Bar Acuda

Tapas Restaurant$$$$
  • Rachel M.
    "Definitely get the lamb riblettes and spinach salad."(5 Tips)
    Cheryl B.
    "Honeycomb, Banderillas, short rib and shrimp are amazing!!!..."(3 Tips)
    Rob R.
    "The short ribs and pizzetta are fantastic."(3 Tips)
    Scott O.
    "Definitely Mahi Mahi, Garlic Shrimp and Short Ribs."(9 Tips)
78 Tips and reviews
  • tapas
  • good for dates
  • seafood
  • trendy
  • short ribs
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  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺January 12
    Everything is delicious here!! Must make a reservation otherwise wait to eat at the bar. The restaurant is so pretty and beachy inside too. We'll def be back!!
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyDecember 27, 2015
    Probably the best restaurant on Kauai. Reservations a must. I liked the lamb riblettes, risotto croquettes and the local honey comb.
  • Bryce R.
    Bryce RobertsJune 15, 2015
    great spot, but chronically under seasoned. ask for a side of sea salt. also, ask for a side of all the sauces and chutneys. all super delicious and you'll want more than they plate.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BucklandNovember 1, 2013
    Highly recommend trying this spot while you're in town. Especially the honeycomb. I have never had a better goat cheese dish. Simple and delicious. Spinach salad and scallops were also divine.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HartmannDecember 31, 2014
    All of the dishes are well prepared. The lamb ribs, the crostini, and the scallops are the standouts. It gets busy during high season, but you can usually find room at the bar.
  • Catherine Ann W.
    Catherine Ann WelchApril 2, 2015
    Great food! Best we've had in Hanalei. The Albondigas, Banderillas, and the lamb riblettes were all delicious. Atmosphere and service also very good. Definitely recommend Bar Acuda!
  • Kazem E.
    The lamb riblettes are phenomenal. We really liked the honeycomb and cheese plate as well. The chorizo was excellent: they age the meat and prepare the sausage themselves.
  • Eric
    EricDecember 1, 2016
    Food was good, but the flavors were really strong (we got the the honeycomb, crostini, seared ahi, and pizzetta). Enjoyed the ahi the most. 4 tapas and 2 drinks totaled $100
  • Veronica C.
    Veronica CooperDecember 31, 2015
    Come after trekking the Hanakapi'ai Falls hike. Best meal of your f*cking life. Get the short ribs the lamb and the honeycomb. Reservations required.
  • Haley S.
    Haley Smith6 days ago
    Lamb, beef, croquettes, salads.... everything is great. Don't miss the pineapple crumble. Wine list is full of biodynamic wines from around the globe.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteinMarch 20, 2015
    The porchetta dish was awesome. I also enjoyed the beet salad and the smokey ginger drink very much.
  • Ted G.
    Ted GrubbApril 27, 2015
    Truly a gem on Kauai. Jim Moffat (Slow Club) has an inventive, ever changing menu that would stand out anywhere. Great wine list as well.
  • Matt N.
    Matt NJanuary 7, 2015
    Highly recommended. Ordered the crostini of the day, green beans, pizzette, banderillas, blackened shrimp and short rib. Short rib was the best.
  • Abby M.
    Abby MahlerAugust 3, 2011
    Pork shoulder is fantastic! The pizzeta and chorizo were really good as well! We wanted the antipasto but they were out but it looked awesome! Service is great as well!
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffOctober 25, 2014
    Def get the north shore honeycomb. Also enjoyed the Ono, chicken leg, and the crostini of the day. Outdoor seating and parking available
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WalkerMarch 6, 2016
    Despite using the word tapas quite loosely, the food and cocktails are still pretty amazing. Inspired small plates with great flavors.
  • Cheryl B.
    Cheryl BJuly 4, 2013
    Honeycomb, Banderillas, short rib and shrimp are amazing!!! Popular spot so get there early to get a spot. Well worth the wait
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercierMarch 12, 2013
    This place rocks. Definitely get the lamb riblettes and spinach salad. Best food on Kauai - great atmosphere and quality product.
  • John C.
    John ClineMarch 2
    Really upscale and trendy spot with an incredibly helpful staff. All the food is great, you can't go wrong.
  • Veronica S.
    Veronica StefanickJune 19, 2016
    The tapas and desserts are amazing. Order 2 to 3 tapas per person to have a complete meal and definitely bring friends to share with.
  • Andy P.
    Andy PascalMarch 12, 2013
    Absolutely incredible food. If you must narrow it down, get the spinach salad, lamb riblettes, ahi poke and short ribs.
  • Randy C.
    Randy CottinghamMay 3, 2013
    The service, food, and drinks are excellent! Nice to see a restaurant so well managed with the staff so professional!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GriffinMarch 22, 2015
    Best meal on the island, every dish is a delight. Great atmosphere and the Coconut Sangria is a beaut.
  • Linnea P.
    Linnea Perelli-MinettiOctober 21, 2012
    Fantastic food and sit at the chef's table for more of an experience. Get the honeycomb. Mahi was great too.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJanuary 1, 2012
    Best restaurant in Kauai and a fun place to go with a group. Great tapas with local ingredients.
  • Peter G.
    Peter GApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the Ahai, tiger shrimp or the Cesar's salad! Super friendly and attentive service!
  • Kira F.
    Kira FisherJanuary 5, 2015
    Everything is delicious but stick to meat - better value - scallop dish was $15 and just one scallop!
  • Hal M.
    Hal MackinsFebruary 24, 2015
    The honeycomb, the honeycomb, the honeycomb! Paired with Humboldt Fog goat cheese, there's nothing quite like it.
  • Sandra
    SandraSeptember 29, 2014
    Squid salad and the chorizo were great! Smoke and ginger cocktail was also delicious.
  • Raj B.
    Raj BeriFebruary 19, 2014
    Def get the honeycomb and blackened shrimp. Hanalei sidecar is good off their cocktail menu.
  • Christine P.
    Christine PyraJanuary 25, 2016
    Went twice on vacation. Awesome drinks and tasty tapas. The bacalao was a favorite!
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansAugust 21, 2014
    Great tapas. Great Mai Tai. Every single dish we had was very good.
  • Clara M.
    Clara McDOctober 1, 2016
    I love this place try the polenta fries and the French lentils they are just amazing
  • Brent G.
    Brent GrinnaMarch 17, 2016
    Lamb, amazing. Beets, amazing. Salad lyonnaise, amazing. Cheesecake, amazing.
  • Kazem E.
    Probably the very best restaurant on Kauai. One of the best I've ever eaten at.
  • Odile R.
    Odile Roujol3 weeks ago
    Great atmosphere.feeling like in California with Hawaiian vibes
  • Matt K.
    Matt KnustApril 19
    Tapas...if you like that sort of thing. I don't. Small portions for the Mahi Mahi and Scallops. Broccoli was solid.
  • N A.
    N AbbottNovember 1, 2013
    Would be great dinner in NYC. Get the honeycomb and anything else on the menu.
  • Carol R.
    Carol ReeseJune 18, 2011
    Yukon potato was off the HOOK and the fluffy coconut cake was most awesome. First impression at the front desk was rude. She tried to give us a shitty table. Waitress made up for Ms. Nasty :)
  • Sara F.
    Sara F.August 15, 2012
    Get the seared spicy coconut shrimp! I could have drank the sauce it was that good.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JosephNovember 14, 2014
    Excellent service, food and ambiance. Perfect for a romantic, intimate meal.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GyllenstiernaDecember 3, 2014
    Best restaurant on the North Shore. Get the honeycomb, the lentils and the warm chicory salad.
  • ryan k.
    ryan kingNovember 16, 2014
    Food is delicious but many of the plates were smaller than expected. So maybe order more than you think.
  • Chelsea T.
    Chelsea TwiningJuly 11, 2013
    Best short rib I've ever had in my life!!
  • Stephanie Y.
    Got the local honeycomb for dessert instead of as a starter 👌🏼
  • Odile R.
    Odile Roujol3 weeks ago
    Honey comb 🍯 and all tapas are awesome.
  • Scott O.
    Scott OrnFebruary 26, 2012
    Definitely Mahi Mahi, Garlic Shrimp and Short Ribs. All delicious.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MorinAugust 9, 2014
    The spot for good food in Kauai brought to you by way of Slow Club in San Francisco.
  • Suzanne C.
    Suzanne CordeiroAugust 5, 2011
    Dishes are small but extremely tasty. Pork was delish, as was filet mignon and bruschetta.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SatherOctober 17, 2011
    Amazing everything! Food flavors are awesome. Glad we visited!
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha ShiraMarch 19, 2015
    Loved the cocktails and upscale tiki atmosphere
  • Peter F.
    Peter FNovember 26, 2013
    Amazing tapas on the North Shore. Try the scallops.
  • Liz W.
    Liz WilliamsOctober 19, 2012
    Best short ribs on the planet. Don't miss them!
  • Asli T.
    Asli TaylorJuly 6, 2012
    Book a reservation in advance or seek seats at the bar.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RobertsonMarch 9, 2012
    The short ribs and pizzetta are fantastic. Great service too.
  • Jon W.
    Jon WhiteSeptember 17, 2011
    Great food. Great vibe. More lively than most places in hanalei.
  • Merve Y.
    Merve YavuzAugust 30, 2015
    Honeycomb & goat cheese risotto fritters ona fish..
  • Charles H.
    Charles HudsonJanuary 21, 2015
    This place has $25 corkage. Pack your wine and bring it.
  • Clay M.
    Clay MooreOctober 25, 2013
    Sit at the chef's counter.
  • Travis R.
    Travis RamseyMarch 4, 2015
    Lamb ribs and honey and cheese!
  • T.J. E.
    T.J. EMarch 11, 2011
    The music is amazing ++ scallops are great as well as the bruscetta
  • Pedro L.
    Pedro LemaitreMarch 15, 2014
    Don't sit on parking lot side of the deck. You'll get wafts of some poop smell throughout dinner.....
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa Klein-GrantSeptember 9, 2011
    Nice enough place, but for a semi upscale joint you'd expect they would take American Express (they don't - booooo)
  • Anya
    AnyaJanuary 26, 2016
    Everything 😉 small portions, but delicious!
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiJuly 4, 2015
    They only take 9 walk ins, good luck if you don't have a reservation
  • Cosmo C.
    Cosmo CatalanoJanuary 31, 2016
    Reservations Required, Mahalo
  • Jill Y.
    Jill YatesJanuary 25, 2012
    Honeycomb, Granny Smith apple, goat cheese! My Favorite:)
  • Rob C.
    Rob CorbettNovember 20, 2011
    Awesome food, even better service - ask for Shannon!
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairApril 7, 2015
    Cheese and honey plate - from local bees
  • Suzanne C.
    Suzanne CordeiroAugust 5, 2011
    Don't go just for the coconut cake because they always change the menu and it's seldom available :(
  • Frozen T.
    Frozen TroutJune 6, 2012
    Braised lamb occo bucco was amazing.
  • RZA
    RZAJuly 25, 2011
    The pork shoulder dish is the best food ever!!
  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺January 12
    Everything is delicious!!
  • Luis V.
    Luis VasquezJuly 31, 2011
    The Sangria has a nice refreshing balance.
  • Markkus R.
    Markkus RovitoMay 7, 2012
    Get the pizzetta. Believe.
  • kewlio
    kewlioMarch 31, 2011
    Scallop, Chorizo, Lavaman Beer
  • Dorian A.
    Dorian AschJune 10, 2010
    The whole roasted tomato bruchetta rocks!
  • Bogdan D.
    Food was just average
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