Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.8
3299 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 3299 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipPatM
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! Excellent service! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous filet,service and ambiance. A little pricey but worth it!

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ChristopherG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Cnizz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was amazing. But how can you not have any seasoning on a steak?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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HimaK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and food was good different experience overall.

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CraigD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am glad this restaurant reopened. The quality and service remain top notch.

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HalGF
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

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Christyleee3
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!!! Definitely one of my favorite places!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RobertF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent staff, superb view and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Wonderful Staff. Maybe the best fish dish I have had ever. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great

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vipTravelingsandy
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing! Food was amazing! Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Carrie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Les is a caring and thoughtful waiter and he has a lot of personality and he made me laugh.

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SAlfaro
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipArouraSeeker
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StephenS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must place to eat for a nice dinner. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing he has worked at the resort since it opened and was funny and genuine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JacklynS
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipColoradoNatureGirl
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StarkRaving
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Curtis
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was tasty but small portions. Service was fast and excellent second to none.

JL
vipJonL
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal dining with tidepools. Great service and the food was fantastic.

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AFM3
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipwadeh
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great dinner.

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vipmchan
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Billy
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

poor wine list , poor cocktail list ( no good tequila no fresh squeezed lime juice crab cakes laced with sugar need i say more

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 4.8 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.

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