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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 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Weatherford, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Eggs Benedict were wonderful! Best Bloody Mary ever! Great & friendly service nice atmosphere - open air, looking out on the mountains

Thank skmurphy5
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate dinner there last night. The nachos appetizer was both huge and delicious. Fish and Chips and Fish tacos were superb. Well done!

Thank Mark R
Rocklin, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mainlanders visiting Hanalei are time wacked early in a trip. Waiting till 11:30 or noon for restaurants to open may not fit hunger times. Kalypso then is a great option as their breakfast serving hours extend into lunch. Food is good, not great, but good. Seems to be a favorite with sports fans who enjoy talking back to the tv.... More 

Thank RocklinTravelers
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were happy we ate here for lunch recently- food servings were massive and sated our three growing boys, at the same time they also satisfied my vegetarian and health conscious taste! There's a range of food from nachos to salads, staff were only too happy to help me minimise the carb loading in our meals when I ordered a... More 

Thank Lisha12
Phoenix, Arizona
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for quick bite about 11:50 am. Gave our name to hostess and we're told about 10 minutes wait. Turned out to be less than five. Yay! Sat down on the porch area facing the street and mountains and server Caesar was right there. Ordered drinks and food. I ordered ahi sandwich with salad. Very yummy. Partner ordered clam... More 

Thank Carl F
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for happy hour and got the pulled pork nachos and some cocktails. Massive portion of nachos and although they had a bunch of toppings they were lacking flavor. Cheap tho.

Thank Maddy O
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the most delicious Coconut Shrimp at Kalypso. I paired it with a Coconut Porter and it was divine. The Bartenders were very friendly and accommodating. Cute little place in old Hanalei Town...

Thank Mary F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in Waimea but took the drive to Princeville to enjoy the beautiful Kauai drive. We stopped for dinner at Kalypso after reading several good reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm glad we listened to the recommendations. Kalypso was delicious, quick and had great people watching. The Mai Tais were fantastic. The coconut shrimp appetizer was amazing. And the... More 

Thank Theresa S
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast of eggs, Portuguese sausage and potatoes. Great food at a reasonable price. Also tried the Banana Mac-but pancakes-very good. Service was quick and friendly. There are a few TV's for watching sports. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Randycoeur
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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722 reviews
564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to grab some lunch. The staff is very welcoming and enjoyed a nice cold beer along with fish and chips that were especially good. Fun to sit along the railing and watch the world go by.

Thank RMGTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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?