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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Main Street, Kauai's North shore, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 (Formerly Zelo's)
+1 808-826-9700
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I ate lunch here yesterday after walking around the cute shops this little town has to offer. My husband ordered a spicy burger which was a half pound of meat and ordered the waffle French fries. He was quite pleased with his meal. I ordered a fried fish and crab wrap and the waffle fries as well.... More 

Thank Travellingsoulottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in several times during our stay in the area. Extremely casual and good food and attentive service. Seating by open windows is where you want to be. No live entertainment that we were able to discern.

Thank wweirichm
Kansas City, Missouri
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Open air seating with outside or inside tables. Good choices of drinks and food plates large enough to share. Kahlua pork sandwich was the best we've had so far--try the waffle fries, good and crispy. All items we tried were delicious, served hot and quickly.

Thank mvsmith
Eagle, Idaho
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun environment with outdoor or open air seating. Waitress was pleasant and energetic. We went for happy hour and enjoyed the 1/2 off bottles of wine and special appetizer prices. The food needed a bit more flavor but worth the visit.

Thank Clappfam
Dallas, Texas
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed Kalypso in Hanalei. Good food and maitai's . Reasonable prices for the island.Waitstaff friendly and helpful.

Thank Linda H
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While the view on the outside patio was GREAT, unfortunately, the fish tacos and kalua pork sandwich and the fish and chips, were not awful, but not great. Next to Dukes in Lihue (near the Marriott), they were not worth eating. That sounds harsh; and really, these dishes were edible. But, next to the quality of Dukes, some 25 miles... More 

Thank Scott W
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've taken my brother here. We've taken my wife's sister and brother-in-law here. We've taken our kids here. And everyone loves the place and the food. Get an outside table and enjoy the fresh air and great food. The staff is friendly and helpful. Nothing but great things to say about this place.

Thank Ghery1952
New Jersey
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whatever you do... get the mango vinaigrette. It may have been the best dressing I've ever had. Get it on everything you eat or drink. Ok, maybe not everything you drink. But, still. Sooooo goood! Husband had the poke bowl appetizer, I had the mixed green salad with the best dressing ever (mango vinaigrette, come on!!!). Husband had ahi fish... More 

Thank SuZQ1109
South Jordan, Utah
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is only open for breakfast on weekends. It's pretty good. We had the peaches and cream stuffed French toast and the Crab omelette. It sounded better on the menu than it actually was. Probably won't be back, but it was worth stopping in. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the restaurant is a great atmosphere.

Thank Curtis O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love eating here as good is always good and friendly staff who pamper you. Portions are very generous and staff always have smile.

Thank Rodney D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
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: +1 808-826-9700

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