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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (598 reviews)
“flank steak” (44 reviews)
“scallops” (148 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 yesterday

This restaurant is outrageously expensive for what is decent food. Expect to spend minimum $200 for a glass of wine and tapas for 2 people for underwhelming food. There's just a lack of restaurants in the Princeville/Hanalei area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We made a reservation, but might not have needed it on a Sunday evening. The staff was friendly and our server was knowledgeable about the food and wine. Cool open kitchen, but you can't really see it from the best tables out on the lanai....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ArmenInSeattle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Tapas Restaurant! My husband and I had a delicious dinner at the bar overlooking the chefs:) We had the blackened broccoli special, it was soo tasteful must try. The Mahi Mahi was full of flavors. Highly recommend splitting the cucumber salad - it’s big...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vyasbach
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great meal in Hanalei. Expensive but worth it for a nice meal out in cute Hanalei. Standouts for me were the cucumber salad, honeycomb dessert, but everything was fantastic! Our waitress needs to learn how to open champagne properly like a ‘sigh’ instead of popping...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BonVivantVineyard
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went Sunday, reservations at 5:30 and were very happy to sit at the chefs counter overseeing all the great food being made. Everything we had was truly delicious including the baby greens and goat cheese salad, mahi mahi, tuna crudo, scallops and chocolate pot...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upscale, trendy and great eats. I would certainty recommend it for foodies. Give it a shot, worth the money.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jmcastelao
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy bar type atmosphere with random delivery of menu items ordered. Good food but menu could be more complete and service staff could ask for guests preferred order of delivery of selected items.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MSU1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Bar Acuda has, and continues to be, very good. Our only wish in eating there numerous times has been the timing of the food placed on our table - all at once. This time our waiter, Gavin, timed out our selections perfectly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Terry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our all-time favorite restaurant the food is served tapas style and you will never be disappointed. This is the only restaurant on the north shore that I am aware of the gives you fresh baked bread and butter without charging you.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank andreak694
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like many others had an excellent meal here. We had not been in Hanalei for four years- it is increasingly upscale and crowded- hard to believe. Even though it is low season. Excellent table service and food. Very comfortably casual. A favorite with travelers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Itivdleq
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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 Melytraveled | 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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