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Bar Acuda

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Mediterranean, Hawaiian
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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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5:30 pm - 9:30 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 624
    Excellent
  • 303
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 21
    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
A great change from usual island food!

Great food and service! Absolutely loved the scallop, the flank steak skewers, and the beet salad! The scallop came with wonderful mashed potatoes and the chipotle honey sauce for the flank steak really makes the dish. Also had the honeycomb appetizer - delicious! The raspberry granita was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer W
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Actually, the food is better than a 3. However, one gets to eat it only after wading through a sea of arrogance. Before the restaurant's hours its staff won't answer questions. Questions that potential customers should be excused for asking--since this Hanalei eatery has an open plan and kitchen and staff are 10-15 feet from the inviting deck. They turn... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and service! Absolutely loved the scallop, the flank steak skewers, and the beet salad! The scallop came with wonderful mashed potatoes and the chipotle honey sauce for the flank steak really makes the dish. Also had the honeycomb appetizer - delicious! The raspberry granita was very tasty as was the coffee ice cream with Carmel sauce and a... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make reservations a day or two ahead of time, a this place is usually booked. Hubby and I hit this place twice in one week as it was so amazing... the service, the food? All excellent. Have fun, try different things. My favs were the skirt steak skewers, the apple w/ goat cheese and honey and the lamb chops. He... More 

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Thank Geenza
Rocky River, Ohio
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice tapas place. Each plate is $12-16, so they add up. But very tasty. Service was attentive without being obsequious.

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Thank Robert W
Sedalia, Missouri
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not normally a tapas guy; however, if I can eat here...I am!!! We ate two separate dinners here in a week sampling 10 different tapas. Not a bad one in the lot!!! Also, their apple crisp with vanilla ice cream is killer! Don't pass this one by.

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Thank Stafford S
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic - the food, service, and atmosphere. The cocktails are unique and fresh. The Smoke and Ginger was our favorite but the Mai Tai and 3 G's were great as well. My wife is pregnant so she got the Soursop juice which she loved (she doesn't like sweet drinks and this was balanced well). As... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't even left our table and had to review this place! We absolutely love this restaurant. The wait staff was knowledgable and friendly. Every dish that came out seemed better than the last. The drinks were fresh (Smokin Ginger was our favorite) and each flavor of every course was well paired. Four of us had six tapas and left very... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You want good Tapas in Kauai this is it! The dinning is nice the food is great and the service was excellent. The food selection was awesome and a great dining experience.

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Thank Anthony L
Chicago, IL
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What made this restaurant stand out was the really helpful waiter. It's good to get recommendations and help in figuring out just how many plates to order. Everything we had was great.

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Thank debbrown01
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is always busy. That says it all. Tapas with a local flare. Great staff. We sat outside to people watch.

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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: Mediterranean, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?