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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

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$$ - $$$
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4483 Aku Road, 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought the food was fairly good but pricey for what you got! Drinks were ok, nothing to brag about

Thank Hendrix5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The last couple of times we made the trip to the north end of Kauai, it was a rainy day. Yesterday, it was a Paradise day. And, of course, the food at Kalypso, was pretty good, too. My husband had Loco Moco (rice, hamburger patty, fried egg and brown gravy). We understand it's a meal the sugar cane workers used... More 

Thank eahaman
Ketchikan, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this to be a great place to eat after 4 hours of Kayaking. They made people wear footwear and shirts! lol

Thank Loren778899
Bozeman, Montana
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After swimming in Hanalei Bay we dropped in for a quick 29 degree beer and stayed for the fresh poke bowl a couple times over! The local Kauai Tai was also quite good. Service was quick and friendly and the atmosphere was open and inviting.

Thank wasia4
Twain Harte, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Kalypso's for their excellent happy hour, but today was our first time for breakfast. I loved the bananas foster macadamia nut pancakes, cooked just as I had requested. Huge portion. My husband loved his breakfast burrito, also customized. He especially enjoyed the sausage in the burrito. Prices were very reasonable, and the service was good. We... More 

Thank SusanSJB
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First of all, very very loud. The menu is run of the mill for the atea. The servers were good but the food took a bit to be served. It seems like a fun place to grab a drink and watch a game but no so much for a meal. I've been there twice and both times walked away with... More 

Thank NtVnYr59
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Nothing really special. We had a happy hour menu with $5 Chardonnay and beer. Easy and no frills.

Thank Mary D
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food over cooked. We placed our order and food was served to us in less than 10min. Did not taste fresh as on previous visits. Service is good and friendly.

Thank Mary R
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for a lunch with bar service available. Cold cold draft bears and excellent kaluapork sandwich. Friendy efficient service make this a must do in one of the coolest little towns in Kauai. Lots of locals who know where to go. They come here, period

Thank surfer6
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the ambiance of this place and the food was delish! I went there to order their one sushi dish but it was only served for dinner so I had a crab and fish wrap....it was excellent! Prices are a little high...but other than that, this was a great stop!

Thank Geogirl65

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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: 4483 Aku Road, 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?