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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

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Main Street, Kauai's North shore, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 (Formerly Zelo's)
808 826-9700
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 337
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  • 464
    Very good
  • 198
    Average
  • 67
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual, Fun Atmosphere

Stopped for a bite while headed to the Napoli Coast area. Found the fish tacos to be great and the cocktails were tasty. Cool vibe. The service was mediocre. My husband got a burger and thought it was just ok. I love the Hanneli area and was able to burn calories shopping after we ate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Hondaharde
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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195 reviews 195 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We had mixed emotions on this restaurant. If not for the pros, it would have earned a poor rating. The pros- Pork quesadilla and teriyaki chicken sandwich were very good. Cole slaw had a great flavor. The cons- Waldorf salad contained wilted lettuce. Cole slaw was not crisp and crunchy. Service was non-existent at times. Considering the prices, the quality... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and we were able to sit outside where we could people watch in between shopping. If you are in this area definitely eat here they also provide great entertainment at night. The food was fresh and the service delightful.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped for a bite while headed to the Napoli Coast area. Found the fish tacos to be great and the cocktails were tasty. Cool vibe. The service was mediocre. My husband got a burger and thought it was just ok. I love the Hanneli area and was able to burn calories shopping after we ate.

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Portland, OR
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

A pub like atmosphere and great food and drinks in hanalei. Tv's all over to catch a ball game and to hang out. Great service staff was very friendly and efficient. Had lunch and was excellent. A big tall Kona long board that was icy cold finished the picture. Great service great food great price.

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We spent two weeks on the islands, and this was by far the best dinner we had on the whole trip. Service is super friendly and quick, and they serve amazing food at a reasonable price. It's very popular but well worth a little wait - don't miss this place when in Hanalei! You won't regret it.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The vibe of this place is a sports bar. Full bar and TV monitors showing various sporting events. The kalua pork nachos are the best we had found on Kauai. The plate was empty way too fast. Glad we didn't order two because the hamburgers are super delicious. Their menu selection was diverse. Our party of six had only ordered... More 

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Murray, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food is good, the selection is ample and the pricing is fair. It is very popular and you will likely have to wait for seating.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

In kauai for 9 days. Went the first time and the wife had fish tacos and I had a mushroom and swiss burger. Both were near perfection. My wife has a small appetite and the fish tacos are big so I got to eat half of hers that trip. It was so good that 2 days later we decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Loved this place got the seafood pasta and it was really good. Beer battered fish was really good also. Nice sized portions reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this place!!!

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Grover Beach, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had lunch at the bar. Husband loved the taps that were chilled 28.7 F-perfect for humid/hot Hanalei. Our bartender took great care of us, pouring cold drinks and serving food quickly. I will say that the food wasn't outstanding, but definitely good for pub eating. Tropical ambience, a bit noisy, but hey, it was Easter Week and things were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Kauai's North shore, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 (Formerly Zelo's)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808 826-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?