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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (511 reviews)
“short ribs” (58 reviews)
“flank steak” (40 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.All hours
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 Bar Acura provided us with our best dinner on Kauai. The restaurant serves a variety of tapas made from farm and sea to table local ingredients. Quality and prices are high and you will need reservations. Reservations can be made by calling daily after...More

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 3 days ago

After hearing all the glowing reviews, I've wanted to come to Bar Acuda for years. Finally this year we had a chance (the Hanalei River flooded and the bridge was closed, so town was deserted and the hostess agreed to seat us right when they...More

Thank Jill Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

We made reservations and were able to sit outside on the porch. We did have to wait about 15 minutes which is my only negative. I would also suggest eating outside because it was very noisy inside. The food was excellent and staff attentive and...More

Thank csb808
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We made a reservation for a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday. It was slightly expensive but the service and food were great! They had a nice wine and drink list. I would recommend if you are looking for a nice dinner spot.

Thank AE6412
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of “Wows” here.... - Venue, - Service, - Hospitality, - Food - taste and presentation and.... - Price! If you’re looking for something a little more “special”, “out of the ordinary”, then you might wish to consider Bar Acuda. Nice selection of Tapas -...More

Thank 19Hammer67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So worth the wait, late reservations for evening dinner. This place is magical, the food amazing, the artwork on the walls...breathtaking and lovely. Drinks spectacular, great unique menu waiting for your taste buds. We shared the Mediterranean Olives and Local North Shore Honeycomb dishes. They...More

1  Thank Raza88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a family group of 8, had a nice circular table, friendly service and great food ! We all agreed that this is probably the best food in Hanalei.....and we will definitely come back.

Thank AlvaJoyce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service but the food was too expensive for small tapas portions. Honeycomb was the best. Salads were boring. Probably would not go back. Nothing really stood out except the service.

Thank LoriParkCity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start hostess, not aloha at all. Bus boy was great. Food pricy to say the least. $300.00 for 4 no drinks

Thank RochesterCurlytop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our least favorite meal during our trip. Small plates priced like full dinners. One was plain old pizza and the dessert tasted like boxed pudding.

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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.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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