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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Hawaiian
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Main Street, Kauai's North shore, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 (Formerly Zelo's)
808 826-9700
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 220
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  • 71
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  • 48
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy going, good food, recommend going late lunch time or early dinner. This is a very busy place.

This is a very poplar restaurant so I recommend going off time. The menu is broad and includes a lot of fish which was fresh and delicious. The salads are very nice and portions of everything are generous. This is a great place to go no matter where you have been... just showered or just out of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice food, not great. Good cocktails, can sit at the bar as it is very casual, always busy. Lots of tourists and families, TV's on, so if you want more chill, try Hanalei Dolphin up the road. Enjoy

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This little restaurant on the north shore of Kauai is an experience of its own. The food is ONO!!! The ambiance is typical island and they will take good care of you and your guests. I have been there twice and would go again!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The family stopped in during happy hour. Drink and food menu was limited on the happy hour list. Ordered coconut shrimp appetizer and Mai Tai cocktails. Ok but not great. We had shrimp tacos, loco moco, club sandwich and Huli-huli chicken which was the best dish. Too much other stuff placed on top of the other dishes which take away... More 

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Vista
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very poplar restaurant so I recommend going off time. The menu is broad and includes a lot of fish which was fresh and delicious. The salads are very nice and portions of everything are generous. This is a great place to go no matter where you have been... just showered or just out of a kayak. The... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Didn't know where to go for lunch so this seemed like a good choice in the Hanalei area.. had the fish & chips/waffle fries.. it was just ok.. my niece had the poke bowl which she liked.. it had big chucks of poke.. maybe other items on the menu would've been better.. I'd say food is average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our party of 6 showed up and we were seated quickly. Kiana, our server, was friendly and efficient. And, it was her birthday! I was fairly certain it would take forever to get our food because the restaurant was full, but it came out quickly. Good thing too as we were all hungry. I would highly recommend the Kalypso Poke... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great place after a day at the beach for anything from burgers to fresh fish… great happy hour food and prices...

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Long Island, NY
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The food in this restaurant was not good and the service was really slow and not attentive. Find another restaurant. I would not recommend it.

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beaverton
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went here once for happy hour and again a couple days later for dinner. Happy Hour was great. Dinner was good but pricey. The service was fine but not great. Mostly seafood based menu items, but also some burgers and non seafood stuff. Not really a Mexican restaurant, but sort of a Mexi-hybrid with nachos and tacos on the... More 

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Bluffton, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stopped in for an early dinner around 5:30 pm. Plenty of parking in rear, but shared with other businesses in the area. We were seated quickly with a window table for 2. I had the special of the day which was blackened Mahi Mahi with 3 shrimp, mashed potatoes and vegetables. The Mahi Mahi was delicious and larger serving... 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
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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