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Bar Acuda

5 Kuhio Hwy 5161, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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Ranked #5 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
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just returned from a week in Kauai. This was our first trip to this particular island, and we were not disappointed! We had heard about Bar Acuda, but did not make it there until our last night. Boy..am I glad we fit it in! It was hands down the best meal we had the entire time... More

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Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

One of the most enjoyable meals we had on the islands. We didn't have reservations and the restaurant was booming, but the hostest was gracious, sat us at the bar for a drink, and found us a table outside on the deck (as we requested) in no time. We shared the spiced olives (tasty but tiny portion), roasted squid (small... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is not only the best meal we had on the island (well, Josselin's on the south side of the island was a close second), but one of the better meals we've ever had. It is a little expensive, but I'm Ok with paying for good food and good service - that's why you go out! Me and my wife... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Food - My wife and shared the honeycomb and cheese plate and the beet salad. It was interesting eating the waxy honeycomb. It tasted great, but the consistency of the wax was a little weird. I recommend eating the honeycomb with the bread. The beet salad was very good. Our "main courses" were tiger shrimp and duck leg confit. Both... More

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Fredericktown, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Based upon Tripadvisor recs we decided to dine at Bar Acuda. This restaurants has a number of pluses going for it including taking reservations; providing well-prepared food, seasoned to perfection; and offering excellent service including a warm welcome. There were four of us who are use to quality food Not one of us had even a minor complaint. Will definitely... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

What great fun! A lively scene, excellent food and great service. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. The place was full the night we dined but the tables are spaced far apart and no feeling of being crowded into a popular spot. There is inside and outside dining, but no airconditioning. It was warm the night we ate... More

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Buderim, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great tapas, with a complimentary wine list, portion sizes perfect and a great use of local products. Sitting outside for dinner my wife and I totally relaxed and enjoyed the ambiance. There are better views, but you cannot beat the service and the food. We went back the following night to try the rest of the menu. 5 dishes were... More

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The World
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318 reviews 318 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Bar Acuda (5-5161 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, tel. 808-826-7081, http://restaurantbaracuda.com/).We went with another couple and we had a reservation. We were given a nice booth in the corner of the front room. Unfortunately that corner was hot and still. Our server, Lynn, was good but a little brusque. Fortunately none of the four of us were big eaters because... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I visited Bar Acuda in August 2014 while we were on our honeymoon. We found Bar Acuda on TripAdvisor and decided to go for dinner based on the reviews. This was a great find in Hanalei Bay and not too far from the St. Regis resort. It was way livelier than many of the other restaurants we... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were recently in Kauai on our honeymoon and had the pleasure of eating at Bar Acuda. Definitely one of our very favorite meals during our trip. As Manhatanites admittedly we consider ourselves somewhat picky when it comes to good restaurants - we were beyond pleased with our meal, the service, and the great staff. We made a reservation to... More

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