Bar Acuda

Tapas Restaurant
5-5161 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, HI 96714, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Based on 124 votes

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    Rachel M.
    "Definitely get the lamb riblettes and spinach salad."(3 Tips)
    Cheryl B.
    "Honeycomb, Banderillas, short rib and shrimp are amazing!!!..."(3 Tips)
    Rob R.
    "The short ribs and pizzetta are fantastic."(8 Tips)
    "The pork shoulder dish is the best food ever!!"(2 Tips)
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  • tapas
  • seafood
  • banderillas
  • short ribs
  • good for dates
  • pork shoulder
  • cocktails
  • trendy
  • lively
  • scallops
  • romantic
  • sangria
  • chef's tables
  • wine
  • intimate
  • salads
  • shrimp
  • meats
  • cozy
  • ahi poke
  • Merve Y.

    Honeycomb & goat cheese risotto fritters ona fish..

    Merve Yavuz · August 30
  • Carina N.

    They only take 9 walk ins, good luck if you don't have a reservation

    Carina Ngai · July 4
  • Bryce R.

    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.

    Bryce Roberts · June 15
  • Ted G.

    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.

    Ted Grubb · April 27
  • Marshall S.

    Cheese and honey plate - from local bees

  • Catherine Ann W.

    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!

  • Ryan G.

    Best meal on the island, every dish is a delight. Great atmosphere and the Coconut Sangria is a beaut.

    Ryan Griffin · March 22
  • Dan S.

    The porchetta dish was awesome. I also enjoyed the beet salad and the smokey ginger drink very much.

    Dan Stein · March 20
  • Samantha S.

    Loved the cocktails and upscale tiki atmosphere

    Samantha Shira · March 19
  • Travis R.

    Lamb ribs and honey and cheese!

    Travis Ramsey · March 4
  • Hal M.

    The honeycomb, the honeycomb, the honeycomb! Paired with Humboldt Fog goat cheese, there's nothing quite like it.

    Hal Mackins · February 24
  • Charles H.

    This place has $25 corkage. Pack your wine and bring it.

    Charles Hudson · January 21
  • Matt N.

    Highly recommended. Ordered the crostini of the day, green beans, pizzette, banderillas, blackened shrimp and short rib. Short rib was the best.

    Matt N · January 7
  • Kira F.

    Everything is delicious but stick to meat - better value - scallop dish was $15 and just one scallop!

    Kira Fisher · January 5
  • Josh H.

    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.

    Josh Hartmann · December 31, 2014
  • Jacob G.

    Best restaurant on the North Shore. Get the honeycomb, the lentils and the warm chicory salad.

    Jacob Gyllenstierna · December 3, 2014
  • ryan k.

    Food is delicious but many of the plates were smaller than expected. So maybe order more than you think.

    ryan king · November 16, 2014
  • Michael J.

    Excellent service, food and ambiance. Perfect for a romantic, intimate meal.

    Michael Joseph · November 14, 2014
  • Lance L.

    Def get the north shore honeycomb. Also enjoyed the Ono, chicken leg, and the crostini of the day. Outdoor seating and parking available

    Lance Lacoff · October 25, 2014
  • Sandra

    Squid salad and the chorizo were great! Smoke and ginger cocktail was also delicious.

    Sandra · September 29, 2014
  • Maykel L.

    Great tapas. Great Mai Tai. Every single dish we had was very good.

    Maykel Loomans · August 21, 2014
  • Dave M.

    The spot for good food in Kauai brought to you by way of Slow Club in San Francisco.

    Dave Morin · August 9, 2014
  • Pedro L.

    Don't sit on parking lot side of the deck. You'll get wafts of some poop smell throughout dinner.....

    Pedro Lemaitre · March 15, 2014
  • Raj B.

    Def get the honeycomb and blackened shrimp. Hanalei sidecar is good off their cocktail menu.

    Raj Beri · February 19, 2014
  • Peter F.

    Amazing tapas on the North Shore. Try the scallops.

    Peter F · November 26, 2013
  • N A.

    Would be great dinner in NYC. Get the honeycomb and anything else on the menu.

    N Abbott · November 1, 2013
  • Courtney B.

    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.

    Courtney Buckland · November 1, 2013
  • Clay M.

    Sit at the chef's counter.

    Clay Moore · October 25, 2013
  • Chelsea T.

    Best short rib I've ever had in my life!!

    Chelsea Twining · July 11, 2013
  • Cheryl B.

    Honeycomb, Banderillas, short rib and shrimp are amazing!!! Popular spot so get there early to get a spot. Well worth the wait

    Cheryl B · July 4, 2013
  • Randy C.

    The service, food, and drinks are excellent! Nice to see a restaurant so well managed with the staff so professional!

    Randy Cottingham · May 3, 2013
  • Peter G.

    Don't miss the Ahai, tiger shrimp or the Cesar's salad! Super friendly and attentive service!

    Peter G · April 23, 2013
  • Rachel M.

    This place rocks. Definitely get the lamb riblettes and spinach salad. Best food on Kauai - great atmosphere and quality product.

    Rachel Mercier · March 12, 2013
  • Andy P.

    Absolutely incredible food. If you must narrow it down, get the spinach salad, lamb riblettes, ahi poke and short ribs.

    Andy Pascal · March 12, 2013
  • Linnea P.

    Fantastic food and sit at the chef's table for more of an experience. Get the honeycomb. Mahi was great too.

    Linnea Perelli-Minetti · October 21, 2012
  • Liz W.

    Best short ribs on the planet. Don't miss them!

    Liz Williams · October 19, 2012
  • Sara F.

    Get the seared spicy coconut shrimp! I could have drank the sauce it was that good.

    Sara F. · August 15, 2012
  • Asli T.

    Book a reservation in advance or seek seats at the bar.

    Asli Taylor · July 6, 2012
  • Frozen T.

    Braised lamb occo bucco was amazing.

    Frozen Trout · June 6, 2012
  • Natalie

    best meal we had on the island.

    Natalie · May 14, 2012
  • Markkus R.

    Get the pizzetta. Believe.

    Markkus Rovito · May 7, 2012
  • Rob R.

    The short ribs and pizzetta are fantastic. Great service too.

    Rob Robertson · March 9, 2012
  • Scott O.

    Definitely Mahi Mahi, Garlic Shrimp and Short Ribs. All delicious.

    Scott Orn · February 26, 2012
  • Jill Y.

    Honeycomb, Granny Smith apple, goat cheese! My Favorite:)

    Jill Yates · January 25, 2012
  • Charles B.

    Best restaurant in Kauai and a fun place to go with a group. Great tapas with local ingredients.

    Charles B · January 1, 2012
  • Rob C.

    Awesome food, even better service - ask for Shannon!

    Rob Corbett · November 20, 2011
  • Brian S.

    Amazing everything! Food flavors are awesome. Glad we visited!

    Brian Sather · October 17, 2011
  • Jon W.

    Great food. Great vibe. More lively than most places in hanalei.

    Jon White · September 17, 2011
  • Melissa K.

    Nice enough place, but for a semi upscale joint you'd expect they would take American Express (they don't - booooo)

    Melissa Klein-Grant · September 9, 2011
  • Suzanne C.

    Don't go just for the coconut cake because they always change the menu and it's seldom available :(

    Suzanne Cordeiro · August 5, 2011