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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 547
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  • 265
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 38
    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
Don't miss this spot while in Kauai!

Bar Acuda has amazing food!! Their chef is from Reunion Island and is so gifted with putting ingredients together to cause a flavor explosion! Excellent!! And great service too! Make a reservation though! This is one of the few fine dining spots in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Michelle S
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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Bar Acuda has amazing food!! Their chef is from Reunion Island and is so gifted with putting ingredients together to cause a flavor explosion! Excellent!! And great service too! Make a reservation though! This is one of the few fine dining spots in the area.

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Snellville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband was not thrilled to be going here but based on the reviews I made him try it. Well trip advisor comes thru again. We both loved the food and the really enjoyed our evening here. This place is very busy so call and make a reservation or you will probably not get a table. We had a good... More 

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paradise
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Reservations are required for this popular restaurant. A fine variety of tasty tapas (small plates)- 5 or 6 for a couple. Highlights are the honeycomb with goat cheese and the lamb. We definitely will return on this trip

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Fremont CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ok, here's the secret....go early and get a bar seat. Reservations are a must for a table. The daily cocktail is a concoction not to be missed. The the menu has all winners on it. We especially liked the Scallop and the Salad but everything is worth a try. Note it is pricey but every bite is a tasty delight!... More 

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went there our last night in Kauai and had a memorable meal! We love tapas and sharing food and this was the perfect place to do that! Every dish we had was delicious. My three teenagers loved everything too. There was something for everyone! Great atmosphere too! Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the northern coast of Kauai!

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Walnut Creek, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not at all certain why our expectations were not high, but if they were, we'd still been happy. Very attentive wait staff, vibrant setting and excellent food. So good, we returned for a second visit.

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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a reservation at Bar Acuda and waited only about 15 minutes for our table. We were seated outside on the veranda which seemed nice but it was hot, not too much of a breeze and no ceiling fans. Also, after dinner we all realized that the insects were dining on us while we were dining! We started with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Consistently good food, we have been here several times over several years and we always have a great experience. They fill up fast so make a reservation when you get to the island. The tapas style plates are just right to share, but you will need to order a few for a meal but all of them are delicious. Save... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have now been to BarAcuda twice -- once in February 2015 and again in August 2015 -- and it is one of the best meals I've ever had! The service is excellent and friendly, the food (small plates/tapas) is delicious, and the drinks are refreshing. The only slight negative from my second trip is that the interior is not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The atmosphere was extremely pleasant, the food was very good and the location is central in the small town of Hanalei. The only thing is that you have to reserve 3 days in advance.

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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