Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai
Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grandhyattkauai.com/
  • Phone: 8082406456x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jayson Thompson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ainako
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.
A word from Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai
For the ultimate in ambiance, delectable food and stellar service, Tidepools is the place. This quintessential Hawaiian setting has a backdrop of waterfalls with thatched roof bungalows that seemingly float above tropical lagoons. Savor contemporary Hawaiian style cuisine in this distinctive open-air setting. Diners rave about the exceptional service and fresh fish and steak options with a unique island flair including macadamia nut crusted mahimahi, grilled opah or a succulent steak. Salads feature fresh island-greens and the desserts are luscious. Don't miss this delightful experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (152)special occasion (139)scenic view (125)great for outdoor dining (122)fit for foodies (78)notable wine list (24)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (21)kid-friendly (20)hot spot (18)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Last night in Kauai
    WS101
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Marvelous attraction to visit. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Wonderful menu options and food was delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. The fish dishes were very well prepared, and all the side dishes were perfectly paired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The scenic view was fabulous. The food was not great. Skip the restaurant and go to the Beach House instead.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite!
    Diner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love this restaurant; amazing ambiance, wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Done in the Lagoon
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our party consisted of three couples. We were given the best table in the restaurant. It was an isolated table surrounded by a lagoon on three sides, a perfect setting apart from the other guests. The mango salad was a real treat. The diver scallop and steak special was delicious as was the ahi tuna. Chocolate lovers should save room for the lava cake or the crunch. A unique experience enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive but worth it..
    jayheil
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place is definitely for honeymoons and anniversarys etc. Great atmosphere, very open and not congested even when busy. A must experience on the island.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elegant tranquility
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Tidepools is really not an accurate name for this restaurant. To me it is more like eating in a private above the water hut in Bora Bora. Koi swim in the lagoon next to and under you and the setting is quite peaceful. Several varieties of fish are offered, but they tend to run along the ono, opah, ahi line which most Hawaiian places feature. Our dinners were done delicately and again a ceviche starter was tangy and adequately spicy. Tidepools is a good spot for a pleasant, quiet dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speechless
    Samantha0409
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Best meal of my life. Everything was perfect from the beautiful scenery, to the waiter, the food and ambience. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Ginny
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My husband and I loved the restaurant and the food was wonderful. The only thing that disappointed us was that we weren't sitted near the window for an outside experience...four women were and I thought that was unfair.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Amazing
    mikeymVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had the Hawaiian Catch and Crusted Steak, both were perfection. Atmosphere couldn't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hotel Food but Overpriced
    FriendlyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great Hotel Food but Overpriced by $10 per Entree. Ate here our first night on the Island.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food was very good. It was quite hot which took away from the ambiance, our waiter Les was the best!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occassion dinner
    jessluvsfood
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. Both of our dinners were delicious and it was the best "fancy" dinner we had on the island. Request a table on the edge if the water
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    MicheleO
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Tidepools. Food was excellent. Staff was very friendly. Very romantic setting for special dinner. Make sure to request table next to lagoon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expensive, but good for special din
    ChrisInSD
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Nearly as good as the The Beach House with great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dallas waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our waiter was absolutely fabulous. He was caring and attended to our every need. He is a credit to your organization.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tidepools rocks
    BevanandToni
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    One of the best dining experiences we have had. The seafood was soo fresh and the bisque that went with it was just unreal. The koi carp right next to us was amazing. Such a beautiful dining experience. Well done Tidepools
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date
    Guch
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant has amazing food, atmosphere and service. I had never been to Kauai before and chose this restaurant based on reviews and menu. It did not disappoint! Everything was delicious from the appetizers to the salad, entree and dessert. I would definitely go there again and recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    this restaurant is spectacular on al levels, service, ambiance, food taste and selection, entertaining and the view. we will definitely visit again and recommend it to others as a must in kauai. the koi fish are amazing and the waterfalls are so beautiful, wait staff very attentive and knowledgable and the food was outstanding. we couldnt have had a better experience and highly recommend planning a visit when you go to kauai
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful for a special occasion
    Anniversary1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went for our anniversary while we were staying at the Hyatt. I entered the wrong date by accident on my reservation and there were able to accommodate us right away. The setting was beautiful with all the koi fish swimming around you. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The presentation of our dinners were incredible. Def recommend for a special occasion since it was a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a great time. The ambiance was great - relaxing, view of the lagoon and lots of koi. Loved the food & service. It is more pricey and would make Tipepools a special occasion vs just a normal dinner out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very disappointing food experience. The seafood was very bland and over cooked and the prime rib was dried out and tough. I believe the prime rib was at least a day old and of very poor quality. We will not be visiting this restaurant during the balance of our trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food here was outstanding. We had the prime rib & the Hawaiian catch. Both were outstanding! The crabcame that came with the Hawaiian catch was to die for. The rolls and garlic butter were pretty amazing as well. There are so many coy around the restaurant. It was a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic
    dmvan1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    we celebrated our 25th anniversary here, it was so amazingly perfect and jaw dropping beautiful! Highly recommend for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Kauai
    CLBS
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My husband and I have been coming to Tide Pools ever since we discovered it. It always exceeds expectations! Fabulous food, ambience and service. A very classy restaurant for a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and relaxing
    abusse
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Tidepools is a beautiful restaurant in a gorgeous setting. We were seated next to the water so we could watch the koi swimming about. The food was fantastic. We had 4 appies and 4 mains and couldn't finish it all - the portions are generous. I'd recommend the ceviche and the scallops as appetizers! As for the mains - they were all great. Also, our server was definitely passionate about the fresh food they serve. Service was great. And, a nice touch - they knew it was my parents' anniversary, so they came by with a chocolate lava cake. Unexpected and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    oldies
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I have been to Kauai 6 times in the last 15 years and we have enjoyed 6 excellent romantic dinners at Tidepools. We can't visit Kauai without eating at Tidepools. The food and service are top of the line and the ambiance is, in our opinion, the best on the island. We are looking forward to many more visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This setting was lovely.For something speacial this would be your place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    Steve
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    From sitting down at a window tabe with a view of the coy pond this was an amazing night. Best meal of our trip Food was outstanding, fresh fish so delicious. Tasty cocktails and excellent friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lackluster preparation
    Dave
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ate here on my honeymoon the other night. Had Wasabi seared Ahi and my wife the Hawaiian plate which included miso glazed fish. While the quality of the fish itself was excellent, both entrees were tremendously bland. The coconut lime black rice with the Ahi tasted like neither. And the ceviche was milky and bland not fresh and citrusy as expected. The poke was fresh and good. The servers were very pleasant, but I poured the wine all night. They were not interested in making a cocktail available at another bar on the property. Not at all what I'd expect from a resort of this caliber and menu at these prices. A disappointment...next time I'm going to Roy's. Stevenson's Library, on the other hand, has limited but excellent sushi.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    Edesia
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My wife and I had a great dining experience at Tidepools. The food and service were great and well worth the price. The scallops were probably the best I've ever had. My wife had the prime rib and I had the Opah. While the prime rib was better than good, the Opah was fantastic! Don't forget the coconut ice cream for dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PERFECT!
    Kyaloha
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    After a disappointing dinner the night before at the Kauai grill in the st. Regis, Tidepools was absolutely perfect. The atmosphere, the seating the service and most importantly the FOOD. It was absolutely delicious from start to finish. By far the best food we had in Kauai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KaimiVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Informed restaurant in advance that we were celebrating a birthday. Aside from the server asking whose birthday, nothing special. Disappointing for a restaurant of this caliber.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our second visit during this vacation. Just as wonderful as before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By far the best dinner...
    Jessxcom
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food here was amazing. We started with the scallops... Yum! Then my husband had the Hawaiian catch and I had the opah. Wow is all I can say. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about each of the items on the menu. Very helpful if you want to try a new kind of fish. And the chocolate lava cake with ice cream was a great way to finish off a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ambiance and very good food
    gogirl1213VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Absolutely exceptional romantic ambiance and very good food as well as excellent service. The perfect meal to start our honeymoon. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the worst service
    Sunny
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The waitress service is the worst that I've ever been. The food is some salty, I was very disappointed at Tidepools.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    Cass
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything about our dinner at Tidepools was outstanding. Our request for special seating was honored (to sit by the koi pond); the food was delicious ; the service was above excellent! The scenic views of the Hyatt's grounds are spectacular. Tidepools has always been one of my top choices for a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kauai Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've been going to Kauai for years. We have our "favorites" list for dinner. We went to Tidepools for the first time and it is now not only on our list but it's at the TOP! Amazing ambiance, great service, food was incredible!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent restaurant! Sitting next to the koi ponds was very special. The food was delicious--seafood and steak, alike. The servers made sure that we had everything we needed. We're going back in a few days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.