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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
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 NEW 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
86 helpful votes 86 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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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The happy hour is great. Best nachos. Drinks are a bargain and the customers and staff are friendly. It's a comfortable, Hawaiian place. The main menu is big on portions. A nice, laid back kind of place

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great lunch today with my entire immediate family. They did a terrific job serving all 17 of us after a terrific morning at Ke'e beach. Try the huevos rancheros. Tasty.

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Rocky Mountains, CO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited Kalypso during the July 4 vacation period. It felt very crowded even though there were no lines outside. Our table was by the bar and we kept getting bumped by patrons. The food was fine, but the service suffered even though there were plenty of wait staff running around. This grill is a happening place, but maybe a... More

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