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Bar Acuda

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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (574 reviews)
“flank steak” (43 reviews)
“short ribs” (61 reviews)
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American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday

This is tapas style restaurant so they encourage to you to get 2 – 3 each dishes each. At an average of $20 bucks each, is does at up, but the food is delicious and is surprisingly filling. My favorite tapas were the Lamb ribettes...More

Thank rkashmere
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant and service.had wonderful meal and the service by Miguel was fantastic. He was a perfect example of what service is all about. The food kept coming out and we had many delicious dishes. I personally enjoyed the arugula salad and the lentil dish....More

Thank srimanone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it’s spendy but it was one of the best meals I’ve had. The scallop, salad, drinks, all fabulous. I’d definitely go again.

Thank whitewave72017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BarAcuda is the best Tapa restaurant we have ever eaten at. The food is delicious and the service exceptional. We'll be back!!!

Thank Don A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere plus very good wait staff. Would highly recommend! Shared small plates so we experienced a variety of very good food.

Thank BGDenver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take everyone's advice and make reservations before you go. We didn't make them and at first we didn't think we were going to get to eat there but after waiting a bit, we were able to sit at the bar and eat. This is definitely...More

Thank Kayley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a strong 3.5, almost 4. When you consider the cost and it was tapas I just can’t rate it that high. We didn’t have reservations but were able to score a table with no wait time. Atmosphere was very pleasant and our service was...More

Thank BeckyB710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay on Kauai and on both occasions enjoyed everything - good tapas menu with vegetarian options (the Agulara strawberry and blue cheese salad and cheesecake are delicious!); great wine, lovely ambience and good service.

Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tapas were ok, but overall we expected more and therefore this restaurant is overrated and overpriced compared to other restaurants in town. If you still want to try Bar Arcuda, I‘d recommend the Pizzetta.

Thank chgeering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, fun atmosphere - enjoyed sharing all the small plates, desserts were excellent too. Not many tables so make sure you make reservations in advance.

Thank Patricia H
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December 30, 2017|
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Response from KenVicLee | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with KE. It is a "foodie" type place. That said I would guess they are very accommodating so if your kids are a little older (not infants) and are amenable to trying new things, they shouldn't have a problem.
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t notice anyone taking out but not sure. Worth going and sitting on the outside porch and relaxing and trying their creative tapas. Delicious!!
Jolene K
February 11, 2017|
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Response from coconutgrl | Reviewed this property |
You can get one of the few seats at the bar if you are there right when they open, or later in the night. Locals have a better chance of being slid in at a table without reservations (hey, it's small town – jus sayin'). That... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-7081
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