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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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Canmore, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a small lunch of appies and was quite happy. I was expecting a lower pub quality food that you would find in a typical pub but my coconut shrimps were delicious! My boyfriend had the calamari salad wrap something or other and it was also done very nicely.

Thank deymal
Concord, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar has great ambiance, staff were friendly, food was ready quickly and the fish tacos and they were great.

Thank Lemonade-Diva
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there last Sunday morning...had a huge breakfast for two in this sports bar atmosphere (NFL is on amazingly early in Hawaii) ...very reasonable pricing by Island standards. Our plate was heaping with terrific potatoes, eggs cooked to our liking, and bacon. We definitely would go back--in downtown Hanalei.

Thank Jan521
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the poke bowl and thought it was delicious with perfect sticky rice. The atmosphere was great and there were even chickens wandering around the restaurant floor. Great entertainment. The burger my hubby had was just OK. There was a commotion behind us because a couple forgot their ID and couldn't get served. We were pleased that the manager... More 

Thank Leigh Ann H
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tad loud sport's bar with good food! There is something on the menu for everyone. All done in the Island style, open air. Stick with your favorite beer, the drinks are so so.

Thank Ganeen Genie J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Capped off 5 nights on Kauai with dinner at Kalypso. Good food, service and value. From the coconut shrimp to the nachos and chicken skewers, everything was tasty at a reasonable price.

Thank Bradley N
Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate elsewhere but thought a drink would be good so stopped here. It was packed and service was slow but pleasant. We had Mai tais that I thought were solid. It was pouring rain and we had some awful littering neighbors (they let their paper napkins go flying for the bussers to chase in the rain), so overall I... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Fresno, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a warm morning of kayaking, we made our way to Kalypso. The lunch time crowd was hopping. We sat at the bar where there is a fluctuating digital read-out of the temperature of the many beers on draft. We caught 27.9 degrees and the Coconut Porter might have been the most welcome brew I've ever had. The food was... More 

Thank Deborahx6
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast and it was pretty good. Seemed like a good place to either watch a football game or sit on the patio and admire the pretty hillside views of Kauai. Food was pretty good. I got the macadamia nut French toast-really good, and also got eggs, rice, and toast which were decent. Pretty good service and overall... More 

Thank schef27
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280 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friendly place to grab lunch or a cold beer on a hot day. The menu is complete and the quality of the food is very good.

Thank Yago1

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, 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?