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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (567 reviews)
“flank steak” (42 reviews)
“short ribs” (60 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food, fun atmosphere - enjoyed sharing all the small plates, desserts were excellent too. Not many tables so make sure you make reservations in advance.

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have gone here every year since it opened. We enjoy the overall ambience, particularly on the porch overlooking the green and Kuhio Hwy. Excellent farm to table tapas. This time we really enjoyed the eggplant. The lamb riblets and the short ribs are always...More

Thank DrBob77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their unique take on tapas includes a changing, creative presentation of locally available treats. The servings are meant to be shared between two. On the pricy side.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read so many reviews about how good this place was and the food is excellent I must say that. I guess it's my own fault because it does say they are small plates. Maybe one more would have done it for me but...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant for dinner and were excited to try a tapas bar. The tapas themselves were good, but they just felt overpriced for what you get. The place recommended 2-3 tapas per person, and at that rate, it's very difficult...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let’s keep this simple. Terrific atmosphere, intelligent menu, phenomenal flavors, profession and fun waiter. Best restaurant in town, Kauai, and would be among the best anywhere.

Thank walldds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ridiculously overpriced,!!! We came on March 24 here based off of reviews and research hoping for a pleasant dinner with our family. We were also told by people that this was the best in Hanalei. We sat on the patio. We ordered lots of plates...More

1  Thank Coaster J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at all the nice places near Princeville and this one I voted as the best. All open air, beautifully appointed with heavy woods. All tapas, from mini to larger items, they suggest 3+ dishes per person, that seemed about right. Very nice cocktail...More

Thank 115steved115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the dishes are smallish and are intended to be ordered in multiples for sharing. Many are excellent, some are OK--ask your server for recommendations. Very nice Hawaiian dressy casual ambience. Service is pretty good, but there can be some wait times. Nevertheless, this...More

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tapas were excellent - seriously. As an ex-New Yorker and current Angelino, I have high standards for food. I don't eat a lot of red meat but the hangar steak skewers were my favorite thing I ate in the entire week. A must. The ono...More

Thank Carrie M
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30 December 2017|
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Response from KenVicLee | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with KE. It is a "foodie" type place. That said I would guess they are very accommodating so if your kids are a little older (not infants) and are amenable to trying new things, they shouldn't have a problem.
16 October 2017|
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Response from Janet K | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t notice anyone taking out but not sure. Worth going and sitting on the outside porch and relaxing and trying their creative tapas. Delicious!!
Jolene K
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
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: +1 808-826-7081
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