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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 via mobile

Don’t be fooled by nondescript shopping center local in Kapaa. Once inside of JO2 you are in a palace of fine food and amazingly delicious food. I’d say that Chef Jean Marie has brought a new level of gastronomic excellence to Kauai. This restaurant features...More

Thank thehat921
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's always wonderful when a dinner exceeds your expectations. There are a few outdoor tables but little ambience. Inside is beautifully decorated and we sat there. The bartender made great drinks. I ate the early dinner special. The calamari was grilled and delicious. There was...More

Thank rondvous78
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I celebrated my birthday and had a wonderful meal... our server, Monica, was sweet, articulate, and well versed in both the menu and facts about the island. We loved it, highly recommend!

Thank tom3295
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We live on Maui and recently lived in NYC and Boston. I can safely say the JO2 stands up well anywhere, but especially in Hawaii. The appetizers are amazing and worth doing a tapas style order. Share, because there are so many creative choices. We...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wife and I were referred here by one of the Tour boat captains. Nice looking restaurant and it was packed when we arrived for our 6:30 reservation. My wife is vegan and there were a few appys on the menu. For dinner she ordered off...More

Thank RossJohn1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to dine. My husband and I had dinner here on our last day in Kauai. We lucked out with being able to secure a very last minute reservation and were very happy we did. The service was wonderful. Very friendly hostess and our...More

Thank aack22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went there for dinner and the tasting menu, 5pm to 6pm only, blew our mind off! You get a starter, main course and dessert for about $35. We would definitely not call this a $$$$ restaurant. In most restaurants your entrée...More

Thank Carlos F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

JO2 is located in a small shopping center on the highway to Kapaa. Blink and you will miss the opportunity to eat outstanding natural cuisine. Uses many ingredients from local farmers. Dining room is small so reservations are highly recommended. Go between 5 and 6...More

1  Thank frankmD6780EX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We cannot come back because we are leaving Hawaii but I would definitely go again! We came at 5.00pm and choose the menu. 35$ for entrée, main and desert. +10$ for matching vine. Monica, our waitress was helpful, here to answer all questions and give...More

1  Thank solenesilliere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate the prefix meal. Everything was delicious. Great price. Denise was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend!

Thank elisV5
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Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
Can't add anything in terms of travel time, but our dining experience was very pleasant
24 February 2018|
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Response from Judy R | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but it would be very simple to call the restaurant and ask the receptionist who answers. She will surely be able to give you the answer.
3 March 2017|
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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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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.
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