4-971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746
JO2 is a spectacular new restaurant in Kapa'a by local Celebrity Chef Jean-Marie Josselin. Jean-Marie was one of the pioneers of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine. He has been nominated for 6 James Beard Foundation Awards. His dishes are a delicious work of art.
JO2 is our favorite restaurant on Kauai. We eat here several times each visit. JO2 has an unassuming location in a strip shopping center on Kuhio highway in Kapa'a. But make no mistake, this is one of the very best restaurants on Kauai. It has an elegant, sophisticated but relaxed feel. They added a full bar and opened a patio in back. We often stop at the bar to share an appetizer and an entree. They currently have a 3 course prix fixe dinner for $35 from 5 pm - 6 pm each day.
As part of the Coco Palms rebuild, Chef Josselin is expected to re-open the Sea Shell restaurant next to Wailua Bay View on Wailua Beach. It is supposed to have a private entrance for guests of Wailua Bay View.
Front of JO2
JO2 Dining Room
Chef Josselin in Kitchen
JO2 Bar Area - Patio in Back
JO2 New Patio
Homemade Sweet Potato Chips and Edamame Dip
Kauai Heirloom Tomato Sampler
Lobster Tail Ramen
JO2 Seafood Sampler
Miyagi Oyster, Passion Fruit, Cucumber
Poached Scallop Ravioli
Korean Beef Short Ribs
Miyagi Oysters with Passion Fruit
Roasted Hawaiian Butterfish Miso
Slow Cooked Waygu Beef Cheek
Lemongrass Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi
Creme Brulee & Chocolate Ice Cream