Bar Acuda

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

This hip and pricey tapas bar is a top place in Hanalei in terms of tastiness, creativity, and pizzazz. Full review →


Frommer's 34

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.

Gayot 14.0

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 →



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. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A trendy wine and tapas bar presents ornately plated food that’s noteworthy, but pricey. Full review →


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 →



Modern Bali meets city chic in this candlelit tapas joint. The extensive wine list and upscale atmosphere attracts a sophisticated island crowd. Full review →


Zagat 4.0

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 →

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