Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai
Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grandhyattkauai.com/
  • Phone: (808) 240-6456
  • 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
200 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (150)special occasion (138)scenic view (118)great for outdoor dining (116)fit for foodies (80)notable wine list (28)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (7)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • A must for fine dining on Kauai
    ScottandKim
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted a romantic dinner setting.. We picked the right spot. Other than being a bit too dark to appreciate the ambiance, the experience was perfect. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good. If you only can do one fine dining experience, Tidepools has to be in the discussion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near perfect
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Fabulous setting. Food was stellar except coconut rice was dry. Mahimahi was tasty and cheesecake was to die for & fresh. Tropical drinks were spot on. Was a special occasion so a bit disappointed we were seated near the wait station when I had requested outer edge near water but every table is beside the water so not a big deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It was our anniversary and the server wished us happy anniversary and served us complimentary lava cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular restaurant find
    Betterlatethannever
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Have visited kauai many times and never discovered this restaurant until now. It was recommended by a friend who stayed here a couple of weeks ago and he was correct. The best filet and scallops I've ever eaten. Almost melt in your mouth they were so good. The ambience and staff were super and the evening was extremely special.. Thank you for a wonderful and special nite.
    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.
  • bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    we expected more, Hyatt is a nice property. Waitress- if we heard one more "it is to die for" I was going to call my trust lawyer. no doubt she is a very nice person, I blame the training-almost hicky in the presentation. food very ordinary- know it is hotel food and that is probably the problem. sent tuna back once, still the inside was rare as we asked, however the outside was not seared and very mushy- in Hawaii you should know how to cook tuna. restaurant look tired, table top old- needs some attention
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but not amazing
    RebolishVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Location was amazing, food was great (not a 5 star restaurant but it was never advertised that way anyways) but the thing that kept the whole experience from being excellent was the service. Service was very unattentive. My husband wanted another drink with his meal and did not get it until after the meal. Waiter never checked to see how the meal was until after we were finished. We would go back again knowing we would have to plan ahead for things that we would want later on.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very attentive. Disappointed Hyatt Gold Member
    Barnaby
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Lovely restaurant with koi pools and good food (not outstanding), however they drop the ball at attentiveness. Made special mention during reservation arrangements for special memorable/milestone birthday dinner celebration and tho casually mentioned by hostess when checking in, no attention given or any mention or recognition of the event before/during or after dinner by anyone. Ordered desserts and waiter never even acknowledged. Very, very disappointing for what had been long planned for a memorable event during Kauai trip from California.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was good, but not exceptional. It was expensive and we expected to come away feeling it was well worth it. We didn't. The atmosphere was quite nice, but man made. No ocean view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our appetizer, entree, and deserts were prepared perfectly. Menu choices were adequate with a range for all tastes The location was tops for a romantic meal. Wait staff punctual and knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Theresa
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was not our first time at Tidepools. We come here at least once each time we visit Kauai. The food and service are always amazing and the atmosphere is perfect. Keep up the good work!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique setting, great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The staff was so welcoming to this charming, beautiful restaurant. Food was creative and well prepared. Service well paced. It was a very memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Setting. Many steps.
    pythonVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This at the Hyatt in Poipu. A beautiful setting and menu, service and prices to match. Only drawback - it's quite a trek to reach it about a 60ft drop via many (gentle) steps but there's no elevator and (according to the staff I asked) no handicapped accessible route.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    HughVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our waiter was fantastic, made the dining experience fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chamberman
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The Seafood combo of Lobster, Ono and Shrimp cake over sweet potato was the best seafood combo I've ever had. The half lobster was vert tasty and I just loved the shrimp cake which I have never experienced. This was our first time dining at this beautiful venue surrounded by water and beautiful gardens and fish. The service was excellent. In fact we liked it so much we are going back again during our stay here at the Hyatt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it
    Sandi
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food and service at Tidepools is first rate. We usually keep it for our big night out before we leave Kauai if we are staying in Poipu. The wine list is their weakest link. Mostly mediocre wines for way too much money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTableDiner
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We have been going to Poipu Beach on Kauai every year for the last 13 years and our dinner at Tidepools was without a doubt the best we've ever had on Kauai. I've heard about Tidepools before, but just just never got around to going there until last Thursday. It will definitely be a regular place for us to enjoy a wonderful dinner for many years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Nice
    mcdz
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This place was really nice for resort restaurant. The food was great, and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Would come back. Good service and the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Dwray
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everything about Tidepools was first class. Food was excellent. The crabcakes were the best we have ever had. Service was top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner on the island
    honeymooning
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was a great find for the last day of our Honeymoon stay on Kaua'i. Beautiful setting, outstanding service, our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful with food questions. When we return from NY we will definitely be returning to Tidepools!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved!
    Erin
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a delicious anniversary dinner at Tidepools. Food was amazing - best of our entire trip to Kauai!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    Bobby1960
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great atmosphere with average food. My steak was over salted, my wife's mahi was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Tidepools was Amazing once again
    644SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The tidepools setting is amazing in the lagoons at the Hyatt just off the ocean. The decor is elegant Hawaiian. The food was amazing. We had the ahi-hamachi poke appetizer which was plentiful and wonderful. We each had the ahi entree...served rare it was among the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    MarkM
    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
  • Loved it
    kelwez
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food and service were amazing, expensive, but worth it. It was the best meal (of high end restaurants) that we had the entire trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • 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.
  • LizzieB14VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Were staying at the hotel and decided to stop in for dinner one night. Food is what you would expect for resort food, overpriced and nothing special, but the ambience was fantastic. Made for a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heidalulu
    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.