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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came here on a date night and loved the ambience and the tasty food with inventive flavor and texture combinations like the cucumber-avocado salad with fried garbanzo beans. Service was perfect, attentive, cheerful, helpful. It made the whole evening very enjoyable,...especially at the end of 2020. The drinks also offered new, very tasty, twists on common drinks. And, the Lilikoi Cheesecake put the whole evening over the top! We'll be back!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 29, 2020

One of our best meals on the island - fabulous ambiance, top notch service, excellent food and drinks. Never figured out why they don't provide serving spoons with each item esp. since they're all technically 'shared plates' - regardless would 100% return when we're back...up in the north shore again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

Wow!! This is my second visit to Bar Acuda and it has far surpassed my first visit by miles. While the first visit included an incredible menu, this time, every single dish that was served to our table was five-star. From the babygreens to the...fish of the day (ono today which was braised to perfection and served with a white bean peppered with bacon and flecks of deliciousness) followed by the pizzeta and ending with two orders of the lamb riblets with an extra leg of lamb per order… Exquisite! Though I balked at dessert, my companion order the Lilikoi cheesecake. Let’s just say that second fork didn’t go unused LOL. What a tremendous way to celebrate the reopening of this fantastic restaurant. If you’ve never been or if it’s been some time, do yourself a favor and make a reservation immediately. And don’t forget to order two orders of the lamb riblets… You won’t want to share.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed June 24, 2020

We were first turned on to this restaurant by our neighbors. The way they raves about the food I knew we had to pay it a visit. Now having been several times, each for a different occasion, I can honestly say it is a universal...win in our eyes! Even our kids loved the food. My daughter who was recovering from chemo and ratiation had struggled with finding food that suited her new taste buds, and even she was in love. The dish she ordered: Octopus. <3 ^_^ Thank you Bar Accuda for always making our visit special and delectable. We can't wait to visit you on our next trip.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Make a reservation so you are guaranteed a table. We loved Bar Acuda! Everything was flavorful and fresh. Our favorite items included the ahi carpaccio, the seared sea scallop, and the honeycomb, goat cheese, and Fuji apple platter. Their complimentary bread and butter are divine....You can't go wrong at Bar Acuda.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

I sat at the bar with a friend and met some lovely people. The bartenders were super friendly and gave good service. The drinks were great and the food was delicious. I highly recommend making a reservation.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Vibrant, delicious, and creative food served in a high energy, lively, and exciting space. Loved the food and wines. Really enjoyed the cauliflower with boquerones, sea scallops, and albondigas. Friendly and good looking staff.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

This is a busy place that serves regional food tapas style. The menu is interesting. the food is quite good and it's my favorite restaurant in the north shore. I liked the endive salad and the lamb riblettes. The cucumber salad with roast chick peas...was refreshing. The pizzeta with carmelized onions, shaved brussel sprouts and lardons was tasty. Order 2-3 plates each. Reservations recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Reservations are recommended and for a good reason...the place is busy. We had one so all was well. The specialty cocktails are creative. My wife doesn't like sweet drinks and the Sunset Fire was perfect for her with lime and grapefruit. Our waiter thoughtfully checked...to see if she was OK with the smoky flavor of mezcal. She was. I loved the Bee-Keeper: bourbon, ginger, honey, and lemon. It's a tapas place with a nice variety. The three we had were all great. Tops for us was the North Shore Honeycomb with goat cheese and thinly sliced Fuji apple. Amazing flavor combination. Most of the seating is on a wrap-around lanai with the tables along the rail. Be aware of the weather and dress appropriately. Our week in Hanalei was wildly wet and windy. Wearing a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, and sandals I was cold with the wind blowing through the lanai despite the mid-70s temperature. My wife had dressed more sensibly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

Book ahead this place is busy , for good reason ,it has great tapas , we had the olives, fresh bread ,cucumber salad was amazing , bruschetta very different but good ,filet was cooked perfect ,scallops rather small serving but good , and cheese cakes...were really different plenty of taste to finish the meal. The only spoiler was some mosquitos were dining on our feet , wear bug spray if you sit outside.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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December 30, 2017|
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Response from albertaannie_9 | Reviewed this property |
We saw young children and also kids in strollers. They seemed welcome.
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Melytraveled | 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!!
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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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