Legit tapas restaurants are pretty scarce in Honolulu. Yes, a lot of restaurants do serve “tapas,” or just give you itty-bitty portions to rip you off and make you buy more plates, but Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill is the real deal. It is truly a wonderful hidden gem in Koloa- your one stop for creative, fresh, and flavorful food. From the decor to the food presentation it is nothing but a work of art!
The decor of Josselin’s is very clean and modern. It is spacious and thus rarely crowded. The service is also really great; the servers are courteous and fast. Your water is refilled right away, the small plates you eat with are swapped out with every new dish, and the table is wiped and cleaned immediately.
There are a variety of heavy foods, sides, desserts and more to enjoy at Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill. Try their house sangria which is red wine based and utterly wonderful. The bread is really lovely, seasoned with rosemary and spices and so soft and fresh. You would also love the duck confit tacos, and the astoundingly presented shrimp tempura and wasabi on top of avocado and rice (over dry ice). The steamed buns are delicious, lamb meatballs tender and fabulous. They also offer a variety of coffees such as Pakala Blend, Kauai – their boldest blend of natural & washed coffees. It has intense dark chocolate laced with cherry. With a heavy body and light acidity Produced by Balinese growers in a cooperative structure of farmers in upland areas of Kintamami it will blow your mind away.
Located in a relatively new shopping center/courtyard, Josselin’s certainly has the magic formula down: making customers wish they had bigger tummies. There is a huge variety of vegetable, fish, meat, etc. in the dishes (Not only a variety of food types, but variety of preparation and presentation, which is amazing!).
Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill is indeed one of the best places you can go to for high quality tapas at fair prices. They also have wonderful Friday and Saturday night happy hour deals, with mind blowing live music and talented DJs. They bring Hawaii’s best entertainers that will make your stay truly memorable!