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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

American, Hawaiian, Barbecue
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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Great happy hour

Nothing fancy but fun atmosphere . Great happy hours. Delicious margaritas. Best blt I have ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing fancy but fun atmosphere . Great happy hours. Delicious margaritas. Best blt I have ever had.

Thank Monkeytoez
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first time I have eaten here for breakfast. Saturday morning, not overly crowded and gorgeous day. Service was so-so, or as I say, they were operating on island time and I was not. Menu has nice assortment of offerings but items lean towards Hispanic-type foods. i.e. Huevos rancheros, breakfast burrito, etc. I ordered the crab meat omlet.... More 

Thank HeyCath2602
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the food and service here. One of the busier places in town, but we came during lunch so that is expected. Good coffee and the kalua quesadilla was very good. My husband had the fish tacos and he describes them as tasty and fresh, but there was a bit too much cabbage for his taste. I rate the... More 

Thank Rye H
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had breakfast and dinner there. Both meals were great. Not too costly. Sports bar theme. Had burger that was awesome as well as fish and chips.

Thank Valerie A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived about 45 minutes too soon for happy hour, but our server happily accommodated us with water and a crab quesadilla until it was time. Beer list was disappointing, but the tropical happy hour cocktail I ordered was generous and delicious. Overall, pretty good bar food. We liked the open air set up--you're inside and sheltered from sun or... More 

Thank Mfred57
Sedalia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first morning was a leisurely stroll around Hanalei we decided food was in order. We stopped in here, and boy am I glad we did. My wife had a crab stuffed omelet that was the size of Rhode Island. After every bite, she would exclaim how great it was. I had your standard eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc. Not a... More 

Thank Stafford S
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our experience here so much we visited twice on our recent trip. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is welcoming and fun, and the place is always packed with locals, tourists and families. The bar is a great place to sit for a drink and appetizer, but there is plenty of outside seating as well. There are happy... More 

Thank DNWA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived five minutes before the end of happy hour. We were seated promptly and got our order in less than two minutes later. Food was good and it was served quickly. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to eat gluten free due to celiac disease- this place has very limited options. Not much that was gluten free and also decently expensive. Had to eat nachos which were fine. Outside of the restaurant is quite attractive.

Thank Sarah S
Port Alberni, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited Kalypso a few years ago and had a wonderful experience. We returned to have a fun time and good food again only to be ignored by the waitress and served strawberry daquiris that were not completely blended. My husband and I had to sit there a stir our drinks with our straws. When I state "not blended... More 

Thank Sarah J

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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: American, Hawaiian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?