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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 485
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  • 240
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great quality food

We went to Bar Acuda for our anniversary. We loved the food - tapas style/Hawaiian taste - and the venue is very pleasant. The service was mediocre at best. The waiter seemed indifferent and finally brought my glass of merlot as we finished the meal. We had starters, mains and dessert. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
NancyAO
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Houston, TX
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely terrace, and pleasant atmosphere this restaurant is a fine dining establishment with prices accordingly.Reservations are hard to get and should be made well in advance. The menu boasts a tapas style small plate array of dishes none of them include fish or shellfish in any shape or form which is a pity for two reasons. First because fish and... More 

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Houston, TX
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119 reviews 119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went to Bar Acuda for our anniversary. We loved the food - tapas style/Hawaiian taste - and the venue is very pleasant. The service was mediocre at best. The waiter seemed indifferent and finally brought my glass of merlot as we finished the meal. We had starters, mains and dessert. Not very attentive on his part. Also, the young... More 

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Victoria
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We came back to Bar Acuda because we hoped our previous poor experience was a one off. Glad to say it was! This time we sat at the bar, chatted with the folks around us, and with the friendly, accommodating bartender, Pat. Service was prompt, efficient and this time the acknowledgement that this place, like all places in Hanalei, closes... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Made reservations for 4 on a Friday night ~ the last night of a week visit to Kauai ~ got the last table ~ which was adjacent to the bar. Very loud ~ but that was part of the ambiance. This place was full of folks enjoying good food and the company of friends and family. We chose several tapa... More 

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New York, NY
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212 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is probably the best restaurant in Hanalei. The service is incredible and our waitress recommended many things, all of which were excellent. We had three tapas each, two salads- one with mesclun and one radiccio and blue cheese, rice balls with melted cheese, honey with cheese and apple (recommended and wonderful) meatballs and finally three perfectly cooked lamb chops.... More 

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Hinsdale, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at Bar Acuda. The tapas menu was terrific as was the cocktail menu. The food was fantastic and the service was great. It was our favorite restaurant in Hanalei and our best meal. But make reservations...it's a busy place!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was good and a fancy place to go with exotic choices, and luxurious and interesting decor, but it was expensive and the food was only so-so.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Bar Acuda offers fantastic tapas with a wide selection of food choices. The service is attentive without being intrusive. We sat at the Chef's table, and observed food prep, which was fun.

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AF, UT
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were four friends out to have dinner. We had seen many people frequenting this establishment and so we made ressies. We were somewhat disappointed that they ONLY offer Tapas which are small appetizers. Most were priced at $12-14 but meat such as Mahi Mahi (4 oz) was $22. Yikes. We ended up spending way more than we had anticipated... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stopped in last week and the hostess told us there would be a 15 minute wait so we grabbed a drink at the bar. I noticed there were at least 2 tables available with another being cleared. I thought maybe there must be some reservations coming in, but no one ever came and more tables left!! There bartender was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808-826-7081

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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