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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Main Street, Kauai's North shore, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714 (Formerly Zelo's)
808 826-9700
8:00 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

KALYPSO is one of the best things about my hawaii trip. This restaurant has amazing food great staff and a beyond brilliant atmosphere, Make sure you head down there and have their pinacolada as well. Their food is to die for!!!

Thank Jeanne D
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when we ate here tonight. They didn't take reservations because they were full, but we only had to wait 10 minutes. The Poke bowl was amazing!! All the food was wonderful and the beer selection/pricing was on point. We had a great waitress. Best dinner on the Island yet. We will be back.

Thank mbwaterdog
West Hartford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were unsure of what to expect given the very mixed reviews. We went on a Wednesday for all day happy hour and the drinks were great and the food solid. Fried artichokes were a good deal and the Poke Bowl for $12 was really really good and better prices than we've seen elsewhere. Drinks were also made well and... More 

Thank Joseph M
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

During our Kauai trip, we enjoyed lunch at Kalypso for one of our party's birthdays. The appetizer choices were two orders of poke and the calamari steak. The fresh catch and shrimp wrap was a great choice coupled with waffle fries. The portions were large and hard to finish. The quality and freshness of the food was amazing.

Thank Blue H
Rome, Italy
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Kalypso for happy hour and got drinks and appetizers. The prices weren't too bad, and the drinks and food were pretty good! It was a cute little place, with nice servers.

Thank Evanskb
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My expectations were not high, quite the opposite. I know how expensive restaurants are on Kauai and this place is cheap, so I wasn't expecting much. The atmosphere was OK, and I enjoyed the band... However the drinks were weak and the food was almost inedible. I've had better food at low end fast food joints. I suspect it was... More 

Thank NickinLA
Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our way back to Lihue from Maniniholo Dry Cave we stopped in Hanalei for dinner. had not planned for dinner and chose a restaurant at random. Boy did we get lucky with this gem. We got lucky and they were able to seat our party of 7 pretty quickly (2 maybe 3 minutes). The food was all great and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 2nd day in Kauai we visited Hanalei. Ravenous we looked for an inviting lunch spot. Unfortunately that was Kalypso. We were slow to be seated, the pineapple juice I ordered was actually warm, likely from a can, it quickly melted all the ice in my glass. Couldn't get the attention of our server, the hostess I finally spoke with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is casual and party-like. Staff is very friendly, and the food is delicious. From our table looked out through the opening to the veranda and saw a spectacular rainbow in the early evening before sunset.

Thank Larry F
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Kalypso twice when I was in Hanalei. Once, I was by myself, sat on the covered patio, had a cocktail and amazing tacos. The second time I was with my entire family for dinner and we all had a great time. There was live music, great food and a fun atmosphere.

Thank wanderluzt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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: 808 826-9700

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