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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every now and then you stumble onto an absolute gem of a restaurant and this is one of THE best we have ever eaten at. Quite simply, the food is outstanding. Super fresh, creative combinations that just make you want to come back for more...which we did...the next day! The staff are so accommodating that they make you feel at... More 

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Thank Mark R
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably my favorite meal in Kauai. They have great cocktails and you really can't go wrong with anything on their menu. The goat cheese and honeycomb dish was incredible; even if you aren't big on goat cheese. We also tried the polenta fries, grilled lamb riblets, bacon wrapped dates, & Hawaiian Mahi Mahi. Everything was amazing. This is... More 

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Thank Erin D
Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Bar Acuda because we had been eating so much lately. This was perfect. We shared 3 small plates between the 3 of us - the beets, the honeycomb, and the banderillas - and though it was a small amount for each of us, it worked. If we were hungrier, we'd need twice as much. All three dishes were... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
Toronto, Canada
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1,403 reviews
644 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 885 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar Acuda is a tapas-style restaurant - the dishes are small and are meant to be shared. So be prepared to order plenty of them for your group! The menu offers a wide variety of options to choose from. Our favorites were the honeycomb goat cheese, bacon wrapped dates and seared sea scallops with mashed potatoes. Do save room for... More 

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Thank John B
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really excited to try this place after reading all the great reviews. And then I was really disapointed because the food was average...at best. First, the place is really pretty. I loved the decor. A+ for design. Now I would not call myself a foodie but I grew up on the East Coast and live in the Caribbean... More 

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Thank Beachlov77
Princeville, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant based on the tripadvisor reviews. The food was outstanding! Great variety. Service was excellent as well. Get a reservation though. We called early in the afternoon and couldn't get in till 8pm.

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Thank Janet T
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Served wonderful tapas dishes. Loved the ahi carpaccio, seared sea scallops, the grilled lamb riblettes, the lentils and even the beet dish. Great open air location.

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Thank amwaldrop
Lafayette, California
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135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing, you will probably need a reservation to eat here. We waited an extra day because it was a special occasion that this is the #1 rated restaurant on Trip Advisor. The menu is very diverse but there is not an overabundance of choices like most tapas restaurants have. We had two of the starters (crostini and spinach salad)... More 

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Thank casilva54
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday. The food and atmosphere were great. They brought out a birthday cupcake with a candle to help us celebrate

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Thank JOC562
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our 8 day trip to Hawaii, this was our favorite restaurant. We loved it so much we ate their twice. We loved the bacon wrapped dates and lamb dish. The staff were also wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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?