Though Kauai is a relatively small island, foodies visiting the Garden Isle are in for a treat. Kauai is home to restaurants that thrive on offering island-fresh ingredients and cuisine that reflects the fusion of many cultures that are present in Hawaii. Situated on the island’s east coast, JO2 Restaurant is a quaint restaurant that offers unique dishes and fresh flavors, perfect for those in search of a memorable meal.
The Menu at JO2 Restaurant
The executive chef at JO2 Restaurant melds techniques learned in his native France, as well as characteristics of Japanese cooking that result in true culinary works of art. He prides himself on using natural ingredients, with locally grown produce, fresh seafood from Kauai’s waters, and dishes that change with the seasons. Because the offerings change with what is currently in season, you’ll always find new dishes available at JO2, keeping things fresh even for return visitors.
Start your meal off with the seared Korean style short rib, cooked to perfection. JO2 is a great option for seafood lovers, with many mains centered around fresh catches from local fishermen. The lemongrass sesame crusted mahi mahi is a definite favorite. For something from the land, consider ordering the Hunan style rack of lamb or Jidori chicken. With any order at JO2, it is obvious that great care is put not only to the preparation and flavor of each dish, but also in the flawless presentation. JO2 continues to deliver when it comes to desserts, so be sure to save some room. Both the fresh coconut buttermilk panna cotta and the banana cream pie made with locally grown bananas are well worth the extra splurge in calories!
Planning Your Meal at JO2 Restaurant
JO2 Restaurant is located in Kauai’s east coast town of Kapa’a at 4-971 Kuhio Hwy. They are open Thursday through Sunday from 5-9pm and are closed Monday through Wednesday. From 5-6pm, they offer an early dinner three course prefix menu for $35. Reservations for dining at JO2 Restaurant are welcomed but not required and can be made by calling (808) 212-1627 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The east coast towns of Kapa’a and Lihue offer the widest selection of shops on the island, so be sure to spend some time browsing before your meal at JO2 Restaurant! The restaurant is also located convenient to the Ke Ala Hele Makalae Path, great for walking and biking along the scenic coastline.
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