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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, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 515
    Excellent
  • 254
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 35
    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
Trendy Restaurant on the North Shore.

We were staying at the St. Regis for a few nights and decided to head over to Bar Acuda in Hanalei. We actually dined here a few years ago and I'm glad to say it's still excellent. This restaurant is a very trendy restaurant, almost out of place in relaxed Hanalei. It's a tapas restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
rkmoy
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Orange County, CA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Orange County, CA
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the St. Regis for a few nights and decided to head over to Bar Acuda in Hanalei. We actually dined here a few years ago and I'm glad to say it's still excellent. This restaurant is a very trendy restaurant, almost out of place in relaxed Hanalei. It's a tapas restaurant, meaning small plates, great for... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our favorite on the North Shore! As always, pleasant service, terrific food (Humboldt Fog with honeycomb, great Sangria) and a great time. The food selections change somewhat every visit, but I don't think there is a bad pick. Reservations are a good idea. Our only mistake was not to eat there on our final night!

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San Diego, California
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were in Kauai for 4 nights and came here for dinner 3 out of the 4 nights because it was THAT good. Fresh hot organic bread and butter served when you sit down and a menu that uses local produce and creates wonderful plates that will leave you wanting more. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, the waitstaff and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

On a recent trip to Kauai we stayed in the Princeville area with friends. We spent one evening at Bar Acuda, and I thought it was our best dinner on the North Shore. The restaurant is nicely designed to create a feeling of being in a tropical grove, even though it is located in a shopping center. The layout &... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding menu get the duck confit pizza and make a rez at least 1 mo in advance The place is v busy but all the staff is v attentive Get lanai sitting the inside can get loud

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Sacramento, California, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ordered the Risotto Fritters, Pork Ribs, Lamb Riblets, Ono, Cheese Pizza and Strawberry Shortcake dessert. The Lamb Riblets were perfectly seasoned and cooked to Med. Rare. Fantastic. The Risotto Fritters were scrumptious. Ono moist and cooked to perfection. Everything was fantastic

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Don't get me wrong...we really enjoyed this place. Nice, modern atmosphere with plenty of outdoor seating and tables for 2. Attractive bar. Most people were dressed a bit nicer than at other places in Hanalei. It was full so make a reservation so you won't be disappointed. Our service was very good all night long and we were there about... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food, but moderately expensive. Reservations are essential. Try the lamb and risotto. Wonderful ambiance since most tables are outdoors. The wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. Great place for a memorable meal.

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had dinner at Bar Acuda in early June. It is the same picturesque little shopping center where Hanalei Roasters Coffee shop is. BA has nice seating deck and other areas for dining. It's of course a tapas place so the servings are appetizer size. There were at least 5-6 or more vegetarian options. We probably tried a majority of... More 

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mountain view, ca
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Delicious and creative tapas dishes with reasonable variety, made with many locally sourced ingredients prepared simply to let them shine through. Overall favorite was the lamb ribs, although many dishes were superb - local honeycomb and humboldt fog cheese is also not to be missed. Full bar with interesting cocktail selections. Staff were attentive but not intrusive, atmosphere is busy... More 

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Additional Information about Bar Acuda

Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, 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
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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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, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?