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jsaint Nov 4, 2010 01:27 AM

Making reservation for New Years Eve dinner (and honeymoon!)...should I do Josselin's or Red Salt? Thanks!

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Red Salt
Koloa, Koloa, HI

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    Mag454 RE: jsaint Nov 7, 2010 07:07 PM

    The ambiance at the two restaurants are extremely different. Red Salt is very quiet and romantic, right off of Poipu Beach. Josselin's is upstairs in a shopping center and is rather loud and crowded. Personally, I would go to Red Salt and Josselin's on another night but you might have more fun at Josselin's. As a side note, there will not be any fireworks at Poipu Beach this year.

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    Red Salt
    Koloa, Koloa, HI

    1. kaleokahu RE: jsaint Nov 11, 2010 04:15 PM

      I ate at Josselin's this week. Both it and Red Salt are fine places for "important" food (as is Dondero's at the Hyatt).

      Just in case you're open to other suggestions, one of the most relaxed, romantic, yet festive Makahiki/anniversary celebrations I ever had was NOT in Po'ipu, but in Kilauea. It was then known as Casa di Amici (now moved--unhappily I think--to touristy Po'ipu), but the same space is now operating as The Lighthouse Bistro. Another worthy suggestion is Gaylord's at Kilohana, but they are famous for hosting local socialites' holiday parties, so check and confirm.

      If you like the Po'ipu vibe, then go see Jean Marie at work at Josselin or to Red Salt (just please, not the Breach House!)

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      Red Salt
      Koloa, Koloa, HI

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