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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

Main Street, Kauai's North shore, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 (Formerly Zelo's)
808 826-9700
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Ranked #16 of 35 restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $7 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Came for dinner while vacationing in Princeville. Had some good fish and chips here and happy hour specials. Nice mix of locals and tourists. (Maybe the happy hour helps) Nice and bustling (again, maybe the happy hour) where the service was good as well as the food. Mai Tai was better than any resort one and beer selection is pretty... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a favorite when visiting the town of Hanalei. The food is very good and the service is as attentive as they can be given the fast pace. Not the ideal spot for a quiet bite to eat but hit's the spot with quality bar service and good grinds!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My last time in Kauai my friend and I grabbed brunch at Kalypso and really enjoyed it. They also have a fantastic mai tai ;)

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Eugene, OR.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for an early happy hour after the beach. Outdoor table, sticky top. Mai Tai was fine, pretty standard. Ordered the combo appetizer which was fried wings, artichoke hearts, calamari,and coconut shrimp. Poor choice on my part and really poor food on their part. Wings were too tough to eat, calamari was a long strip of fried white rubber,... More

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Long Beach, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for years and have been ordering the same old items every time: fish tacos, nachos at Happy Hour, fish and chips, etc. This trip we decided to venture out and try some new items. We were delighted with our choices. Two items stood out for us. First was their seafood... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Great food fun and beer! Great place to hang after day at beach or happy hour. Loco Moco was legit, good Seafood Buritto almost too much to eat.

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East Coast
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A consistent nice place in Hanalei. Love the fish burrito/Taco here when available. Nice bar. Only complaint is the distracted service on a slow night.

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32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I've been visiting kauai for over fifteen years and I think the Kalypso is the best north shore restaurant. It sits in the main business area of hanalei and is open on two sides for nice breezes. The decor is perfect island style. There are blackboards for the Kiki to play with. Food portions are huge. My wife and I... More

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Food was good but the service was excellent. The hostess sat us quickly and brought us drinks right away. The waitress was very nice and speedy, too Atmosphere is awesome overlooking the quaint town of Hanalei with lots of outdoor seating available.

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Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A perfect spot to stop by and have some drinks and food in your exploration of the North shore. Surrounded by many small stores, you have a convenient parking lot (free) in the opposite corner. Servers take their time to help you out but at some point, you feel like this is part of the deal when you live here.... More

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