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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 461
    Excellent
  • 230
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 32
    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
Most recent review
Total Delicious Fun

We decided to go to Bar Acuda after a long day of hiking and we were too tired to cook. We had a ball. The place has fantastic atmosphere and our waitress was a doll. We each ordered 3 items and shared them and walked out stuffed! Loved the Sangria!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
cutetraveler
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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826 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to Bar Acuda after a long day of hiking and we were too tired to cook. We had a ball. The place has fantastic atmosphere and our waitress was a doll. We each ordered 3 items and shared them and walked out stuffed! Loved the Sangria!

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The concept of Bar Acuda is great and if it had been just my husband and me, I could easily give an excellent rating. As it was, we were in a party of 5. The food is very good. As everyone has stated, it is a tapas bar which means small plates of food. We found ordering 10 items (yes,10!... More 

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Belmont, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great fun meal for the family with 2 plates each and good amount of food. The beet salad, mahi mahi, meatballs, spinach salad, honeycomb/cheese, crostini and risotto fritters were all excellent. Bacalao and paella were good but on the salty side. Great ambience and service. Nice cocktails and wine selection too.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

As newbies in Kuaui, looking for a good place to eat, we ventured to Bar Acuda, trusting the trip advisor ratings - we were informed that it was customary to have a reservation and were turned away - no apology, no empathy. The greeting and hospitality turned us off and we did not return.

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Roseville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We love eating "local" and enjoy cheap-eats in places not built for tourists, and Kauai has a lot of great places. This isn't one of them... Bar Acuda is a big night out, lots of fun, excellent spanish style tapas (small plates) with some Hawaiian flair. Great bar, fun servers and super busy and loud. The Islands have so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Sit at the bar and ask for Cindy. Honeycomb and goat cheese. Beet salad. Lamb riblets. Apple and cherry crisp. Calvados. OMG GOOD!!!!!!

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Boston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the owners of this establishment are wonderful! We met them when we asked who owned it and to give them our compliments. Very cool people, with a wonderful idea, and a fabulous restaurant. Sit on the porch, and order EVERYTHING!

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Kauai, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

always busy....nice people working there....good food...nice ambiance ......casual elegance.....easy place to go if solo....

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Germantown, TN
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

called a few days ahead to get reservations as word to the wise, this place is usually totally booked out. The menu is tapas and our waiter was very helpful and helped us choose our choices. Some overlap in similarities so we listened to his advice and ordered mahi-mahi with lentils, honeycomb with goat cheese, beef tenderloin skewers and lamb.... More 

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Woodbury,MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A nice place right in “downtown” Hanalei Bay. We got there about 6 without a reservation and were lucky enough to snag a couple of places at the counter overlooking the kitchen. First tip is to make a reservation. We had fun watching Ben making up all the salad orders right in front of us and the grill was just... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?