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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
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Flower Mound, Texas
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently visited Kalypso while in Hanalei for lunch. It's a great little spot in the middle of town and their lunch food is well worth a visit. We have been there many times over the years and never disappointed. I highly recommend having the Kahlua pork nachos to share for lunch - it will give you some of the... More 

Thank aaammgb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were told to try the Nachos with Kalua pig- they were HUGE!! It would've been enough for my whole family. My husband and I barely made a dent, but they were so delicious. It was a fun little environment and they were quick getting us seated and taken care of.

Thank Dacia B
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in as we walked past because we seen a football game on. Ohio state and Michigan. Had a drink and watched some of the game and left. The guy and gal behind the bar were nice and welcomed us in. Smiles all around. A bright and open place. Didn't eat but liked being there for a bit. Very inviting... More 

Thank Danny F
Canmore, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 2 weeks 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

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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
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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?