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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.8
4.8
5428 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 koi-filled lagoons. Savor modern island-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 fish, grilled ahi 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 742-1234
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Charles Steppe
  • Private party facilities
    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact our coordinator 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, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii

    Romantic

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Great for fine wines

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Great for scenic views

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

5,428 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place! Food was fantastic and the staff was excellent. Would definitely recommend as a must to place to eat.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it, celebrated our honeymoon at Tidepools and everything was great. Would absolutely recommend the Crab Cake Appetizer. Enjoyed the waterfall In the background

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  3. LisaW

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great pick for an outstanding meal with that special someone! Loved our apps, fish dinners & truffle goodbye surprise. Will return!

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  4. AugustRose

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Tidepools is definitely one we will remember for a long time. From beginning to end we enjoyed every moment. Our server, Les, was definitely top notch. His extensive knowledge of the various dishes and descriptions enabled us to make great choices that ensured we would enjoy our meal. We had the beet and candied lemon salad and added goat cheese which enhanced the dish. We also enjoyed the macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi and topped it off with the coconut cheesecake and chocolate lava cake.This meal was excellent and Les made our evening special. We will certainly return on our next trip to Kauai and recommend it to anyone who plans to go.

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  5. staceyb

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening in a truly beautiful setting…we will go back!!

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  6. chemee

    Minneapolis

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The scenery is great with the fish and waterfalls and the lush plants and trees. It’s pricey but worth the experience.

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  7. GayleG

    San Diego

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a must for dinner when dining and Kauai. Our server, DEREK, was great! 

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  8. KenT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Tidepools. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    While the food and service was excellent, we were put in a corner right next to a party of 4 with 2 small children approximately 3-4 years old. They were very noisy and the parents were equally loud dealing with them. Two thirds of the restaurant was empty and why we were put at that particular table was beyond me. The dinner was good but the experience was lousy!!

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  10. DebbieD

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must go to place if you’re staying at the Grand Hyatt. Reservations are needed and should be made well in advance. We lucked out due to a cancellation!

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  11. Akbobkat

    Anchorage

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming to Tide Pools for our anniversary for about 15 years. The food is still great but the value for our dollar has decreased significantly. Also, even though every time I put in the reservation that it is a special occasion, our table always seems to be sub par. Last night we actually moved the table ourselves as we felt that we were out in the middle of the room. It’s been a long run Tide Pools and we have sent many guests your way over the years but it’s just gotten too expensive. I don’t think we will be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had to wait over 30 min to be seated for our reservation, which we arrived on time for. Slow service over priced food

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit to Tidepools…….just as good as the 1st!! Made to feel very welcome throughout.

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  14. HelenL

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tide pools is a fantastic restaurant! It is more than a restaurant - it is an experience! Everything about it reflects excellence. My husband has a gluten allergy and they accommodated his dietary restrictions very well. Joy was our server and she was super! I highly recommend this dining experience!

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  15. Bippety

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious, scallops crusted with cocoanut and ribeye. Amazing chocolate lava cake!

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  16. KimK

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally could have been the best fish entree preparation ever (Shutome). Comparing to Fig in Charleston, SC, Mama’s Fish House Maui, Merriman's Maui and Kauai. Not to downplay these, just to give reader some perspective. All these are top shelf and provide amazing food. But Tidepools was “in the zone” last night. Hats off to the chef and Alejandro, our server who completed a memorable evening. Thanks to all. And

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  17. GregoryC

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful restaurant with outstanding food. Service (Rob) was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Worth the expense. We had reservations at 7 but we were seated early.

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  18. Jube

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the perfect setting for celebrating our second honeymoon in Hawaii. The ambiance, the service and the food was extraordinary. It was everything Hawaii is dreamed to be and more. We had two delicious salads and each of us enjoyed the Mahi mahi special and the Shutome(swordfish)special. Dessert was compliments of the restaurant and excellent. If you’re planning a trip to Kauai don’t miss this experience. ❤️

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  19. NancyC

    Phoenix

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience and dinner at the Tidepools. View, service and food were exceptional. A bit pricey but worth it while on vacation.

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  20. Great

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great people, wonderful service, upgraded us to a private table at no charge. Absolutely stunning view. The only thing that wasn’t over the top awesome was the food.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique location - table by the edge of a pool of Koi Carp. Outstanding food. Extensive wine list. Great service.

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  22. melissaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was great and our waitresses was excellent. Drinks were delicious The food was not great. Everything was over cooked.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our waiter, but forgot his name. Just wasn’t our best meal during our stay, but certainly was the most expensive. Was seeking fresh catch plates but there was only 1 fresh catch fish that day (swordfish). The view and ambiance were still nice tho.

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  24. Steve

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tidepools should not be missed on any trip to Kauai. Possibly the best , most scenic & romantic restaurant on the island. Service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Trust me on this one

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok. When we placed our order the food was being brought to the table less than 10 minutes. The steaks and seafood were not hot. We all said that it was like wedding food. I would skip!

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  26. foodlover

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5.3 super excellent Hawaiian catch fish combo w well grilled seafood and largish size while the macadamia nut fish was excellent. The magma mango was well suited for both and we loved sitting on the water w the fish. A top dining experience amongst places we have eaten in the world

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  27. LoriP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was lovely and the food was fantastic. Staff were friendly, prompt and courteous. Overall a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our Anniversary dinner last night and it was amazing. Our server, I think his name was Lee, was amazing - he was knowledgeable about the dishes and pairings and guided us the right way!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Juan was wonderful. He really made the experience above and beyond! We had such a lovely time celebrating our anniversary at Tide Pools

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tidepools is always a great experience. The staff are friendly and attentive, the ambiance can't be beat, and the meals are the best on the island!

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  31. DenisB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third visit, the food service and ambience are all outstanding.

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  32. BostonBill

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is top shelf and the food was excellent. They were very accommodating in moving us to a table with a great view.

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  33. RogerD

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Kylen, he offered great suggestions and brought the food out at appropriate times. The scallops were amazing and the Tuna was beyond flavorful. The dessert was out of this world. The malasada like donuts were difficult to put down. Awesome food, awesome service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived a few minutes early and told we'd have to wait. We heard chef Argueing with his staff on way in. Hostess was rude and condescending. The appetizer was unimpressive and at best mediocre and the ahi steak quality was the worst we have been served in Hawaii. The ahi steak was bloody and obvious veins: a tough chew. We have ate here about 9 months ago and had a very different experience. Not sure what to account for the changes.

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  35. NoahS

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience were top notch!!! Definitely a great choice.

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  36. Anonymous

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pond is very peaceful and the open air breeze is really nice. The food has no flavor. Not seasoned enough. For what you pay, you would expect more flavor. If you want flavor and different flare, go to The Eating House by Roy Yamagouchi.

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  37. Anom

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I've had in Hawaii. Great service. Amazing flavors. Fantastic atmosphere and table on the koi pond. We loved it! Would 100% go back.

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  38. SandraM

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I always make it a priority to eat at Tide Pools when we vacation in Kauai. We love the ambiance and being on the water. Watching the Koi fish is great. The food is absolutely delicious! We ordered the prime ribeye and prime filet. The steaks were cooked exactly how we requested them. Mashed potatoes and vegetables came with our steaks and those sides were cooked perfectly and delicious. Tide Pools never disappoints us and we highly recommend eating there when you are in Kauai. 🌺

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  39. JenniferH

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and good food with amazing views. Mahalo to our server for making it a lovely experience.

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  40. WilliamF

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still good, but not near like it's been in the past. We have been coming here for many years and the prices have become exorbitant and the menu choices are very limited. The ambiance is still unrivaled. But, probably not a do over for us next year.

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FAQs

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai is rated 4.8 stars by 5428 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 62 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Charles Steppe
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 742-1234
  • Private party facilities
    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact our coordinator for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381
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