We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (496 reviews)
“short ribs” (56 reviews)
“flank steak” (40 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,506)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 1,474 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, correct food but very expensive for the quantity of food per serving! Trendy but pretentious.

Thank Grizz64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a high quality restaurant. While expensive you get what you pay for....excellent food and excellent service....definitely try the scallops. If you're going out one evening get a reservation and come to Bar Acuda

Thank RickV1255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tapas restaurant with a range of offerings. Two people need 5 or 6 tapas. We had 5 tapas and $200 later I was still hungry, so I heated up the rest of my wife great seafood fettuccine from Kalypso's ;-) We got there right...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The idea of tapas is to try a little bit of everything. We did our best!! A surprisingly delicious item is the whole roasted local tomato bruschetta. The bacalao is a super rich dish, more like a casserole. There are not many restaurants in Hanalei...More

Thank luv4phood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're craving tapas-style, creative food both in presentation and taste (scallop with mashed potatoes; albondigas; patatas bravas), and you are the kind of person who can remember to call in advance, you might be able to get a reservation. Otherwise, make sure to be...More

Thank Nina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You'll need to reserve to get a table, but the food is really good. Not cheap, but really good. The Ahi Poke was great.

Thank till2511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy, make a reservation. Good cocktails, lively atmosphere. Ate here for dinner twice and everything we had was well crafted and yummy!

Thank cupcakekitty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really awesome!! I recommend eating 2 or 3 tapas per person. My group had 4 people and we got 8 tapas. It was good Spanish tapas with it's own Hawaiin twist.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bar Acuda our first night in Kauai. It was a great start to our trip. The food and the service was really good. I don't eat red meat, so I had the scallop (one for $14) and shrimp. My husband had ribs...More

Thank cpamomma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service with knowledgeable waiters.SF and NYC pricing because of tapas niche in this location.small portions and nothing over the top.left Hungary after spending $120 for five appendiizers and 2 drinks..disappointed especially after having wait 3 days for a reservation..not even a picturesque location.better values...More

Thank robertkatzen
Nearby Restaurants
Pink's Creamery
490 reviews
.14 km away
Jo Jo's
250 reviews
.05 km away
Chicken In A Barrel BBQ
675 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church
112 reviews
.49 km away
Hanalei Bay
357 reviews
.55 km away
Yellow Fish Trading Company
10 reviews
.05 km away
Na Pali Catamaran
962 reviews
.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jolene K
12 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
27 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
24 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing