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Bar Acuda

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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dont miss the apples and bluer cheese appetizer. Had a great meal here. A little pricey, but really super nice and romantic. I personally love Hanalei and the North shore. While Tahiti Nui beats this place in terms of the live music, the presentation, attention and delicious food makes this the place to spend a last night in Hanalei.

Thank dpb703
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We picked this place based on TA reviews and it is highly deserving of it's high rating. We ate here twice in one week. We are huge fans of tapas to start with and they did not disappoint. The service was some of the best we experienced on the island. Some of our favorites was the roasted tomato bruschetta, honey... More 

Thank tarwillie
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our last night on Kauai was just a few days before Valentine's Day so we decided to celebrate at Bar Acuda. I will say compared to the other restaurants we tried in Hanalei this was a stand out. The cocktails were unusual and delicious, and on par with what most places are charging for craft cocktails these days. We ordered... More 

Thank dianacI562GL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food, the ambience, the wine and the service was perfect! Steve made us feel like a guest in his house from the minute we walked in. We sat at the chef's bar where we watched the food being cooked with such precision and love. Don't miss this gem! You will need a reservation as they book up really fast.

Thank Molly M
San Antonio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this spot online and was so glad I did! They are not on Open Table, so I called and made a reservation for our 2nd night on Kauai! Everything was delicious! Ki d of pricey for Tapas! But everything tasted great and we had a great server, Miguel. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

Thank Mindi S
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every single dish was a wonderful surprise to the eyes and the mouth! No wonder everyone recommended Bar Acuda. We will definitely be back.

Thank Hagit G
Hanalei, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is the only place in Hanalei with any vibe. It's casual and it's chic. Even though it is in the middle of way too toursity Hanalei you get the feeling that there are actually locals that would dine here. And then you realize that is because there actually are locals dining here. The food is great. The concept... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly acclaimed to us & did not disappoint. It is a great Tapa's place where everyone is friendly & outgoing. The food is very good. Indoor outdoor dining.

Thank Sbroadhog
Alton, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm always a little shocked at the bill at the end of a tapas dinner and Bar Acuda did not disappoint. However the food was soooooo good. The scallop was my favorite...for the price they should give you two though. Another favorite was the blue cheese, apples and local honey. The drinks were terrific. If you are looking for a... More 

Thank Lori R
Bethesda, Maryland
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful atmosphere and warm service; we particularly enjoyed talking with our server. Tapas style, but Hawaiian (not Spanish). Food was fresh and very good. One of our favorite meals in Hawaii.

Thank Donald T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?