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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” (181 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (166 reviews)
“waffle fries” (55 reviews)
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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

My wife and I spent a week on Prineville, Kauai and ate out most nights. Many of the nicer restaurants were over priced and the food was just OK. The Kalypso Island Bar was just what we wanted. Good service, good food and affordable prices....More

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

the restaurant is a nice place to hang out with your friends, evening though it wasn’t as good as we were expecting (after reading some of the reviews) we were still happy with what we got. Nice service, good, regular food.

Thank Leszek J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This seemed like THE place to eat in Hanalei, but it was very disappointing. The service was goofy and almost insulting - like a caricature of a charming surf bum, but not in a good way. The mai tai was lackluster, the chowder so thick...More

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favorite spot by far to eat. We were in Hawaii for 5 1/2 days and we are here probably 5 times. The breakfast was outstanding, coconut shrimp was my favorite and the drinks were awesome.

Thank Kerrijo1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great late night spot. Sports bar. Loved he lychee cooler. Didn’t eat but the drinks were stiff! Ambience was cool

Thank AlanaHurt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out with family for our second trip to this restaurant. The food was so good that we had to come back again. Everything on the menu that we had was very good. The stuff is outstanding. So if you are in the area it is...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great atmosphere - waitress (Misha) was friendly and brought out everything SO FAST! The nachos with pork were HUGE! We skipped a main meal and just ordered a salad to go with.... Mai Tai's were on point! Super yummy!

Thank W Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good spot for an easy night out with the family. The food was good. The margarita was terrible. They forgot part of our order. And just so you know the mac & cheese for the kids was Krafts.

Thank GoldCountry2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were first here for a happy hour, then returned for a birthday celebration. Good food, fun tropical drinks and great service, including a rousing birthday dessert presentation

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Emmy husband and I loved this place! Great food, service and location. A quick 5-10 minute walk from hanalei beach. We happened to stop in for lunch after spending a day at the beach. We had a patio table and got to people watch as...More

1  Thank cbilli3
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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