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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (509 reviews)
“lamb riblets” (46 reviews)
“spinach salad” (31 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 were warned about reservations and how busy they are, so an early time worked very well. A very delightful evening of excellent food, friendly and fun service. We were five and basically sampled a good variety, all were tasty and served hot. It is...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Bar Acuda. The staff is very friendly and the food so delicious and it is really uniquely plated.

Thank Sunset P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location and perfect if you are a big foodie who doesn't mind spending $100/person on food, plus much more for drinks. Service was pretty bad - we sat for 15 minutes before being acknowledged by any staff. Tapas portions but really SMALL tapas portions...More

Thank mdey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bar Acuda restaurant has great Food at a fun, casual place. The chef and staff make everyone feel very welcome. The restaurant is Tapas style (small plates) each dish was carefully prepared. Enjoy.

Thank Larryrutkowski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Kauai to celebrate my 50th birthday, and I chose Bar Acuda as the restaurant to have my birthday dinner. We called well ahead and made reservations. I was excited as it has great reviews. When we arrived a few minutes prior to...More

4  Thank roseygirl27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, service and drinks at Bar Acuda! Be sure to make a reservation if you want a seat as they were very busy. This was the best restaurant around!

Thank divindaze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was fancy pants, and the food did not disappoint! We ordered several random dishes and I had a stellar Tempernillo!. Boy did I need that.

Thank SojournerDrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought the food, service and atmosphere were all top notch. Great lamb chops, tuna carpaccio, beef skewers, and excellent desserts. Highly recommended for anyone staying or visiting Hanalei, on Kauai's northern coast.

Thank VagabondGolfer60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here our last night of vacation. The food is outstanding. Some of the best tapas that I’ve ever had. Ambiance is nice and the service is exceptional. Be careful when ordering as the portions were much bigger than we expected. I’d recommend ordering a...More

Thank Hulsfeder
Reviewed 15 October 2017

literally everything we ordered was top notch. wait staff was great as well. reservations are a must-have.

Thank dblack2
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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
27 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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