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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

2070 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Romantic (79)
  • Special Occasion (69)
  • Scenic View (68)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 240-6456
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Horan
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2070 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

She just deserved it!

TCHANDLER (Portland)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Expensive, but worth it for the occasional perfect night out on Kauai.

Linnie (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was an amazing night for the 6 of us. Venison was delicious, crab cakes were great and the bottle of Champagne just topped it all off. Service was stunning. Ty for a great Valentine's night and it was our Anniversary. They gave us crem brulee on the house. Great Time. Mahalo

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service in a romantic setting, but very expensive (overpriced)

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I went to Kauai for our 30th Anniversary. We went to Tidepools for our anniversary dinner. The place is amazing and the food we fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food, staff was excellent . Noise level a little high

viplittlelady1013 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great ambience! Our meal was perfect!! ROMANTIC! Jimmy, from Torrance California and the Manager was friendly and does a great job! We will come back again!

DayC (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service, food and atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My brother and I and spouses took our parents on vacation to Kauai (Hawaii being the only state they hadnt seen) our last dinner for my dads 75th birthday could not have been more perfect. We each had a different entree and none of us were disappointed! Embience and service were top notch

vipAgentBling (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We were seated late in the low slung back chair section. Our waiter had to add butt pillows for height which helped some. I am 6'2, wife is 5'7.
Having enjoyed the fresh fish elsewhere for 5 days, we opted for steak. I ordered the 30 day dry aged steak that was not aged unless you count defrost time. My wife ordered "medium" fillet that arrived well done. Then our waiter disappeared.
We had to tackle the poor hostess twice to get our check. Finally the waiter trotted bye asking if "we had room for dessert" without waiting for an answer.
Here is our answer. No, we will skip dessert.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I was disappointed with Tidepools. We waited 15 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. The waiter brought rolls with truffle butter. The truffle butter was good, the rolls were ok. We waited 15 minutes for our bottle of wine and another 10 or so to order. We ordered the tempura shrimp and ahi appetizer. We were expecting tempura shrimp and some kind of tempura ahi. We received a sushi roll that had been dipped in tempura batter and fried. The ahi was raw (I don’t do raw). My wife tried this and said it was good. I told the waiter I did not do raw and he agreed to bring crab cakes for me instead. The crab cakes were full of crab but seemed like they had been rushed out and were not fully cooked. I ordered the catch of the day-blackened hamachi and shrimp. The fish was well cooked. The shrimp were very salty. My wife ordered the Hawaiian catch. Her lobster was undercooked and very salty. The fish was well cooked. Overall just not impressed. The service was not good and we saw the waiter take orders from other tables who had arrived after us. I think he sensed our displeasure (or that he had not provided the best service) as he brought us a complimentary molten chocolate cake. The menu specified that it took 15 minutes to make so it needed to be ordered with dinner-we did not order it. It was good.

vipLynnO (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service by Wilma was outstanding! Fantastic food, romantic setting!

PF2319 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had an excellent meal here. Recommend the Opah if they have it. Very nice dish. Great ambiance and if you get a good table, a nice view. Service was above average.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Only had appetizers and dessert but eccellent

KCEv (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Beautiful setting. Amazing food. Wonderful service!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This is a restaurant in a beautiful setting. The food we had (prime rib) was underwhelming yet expensive. Instead of being served with the traditional jus it had some sort of bland brown gravy like substance on it. It was also tough and lacking in seasoning and luke warm. The service was a little too casual for an upscale dining venue in my opinion.
Bottom line, if you are going to pay premium prices for a dining experience you should receive that level of quality of food and service.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent in every way. The foie gras and prime rib were outstanding.

5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing and romantic dinner! Food was exquisite and beautifully prepared. We highly enjoyed our dinner and will be back the next time we are on the island!

vipRUInput (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt is the premier restaurant on Kauai. Food quality, ambiance and service were excellent. The walk from the hotel entrance to the tables is quite lengthy and a bit rigorous. However, an alternate route is available for those that would have difficulty with the normal route.

OpenTable Diner (Mississippi)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great anniversary meal . We had an outstanding table with great food,outstanding service.