the cauliflower, pumpkin ravioli and the hamachi. We enjoyed our sangria served at the table. Service as very good.

  • Visited January 2014
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food with, vegetarian friendly.”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great food. Good selection of vegetarian options. The Steamed and Seared Spinach Portobello “Pucks” and Roasted Cauliflower were our favorites. The lychee sangria was awesome.

  • Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hit & Miss”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The dishes were a hit and miss. Portions are pretty small for the price.The sauces have too many flavors mixed together sometimes. Staff was very helpful ,service spotty, nice atmosphere maybe a bit noisy ... Good try but not convincing .

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Simply one of the best meals ever”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

From start to finish the meal at Josselin's was outstanding. Each course brought another remarkable creation. Remarkable meal. Worth the trip from New York!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Outstanding food experience! Very Loud!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our group included 2 retired (successfully) restaurant owners and 1 current food writer, so some credible opinions here. The food is very creative, think flash fried rock shrimp served on a dish of dry ice for effect! The tapas style of eating is hip right now, so I guess that accounts for the NOISE in this restaurant. Not the place for conversation, as the competition with the large tables of heavy drinkers is a no-win.
The kitchen is a winner, the dining room not so great.

  • Visited December 2013
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