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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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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our experience at Bar Acuda was not good. Beware the hype. We are pretty easy going and rarely complain. We do have discerning pallets and know when a dish is properly and creatively prepared. Of the 4 plates we ordered, 1 was superb, 2 were forgettable and 1 was so bad they should have been embarrassed to serve it. The... More 

Thank yountswe
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner last night at Bar Acuda in Hanalei. The cheese with honey and Fugi Apple was amazing as well the bruscetta and the short ribs. It was a great night with great service. We had a 8.30 reservation and the food came very fast so if you want the have a longer night please ask to... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bar Acuda is a tapas restaurant, and it is expensive. The foods was so delicious that we didn't mind the prices. The bar is pretty good too. My wife said she had the best mai tai she had during out trip at Bar Acuda.

Thank Bravo_Zulu
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is really nice food and a great atmosphere. Each of the tapas items we consumed were excellent. For me, the highlight of the meal was the scallop; so savory, sweet and delicious. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. Be prepared to take your time over a meal here. The kitchen definitely runs on island time, but not to the... More 

1 Thank Ben W
Qingdao, China
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been 3 times now and have had amazing food and drinks each and every time. We spent several hours there the last time ordering a dish or two to go with our drinks. Then looking at the menu and ordering some more to go with the next round of drinks. Fantastic service and worth every penny.

Thank 4Canucksoutthere
Princeville, Hawaii
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good, professional staff. We orderec 4 tapas fior 2 people: the seared ahi was average, the broccoli nearly inedible, the lentils fairly tasteless and the beef skewers excellent. About $150 with wine.

Thank Michael D
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a dinner reservation, and still dressed for the beach, we were lucky to finally get a place at the bar. It was worth the wait! This place could rival Michelin star restaurants anywhere - the menu is creative, the ingredients are of exceptional quality, the staff is outstanding and overall, it has a very singular character.

Thank debellechasse
Porter, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, it's pricy. Not for a budgt traveler, but good for a splurge. Service was great and it's got a nice feel inside.

Thank moonsetfarm
Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was amazing fresh to table local ingredients and perfect 🍹 and a wonderful atmosphere.. You think of bruschetta as a common chopped tomatoe on a baguette However they use a whole roasted tomatoe served in a bowl surrounded with a yummy sauce ish ... Hands down my favourite restaurant and I eat at a lot if restaurants all... More 

Thank Marsha G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic meal at Bar Acuda! Hanalei Bay itself is gorgeous, the restaurant is in a great location. The atmosphere is chic and sophisticated, but still laid back Hawaii. Our service was excellent- for sure the best we had on the island. The menu was fresh and inventive and the food was delicious! We loved it! They do... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
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?