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Bar Acuda

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5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time at bar acuda, great menu the staff were fantastic, it was our last night and we didn't have a booking so we took our chances and just had a few drinks at the bar and in about 20mins there was a stop to eat at the bar for us, we ordered a few tapas which were... More 

Thank hayleeelou
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally overpriced with so so service but there isn't much to choose from on that island. Best to sit at the bar and order as you go. The scallop with mashed potato was a bit sad and lackluster as well as other dishes that thought they were better than they actually were in terms of imagination and price. The cheese... More 

Thank theevangelinelane
West Hartford, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was top notch, would of been 5 stars except for two things: 1) felt like it was 105 degrees inside and sweat through dinner and I'm not a guy to dislike the heat; 2) sangria was poor at best, tasted like a juice box with a splash of wine which stunk since we bought the carafe. Sat at the... More 

Thank Joseph M
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are frequent visitors to Hanalei and first tried this place several years ago. We didn't have a great experience then, but finally decided to give it another try. Now we know why we were unhappy the first time around. While the food tastes good, their small plates are actually tiny plates. We ordered many dishes, paid a hefty bill... More 

Thank Smargot65
Morgan Hill, California
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ex San Francisco chef opens a tapas/small plate restaurant in Hanalei. In the back part of the Old School complex. Small plates, quality food but expensive for what you received.

Thank Kevin34862
South Lake Tahoe, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tapas-style restaurant serves up unique and delicious plates utilizing lots of local flavor. Great wine list and professional servers! We came on our last trip to Kauai and enjoyed it equally as much. It's hard to find a higher end meal in Princeville outside the large hotel chains, but Bar Acuda is a great option!

Thank gcdeloia
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar Acuda has phenomenal food! I will say that it's pretty pricey and most of the dishes are really small, but the ahi tartare cannot be beat! The staff is also really fun! I recommend sitting at the bar, having a cocktail or a glass of wine and a few noshes.

Thank wanderluzt
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time here and I think this place is a home run. We slipped our 5some into a no show at 7pm, so that's a hit. Very courteous and attentive service. Made sure to accommodate our child with multiple allergies. The food itself was also wonderful. Tasty and pretty inventive. Love the "Bacalao" which reminds me of a Black Sea... More 

Thank Andrew K
Norwalk, Connecticut
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Bar Acuda earlier this month. The decor & ambience were nice. Our favorite dishes were the coconut shrimp, bacon wrapped dates, & the lamb. High quality food--our favorite meal on our 16 day trip to Hawaii.

Thank Streator
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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321 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you tried to work out how much you were being charged per ounce you could get pretty distressed at the cost of the food served at Bar Acuda. Yes this is tapas but is a pity that they are not more generous. However there is no doubting the quality of the food served. Imaginative and delicious. It is good... More 

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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 Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
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: 808-826-7081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?