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Bar Acuda

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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 am
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Decent In Hanalei. Good bar. Good ambience. Average service. Average food. Tapas bar. If you are hungry not a good place. But better than other places .

Thank vinod g
Jackson, Wyoming
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food, good atmosphere and good wine. Expensive but best choice. Make sure you book well in advance.

Thank CameronSmall
Hanalei, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Warm inviting atmosphere,and attentive service by very pleasant wait staff. the food is an ecclectic sampling of wonderful dishes from a master chef who creates a multitude of tastes by blending local veggies and products with both new and standard dishes. I live locally and have eaten there two or three times a month for the past 3 years

Thank kalbit
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go out with friends or date. The wine selection is very good, and the drinks are well tendered. The food in wonderful, it is a different experience, more of an appetizer spread, all were great. Desert and coffee, Yes!

Thank Lesley M
New Rochelle, New York
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I look forward to dinner at Bar Acuda each time we return to Kauai. Everything on the menu is amazing and it is so much fun to try all of the small plates at this tapas style restaurant. Even my kids, ages 10 and 11 love it here. They make a fabulous pizza that the kids especially love.

Thank kw1875
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tapas style food so you get to try a lot of things. Of the 5 dishes we ordered, all were good and two were great (the ono and the scallop - although it IS just a single scallop so make sure you get one per person). The gazpacho was overpowered with the taste of pepper, the honeycomb dish was fun... More 

Thank Maya C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no reservation. We were exhausted from a long day of hiking the Na Pali coast and we pulled in and were told there were no tables for the entire evening. Make a reservation if possible! We were encouraged to sit at the bar and we were so glad we did. We wound up having dinner seated at the... More 

Thank Fransthebest
Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They fill up quickly- we called the day of at 1 pm (they take resos from 1-5 over the phone) and they only had a 5:30 time available. We arrived when the restaurant opened, and opted to sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen rather than sit at a two top which was kind of in the middle of a... More 

Thank hilloge
Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No reservations were available so we sat at the bar and it was an excellent choice. Peter (PC) was both an outstanding bartender and a great waiter all at the same time. He made excellent suggestions and excellent drinks. The tapas were fantastic, the Honeycomb was my favorite, everything was fresh and the portions were a nice size. We will... More 

Thank mikeclaxton1
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

BarAcuda serves an excellent choice of items in their Tapas menu. All the items we selected were Very good, both vegetarian and meat/fish dishes. The pizzetta, broccoli,ahi tuna, Ono,etc. were great. Mushroom so so! (Watery) . The place is packed, so make reservations.

Thank T K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:30 am
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

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