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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI
Gorgeous setting in thatched bungalows - Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI
Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI
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Grilled fish - Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.8
4.8
5309 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 53 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 5,309 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

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Great for fine wines

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

5,309 Reviews
  1. JasonC

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our BEST meal on Kauai!! Our server Kaylen was fantastic! We.are going back a 2nd and (if we can get reservation) a 3rd time!

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  2. SusanC

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the setting, the service was all perfect!

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  3. Taipeifoodie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent but not outstanding! Service friendly but could be a bit slow

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  4. KrisS

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We weren’t particularly hungry as we had a late lunch. We split the beet salad, NY strip and the pineapple upside down cake. All prepared expertly and were delicious. The manager spoke to us and wished a nice evening and was very kind AND Alejandro was our server. A lovely man with the kindest spirit. He showed us just the right amount of attention and was the nicest complement to a lovely evening.

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  5. LoriS

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular … pricey but well worth the quality. And the wait staff was extremely attentive. Highly recommend!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over all it was a good experience with good ambiance

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  7. Swede

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding evening! Food was excellent! Ambiance supreme! Service from Les was simply amazing! One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing!! Love the ambiance and so kid friendly

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  9. MaryT

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Our server and bar maid were quite engaging and delightful 🙂 Les and I didn't catch the other two servers names but the Hyatt is lucky to have them on staff.We had gone to , Maui and had eaten at Mama's fish House and I would say that Tudepools exceeded the meal by just a smidgen.Maholo for the wonderful memory in years to come 💗

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and ambience. We visit the grand Hyatt poipu yearly and will be visiting tidepools every time we go.

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  11. Scott

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most romantic restaurant on the island for a special occasion. Needless to say, a unique setting featuring over the water dining. Great food, service, and location. Nothing more needs to be said.

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  12. Janie

    Philadelphia

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tidepools is wonderful in all aspects. The ambience is unmatched, the food choices are varied and delicious and our waiter Les was great. We went will definitely be back. The Grand Hyatt knows how to do things right!!

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  13. ESHx

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals you will ever have anywhere on the island. Fish or steak, you cannot go wrong! Most importantly, Les took care of the table like no one else — he’s fantastic.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Alejandro was great. And our meals were delicious!

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  15. MikeK

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, outstanding service, wonderful ambiance

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Tidepools very much ! We have been coming to the restaurant each year we visit Kauai and have never, ever been disappointed! Great food, terrific service and a lovely atmosphere.

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  17. DavidC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelent food and service. Beautiful setting. Great for a romantic date night.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific restaurant! Wonderful menu options and a remarkable ambience. Also, our waiter Les was absolutely outstanding!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience through and through! Had to lick the plate clean with how good the food to all the dressing and sauces were!

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  20. JuneG

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, Les is a superb waiter and ambassador for the restaurant. We have had the pleasure of being at his table before. It is always joyful.

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  21. Steakhouses

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, presentation and service. We love this place whenever we’re in Kauai!

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  22. SteveJ

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Juan was exceptionally attentive, informative and engaging. The seafood dishes we had were excellent!

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  23. TimmonL

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tide pools always exceeds our expectations! Even with a toddler and infant now. Thank you yet again!

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  24. DevJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tidepool exceeded all expectations with its exquisite ambiance, impeccable service, and delectable cuisine. From the moment we walked in, we were enchanted by the beautiful set-up and soothing atmosphere. The attentive staff made us feel welcomed and catered to our every need throughout the meal. As for the food, each dish was a culinary masterpiece, bursting with flavor and expertly prepared. From the appetizers to the desserts, every bite was a delight to the senses. Overall, our experience at Tidepool was nothing short of exceptional, and we can't wait to return for another memorable dining experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Would definitely return on future trips!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This was honestly one of our worst restaurant experiences on the island- screaming kids everywhere and expensive, bad food. Nothing was cooked to order, you could tell it was all pre-made and it was served lukewarm. Definitely not worth the price. :(

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing from the views to the food! Les was great and we had a blast celebrating our honeymoon!

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  28. mango

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Ribeye, swordfish, and Hawaiian catch (mahi mahi) entrees were all delicious. My 10-yr-old found the kids menu uninspiring, but loved the lamb chops (3 provided) appetizer amazing and perfect for her entree, albeit at almost twice the price of the kids menu options. Crying baby a table over made the ambiance slightly less ideal..

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Les made us feel welcomed and valued as a guest, gave us his suggestion when asked about a good wine to go with our meals.We were seated in a great spot for the 2 of us to feel uncrowded by others in the full restaurant..Our food was wonderful!

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  30. JoseM

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An amazing dinner. Les was one of the all time best waiters in the world. Personal and attentive. This was a party of 8 and he ran a great ship! Food was amazing ambiance outstanding

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  31. MikeB

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the Hawiian Catch, it had to be the best meal we have ever had there

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  32. happy

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location! We had the 8 oz fillet w/mashed potatoes and steamed veggies and the Mac Nut Mahi Mahi w/ purple sweet potatoes and veggies. Both meals were excellent!! A little pricey but great overall.

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  33. Ladyg

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful way to enjoy our Anniversary and Valentines day.

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  34. JanB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. The restaurant was very romantic and the koi fish were fun to watch. Would definitely recommend for a fun evening.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, food and ambiance!!! This is a place to experience the very best!!

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  36. BigD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was phenomenal. Great ambiance, service, and food. The poke appetizer was among the best poke I have ever eaten. Just like butter. The Hawaiian fresh fish was Swordfish. Amazing! The lobster was sweet, the scallop and shrimp were perfect, the fish cooked perfectly, and the startch and veggies were so good. My wife had the Mahi Mahi and felt the same way about hers. Just an amazing night. Yes it is $$$$- but a place I'd come back for a nice meal!

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  37. NicholasL

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The complimentary valet is a very nice touch. Don't forget to validate your ticket at the host stand and tip your driver. The service was fantastic and the food was top notch. If you're looking for a splurge-worthy dinner on Kauai, look no further. It's pricey, but (in my opinion) worth every penny.

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  38. AnnM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. We have had Derek as our server a few times and he is always excellent. Filet Mignon was awesome. The Macadamia nut crusted Mahi is usually very good but this time, unfortunately, it was so over cooked and dry it was inedible. The sauce helped but overall this particular cut of fish was way over cooked.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, great for dining late afternoon. Good food, but not unforgettable. Good cocktails.

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  40. JanS

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious dinner in a lovely setting with top notch service.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai is rated 4.8 stars by 5309 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 53 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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