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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (488 reviews)
“short ribs” (55 reviews)
“flank steak” (38 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The vibe in Hanalei translates to Bar Acuda where we are dining tonight. It is assured and confident throughout. There are plenty of highlight dishes, and none of them miss the mark. Scallops in purple sweet potato, Acuda’s take on ahi (yellowfin tuna) poke, and...More

Thank BenLK
Reviewed 3 days ago

We called one evening to make a reservation and got a voice mail that I would call impolite.... The gist of the message was to call this number or come in person to the restaurant between 2 and 5 pm, don't leave a message here...More

Thank AJ C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a Tapas style place although they do wander out of Spain a bit. Food is always excellent. Small plates, but you don't have to order a million of them and the staff is very good and can tell you if you have enough...More

Thank zinmanfred
Reviewed 1 week ago

They call themselves a tapas bar, but they exist as one in name only. Was there by myself and looking forward to ordering a bunch of different things. Asked the friendly bartenders for recommendations and went with the Lyonnaise salad ($12) and the short ribs...More

Thank SeanScully
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the atmosphere was nice, our meal was nothing special. I was expecting something great based on the other reviews.

Thank BB6753
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tapas dishes are small as one would expect but the prices range from $8 to about $23 with most dishes priced in the upper teens. Some of the plates such as the wagyu flank steak skewers come with four skewers and thus are on...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This looks to be a fantastic evening bar but we were here for breakfast which was a delight. We did have a Bellini to aid in the digestion.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 5 loved the tapas. Great diversity of menu, hard to choose! The decor was calming and comfortable, the service was attentive.

Thank Valhalla3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice table overlooking a grassy area, with a nice view of strutting roosters and feral cats (it was great entertainment for the kids)! The food was excellent, from the salad to the beef satay to the local fish. Bar Acuda also had...More

Thank MNK68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious. Our favorite dish was the scallop. Our only complaint was with the service - specifically the pacing of the dishes. Our scallop came out first - almost immediately after we ordered it. We actually think they gave us a dish meant...More

Thank Patricia L
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Jolene K
11 February 2017|
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Response from coconutgrl | Reviewed this property |
You can get one of the few seats at the bar if you are there right when they open, or later in the night. Locals have a better chance of being slid in at a table without reservations (hey, it's small town – jus sayin'). That... More
26 November 2016|
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Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
No views from the restaurant, but the food is soooo good, not missed. Recommend reservations right before sundown--as soon as they open for dinner. Deck is great too, weather permitting--which is most of the time. Walk the... More
Linda S
23 March 2015|
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Response from douger67 | Reviewed this property |
All casual there. I would feel completely comfortable being alone and eating there. In fact, I think I saw a couple at the bar doing so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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17:30 - 21:30
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17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-7081
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