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Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-7081
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (494 reviews)
“short ribs” (56 reviews)
“flank steak” (40 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All 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 via mobile

Excellent service in a great location. Recommend the scallop and any of the flatbreads. And try to sit on the patio

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some years ago we were staying on the north shore, mostly eating at home but saw someone comment on Baracuda. We thought it was a wine bar and so late in the evening strolled over and the place was hopping. The hostess got us a...More

Thank albertaannie_9
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Menu is all fresh and excellent. Fish and scallops are to die for.chef there alway changing the menu with season. Only thing I think wait staff should dress a little more professional with collar white slacks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed the food and creative Hawaiian flavors, but overall the value is low for the high prices even for Kauai. Food is always expensive in Hawaii but, this was expensive with very small portions. Yes these are supposed to be tappas sizes, but the prices...More

Thank JCHamlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed Bar Acuda was told by many locals to go. We ordered many things off the menu. Two couples enjoyed most of what we ordered was very expensive for what you got. But still had a really great evening on the patio.

Thank Travelrella2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have words to describe how good it is. If I ever go back, I would love to have all my meals at this place. YOU MUST GO.

Thank Marina P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been back to Kauai since this restaurant opened several years ago. It was awesome then and it is still great! We started with the Local North Shore Honeycomb, Olives, Daily Fritters, Fresh Homemade Mozzarella. Fresh Mahi, Lamb Riblets, Scallops, Potatoes, finishing off with Chocolate...More

Thank Whitefishfarmgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation right none because they fill up fast. We are most of the menu and every dish was better than the last one. The pizzeta may have been my favorite but it’s hard to tell as everything was amazing. Home made mozzarella also...More

Thank roryg13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas (small plates) is ok. But, the different flavors varied so much causing more of a wreck then a rhythm. But, the sleepy town offers little to choose from

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice, although tables are only with street view, no mountain view. Food was ok, although nothing special. Any European who knows good tapas will be dissapointed. This was one of the most expensive restaurants we have been in Hawaii, and it was...More

Thank Shorty07
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Questions & Answers
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
11 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
26 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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