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5 Kuhio Hwy 5161, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

my wife and i ended up going twice on our visit, order the beet salad, the bruschetta, and the lamb chops--all to die for, especially the lamb chops, super friendly, service is great, and a real find, we stayed at the st regis and expect for jean georges in there, we ate out every night and bar acuda was the... More 

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Fairview, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a tapas restaurant - so you get small portions to share. I ordered the scallop - and got exactly that - one scallop. Not a big one mind you - but a regular medium sized scallop. Really not enough to share. Came atop a small serving of mashed potatoes. All for $15. Now it was delicious. I did... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere. Casual yet teeming with a buzz of happy energy. Great music, tasty drinks, great wine and the tapas where fantastic! Portions are small so splurge and order 3 per person.

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Princeville, Hawaii
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Six of us just had dinner at this restaurant. The food was well prepared but the protions were very small. Between the six of us we ordered 11 tapas and had 4 desserts. With wine this came to over $350.00. Because we were a table of 6 they added a 20% tip. Really, $70 to bring us our food. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent food with good drinks. Pretty family friendly with food specials and the bread is the best I had on the island. We had to visit twice to taste it again. Can get crowded (which means it's good). Definitely stop by for dinner. Try the banderrillas as the chile oil on the side is excellent.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is probably our favorite place to eat in Hanalei. They have tapas. Perfect size for two people to share. Our favorite is the honeycomb with Humboldt Fog cheese. The short rib is good too. Make sure you go with someone who likes to try stuff

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Lake Orion, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved the food... The waiter... The atmosphere... The tappas were some of the best I've ever eaten, fresh local ingredients, went back for a second time tonight! you must try the honeycomb..lamb riblets...& short rib... So yummy!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Bar Acuda is as an authentic tapas restaurant as you will find anywhere with a broad selection of dishes, executed very well. The choices range from olives and salads to seafood, veggies, beef and lamb, from the very simple and elegant to the rustic, homey Spanish dishes that make you want to lick the plate. Order at least 2 dishes... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had dinner there. I understand it’s a tapas place but the portions are ridiculously small considering the price! It is way overpriced for the quality and quantity! In terms of quality, the tapas were ok but nothing exceptional. One of them (the lamb) was way too salty. For the same price or better, you have other options in the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very good food and nice atmosphere. The staff is a bit young and inexperienced, but this place has some of the best food on the island!

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Additional Information about Bar Acuda

Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy 5161, 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

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