My family and I had an amazing culinary experience here. We chose about 8 plates from the small plates and vegetables menus to share amongst four of us and our waitress was so amazing and coursed the dishes out for us from lightest to heaviest. We loved spending a good amount of time savoring each of the dishes which came out with a nice amount of time in between. Each dish was so well seasoned and thought out that you could not want for anything else. The flavors melded together perfectly and the plating was just beautiful to look at. It truly was an experience, not just a meal.
The restaurant was very busy when we arrived. The hostess was super kind, and offered to seat us at the bar which ended up being perfect. We had the pleasure of having Cody wait on us. He was super knowledgeable about the menu and gave some great suggestions. I enjoyed watching him make any different cocktails the restaurant offers. I wish I could’ve tried every one!! Cody- thank you for making our evening that much more enjoyable!!
The food was absolutely delicious, every bite!! Thank you chef!!
Recommended by a friend who used to live on Kauai. Delicious, fresh food. Everything we ordered was so delicious. Definitely try the scallop raviolis and green beans. The duck salad and snapper was amazing also. Service was awesome, and everyone was so kind and welcoming. Definitely a go to while on the island, make sure to make a reservation.
A real gem. Interesting and tasty fusion dishes, fast and friendly service, an elegant and understated setting, and exceptional value. We got the fixed price dinner (with the paired wine) and had our best dinner on the island. The lilikoi cheesecake in particular is something that I will be daydreaming about for years to come. Make a reservation for just after they open and be ready to be wowed!
The quality to price ratio of this place can not be beaten. I come here on every visit to Kauai and never disappointed. They have a three course menu for $35 from 5pm to 6pm. Service is also great.
Excellent Asian fusion cuisine. Don't over order as portions are generous. We had a mix of small plates and a large one. All were delicious. Reservations are recommended. We got lucky and there was enough room at the bar for two. Staff are friendly, and bartender is welcoming. Will be back next time.
Top 2 meals on Kauai! Food was fantastic. We wanted almost everything on the menu. We ended up getting scallop raviolis, tempura green beans (local favorite), ahi scallop combo and thai snapper and loved them all. The service was wonderful. Tami is the absolute best. I would come back just to see her. Because our mains took a little longer than expected, they sent out the pork shrimp rolls as a courtesy and they were delicious. The restaurant itself is tucked away in a small mall area and isn’t located in the nicest location but the food and service is worth it. Also the Yuzu cheesecake was a delight! 10/10!
There isn't anything I can say about JO2 that hasn't been said by other comments. It's fantastic.
The staff was amazing, very accommodating and exceptionally polite.
The food was pretty epic. The small plates hit the spot, especially the scallops. The large plates were excellent as well. I had the Ono fish and my wife the shrimp risotto (pictured). Both were delicious.
And the drinks! Anything with honey in it! The empress honey bee and Waipake Julio were our drinks of choice and hit the mark.
A bit thank you to our servers and the staff at JO2! You helped make our last night in Kauai special. Until next time!