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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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Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 501
    Excellent
  • 248
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 35
    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 Tappas

The atmosphere, food and service were great! The prices were avg american prices but a little on the higher side. Be sure to get the goat cheese and honey- I'm still thinking about it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Newfiechic
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Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Redwood City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

So, I was a little conflicted about this place. Let's start with the drinks: the drinks are good, but STRONG. Be warned! They have a fair selection of interesting cocktails, and the bartenders know their stuff. The hostess was also great - we got there at peak time, and only had to wait ~10 mins at the bar before she... More 

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Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere, food and service were great! The prices were avg american prices but a little on the higher side. Be sure to get the goat cheese and honey- I'm still thinking about it!

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Go to the resorts for the views, then come to Bar Acuda for great service, and fantastic drinks and food. Honeycomb, shaved zucchini and squash and the Fish are fantastic.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This hands down is the best restaurant in town, every dish is terrific, great friendly service and cool atmosphere. Make reservations

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

By far our best meal in Hanalei was at Bar Acuda. Terrific, innovative menu made with fresh, varied ingredients. I'd give it a 5, but the service was disinterested and the food took a great deal of time to come out of the kitchen. Very popular - do not expect to be able to make a same day reservation.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Consistenely amazing. Unique combinations that actually work beautifully. Tapas dining at its best. Ahi carpaccio - amazing, Humbolt fog cheese and honeycomb - so delicious! We loved every plate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined here as an alternative to our many food truck dinners in Kauai. The food was amazing! We shared several tapas, which were each so flavorful and unique! It's certainly not a cheap dinner for two, especially given the small portion sizes, but a year later we're still reminiscing about this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

After being in area for past 8 days , this was the best food we have tasted after eating at most of other restaurants in Hanalei. Service efficient & pleasant - meat skewers with pungent jam sauce , Tasmanian salmon with creamed potatoes & curry shrimps ALL very good . Our friends also had excellent food . Worth the visit.

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Burleson, Tx
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71 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic. Loved everything. I had to send the drink specials back. (really bad) Stick with a drink you know. We had 3 couples and I think we had almost everything on the menu. Different couples picked different winners but we loved everything. A little pricy and reservations are required.

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Moorpark, California
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37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We've heard so many wonderful reviews of BarACuda over the years. We went in 2007 when my kids were younger and it was pretty good but the server was rude (in 2007). Our server took about 15 minutes to finally come to our table (I timed it out of curiosity) so we ended up flagging down a gal who 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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