Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.7
3370 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 3370 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go for special occasions. Took friends that hadn't been there before. They thought it was great and would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary (5/1/21, 20yrs.) and everything was perfect. We have eaten here before and the quality has not diminished. Alejandro was a excellent server.

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vipLynn
Austin
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food choices were amazing, including opah and a fillet. The waiter, Les, was friendly, professional and engaging.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandro gave us excellent service and the chefs provided a delicious meal. The koi are always fun entertainment as well. Tide pools is excellent for a romantic date with your sweetheart!

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vipKristenR
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and even better service from Les who was an outstanding server. The restaurant was beautiful and open and was a much needed relaxing end to a long day of travel.

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RogerD
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch, we were remembered by staff members, Kai and Les. Our server was great, the food was great, and, the ambiance was great. We had the scallops, and Opah, both were phenomenal. This is our favorite restaurant on Kauai

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AveryW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Phenomenal service.

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KevinT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ceasar salad dressing very nice though didnt care fot crotons. Meal choices very nice, mine was a ten. Dessert was ok. Overall a 8.5

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CArol
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Juan was very warm and welcoming. We loved the whole evening!

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vipmicheler
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful
Right next to the fish
Food fabulous
Service great
Atmosphere- very relaxing

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RichardD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Alejandro and he was informative and attentive. We had Kalbi for appetizer and NY steak for my husband and Hawaiian Catch for me. Both were delicious! After dinner, we enjoyed the sunset views on the ground. We plan to go back when we r back in Kauai!!

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jessel
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very special time. We were seated at the best table in the house for our wedding anniversary. Our server Kylen was over the top. He was friendly, knowledgeable, professional and welcoming. The food was incredible and the ambiance was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Lovely ambiance. Definitely the best experience . Far better than the Beach House experience. The waiter was very attentive and friendly while giving us privacy at the same time. Food wasdelish! 🎉🎉🎉❤️

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vipDorisF
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tidepools was the number one pick of our foursome for the 10 day dining experience in Kauai.
Fish, steak, salads and malasadas were the best during our stay.
Service excellent!

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Ryan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Really disappointed with the fillet. What was labeled at 'center cut', had more fat than just about any steak I've ever had. Even after I sent it back, the 2nd steak was somewhat fatty and very poor texture. I give the fillet 0 out of 5 stars. My wife's mahi mahi was decent but not great. The crust was more of a glaze and the fish itself tasted a bit old.
The waiter was great. No complaints on the service.
I had requested the island table over a month in advance but I did not get it nor did the hostess even mention my request. I called the restaurant multiple times leading up to our arrival to confirm our table but I was never able to reach the restaurant even though it was open.
It's impossible to justify the prices this restaurant charges. The food is simply not where it should be.

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vipRonM
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Our waiter Juan was incredibly knowledgeable on the menu and extremely professional and personable. I had the Hawaiian seafood dinner which had a sampling of many-seafood items each well prepared. It was a terrific evening healthy tasty offerings top notch high end atmosphere. Reservations are tough i would recommend booking a week out to get your desired time and date.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The drinks and food were excellent as always. We were celebrating my wife’s significant birthday. They gave us the lava cake for the celebration. Everything was perfect. We’ll definitely be back.

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christinew
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back Tidepools!!! We are locals in support of Kauai and have been waiting for Tidepools to open so we could go experience a wonderful meal near the ocean and enjoy the koi. We had an excellent evening and highly recommend this location.

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dearlybeloved
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting.

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vipTravelingPrince
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very Well Worth The Time and Money in a Stunningly Beautiful Environment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, service and food all top notch. We had dinner here on our wedding night and made a point to dine again on our fifth anniversary. It was the same great experience. Shout out to our server, Juan!

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vipScottL
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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HalGF
Kansas City
68 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Food, service, and ambiance.

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vipTravelLovers
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! We’ll be back next trip!

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vipMadziaVista
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent, however, we were surrounded by tables with toddlers which took away from the romantic dinner.

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vipColoradoNatureGirl
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to go to Tidepools only once a year for VERY special occasions. After this last visit I’d like to think that life itself is worth celebrating at Tidepools every month or so.

We had the most magnificent server, a 30-year veteran of this restaurant. He took 100% responsibility for our experience. At times I wondered if he was the owner. Other times I wondered if he was also a chef. He met every request with seeming ease.

We started by sharing 2 appetizers: Himachi and Polenta-crusted scallops. Both were delectable. We enjoyed sharing a cool crisp Caesar salad. After-asking if anchovies were ok, and I gleefully said yes, all the anchovies found their rightful place on my portion of the salad. We all had the Opah topped with crab for our entree’s. And it did not disappoint. FABULOUS, as usual.

We ended our amazing meal with the molten chocolate cake and passion fruit ice cream.

We will be back — sooner than next year!

CM
vipCherieM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must if you are looking for a special place to have dinner with your partner. The ambience is gorgeous, the food is delicious, and our server was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon-
Food, drinks, and atmosphere was absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend

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Cinada
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for dinner - food is excellently prepared, wait staff is attentive and super friendly. Love the location.

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JimH8
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dining restaurants on the Island. The staff is amazing, the food wonderful, and the view and water features are calming. Don’t miss treating yourself, friends and family to this dining experience.

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IlianaB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Beautiful view, poor service, pricy below average food.

MP
MsPiggy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, clean, socially distanced setting. All staff were proactively helpful and kind in their service. Accommodating to food allergies. Everything in the Hawaii catch entree was perfectly cooked; not overdone. In my experience, this consistency is rare with a seafood medley.

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GSweeney40th
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, friendly service and tasty food! A very place to celebrate our 40th anniversary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all time favorite on Kauai
The evening was flawless from the greeters, to dessert
Gorgeous setting, beautiful Polynesian design, amazing food and excellent service by the entire staff

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was shockingly awful. But they were kind enough to take entrees off the bill as it was evident we hardly touched our food.

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PageS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and overall experience. Our favorite in Poipu!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, knowledgeable staff, wonderful ambience.

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vipchappy
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

51st Anniversary, 70th birthday and breast cancer survivor (wife)!!!! The perfect trifecta!!!

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DixonO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seat in the house. I couldn't have drawn it up any better.

Also. Our server, Les, was The Man!

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 3370 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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