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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (503 reviews)
“short ribs” (56 reviews)
“flank steak” (40 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday

We consider a visit to Bar Acuda an essential part of our Kauai experience - and for good reason. They serve reliably good food, tapas style. So you really can sample lots of different options without feeling too guilty. Most recently, they added a burrata...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food (scallops, lamb, and mahi-mahi) and wine selection, especially the Super Tuscan, were excellent. Wonderful wait staff, and the food experience was awesome! The only let down of our meal was the hostess - attitude right off the bat - as soon as we...More

Thank 128CarpeDiem
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife, son, daughter in law and I spent an hour watching magnificent surf at a nearby beach before our 5:30 dinner reservation (which we were lucky to get -- best to reserve early) at Bar Acuda. We were delighted by our meal: all of...More

Thank tomwelch
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our last dinner before heading back home after a great stay on Kauai. Our server was very nice and helpful in explaining the different options. We enjoyed the outdoor setting and the food and pineapple dessert were all fresh and tasty. The sauce...More

Thank johng3333
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here on Tuesday evening. We had reserved ahead and asked for a table on the deck. When we arrived our table was ready for us. We found the staff friendly but not overly which is what I like. I asked...More

Thank sheweeble
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love d this restaurant. Very inventive menu with a wide range of dishes to choose from. You won't be disappointed. Big city prices though.

Thank GoldCountry2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed Bar Acuda. It was a short drive from our hotel in Princeville, which made it easy and there was adequate parking. All of the tapas we had were very good and they took special care due to my husband's...More

Thank Allie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dined at Bar Acuda a few years ago on a prior trip to Hanalei. Our family had an enjoyable, delicious meal and I was looking forward to returning. Sadly, the most recent visit was a disappointment. The menu had changed and was definitely...More

Thank TxTree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully designed restaurant in Hanalei with large open windows, a partial open kitchen and indoor/outdoor seating. The waitress was very attentive even on a busy night and recommended 4-6 dishes off the tapas style menu for 2 people. We ordered burrata, ceviche, arugula salad, bruschetta,...More

Thank AliFriedmanMermey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is four stars, but the value is three. The pizza is pretty bad, so we were surprised that our server steered us to it. It's still good food though, and a nice place, but you pay for it! I appreciate how they have a...More

Thank bradcaugust
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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.
16 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
12 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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