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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (472 reviews)
“short ribs” (54 reviews)
“flank steak” (38 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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Reviews (1,459)
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved this restaurant and had dinner twice during our 7 night stay on the north shore. Great atmosphere, great service. Expensive but worth it.

Thank BOTBPittsburgh
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant on Kauai. It is the best tapas restaurant with unique flavor profiles and delicious fresh ingredients. It gets busy so make sure to make a reservation and if you can, sit at the chef's table. We love the honeycomb and...More

Thank Sixlittlebirdstravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wine & tapas...excellent wine list...nice variety of tapas...top notch service...lovely outdoor seating...pricey...but you get what you pay for & 6 of us thought it was worth every penny!!

Thank sstacy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We just spent about 9 days in Hanalei area of Kauai, during which time we sampled quite a few local restaurants. Bar Acuda definitely stood out as the best dinner dining experience we had...so we ended up going twice. As picky foodies from Boulder, CO,...More

Thank SWCBoulder_CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinning experince. Staff very friendly, we sat at the bar had a several nice glasses of wine to wash down some outstanding Tapas dishes - the local tomato brushetta was outstanding

Thank stephenl0mas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are big fans of tapas restaurants. The food here was very good. I felt the selection was very limited, but the quality was great. I highly recommend the Sangria as it is pineapple based. The service started off a little shaky, but then the...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Bar Acuda for dinner with my boyfriend after a friend put it on there "must eat while in Kauai" list and it exceeded our expectations. Thank god it was tapas because we like everything and tend to over-order. Our waitress nailed it with...More

Thank Brittany B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very popular and you normally need a reservation but we went very early in the evening and got seats at the bar for dinner. This turned out to be a lot of fun because the bar staff were very friendly. The food...More

Thank jlmhere
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High priced but very good while the prices may not seem high initially, the prices are for small tapa-style servings so the total price is quite high e.g. $16 for a single large scallop with wonderful purple Japanese mashed potatoes. Also great deserts and breads...More

Thank cjmike2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fine dining restaurant in the heart of Hanalei. Nice selection of tapas small plates with something for everyone. Good wine list and well prepared food.

Thank h2onab
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Jolene K
Are you booked for Valentine's & if so does the bar area have 1st. come 1st serve eating or is all reservations only?
12 February 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
What is the best time to eat here? Do you need to be here for sunset?
27 November 2016|
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Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
No views from the restaurant, but the food is soooo good, not missed. Recommend reservations right before sundown--as soon as they open for dinner. Deck is great too, weather permitting--which is most of the time. Walk the... More
Linda S
Is this a good restaurant for one person? And is it casual ?
24 March 2015|
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Response from douger67 | Reviewed this property |
All casual there. I would feel completely comfortable being alone and eating there. In fact, I think I saw a couple at the bar doing so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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