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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

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4483 Aku Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-9700
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (182 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (168 reviews)
“waffle fries” (61 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4483 Aku Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn’t know anything about the food, no one took our order. We gave up and left the restaurant. Lots of employees sweeping the floor, cleaning tables, etc but no one acknowledged us.

Thank VAfozzils
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this bar for drinks and food. Coconut shrimp...yum. COLD beer...28.9 degrees! Great happy hour. Super wait staff. Nice location in the heart of Hanalei. We go back to this place repeatedly! Best Mai Tai on the island in our opinion!

Thank 988BarbaraS988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cocktails and the food were AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! Great service. Nice laid back atmosphere. Super clean.

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had dinner at Kalypso earlier this week. Food was very good. We ordered the mahi mahi, mahi salad, ahi stacker salad, but the winner of the night was my son's Poke Bowl (he loved it and asked it he could have a second)....More

Thank JimMcFarland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a nice meal at Kalypso this week. We were out for the night, but it's the kind of place you can just as easily head to straight from the beach. They had a nice selection of island cocktails, along with...More

Thank Harry__Hood95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner after comparing menus looking for something small, mid priced and tasty. We ordered 2 sides: fried artichoke hearts and 6 piece coconut shrimp with Thai chili sauce. Perfect! Oh, of course I would love a Mai Tai. They make a good...More

Thank buypaulsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Kalypso 3 times in a week, it is the best "beach" bar in Hanalei. Great food, drinks and atmosphere!! The best thing I can say about Kalypso is I had nothing that I didn't love!!

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat in Kauai after a day of exploring or hanging out on the beach! Ivory was our server today and she is wonderful. The fish sandwich is so fresh and delicious. Drinks are great too. Fun vibe. Highly recommend.

Thank 3dogsinthecountry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in Kauai we heard about this place from our helicopter tour pilot Matt. It was raining and couldn’t hang at the beach so we drove around and stopped for a late lunch. It was incredible! There were 6 of us and we all loved...More

Thank rick1hart
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

The service here was excellent! Can't say enough about that. The onion rings are delicious and a huge portion. We shared a burger which was okay, not great. But we did order without the BBQ sauce and that seems to be a specialty. Great place...More

Thank Sheryl34347
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Questions & Answers
October 11, 2016|
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Response from mooseofblue | Reviewed this property |
I confess, I didn't notice, but my sister in law had a pasta style dish made with zucchini noodles instead of pasta. Does that help?
January 21, 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Just go to their website, you'll see their menu.
January 7, 2015|
Response from Farenzy | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they take reservations. We did not mind the wait. The place is very informal and the maitais at the bar made us forget we were waiting for a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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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