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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfish” (92 reviews)
“scallops” (64 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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

During a casual conversation with a fellow Kauai visitor it was suggested that JO2 is a great restaurant to visit. Always looking for new culinary experiences we did exactly that. JO2 is located in a small shopping complex in Kapaa. The restaurant is in a...More

1  Thank TKCRhino
Reviewed 2 days ago

We twice visited JO2 in January during our 10 day trip to Kauai. Josselin is the best chef in Hawaii and his creations are amazing. We have followed him since he had Zagat 27 restaurants on Maui, Big Island, Honolulu and Kauai. Aside from the...More

Thank alannycfoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was rather good but high priced for the product and portions. The environment and amateur-like service was not on par with the menu pricing which is comparable to a fine dining establishment. A minor point is having a Moscow Mule cocktail served in...More

1  Thank Irishforsure
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked based on the good reviews Looked after by Denise. Great recommendations. Started with scallop ravioli. Garnished with edible flowers. Exquisite. Main courses: lobster and shrimp risotto (fantastic) and seared grouper (amazing) For dessert I had banana cream pie, my wife ordered a spoon! It...More

1  Thank Phil_Dr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JO2 is in a small strip mall in a very ordinary space. The venue does not rate more than a 3. The food however is exemplary, rating a strong 5. My wife had grouper with lobster and I had the beef cheek. Both dishes were...More

3  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful meal at JO2. Our server, Denise, was excellent in all ways. We are not big eaters and we appreciated her suggestion of sharing an entree. The entree along with two appetizers was perfect for us. The scallop ravioli appetizer was divine...More

3  Thank 2honeybees
Reviewed 1 week ago

42 anniversary. Been going there for years. Have Josselyns cookbook. Great artistic chef who works hard and makes every dish. Fantastic restaurant. But made reservations in Jan 2018 2 weeks before coming to Kauai. 5:30 reservation waited one and a half hours for first appetizer....More

4  Thank fmettler2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is more sophisticated than any we have found on the east and north shore of the island. It is pricey, but you do get quality. The servers are very nice and helpful , with no pretense. Just what we like. The outside is...More

3  Thank 100QA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having enjoyed chef Josselin's food in past locations, we were happy to see him surface once again on Kauai, this time in a strip mall environment. Since the location was down scale, while the posted menu was extremely upscale (in fact, probably one of the...More

Thank C815WTjim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was easily one of the freshest and most beautifully prepared and presented fish dinners we have ever had. Great selection of local fish choices (ahi, ono, uku, opakapaka, scallops and much more) and delicious sauces and broths. This is a chef who has clearly...More

2  Thank Cabin2125
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March 3, 2017|
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Response from januarie2009 | Reviewed this property |
yes it is
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Tahoskibum | Reviewed this property |
I think it goes until 6pm. Only a few choices
August 31, 2015|
Response from Kauai_Gril | Property representative |
It's between $26-$32. Mahalo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 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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