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Bar Acuda

5 Kuhio Hwy 5161, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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Ranked #4 of 35 restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family of six ate at Bar Acuda on our last night in Kauai. Because they serve tapas, which are small servings, we ordered a lot of different dishes to share between us. We loved everything we tried. Our favorites were the Beef Short Ribs and Banderillas, although the Grilled Lamb Riblettes were also very good. The appetizers were great... More

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Beaconsfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Most restaurants offer the same base menu, but Jim and his chef Christophe offer a different menu that is totally amazing

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We chose this restaurant as it is one of the highest rated restaurant in TRIP and YELP for Hanalei. We just ate dinner there tonight, and thought it is mediocre regardless price, and bad value given the price. There are not that many nice restaurants in North Kauai. I doubt this restaurant would rate this high in Kaanapali, Wailea, Kohala... More

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Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here last night. The food was very good, however was also very expensive. We had 4 diners, we each ordered 2 tapas a piece, 2 desserts, 3 soda's and 1 mixed drink. Dinner was $175! The restaurant was still packed at 8pm. We did have reservations and where seated within 5 min of our reservation time. I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food here is really good. Sadly though you don't get much for your money. I have eaten at lots of tapas places and was prepared for small plates, but the scallops plate was ONE scallop on top of some mashed potatos. That was 13 bucks. Ridiculous. We also order the bruschetta which was two small pieces of bread with... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place has a great atmosphere and vibe to it. The food was tapas style and my wife and I ordered a about 12 different plates. There wasn't one we didn't like! Very good food and great service!

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Kilauea, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and i visit Baracuda consistently for date night, after beach glass of wine and pupus, or when craving their exceptionally delicious tapas! Christophe the chef never disappoints...The fresh seared mahi, melt in your mouth short ribs, farm to fork organic salads keep us coming back! One of only two places we take our Hanalei vacation business guests as... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I ate here one night during our time in Hanalei. We ordered a variety of dishes off their tapas menu and all were delicious. The service was great and the food was reasonably priced. They have lots of covered outdoor seating with really nice views of the main drag in Hanalei. Be sure to make reservations as... More

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Minneapolis, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The honey glazed goat cheese salad is incredible. All food items, service are excellent. A bit heavy on pork, but there are dishes for the fine palate.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We almost cancelled our reservation but thank goodness we did not. Even though we had reservations we had to wait at the crowded bar for awhile. No problem really. I enjoyed a great Chardonnay and my partner had a tasty Manhattan. They were very apologetic that they kept us waiting...no problem because of what was to come. I am very... More

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