If you are a seafood enthusiast who is visiting Hawaii and has had their fill of roasted pigs and luaus, there is a lovely little restaurant by the beach that you should try. JO 2 Natural Cuisine has a pesca-centric menu that serves some mouthwatering and beautifully presented seafood in an elegant dining room.
Chef Jean-Marie Josselin combines a French culinary school education with a love of organic food. His menu is comprised of locally sourced and sustainable foods that are as tasty as they are pleasing to the eye. Both the early dinner menu and the main menu offer something unique and delicious to eat.
The Early Dinner Menu at JO 2 Restaurant
The early dinner menu is perfect for seafood lovers. It offers a prix-fixe of only $35 for a three-course meal. They will even pair the perfect wine for you for $10.00. The starter menu at JO 2 Restaurant offers a choice of a robust beet salad or a seafood ramen. The main course choices include roasted cod fish and seared ono. Deserts include a chocolate crème brulee that contains notes of red fruits as well as assorted gelatos.
The Main Menu
The main menu at JO 2 Natural Cuisine offers a selection of sushi and even includes a raw fish sampler. Vegetables include a flavorful Hamakua king mushroom and a spicy and delicious curried cauliflower. Small plates include such imaginative concoctions as scallop ravioli, salt and pepper lobster and a tempura soft shelled crab. Larger plates include a tasty shrimp risotto and a seared ahi and Hokkaido scallop dish that comes with a vanilla sauce. Dessert options include a rich banana cream pie that comes with sand roasted gelato or a sugarloaf white pineapple soup.
No tropical vacation would be complete without alcohol, and this place has some great craft cocktails, like the Waipake Julep, which combines bourbon with rosemary along with lemon and honey, or the Green Goddess, which combines tequila, cilantro and avocado. There are some martinis you won’t get anywhere else, such as the Lilikoi Guava Martini and the Lychee Martini. JO 2 Restaurant also has an impressive wine and sake list.
Where to Stay
Now that you know the perfect place to eat, you will want to find a place that is equally remarkable to hang your hat while you are visiting Kauai. Why not let the experienced vacation experts at Ahh! Aloha Kauai Vacations find you the perfect vacation rental? Book your home online or give us a call today at 866-922-5642.