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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (81)
Special Occasion (75)
Scenic View (74)
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Good for a Date (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Waterfront (55)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Local Ingredients (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Cozy (22)
Authentic (14)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

I only have one complaint. Many people today enjoy small brewery beers as wine aficionados enjoy a broad choice of wines. This restaurant has a poor choice of mostly Anheuser-Busch InBev controlled beers. I would like to see a better beer selection. For example most IPA fans would never pick Kona Brewing Company’s Castaway IPA as their first choice yet this is the only IPA this restaurant offers.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We expected so much from what we were told is the signature restaurant for The Grand Hyatt. While we loved the atmosphere and the ambiance, we were disappointed with the food. My husband and I both ordered the daily catch. We had both been eating a lot of seafood throughout the multiple islands and were excited to see Tidepool’s spin on it. The swordfish was tougher than anywhere we had had (we were left to assume it wasn’t as fresh because our other experiences were extremely tender and flaky) and it was described as being served with shrimp and scallops. We received one of each. The fish was served on a sweet potato mash and a garlic sauce. The flavors did not compliment or build on one another. We were disappointed and ordered dessert (malasadas) to feel satiated. They were very good. It’s possible we would have been extremely happy with another entree; however when dinner is over $200, any entree should be guaranteed to not disappoint.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently good food and service. Worth a visit, even if not staying at Grand Hyatt. Free valet parking with validation. Hotel was booked solid this trip, so stayed elsewhere. Visited GH twice to enjoy the scenery. Lunch at the terrace restaurant was also very good with a relaxing atmosphere. Entire hotel staff (including grounds keepers) a very efficient, friendly and interesting to chat with.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and wonderful service. Scallop, poke and ahi/shrimp appetizers were delicious and the hawaiian catch was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome as always! Great job Tidepools! Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

Waited 10 mins after being seated to be greeted by our server and the poor service continued throughout the evening. The food was average and very expensive. Wouldn't recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Tide pools was awesome as always!! Thank you as always, great job !

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Excelkent food and the restaurant location is bewuriful. Our waiter wqs wonderful and helpful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious arugula salad. Exceptional ono. Couldn't be more pleased

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice restaurant at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai. Beautiful setting right on the oceanfront . Menu was good and service was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent meals tonight! The Hawaiian Catch (scallop, shrimp, swordfish and lobster) and the Opah were fantastic. Best meal of our 2 week stay on the island! Desserts of coconut mousse and malasadas were delicious too! And the Skinny Pina Colada was refreshing! Great!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The setting is beautiful! Most of the dishes were wonderful and tasty, but my fish entree was overcooked and dry, while the shared malasadas were undercooked and doughy. Because we were dining with old friends, our evening was still magical. If the kitchen can step it up just a little in the small details, every meal here will be magical!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Dinner at Tidepools made an already fabulous birthday even better. The service was impeccable. When I made my reservations, I noted I was gluten-free. Without having to mention it again, gluten-free bread was delivered to me. It was the BEST gluten-free bread (loaded with garlic-yum) I have ever tasted. My husband and I shared Tom Kha soup to start. Delectable! Then he had the prime rib which he loved and I had the opah topped with lump crabmeat and hollandaise, with crisp snow peas and broccoli on the side (I skipped the mashers). Wow. Every bite was heaven. We enjoyed it that night AND the next day when we had leftovers.

When deciding what dessert to have, one magically appeared to celebrate my birthday! A gluten-free hot lava flourless cake. OMG. Fresh raspberries on the side and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

While the food presentation was exquisite, the view was out of this world. I will include a photo of the waterfall. We sat side-by-side and it's all we saw all night (in addition to our marvelous servers.) We won't wait for another birthday to enjoy ourselves at Tidepools again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Beautiful setting however the fish was mushy and the rice was very sweet.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Server (Derek(sp?)) made it a great night. Great suggestions and prompt, but not intruding. Opah w/crab and mahi both excellent. Will definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Pork belly appetizer and special catch of the day were both over cooked which was a disappointment. It’s one of those things where you just expect it to be cooked perfectly for the cost you’re paying. Very expensive dinner, which I’m ok with, but it forces my expectations to be high. Our experience overall was good bc the setting was lovely and we had a table next to the pond, but the value just wasn’t there. If you like fish, you’re better off going to the Sushi place on the property - that place is dynamite.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love the location. Service good. Food bad

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of the best evenings in a long time. Food was delicious, food and drinks were delivered in good time, restaurant is beautiful and our waiter Gus was very entertaining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have gone to Tidepools every time we are in Kauai. We had 8 people (this included 2 children). Every meal was outstanding! This was the best experience yet at Tidepools.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Went to Tidepools on our last night in Kauai. We stayed at the Ko’a Kea and couldn’t have been more surprised by the contrast in service. Our dinner reservation was for 9:15 and from the start the staff acted as if we were nothing but an obstacle to their leaving for the night. Dinner came out very quickly, almost immediately after the rolls arrived. I finished before my wife and the staff immediately cleared my plate though my wife was still eating. Nothing like making someone feel as if they’re dining alone. While we were eating the staff were shutting down the area around us, clearing the basics off tables, closing windows, etc. Extraordinarily offputting, the opposite of the Ko’a Kea experience. I will be back to Kauai again but won’t be going to the Grand Hyatt for anything.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Tide Pools is a must when in Kauai!,
Atmosphere - tropical and romantic.
Food - exception. The chef makes every dish an independent experience.
Wilma was a joy

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Beautiful and absolutely delicious, pricey but worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have eaten at Tidepools many times over the years. Although the service was very good and the setting is still beautiful, the food was just not that inspiring. The fish entrees we tried had too much going on, rather than just relying on the excellent qualities of fresh Hawaiian fish. The vegetarian menu was very limited. Still, if you want the ambiance of eating over a lagoon, this is a nice setting.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Absolutely delicious. Completely worth the price. We all had surf and turf with different cuts of meat and seafood items. It was all perfect!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Gary is a wonderful server, Tanner is an excellent busser and Michael is amazing bartender.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year Eve celebration but looks like only us were aware of the day,staff ignored it.Food was not impressive at all,every dish was cold. Literally it was not a good choice to go there.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great ambience combined with great food and service. Would recommend

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

First off this restaurant has amazing service, fast, helpful, and most importantly so nice and welcoming. Seriously the service sets this restaurant apart. The food is also delicious as well. Can’t comment on the whole menu but the champagne and the entree we got was phenomenal. It was their vegetarian option, most likely not ordered as often as other dishes, so the fact it was so exceptional is a testament to the cooks here. The restaurant is a bit pricey like all restaurants in Kauai but it is more than worth it. As for the ambience, the restaurant is an open air restaurant set on a beach in Hawaii, nuff said. This is a next level dining experience totally worthy of the price tag and the beautiful beach it’s set next to.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 30, 2017

At the Grand Hyatt this is touted as a great place to eat. The setting is quite nice. The food was only fair. I would not waste my money there a second time, too many other great places to eat and enjoy on Kauai.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really enjoyed dinner at tidepools. The ahi duo appetizer is a great dish. The opa and the mahi mahi were excellent choices. A highlight of our trip.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great restaurant. Our only issue was cost of crab cake appetizers. The appetizer is small but cost is high. The flavour was good, however.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Drinks were a bit expensive but overall had a good experince

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lovely. We enjoyed our Christmas Dinner. Fantastic setting.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was great but after several years of going to the Tidepools we have noticed that the portions are getting a lot smaller and the prices are going up. Please consider serving slightly larger portions or reducing your prices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great experience!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was very good, especially the appetizer, ahi/Hamachi poke. Our prime rib was a little under seasoned, and slightly overcooked (asked for medium rare). The 30-day dry aged Makaweli ribeye was also slightly overcooked (also asked for medium rare), but the flavor was spot on! Would order this entrée again. Service was very good, and could have been excellent, but our waiter spent a little too much time entertaining a couple of young ladies at the next table. No long wait for any of the dishes that we ordered. If we did not have the surprise dessert from our waiter, the dinner would have taken no more than 45 minutes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food for a hotel restaurant with a view and exceptional service.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful place for couples to enjoy a night out while at the Grand Hyatt. Food was creative and delicious. Koa was an excellent server and host. Thank you!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent! Best food we had our whole trip. Super romantic!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Despite being on time for our reservation they made us wait awhile for our table...while other parties were seated immediately, so I didn't understand that. But otherwise dinner was good and our server was nice. I had the crab-topped fish and it was yummy. Pretty setting.

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