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Kalypso Island Bar and Grill

4483 Aku Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-9700
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (175 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (166 reviews)
“waffle fries” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 yesterday

We stopped at Kalypso for lunch on our way back to the hotel. The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was festive. Would definitely recommend! A+

Thank amerikaan314
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed some appetizers and drinks here where we watched our favorite college football teams play. The Poké was delicious, as were the fried artichoke hearts, chicken quesadilla, and seared tuna. As others have stated, the service is really fast, which is uncommon here in...More

Thank ColoradoLover65
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is almost at the end of the road in Hanalei, Kauai but is well worth the drive; we went twice and each time had great food at excellent prices. The spicy BBQ burger and waffle fries are excellent; as is the battered fried...More

Thank KipWilson
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of a few good choices in Hanalei. We ate here once for lunch and twice for dinner. Family friendly. Seemed busy, but the service was lightning fast (in and out in 30 min is possible if you are so inclined). I am a beer...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at Kalypso’s and we really enjoyed it. I had fish and chips and my husband had the calamari and poke lettuce wraps. Our food was delicious and the service was great. Great value and fun atmosphere!

Thank cheryll579
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I popped in for their happy hour specials. We loved the nachos, and calamari. The service was very friendly as well!

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a day trip up to see Hanalei - I got a salad and the dressing was a little watered down -everyone else got nachos that seems to be the way to go! The nachos were great! Salad ... not so much.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy Hour from 3:00pm-5:30pm and all night on Wednesday's! Which we stumbled across on a Wednesday. Excellent service, drinks, and a chance to watch sports and surf competitions on TV.

Thank Alek W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. This is my go to place in Hanalei. I love this hang out and I have to go here every time I go to Kauai. I love their current temp gauage on what is the current temp pf the beer they...More

Thank gandalfjp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch after a visit to the lighthouse. The reviews on Trip Advisor is the reason we picked this place. It was great and I would recommend it. The Mai Tai was good. The beer was cold. The Kaula Pork Quesadilla was...More

Thank kmm2007
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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, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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