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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.7
4.7
4166 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The most romantic setting on 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 greens grown at our hydroponic farm on site and the desserts are luscious. Don't miss this delightful experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 240-6456

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gino Cipriano

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact the manager for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Cross street

    Ainako

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that guests do not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled reservation time.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,166 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kauai

    Outdoor Dining

  • Kauai

    Romantic

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  1. PC

    PhilipC

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The service from Clarke was very poor. See my review in Trip Advisor and Yelp.
  2. LO

    LaurenO

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience and delicious food! Would highly recommend to others.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal and absolutely enjoyed our server!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolute favorite restaurant on the island. Food is delicious, ambiance is incredible. Service is impeccable.
  5. TJ

    TomJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Tidepools. As with the first, both service and food was outstanding. Our server, Les, provided excellent service, and made us feel welcomed and attentive throughout our meal. Les, is truly a gem and should be requested when dining at Tidepools.
  6. KL

    KLSF

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The ambiance and setting is very nice and our waiter super friendly. The food was not that great for the price. They ran out of mahi so prepared the macadamia nut crusted fish with Ono. It was really over cooked and both mains were served with a lot of random vegetables and sauces that didn't go well together. When you are from San Francisco and have meals prepared with fish at nice restaurants you have high expectations. For dessert we had the warm chocolate lava cake but they paired it with a passionfruit icecream which was super hard and we had to let it thaw to eat it. Also that was an odd pairing. A vanilla macadamia nut ice cream or just plain vanilla wold have went better. I would not recommend Tidepools to a friend because it's way over priced and the dishes/flavor not paired well. The chef and menu can use some work.
  7. KF

    KaylaF

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate Here the last night in Kauai. We had kalbi rib appetizer and entrees were ohno and Hawaiian catch. The service was great and ambience was amazing!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Booked a year in advance for a honeymoon dinner. Was placed in a family zone with young children. I’ve not received a good table location at this restaurant in some time but had hoped when I mentioned in the reservation it was our honeymoon, I’d get something more enjoyable than loud children. Made the best of it and ordered a round of drinks and appetizers, but would have spent much more if a better ambiance. This used to be a romantic spot, not anymore. Beware, couples.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and servers. Reserve there every time we visit Kauai
  10. HJ

    HeatherJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service needs to be more attentive. Rather than explain the dishes he asked if had questions rather thAn explain any of it . We waited for a long time to be offered a second drink. . The ambiance was beautiful thought the place was quiet and not very full It lacked some energy . For the price I expected a little more The surroundings made up for it all . The food was well cooked and the dessert was amazing .
  11. KC

    KatieC

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful anniversary dinner. Our server Alejandro was top notch! The food was amazing and we will definitely be back
  12. ME

    MichelleE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fabulous! I believe his name was Alejandro. We will definitely go back when we visit Kauai again
  13. SW

    SusanW

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance was incredible. Highly recommend !
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent server, nice atmosphere. The hostess staff were a bit cold but that’s not a big deal. I’d love to come again!
  15. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and service! Very personable waiter, and we greatly enjoyed our evening!
  16. AF

    AprilF

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous and amazing food! Five stars on every level. The Hyatt and tide pools never disappoints. Amazing service, amazing food, amazing ambience. Perfect for the full fine dining experience.
  17. SC

    StephenC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was superb (and we found out it was only his second day) . They seated us with a great view and delivered the flower arrangement for my wife at the table. Every one was great
  18. JG

    JimG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service made our special occasion memorable
  19. SH

    ScottH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable. The ambiance is unbelievable
  20. GJ

    GeorgiannJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food was just fair, my husbands fish was over cooked. Service a bit slow and not very attentive. However, they did acknowledge our Anniversary with a dessert. Beautiful setting!
  21. TZ

    TomZ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tidepools is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. The food was exceptional! First class all the way. Beautiful ambiance, excellent service and the most delicious food experience. 10 out of 10
  22. EM

    ElizabethM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was outstanding and the view even better. Would recommend anyone visiting to make reservations to have dinner here… we would absolutely come back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The filet was perfect however the ahi tuna was not at all good unfortunately. It was Very fatty and not very flavorful.
  24. A

    Alaina

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant. The setting was spectacular-beautiful and romantic. Dinner was a true dining experience-nothing was rushed and dinner took 2 hours between courses and drinks-a real treat! The food was delicious but nothing out of this world like other places we’ve eaten at.
  25. TB

    TomB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant overall. Wait staff was fun and friendly. Food was amazing.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for our honeymoon 24 years ago and were excited to return, this time with our 18-year old daughter who just graduated from high school. It did not disappoint. The setting is magical with koi swimming around the tables. The service was impeccable. The food was very good. Highly recommend for a special occasion with those you love.
  28. JH

    JohnH

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mahi mahi was amazing. The service was outstanding as always, and the ambiance of enjoying a great meal essentially outside was the icing on the cake!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance! Valet parking if not staying at the hotel.
  30. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a postcard worthy environment.
  31. FF

    FamoffourFamily

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Server was a male and he wasn’t very friendly. Did make us feel welcome. He needs to take a break from his job. Female runner was very kind and provided good service. The food was good not over the top and not bad at the same time. The location is a must try once. Additional food options on the menu would be a bonus in the future.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and quiet place loved it.
  33. RM

    RichardM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh delicious and the service was perfect
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Highly recommend.
  35. G

    Good

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in the area.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Les is the best server ever
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tidepools is our favorite dining experience on Kauai. Staff are amazing. the food and atmosphere spectacular!
  38. RH

    RichardH

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fabulous restaurant. Wonderful food especially since we are vegan. Alejandro provided excellent service, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Ambiance is beautiful. This is one restaurant not to miss.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice ambience, surrounded by koi pond . Service was good. Must try the ahi and crab dynamite appetizer! Overall we had a great experience.
  40. DS

    DeanS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. From our greeter Valerie to our server Joy and to the manager Luke, everyone made our experience spectacular. Definitely coming back! Thank you all for an incredible dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 240-6456.

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai is rated 4.7 stars by 4166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

1571 Poipu Rd. Poipu, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ainako

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that guests do not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled reservation time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gino Cipriano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 240-6456

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact the manager for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381

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