Bar Acuda

Top 1% of restaurants in Hawaii
9 / 10

8 expert reviews

“ Thanks to the chef’s close collaboration with island fishermen and local organic farmers, these small plates are brimming with Hawaii-inspired fare made from fresh, regional ingredients.”

– goop

Gayot Gayot
"Like an oasis in the desert, this sharp little tapas restaurant has refreshed the otherwise rather dreary culinary world of Kauai's North Shore." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"Given Bar Acuda’s deliciously warm, crusty bread, ordering one hearty and one light dish per person, plus a starter of spiced olives or Marcona almonds per couple, should suffice." Full review
Ask the server for help in ordering the right amount—some dishes, such as the delicious seared single scallop on mashed potatoes, aren’t really suitable for sharing.
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"A list of 50 wines with a focus on Rhone-style varieties, half of them offered by the glass, accompanies the Spanish-style tapas dishes at Kauai's Bar Acuda in Hanalei." Full review
Zagat Zagat
"Expect "a bit of urban chic" at this "lively" Med mecca in "picturesque" Hanalei, a "people-watching" scene that "could stand on its own in San Francisco or New York."" Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"A trendy wine and tapas bar presents ornately plated food that’s noteworthy, but pricey." Full review
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