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Bar Acuda

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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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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice restaurant, great staff and great food. The dishes are small tapas and are delicious! Little pricey, but 100% worth it.

Thank Raaders10
Exton, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Again another recommendation and the food was amazing. The Honeycomb tapas was our favorite. The lamb was phenomenal. The mahi mahi was great. Scallops wonderful. All these got high reviews and they were so worth it. A bit pricey but good food and it was totally worth every dollar!!

Thank Robin P
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been wanting to try Bar Acuda for many years when visiting Kauai, but we typically stay on the south shore and are not often in the Hanalei area in the evening. This year, we stayed a few nights on the north shore and Bar Acuda was one of my "must try's" this time. It did not disappoint. We did... More 

Thank GCD45720
Mooresville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wide ranging variety of foods that are all well prepared. The small plates provide the diner with the ability to taste the results of the kitchen's efforts. Wine was reasonably priced. Best meal we had in over a on both the South and North Shores. Best small plates since dining on tapas in San Sebastian.

Thank Philip D
Seattle, Washington
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217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bar Acuda has always been on our list for restaurants to dine at while in Kauai. Their tapas are eclectic and not from any country per se. My personal favorite, Northshore honeycomb with Humboldt Fog Cheese and Fuji apples is just delicious. Tonight we also had the bruschetta, dates in a balsamic vinegar reduction and a beet salad. All were... More 

Thank Terry H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best atmospheres we had while on the island. We made reservations at the chef's table where we were able to watch them cook everything. We ordered the Honeycomb Goat cheese dish to start and it was incredible. We followed it up with the small potatoes, Short Rib and Mahi Mahi. All were fantastic but small portions which... More 

Thank loganwhales
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Book first as its so popular, california tapas style small dishes, delicious food in a fabulous ambience, don't hesitate.

Thank hanaleimax
Hanalei, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

North Shore Kauai has slim pickins when it comes to quality dinners (even less for breakfast and lunch!). This is mid-range/fine dinning tapas that's worth it. Nice drinks (fresh juices). Lots of local and organic. The only thing I can actually complain about it the menu fluctuates so if you are craving something they won't necessarily have it that evening... More 

Thank coconutgrl
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tapas are good, but it gets expensive fast! This would be a great bar and snack place, but for a meal, it is too expensive! Everything on the menu is very good! The drinks are wonderful!

Thank Janien J
New Jersey
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought I read that they don't take reservations. They absolutely do. We made a reservation at the Chef's Counter and got to watch the guys cook all night. Pure poetry. We ordered: the olives & honeycomb to share. I'm a vegetarian but my husband is not so we ordered: the farm salad, the lentils (best thing ever) and the... 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?