5-5161 Kuhio Hwy #4
Hanalei, HI 96714

We’re located in the Hanalei Center behind Harvest Market in the heart of Hanalei.             

Reservations - 808-826-7081

Reservations highly recommended. We begin taking reservations at 1Pm HST on weekdays, 3pm HST on weekends. Wait times can be up to 5 minutes. Sorry, we are unable to take reservations via email. More information on Bar Acuda reservations here.

Open Daily

Kitchen: 5:30 - 9:30pm
Bar: 5:30 - 10pm



Fresh ingredients are the heart & soul of Bar Acuda. Over the last 15 years owner Jim Moffat and his chefs Hanna and Kenny Uddifa have nurtured close relationships with local island fishermen and organic farmers. Together, they bring the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients to your table.
Note: our menu changes regularly based on available ingredients and chef's creativity. 


Note: A 4% service charge is added for Hawaii State Employee Health Insurance mandates. Read more.


Bar Acuda’s exceptional wine list reflects an enclave of small, passionate producers from Italy, France, Spain, Oregon, and California. Our distinct emphasis on Rhone-style grape varietals pair exceedingly well with our provincial-style menu.

Half of the wines featured on the list are available by the glass; all of them are full of charm, personality and pleasure. Salut!

*Indicates Wineries practicing sustainable, organic or biodynamic farming.


Corkage Fee - $25

“E' komo mai means ‘come inside’ on our islands.

“We invite you to experience Bar Acuda’s Hawai’ian-inspired take on traditional tapas – made from fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients –
in Hanalei’s most stunning location.

“E' komo mai.”

Bar Acuda chefs Hanna & Kenny Uddifa

Don’t take our word for it…

“Imagine the casual, country feel of Europe’s Mediterranean regions. It’s dinnertime. Friends and family line a long table to dine ‘al fresco’ under the stars. Conversation and laughter float through the air. Wine flows. The season’s latest harvest or catch gets passed around. Welcome to Bar Acuda."

Honolulu Magazine

"As soon as you enter Bar Acuda, you know it’s going to be fun. The staff is smiling; the atmosphere is welcoming.

The bar area is cool, with a large-screen TV showing anything from Blue Planet series to old black & white movies—and photos from a family vacation to Italy.”

Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine


Jim Moffat

Owner, Bar Acuda

“I feel the impact Bar Acuda has on our small community; not just patrons, but for the people who work here – and the folks who lovingly grow (and catch) the fresh ingredients we serve.

“Living in Hanalei is about the quality of life – and doing something extraordinary.

"When we’re here - we’re rejuvenated, and fully focused on creating original – and classic – dishes, using the freshest ingredients from Kaua’i – and around the world.

“We invite you to dine with us, share food, sip wine, and engage in conversation – then, leave as friends.

“E’ komo mai.” — Jim


Bar Acuda owner and executive chef Jim Moffat’s illustrious cooking pedigree includes renowned San Francisco eateries “Slow Club” and 42 Degrees.”



You’re in paradise! Try the noodles!

We invite you to visit our sister eatery - Ama Restaurant – for the best bowl of ramen on the island. Right next door to Bar Acuda in the Hanalei Center.
(808) 826-9452 
Open daily 5pm - 9pm