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Bar Acuda

5 Kuhio Hwy 5161, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-7081
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Ranked #4 of 35 restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

What an amazing dinner! We took our kids and it was incredible. All the dishes we tried were incredible. Service was wonderful. I've eaten in some of the best tapas restaurants in Spain and this was right up there with them in quality. Standouts included the short ribs, the lamb, the red snapper and the honeycomb. If you are on... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We shared the spinach salad with poached egg, the ahi carpaccio, lamb riblettes and a garbanzo bean tangine. The menu (small plates) provides an urban feel, while the decor keeps true to the island. All dishes were great. We especially enjoyed the ahi and lamb dishes. Our server was knowledgeable and gave some great recommendations. Make sure to make a... More

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Yorkville, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had the most pleasant experience at Bar Acuda this evening with my wife. We were walk ins and they had two seats available at the the chef's bar. Great experience. Chef's behind the bar were great people with a talent for food. If I were to make a reservation, I would ask for these seats. The food speaks for itself,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip to the restaurant within 1 1/2 years. The food was just amazing the second time around. I would highly recommend making reservations a couple of days ahead of time or you will either be eating at 5:30 or not getting in at all during the summer time. Wait staff is experienced and can make wonderful... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I am from Atlanta and I have eaten at many restaurants with well known chefs. I must say that Jim Moffat knows how to cook up a dish that makes you all tingly inside. We tried everything on the menu. It took 3 trips but we could not resist. Plus there are some famous celebrities that go here often as... More

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Excellent, creative food but expensive and small portions. Drinks were quite good too. My kids were not fans of the food - Bar Acuda need a kids menu with semi-creative food that kids will enjoy.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit to Bar Acuda, and each visit has been a treat. I recommend the short ribs, tuna carpaccio and the Humboldt Fog with honeycomb as our favorites. The sangria is a great accompaniment. This represents a huge leap forward in north shore dining!

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Salisbury, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very attentive staff and very efficiently run establishment. Food was fine but not up to our expectations. Great wine list though.

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cali
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food here is tapas style, hawaiian with a twist. There bar and wine list is great, I felt I was dining at some of our favorites in San Francisco. If you like fresh produce and meats and fish this is a must.

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New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had the Mahi Mahi, eggplant special, and 4 other tapas and each one was amazing! Initially I thought the portions were to small but we were quite full when we left! 6 tapas shared by two was perfect!

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