"I am inspired by traditionally prepared regional food that respects seasonality and is rooted in simplicity."
Chef & owner Jim Moffat
Bar Acuda is Kaua‘i’s coolest place to relax with friends, share tapas and sip some wine. Chef & owner Jim Moffat’s culinary sensibility originates from the people and food he experienced during years of travel to the Mediterranean regions of Europe – including Southern France, Italy, Spain and Portugal – as well as twenty-five years of honing his craft at his award winning San Francisco restaurants.
E' Komo Mai - "come inside" and experience the warm glow of restaurant Bar Acuda, just steps away from the inspiring mountains and waterfalls of Hanalei.
- reservations can be made by phone after 2pm daily; or in person anytime
- sorry, no email reservations
- we accept reservations 1 month in advance
We will be closed the following days throughout the holidays:
- Private Party: Sunday Dec. 4th
- Christmas; Sunday Dec. 25th
- New Years Day; Sunday Jan. 1st
We are located in the heart of Hanalei in The Hanalei Center behind Harvest Market.
5-5161 Kuhio Highway Hanalei, HI 96714
kitchen: 5:30-9:30 pm
About Jim Moffat
Accomplished, creative owner / chef who takes a culinary knowledge grounded in tradition and makes it his own. Jim’s relationship with food began in the outskirts of Montreal at his family’s European Auberge, where his father was the chef. Travels throughout Southern Europe and the Mediterranean inspired his culinary style, and is evident in the flavors and dishes prepared at Bar Acuda.
“Each day I endeavor to create both original and classic recipes using the freshest ingredients from Kaua`i and around the world. Our move to Hanalei was about quality of life and about doing something extraordinary; my staff and I work a shorter, 5-day workweek and we embrace the island lifestyle. This way, we are rejuvenated and fully dedicated during the nights when Bar Acuda is ‘alive.’ ”
42 Degrees & The Slow Club
The success of his two San Francisco restaurants, 42 Degrees and The Slow Club, earned numerous local and national awards, earning Jim recognition in Food and Wine Magazine’s “Top 10 New American Chefs” in 1996.