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About Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

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.

1571 Poipu Rd.
Poipu, HI 96756
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Ainako

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 240-6456

Website:
http://www.grandhyattkauai.com/

Parking Details:
Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Horan

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (96)
Special Occasion (89)
Scenic View (77)
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Good for a Date (77)
Good for Anniversaries (70)
Waterfront (65)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Local Ingredients (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Worth the Drive (28)
Cozy (27)
Notable Wine List (24)
Healthy (16)
Authentic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Possibly the best tasting food we’ve ever had. Dynamite prime rib and my husbands seafood was perfection. Wilma was amazing and made us feel so welcome.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food, all staff friendly and a lovely setting.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely open-air dining experience surrounded by Koi ponds and Tiki torches without the usual distraction of a ukulele in the background. The atmosphere is great for romantic dinners as well as friends/business occasions. The food is delicious and well presented and the menu has options that will please just about everyone. You can't go wrong with the Macadamia crusted MahiMahi. The service seemed a little slow for our table (compared to the one with kids next to us), but it was attentive and allowed us a relaxed conversation. Love this restaurant and look forward to going next time we are in Kauai!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. Food was good but just short of great. Worth the visit for the ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a special occasion! Wonderful staff and setting.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I noted special date and we never got acknowledged

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We were dining at the last seating, which may have been the problem. Our waiter was inattentive and scattered. He took the wine list before we’d had a chance to order wine (so we had to wait for him to bring the back and then wait 15-20 minutes for him to come back again so we could order some). Our waiter brought out our entrees and forgot to bring the salad we ordered (so we canceled it). He also never mentioned the molten lava cake when we ordered and, even though we wanted to order it, he’d disappear so fast, we never got the chance.

I’d ordered the filet (medium rare), which was served raw in the middle. I sent it back and it was returned overdone and charred. Our catch of the day was, however, wonderful. The capper was when our server dropped the check and failed to leave a pen. Classic.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely fabulous. Unbelievable ambience and food excellent

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

it's a lovely location, but the food is, quite frankly, fairly pedestrian. We ordered 3 fish entrees, and kudos to the chef for trying (each dish had a different starch) but each fish was over-cooked and the net impact just was lacking for value. Add to that a massively over-priced wine list, and the value equation drops a lot.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a wonderful time. Love where the restaurant is located. The fish are very entertaining.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

While the setting and food were alright our server was quiet and confused. He brought out food too early and didn't listen carefully to our requests.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Wonderful ambiance. Service and food great. Special place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Casual, Hot Spot, Vegan, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Day 1 of our honeymoon. Expensive, but worth it. Very good all around.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice Ambiance but mommy wife just didn't like the food. It seems like most other enjoy this place but the food for the price wasn't worth and we didn't seem to enjoy any dish we got.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Beautiful setting for a romantic meal. Most seating is adjacent to the Koi pond that surrounds the place. I have to say the filet mignon was the best I have ever had. Like all of Hawai‘i the price was extremely high but at least the view and quality of the food was good. My one complaint is my wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary and we were seated next to a table with small children. This is not a restaurant appropriate for small kids even those wealthy enough to afford it. Take the kids to one of the many other high priced hotel restaurants overlooking the swimming pool. But that’s just me. I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a unique place to celebrate a special occasion or just your last night on this beautiful island paradise.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lovely setting, friendly staff, fabulous food, very good value for the money. Definitely the dining highlight of our trip to Kauai.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Amazing food, talented and accomodating chef (gluten allergy), warm and attentive service, frolicking koi, and even a turtle. What more would you want? It's a worthwhile unique experience. Highly recommended.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

And very romantic and fast service and the food was perfect

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect combination of the perfect ambiance, food and service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

For years this has been one of our favorite restaurants anywhere, so we were very much looking forward to dining here again. Unfortunately, it didn't quite measure up this time. The food was still great, but some areas of the restaurant were surprisingly stuffy considering how open-air it is. And the room we were seated in had an annoying spotlight shining down on the tables; we would much rather have enjoyed the views outside than the view of fellow diners. Still a nice restaurant, but lost a little magic.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great ambiance and service and the food was outstanding. Usually all three don't come in the same package. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been to Tidepools many times in our visits to Kauai and always found it to be special- both in location and food/service. Our recent visit did not meet expectations. The location is of course fantastic in the Grand Hyatt and the service was great but none of us were wowed by our dinners. The salads were quite good but our entrees were just ok. The Hawaiian Catch included mahi, shrimp, lobster tail and a scallop. The mahi was over cooked and the shellfish undercooked and the overall effect was underwhelming. The malasadas for dessert was the best part of the meal.
I had purposely reserved Tidepools for our farewell dinner on Kauai and was surprised to be disappointed with the food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We chose this restaurant for our anniversary celebration. It was advertised in a travel brochure and being new visitors to Kauai, we thought it would be a perfect spot for our celebration. We were seated at a great table next to the water. The scallop appetizer we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. The rest of our meal was a real disappointment. Our waiter was cool and unattentive from the start, the fish entree I ordered was overcooked and served on a bed of flavorless noodles. My husband’s entree was not spectacular (best part were the mashed potatoes). We lost our enthusiasm for dessert and left to find it elsewhere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband and I visited the restaurant for our 15th wedding anniversary. Excellent ambience and wonderful food. Thank you it was our first trip to Kauai and what a trip it's been with delicious food

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Was nice place but very humid and rainy the night we were there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our experience was phenomenal! The food was delicious, our table was spectacular and service was top notch. Would recommend for any special evening especially if you are celebrating your honeymoon! Scallops, molten chocolate cake and the Hawaiian catch were the best!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was spectacular. Service was perfect. Ambiance was awesome. We will definitely be back. Oh - and we loved the bartender Scott. He was fun to chat with!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Emerson our waiter was fabulous and food was amazing/
best on the island. and anniversary dessert on the house, wow

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Hoping we would get a chance to review our horrible and expensive experience ! Invited a high school couple from California that had not seen for 50+ years to an extravagant dining out and special eve. Instead found the seating in the middle of a room with nice surrounding tables nearer the water and koi where guests around us could easily hear our conversations...did not request special table nor their 60th anniversary BUT obviously should have !!! First service contact was slow and first drinks arrived slowly ! We had read online reviews and from them ordered the special marbled steaks and the macadamia crusted mahi, a mistake as all four of us were very disappointed with the small slice of somewhat dry & tasteless fish and steak that was not prepared medium rare as ordered (should have followed some of the negative reviewers on these two items !). No ice water refills, very late bread delivery after we had to ask for some, mixed drinks that were delivered late and of course very expensive like the meals and desserts (as expected but with rather poor and average quality !!) We shall not return after living here in Lawai for some 24 years and will not be recommending it ! BUT the mixed drinks, once served but not asked if we wished refills even though the restaurant was less than full or crowded, were adequate and the desserts Excellent. Total experience not nearly worth the $300.+ and thus disappointing especially to our guests that did enjoy the Kukuiula 1359 experience nearby!
Sorry to say the evening was a disaster this time around.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere! We went here on our honeymoon and had a great time!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Setting was nice. Waiter was attentive and friendly. Food was average

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Beautiful spot for a romantic dinner. Food and service were first class. The only thing that could be upgraded is the wine list!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious dinner and wine. Pricey, so good for a special evening out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We loved it so much we returned two days later and ordered the exact same thing. The macadamian crusted Mahi Mahi was delicious! It was the best meal we had in Hawaii.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A beautiful restaurant with great food and service. A bit pricey, but not outrageous for the quality, location and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The crab cake appetizer was great. My wife got the Hawaiian catch which she said was good, not great. I had the ribeye with lobster tail added and was very disappointed with the ribeye. It was overcooked but also just not a very good piece of meat. Lobster was ok and the red wine reduction sauce for the ribeye was flavorless. Overall it was not worth the price paid. Was looking forward to this meal as we heard Tidepools was a great place. The ambiance was fantastic but the food left a lot to be desired. Maybe just a bad night for that.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was a 30th anniversary dinner for my wife and I so we splurged. Really splurged. Dinner for 2 was very expensive. (just over $200) including 2 glasses of wine and dessert.

My wife had the ribeye which was done perfectly and included fingerling potatoes as a side. I had the macadamia crusted mahi mahi which was also perfectly done. Still nice and moist as it should be. My sides included a rice dish and a mango salsa, both were good!

We both had the creme brulee for dessert. Could have easily done with one dessert it was huge for a dessert serving.

Portions overall were good size but not huge. We were full but not stuffed when we left.

The setting for the restaurant is very nice, We had a table right next to the koi pond. Things were quiet enough with most of the customers being couples. It was nice to be able to have a conversation without having to shout. Tables were nice size also. You didn't have to squeeze plates together like you so often have to do.

The service was great. Waiter was attentive without being clingy, plates were remove promptly and the manager circulated asking about your satisfaction and generally making sure things were going smoothly. Even removing a plate or two herself.

All in all a great dinner. My only wish is that we had eaten earlier while the sun was still out so you could see the ocean.

Definitely a great place for a nice dinner if you don't mind the cost.
If you're splurging for an occasion go for it!!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I came here when we were on our honeymoon to celebrate his birthday. The service was so amazing, and our waitress catered to our individual needs. I would highly recommend the crab cakes to start! They were the best ones I have ever had. Our meals didn't disappoint either, and we were so pleased with our dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very charming hotel restaurant. It is built over a pond stocked with Coi carp. The pond is surrounded by tropical vegetation. The service was excellent. The food was very good. Their crab cakes were exceptional. There was a good selection of wines and the desserts were good. I think it is one of the best restaurants on the island.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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