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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

4483 Aku Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-9700
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (166 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (156 reviews)
“waffle fries” (49 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4483 Aku Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has a great happy hour and perfect off-the-beach laid back casual atmosphere. Best coconut shrimp we've had in Hawaii!! Easy to get a table (well, we only have 2 people) and great service!

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

After shopping, this is a must stop for a MaiTai or Wicked Wahine drink and appetizers! It is an open air bar and restaurant with an enormous serving of nachos or fresh fish dishes. All who work there are smiling, engaging, and give the feeling...More

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here while leaving the North Shore up by Princeville. The food is very good and so is the atmosphere. Usually crowded but worth the wait. You get very big portions so you can probably split something. Seafood is wonderful, calamari was so fresh....More

Thank Lgebb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly service and very good quality of the food. A good variety of choices. A nice stop to do¨!

Thank Pascale_Alain01630
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always crowded but we can't figure out why. We have dined here 3 times over the years, and the service was terrible each and every time. Food isn't anything special either. Won't be dining here again ever.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the nachos with chicken and the mango barbecue and spicy chicken wings! Delicious wings! Plenty of food for the two of us. The nachos were the happy hour size and that was a large plate full! We saw the regular portion and that...More

Thank JulieandDon
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great bar/grill food and the prices are really reasonable. Food can be really pricey on Kauai so this was a nice find. Burger, sandwiches, salads.....all great!

Thank hockeymom98VA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was good and location is excellent - right in the heart of Hanalei. My only complaint was the bugs when we attempted to sit outside. They did move us inside after three bugs landed in my beer!

Thank CiceroNYMom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have come to Kalypso for years!It is a wonderful place to eat. Great food wonderful service. Especially enjoy the Calamari it is the best! Great place to sit and enjoy the changing weather.

Thank Marsha A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the meal and service was good. The waiter was helpful in his recommendations for drinks and food. Our family had a good time and if we have time we might try lunch next time.

Thank Charles P
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Questions & Answers
12 October 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?
22 January 2015|
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Response from JEFlippo | Reviewed this property |
Just go to their website, you'll see their menu.
8 January 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
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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