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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (560 reviews)
“flank steak” (40 reviews)
“short ribs” (59 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
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

For the price & hype, I expected more. The portions are tiny, so expect to order quite a bit from the menu to feel like you had a full meal. The atmosphere was nice, the food combinations were creative and good, but not great. The...More

Thank khtraveler07
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small plates sort of restaurant. You definitely need a reservation. Food was good, but pricey. Nice atmosphere, ok service.

Thank Kristiesue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique and interesting tapas, that are amazingly delicious are the fare in this popular restaurant. Reservations are definitely recommended. (A Hollywood star even strolled by a couple of times with his young daughter!)

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hanalei for 8 days, and had dinner somewhere different every night. This was our favorite. Contemporary and clean, with an emphasis on seafood and good service. Local fish, lentils, and lamb were three of our favorite dishes.

Thank pointfinder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations but still had to wait about 20 minutes. Food was very good. We enjoyed everything we ordered. I would have a liked a few more choices, but we liked what we had.

Thank Bellarae3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Hanalei, we didn’t know much about the dinner scene and naively went to Bar Acuda at prime time with no reservation. We were invited to at the bar 1/2 hours for the next available table. Had wonderful drinks, very nice chat with...More

Thank Hongkon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good assortment of small plates to share or not share. The wait staff was very good and made great recommendations with both food and wine. Note: if you make a reservation do not be late as your table will be gone. We were stuck in...More

Thank MegMB01
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here, good portion sizes, interesting flavours and great wine list. Definitely recommend making a reservation as it gets busy although they do walk ins after 8 or 8:30

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 13 March 2018

My wife and I visited this restaurant while on vacation for my 30th birthday. It was a great way for us to try a handful of unique local dishes without committing to a whole meal of each. The wine selection was good although I wish...More

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a casual, energetic place. Our service was very good, friendly, and helpful about portion sizes and number of tapas to order (2 to 2.5 per person unless really hungry). The list of food options was long and varied. The wine list was great...More

Thank John H
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2017|
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Response from KenVicLee | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with KE. It is a "foodie" type place. That said I would guess they are very accommodating so if your kids are a little older (not infants) and are amenable to trying new things, they shouldn't have a problem.
15 October 2017|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t notice anyone taking out but not sure. Worth going and sitting on the outside porch and relaxing and trying their creative tapas. Delicious!!
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
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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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