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“Still crazy after all these years”
Review of Bar Acuda

Bar Acuda
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Still serving the best chow on the North Shore. Tapas on the patio, trippy mojito, great salads, best tapas include the lamb riblets, braised snapper and beef short ribs. Tomato bruschetta not that great; too much vinegar for my taste. Prifoterols a fun dessert, terrific strong coffee.
Unlike many Kauai spots you need to dress up a bit to go here, as in resort casual.
Very nice service both times we went.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

What a special place! Braised baby back ribs, local honeycomb, great drinks. A foodie's dream. Sitting at the chef's table a huge added bonus.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were looking foward to eating at Bar Acuda on our return trip to Hanalei. Not as fabulous as last time. Very, Very noisy. Indifferent waiter. Average food. Last time the tapas were well spiced, varied and yummy. Green beans--a favorite previously---were fresh but not well spiced. Frittata was served cold and rather bland. Fish dish was excellent. Bread was very good. Next time will make an earlier reservation so we miss the noisy bar crowd. We will give them one more chance to impress us because they were so excellent last time.

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1  Thank 2far2go
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This fabulous restaurant serves ultra-fresh, creatively prepared tapas. We had the dates/cheese/citrus, lamb riblets, short ribs, scallop, almonds. All were terrific. Service was helpful and gracious. We arrived at the 6pm opening on a Sunday, but found out the restaurant was completely booked for the night, and the bar area open to all that opens at 5:30pm was already full. Our host was able to squeeze us in for 1 hour at a table, so we were very grateful. Highly rated by Fodor's, Frommer's, and the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Highly, highly recommend Bar Acuda.
We were a group of 8 and had such a great experience! It was out last night in Kauai and we wanted to have a casual dinner but somewhere nice. This place fit the bill all around. We made a reservation and had to wait about 15-20 minutes for our table (as not many places can easily seat 8 in the area) but as soon as we sat down the waiter apologized for the wait and took our drink order right away! The entire staff was very attentive - from waiters to busboys, etc.
We ordered so many different plates/tapas and each dish tasted better than the next. The Garlic Shrimp, beef skewers, and pizzetta are not to be missed.
Also, the vibe is good - could be a bit loud but you'll get over that after a few minutes as everything else makes you feel like you're in a special spot on the island....definitely one of our favorites and if we found this place earlier in the trip, would've returned more often.

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1  Thank Craig K
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