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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last night on Kauai was just a few days before Valentine's Day so we decided to celebrate at Bar Acuda. I will say compared to the other restaurants we tried in Hanalei this was a stand out. The cocktails were unusual and delicious, and on par with what most places are charging for craft cocktails these days. We ordered... More 

Thank dianacI562GL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food, the ambience, the wine and the service was perfect! Steve made us feel like a guest in his house from the minute we walked in. We sat at the chef's bar where we watched the food being cooked with such precision and love. Don't miss this gem! You will need a reservation as they book up really fast.

Thank Molly M
San Antonio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this spot online and was so glad I did! They are not on Open Table, so I called and made a reservation for our 2nd night on Kauai! Everything was delicious! Ki d of pricey for Tapas! But everything tasted great and we had a great server, Miguel. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

Thank Mindi S
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every single dish was a wonderful surprise to the eyes and the mouth! No wonder everyone recommended Bar Acuda. We will definitely be back.

Thank Hagit G
Hanalei, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is the only place in Hanalei with any vibe. It's casual and it's chic. Even though it is in the middle of way too toursity Hanalei you get the feeling that there are actually locals that would dine here. And then you realize that is because there actually are locals dining here. The food is great. The concept... More 

Thank HCRManagement
Santa Barbara, CA
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly acclaimed to us & did not disappoint. It is a great Tapa's place where everyone is friendly & outgoing. The food is very good. Indoor outdoor dining.

Thank Sbroadhog
Alton, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm always a little shocked at the bill at the end of a tapas dinner and Bar Acuda did not disappoint. However the food was soooooo good. The scallop was my favorite...for the price they should give you two though. Another favorite was the blue cheese, apples and local honey. The drinks were terrific. If you are looking for a... More 

Thank Lori R
Bethesda, Maryland
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful atmosphere and warm service; we particularly enjoyed talking with our server. Tapas style, but Hawaiian (not Spanish). Food was fresh and very good. One of our favorite meals in Hawaii.

Thank Donald T
Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The two of us shared four very good Tapas dishes. It was fun to sit at the bar and watch the chefs cook and the management of the orders. Very well training staff. Reservations do seem needed - even if you stop by a bit early.

Thank Timothy5
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You definitely need reservations- they start accepting phone calls at 2:00 although they are only open for dinner. We made reservations for this past Saturday night at 7:00. We were able to bring our own bottle of wine and pay a corkage fee. They tell you to order 2-3 things per person so we ordered 5. We probably would have... More 

Thank AustinLonghornFan

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?