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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Takeout

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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
coconut shrimp

Kalypso Island Bar and Grill had the best coconut shrimp that I have ever eaten. All my family members said the same thing. Wait people were also helpful finding me a good place to take surf lessons. They were very helpful. Nice place to stop after snorkeling at Tunnels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
NeuquaTodd
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Naperville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Kalypso Island Bar and Grill had the best coconut shrimp that I have ever eaten. All my family members said the same thing. Wait people were also helpful finding me a good place to take surf lessons. They were very helpful. Nice place to stop after snorkeling at Tunnels.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at Kalypso while waiting for the rain to pass. My husband had fish and chips, which were really good. The fish wasn't too heavily breaded and the crust was thin and crisp, so you could taste more of the fish. I ordered the nacho plate with pork, and got the biggest plate ever. They were very generous... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A good solid place to eat and have a drink. Good service, some quality fish. Not fancy, good for kids.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for dinner. Was pretty crowded but we got a table outside. Ordered the coconut shrimp & the macho nachos with kulua pork. Both were excellent. Service was okay. Will definitely eat here again if ever in Hanalei.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times on past trips and the food and drinks were outstanding. This visit however seemed more on the average. We got drinks (lava flow) that I was not thrilled with. I gave mine to someone else because I didn't like it. Everyone else like their drinks so it could have been my taste buds. The... More 

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Meadows Place, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here on a Tuesday night at 8pm and it was still pretty busy; however we were seated pretty quickly and the hostess and waitress were pleasant. Everything we ordered was hot, fresh, and tasty. I can definitely recommend the calamari, fish and chips, fish tacos, BBQ burger, and crab quesadilla. We also had the banana foster sundae... More 

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Tarzana, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 7:00 with 11 people thinking we had a reservation. The hostess then told us that they didn't take reservations on a Friday night! Imagine our chagrin! She said a new hostess had made a mistake by taking the reservation. She then did everything humanly possible to seat us in half an hour.She really went above and beyond.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hostess never spoke to us, waited 20 minutes before she even looked at us and the 10 people waiting behind us. Drinks were watery at best. Nachos were black and burnt from being thrown under the broiler. Coconut shrimp over fried. We all felt ill with heartburn etc. after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Week long hunt for best fish tacos in princeville area. Found at this classic beach town bar and eatery. Cheerful staff with comfortable seating and lots of traffic walking/driving by to give one the people watching experience. Oh, the fish tacos are The Best. Wash me down with a 22 oz local draft beer and you are good to go.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited this restaurant while on one of our daily tours around the island. It appears to be very popular as it was pretty crowded during a late lunch visit. I had the Waldorf salad which was excellent. It was huge and more than I could eat, with really fresh ingredients. You can add chicken or shrimp to this, but... More 

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Additional Information about Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

Address: Main Street, Kauai's North shore, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 (Formerly Zelo's)
Phone Number: 808 826-9700
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
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
Average Prices: USD $7 to $20
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hawaiian

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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 to $20
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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