Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi
roasted banana-macadamia nut sauce | forbidden rice | papaya-avocado relish
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
toffee macadamia nuts | lappert's passion orange | guava ice cream
Polenta Crusted Scallops*
harissa chili caramel sauce
Great ambiance and service!!
Item that we go there for was not on the menu even though it was still shown on the menu that was on their website. There was even a picture of it with a “VERY POPULAR” tag on it. They were unable to make it for us - BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!!We came close to leaving but ended up staying. Then one of us found about a 4”x4” piece of waxed paper in his macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi. To make up for everything the manager comped our whole meal after they told us to “splurge” on dessert. The server & chef & manager were very professional & did the right thing by comping our entire meal. But - Why would they want to take a “very popular” item off the menu?!?! A bad decision by the executive chef!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First time at Tidepools, even though we visit Kauai almost yearly.
Will be back, perhaps one more time on this trip.
Loved the ambiance (considering limitations with Covid), food and our waiter, Les!
Beautiful setting! Excellent service! Great food!
Fabulous filet,service and ambiance. A little pricey but worth it!
Our waiter Rob was fantastic. Met all over our needs and expectations that night. Great setting, clean and overall service from the staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended. Food was fresh and tasty.
Service was amazing. But how can you not have any seasoning on a steak?
The garden salad as a shared starter was excellent. I had the lobster, shrimp and scallops entre which was very good although the lobster was slightly overdone. The desert malasadas were excellent. At the beginning of the meal we were provided with some sort of salted baked rolls, which were some of the most untasty rolls I have ever been served in a restaurant. The short menu was as creative as possible for Kauai (Kauai in general lacks restaurants with truly creative cuisine.) The server was attentive, but when my wife requested a second glass of wine, not the unoaked chardonnay, but this time a sauvignon blanc the server returned and poured the carafe of new wine in her old, mostly but not totally finished glass. For what it is worth, the wine list is short and undistinguished, although this is a failing with all Kauai restaurants. Overall it was an enjoyable experience, but do watch out for the rolls.
Very nice and food was good different experience overall.
I am glad this restaurant reopened. The quality and service remain top notch.
Outstanding as always!
Great food, service and ambiance!!! Definitely one of my favorite places!!
Hamachi sashimi was so fresh that it melts in your mouth. The Hawaiian catch had so many wonderful flavors. I should have requested my Ahi lightly seared, but it was still very delectable. Malasadas were traditional, which are amazing alone, but the dipping sauces made it even better.
Excellent service, excellent food, excellent staff, superb view and ambiance
Wonderful food and ambiance.
Amazing food and staff
Rob, our server, made the evening a memorable and tasty experience. Been coming here for many years-this was our 50th wedding anniversary and what better place to celebrate than on the island at Tidepools?
Delicious. Wonderful Staff. Maybe the best fish dish I have had ever. Would recommend to anyone.
Server was great
Idiots did not remove Open Table even though the whole resort as well as the restaurant is closed. Open Table confirmed my reservation as well.
The server was amazing! Food was amazing! Will definitely return!
Amazing dinner and customer service!
This was my second time at Tidepools. The service was outstanding. During COVID times and all the circumstances we are all going through, the staff was absolutely amazing and extremely friendly. From the hostess, to the bartenders to our waiter Rob.... every single person made us feel welcomed and appreciated. The food was outstanding and fresh. Thank you for making us feel right at home! Mahalo!
Les is a caring and thoughtful waiter and he has a lot of personality and he made me laugh.
First time family trip to Kauai! Wilma was delightful and recommended many delicious dishes. We plan on returning on our next trip and will be sure to recommend to friends/ family visiting the island.
What an amazing dining experience. The lagoons and the dancing fish set the mood. We were greeted promptly by the staff. I was impressed with the knowledge and attentiveness of the staff. My family inhaled the food it was so delicious. Lobster, shrimp and lava cake highly recommended. Come before dark to enjoy the view.
A must place to eat for a nice dinner. Excellent food.
Our waiter was amazing he has worked at the resort since it opened and was funny and genuine.
Staff was very friendly and very nice. Great service and quick to clear the table which is always a plus in my books. Food was delicious and worth it.
We at here during our trip to Kauai. We had the mac nut mahi mahi and the fresh catch. The mahi mahi was the best of our trip. The malasadas for dessert with the three sauces was good - the caramel sauce was my favorite. Good food in a beautiful setting.
Perfect romantic round table for two in front of the waterfall. Perfectly calm, professional server saw to our every need, including knowing I was gluten-sensitive (from our reservation). Perfectly prepared Opah topped with Hawaii-farmed crab. Every sauce on every dish was superb. My husband enjoyed the Caesar just the way he asked for it and I LOVED the arugula salad with Macnuts in a yummy ginger dressing. We return every year for our anniversary knowing we will always be wowed.
We live about 45 minutes away, but always wanted to try Tidepools, since we'd heard that the views of the fish ponds surrounding the restaurant and coast were awesome. It was closed during early parts of the pandemic, but when they finally opened up, we made reservations and took a drive. Totally worth it!
The scenery was great and we were there during sunset, so that was a bonus. We know that this is a popular place for tourists, being in Poipu and at the Grand Hyatt, but since tourism is still just starting back up, it was not crowded (although very few reservations were available for the entire night).
Our server, Clark, was really efficient and Wendell, who served us, was the BEST!!!
And the food was exactly what we expected...outstanding. That'll definitely be one of our "special occasion" favorites in the future.
Food was tasty but small portions. Service was fast and excellent second to none.
Another outstanding meal dining with tidepools. Great service and the food was fantastic.
Wonderful dinner to celebrate a special occasion. Our server, Wilma was very pleasant and took care of our needs with extra care. The food was exquisite. Mahalo for a memorable meal.
Leslie our server was superior,He sets his own pace and its kauaian all the way.Mac crusted fish was exceptional,we are local and will ask for Mr Leslie always.
It was such a great dinner.
Mac nut crusted swordfish (they didn’t have mahi mahi when we went) was AMAZING, highly recommend it. The forbidden rice that came with the dish made it Very worth it too. The fresh catch was ok, but I think that could be due to my preference of white fish. Ambiance was perfect and very covid19 safe with tables spread apart. Would definitely come again.
The setting is always stunning, and food is both delicious and beautifully presented. We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Tidepools last year and mine this year. Both times, Marta provided absolutely excellent service. We were just delighted to see her again this trip.
poor wine list , poor cocktail list ( no good tequila no fresh squeezed lime juice crab cakes laced with sugar need i say more
Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 240-6456.
Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai is rated 4.8 stars by 3299 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.