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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” (517 reviews)
“short ribs” (59 reviews)
“flank steak” (40 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 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place with indoor and outdoor seating. Pretty busy, so call many days ahead for reservations to be safe.

Thank Chase B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Put Bar Acuda on your places to visit in Hanalei. The inviting atmosphere and outdoor tables are great. Interesting small plates provide an opportunity for you to taste so many of their specialities. One of our favourite places on the island!

Thank ShamysShores2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting and the atmosphere is charged. The service is very friendly and efficient. The Tapas were sumptuous and we really had a good time. I would order the lamb chops for sure. Definitely come here again When we return to Kuai

Thank Quantummottle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for dinner with 8, may have been better with fewer people. Food was good but very expensive. Service slow but this seems to be the theme at every restaurant. We each had 1 drink and the bill was $600 with tip.

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually love tapas. I didn't love this place. The spiced vegetable were ehh. The short ribs were decent. The gazpacho wasn't good. The one scallop was good. None of the presentation was impressive. I liked ama much better.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular! Reservations are a must. This restaurant serves tapas, small plates. Has indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank exdancer
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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