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Bar Acuda

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 93
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  • 37
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  • 21
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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
One of our favorite meals

We had terrific food here (everything is delicious but really loved the honeycomb with Humboldt fog and apples. Terrific wine list as well!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Emily K
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Scottsdale
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Bar Acuda last night on the recommendation of a friend who lived on Kauai a few years ago. The concierge at the St Regis also highly recommended it. We live on Maui so we are accustomed to the high cost of living in Hawaii. The food was mediocre and very expensive by Hawaii standards. Tapas are meant... More 

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Jacksonville Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived after the normal rush hour (8:00). Service was very good and Food was delicious. Portions (tapas) were very small. Eat a snack before dining or else you will leave hungry or have a hefty tab to get you full.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had terrific food here (everything is delicious but really loved the honeycomb with Humboldt fog and apples. Terrific wine list as well!

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We came as a group of 10 for a birthday dinner. Restaurant was REAL hot, service not the best, some of our group's food never came. Price is expensive for food and drinks. The food was delicious, though.

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Shenandoah Valley VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Five of us had an outstanding dinner 24 July at this elegant casual restaurant. The service and food were top-notch. The chef came out to greet us and later to check on us. Our favorites were the roasted tomato bruschetta, lamb chops, and the ahi tuna. Portions were generous for a tapas bar.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I made reservations (smart to do!) while on Kauai and ate here on a busy Tuesday night. We loved the simple stylistic approach to the food and decor (right down to the glass water carafes with still, non-iced water). Many of the tapas dishes are creative, flavorful reinventions of classics, such as bruschetta with a whole roasted... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Hanalei, Kuai, and therefore booking is essential. The staff are all fantastic, warm and hospitable. The wine list is small, but quite a good choice. Food is delicious. Shared tapas style, with interesting choices. We loved it, and would recommend. Can't give it 5 stars, but hey it's close.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My family of four ate here on the first night of our holiday. We had a nice table out on the terrace, which was well under cover as it was tipping down with rain! Our server was excellent and explained which of the dishes had less than four servings on it (eg the lamb) so that we could adjust our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had our wedding dinner at Bar Acuda, and it was amazing. The food, service, and excellent drinks really made our day come to a fabulous end. Try the apple with honeycomb, the lamb, and the bandarillas; you won't regret it. We spent a few days in Poipu and in Princeville, and Bar Acuda gave us the best dining experience... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I frequently dine solo and I love sitting at a bar not a table and chatting with tourists and locals. This is a super fun place to do that, and the food is exceptional. I have eaten at the 2 other restaurants in San Francisco they owned before maybe they still do. Slow Food was one and it was great!... More 

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Additional Information about Bar Acuda

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
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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