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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” (485 reviews)
“short ribs” (55 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place, a tapas style up-market eatery in Hanalei. The honeycomb dish was a highlight and the meatballs and meat skewers a close second. Everything came very speedily and fresh, and we enjoyed every mouthful. The wines were amazing. The only negative we...More

Thank Rach198813
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good, but portions are small, and plates are small. Prices are not small. We suffered through an arrogant waiter, the only one we had in 12 days. His message was he was too cool to be a waiter. Well, I was too...More

Thank harrystc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is really good! They know what they we doing with food, the combination of flavor works. The service was great as well. I will definitely go back!

Thank Laurie396
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up from the south side of the island for a night, and chose Bar Acuda as our dinner spot. I'm so glad we did! The atmosphere/vibe was awesome, and everything we ordered -- we sampled 5 dishes including dessert -- was delicious. I...More

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our anniversary so we wanted something a little special. TripAdvisor reviewers seemed to indicate this would be the place. And indeed it was. We started with the olives while we enjoyed a cocktail and perused the extensive small plate (tapas) menu. We then...More

Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful vibe in hip environment. Service professional and helpful. We had the short rib skewers, Spanish meatballs, ono, baccalaureate, tuna poke. All tasty-goat cheese looked really exceptional and will enjoy on next visit. We enjoyed chocolate pot du creme and cheesecake -both were delish. Nice...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, reservations are required and the ambiance lends to a want to dress up although there were folks there in cutoff jeans and a t shirt. I was truly excited to dine there and the reviews went from terrible to amazing so I wasn't...More

Thank Elainetsai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved our tapas this evening! I think sharing small plates is a great way to try many different flavors. We started with the honeycomb, Apple, goat cheese plate and this was amazing! First time we ever ate honeycomb and the three...More

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was good, the wine was good, the atmosphere was nice... The server Jeannie? was kind of pretentious and I don't know if they are trying to be that way or not, but we were kind of confused. Hanalei has a pretty laid back...More

1  Thank Paige B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

A real find. We had the scallop and the Ono as well as a couple of salads and cocktails. Could not be happier.

Thank hcehce57
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
That would be the most expensive takeout you have ever had.
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
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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 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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