Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.7
3764 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3764 people are saying
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michellej
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had on our 3 week trip! Would eat here everyday if we could. Staff very friendly and accommodating!

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cm1202
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! This was our favorite food, setting we have yet to experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for special occasion!

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TheresaZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les, our server, was outstanding. We’ve never had better service. Food, ambiance and setting is 1st class.
Bravo!!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidepools was amazing from the food to the service and the atmosphere! Such a wonderful dining experience!

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becca
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidepools was outstanding! The Macadamia Encrusted Mahi Mahi was divine, I would definitely order it again. We will be back!

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nanap
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of wine and food. Beautiful venue

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vipStephanieL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bite-for-bite one of the best meals I’ve had. Exceptional service. Go before sunset to enjoy a stunning view.

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vipOldalmale
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were great, atmosphere was very nice, cocktails were tasty, nice wine selection, however menu, especially on Thanksgiving Day, was very limited.

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ShelleyC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Ambiance was amazing. Service was fantastic. This is a restaurant that should not be missed when in Kauai.

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TaraY
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The walk to the restaurant was enchanting with tiki torches and the ambiance continued at our waterfront table. Food was unbeatable! We had a seafood platter with lobster, ahi tuna, scallop, shrimp. Others had steaks that melted in your mouth. All were cooked to perfection. Would definitely go again when visiting!

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vipSiestaclaud
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a late reservation and the staff seemed anxious to get
Us in and out quickly. Ordered one round of drinks and were never offered a second round. Water was never refilled. Food was below average. For $45-$47 an entree that is not acceptable. We have been to Tide pools in the past and felt it was a special experience. Service and food were lacking. For the price - our bill was almost $800 I expected more.

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vipStefanieM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidepools is a must if vacationing in Kauai! The ambiance is beautiful and very romantic. The staff were all very professional and friendly. The food was fantastic! My husband and I were on our honeymoon and they brought out a delicious dessert to help us celebrate. Everything was excellent. HIGHLY recommend the macadamia crusted mahi mahi.

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JamiV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidepools was fabulous. The service was fast, their taro buns are delicious. We had three different fish dishes at our table, and they were all wonderful. They made accommodations for menu changes for my picky eater child. It was a beautiful restaurant, and the staff were friendly and quick with service.
The only bad part was the loud tables around us that had kids running around and being messy. No fault of the restaurant though, just the parents getting drunk not paying attention because they are "on vacation". Bad parenting isn't a reason to not go back or not recommend. I did make reservations months before and would have preferred a better table not in the back by the dark waterfall, but it felt like we were getting seated around other family groups because we had kids as well. Difference is my kids know how to behave at restaurants...or they don't get to go to them anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little too noisy.

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vipGregoryN
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner! Excellent recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated to a relaxing meal where the usual turnover rush at restaurants was a non issue. Derrick was one of the best waiters we have ever had, anywhere. Cordial, polite and knowledgeable. Perfection all around. Thanks to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke Stelmach and “Mark” our server made our 42nd Anniversary VERY special! Would highly recommend this place for their outstanding food and service anytime!!

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vipLeahV
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet late night dinner at Tidepools. The ambiance was quiet and serene next to the fish ponds. Our waiter was professional, efficient, and friendly. We got both of their vegetarian dinner options (tofu pad Thai and forbidden rice), and they were both flavorful not to mention much more reasonably priced than the rest of the menu. I’m sure their fish dishes are fantastic. I do recommend giving this place a try!

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ScottM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tidepools was highly recommended so we were very excited to try it. The atmosphere, the food and the wine did not disappoint in any way! Our meals were incredible and I would highly recommend the Opah and the scallop starter.
We did get sort of forgotten by our server by the end of the night, but he made up for it by covering our dessert. The only downside was finding it...we ended up in the depths of the hotel playing Where's Waldo to get to the restaurant. (Maybe updated signage would help:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Amazing views! Highly recommended! Thanks to Derek for such great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! From the fantastic service to the the outstanding food, this place was the best we’ve had on the island hands down. The portion sizes are big and you definitely get your money’s worth. Definitely recommend!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was our server and was very attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable. The entire staff was very friendly. Live the ambiance. The koi were great entertainment.

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NinaK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Must haves are the polenta crusted scallops 10/10 hamachi sashimi 10/10! The New York steak was soooo tender and juicy and the chicken piccata with risotto was sooo good! One of my new favorite spots. Will definitely be back!

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EmilyD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our service was great here. Entrees were absolutely delicious. We got the Hawaiian Catch and the Opah. The polenta crusted scallops appetizer was okay. We had a late reservation after the sun had gone down and the lighting in the restaurant was way too high and killed the ambience completely. We don’t regret our meal here but probably wouldn’t do it again.

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Christin
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so wonderful and fun.

Please ask your bartenders to learn how to make a French 75 or 76! We were shocked they did not know the recipe.

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vipscrod
New England
245 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Fabulous food and atmosphere! Went there several times for dinner and had delicious macadamia crusted fish and pad Thai. Both were simply fabulous! Darling atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The walk is really long from valet parking - luckily they got us wheelchair assistance to go back to valet parking - just be aware if anyone in party is mobility challenged

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Shkook
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals while in Hawaii. Ron did a fabulous job making us feel at home. Good humor! Beautiful location! Stunning grounds. Who would not want to eat next to a Koi Pond.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding!! Personable, funny, and engaging! Gave us great recommendations for dinner options! The Polenta Crusted Scallops were OVER THE TOP AMAZING!!

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viprichardb
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great setting. Service okay and food not exceptional for the price. I would not go back except for the ambience

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vipMamaj
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! We celebrated our 21 year anniversary and they made very special. From out ahi poke appetizer to the Hawaiian Catch to a very special dessert, pine-apple upside down cake was all delicious. I would definitely recommend the Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt.

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viplisad
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is not the romantic dinner venue the pictures suggest. It was so loud my husband and I gave up trying to have a conversation. Ironic that 3 of the 4 items on the “Hawaiin catch” dinner were not from the island. , makes no sense. The service was attentive.

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RobertW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite spot in Kaua’i. Best steak and lobster tail I have had on the island.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, food was excellent. Strong drinks.

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vipRLReasons
Des Moines
89 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Outstanding & extremely knowledgeable server about both food and suggested wine paring. It was a birthday celebration and they allowed us to bring in a gift bottle of champagne ( small corkage fee). All around a great evening. Highly recommended. Plus the Grand Hyatt Kauai is absolutely beautiful.

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RyanS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidepools was a great honeymoon dinner spot. The waterfalls and pools around and through the restaurant were a cool effect, and the seafood “grilled and chilled” platter was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidepools is a magical place. Dinner was excellent, but what really made the night was our server, Les. He has to be the very best server we have had in all of our travels. If you are in Waikiki, go to Hula Grill and ask for his son, Luke. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

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vipAnnJ
Chicago
131 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience! 2nd time during our trip. Exceptional food and service. Made our anniversary special!

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vipShastabell1
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table, beautiful server, beautiful food. Loved it!

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 3764 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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