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“The Best Calamari”

Kalypso Island Bar and Grill
Ranked #8 of 51 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 10, 2009

We just returned from a 10 day stay in Kauai. Of all the places we ate, Kalypso's was the only place we wanted to return to. The calamari was the best we have ever had and the fish and chips were also great.

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Reviewed December 8, 2009

This review is purely for drinks and appetizers (pu-pu's)
Kalypso's is a laid back place in a laid back town. Any expectations of fine dining or even a unique dining experience should be removed. This is a spot for stopping on the way back to your house or condo from the beach or hike for a drink and some food to hold you over until you can have dinner.
The beer list is fine, try the local beer made in Kauai if they have it. The Golden is great. The Mai Tai's are good as well.
The best part about this place is the view from the front deck. You can peer up into the mountains, watch the waterfalls, or just people watch.
We ordered a Pu-Pu platter and it was excellent. Everything fried to perfection and just what we needed to satisfy our hunger until we could get home and BBQ.
We went there three times and each time it was a good experience.

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Reviewed November 22, 2009

Whenever I am in Hanalei, I make it a point to have dinner or brunch at Kalypso! Wonderful food, reasonably priced and you can catch a favorite game too!

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Reviewed November 14, 2009

Very good location and great island atmosphere. That's all.:(

Poorly run service, lacking any clear leadership. Food sits for way too long. Someone please explain the meaning of expedite to these people. Cold Food.

Order a drink and nothing, order your food and you get some of it.

Lots of potential but that is all.

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Thank HeliHo
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

The shrimp tacos at Kalypso were OUT of this world. We also loved the fish tacos. We ate her TWICE in our 4 night stay during our honeymoon in Hanalei! It was the perfect spot to relax, enjoy a tropical cocktail, have some great food --- and not break the bank doing it. I would highly recommend this to someone who wants to mix it up and not eat uber-fancy one night.

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Thank DukeCross
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