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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (92)
Special Occasion (86)
Scenic View (85)
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Good for Anniversaries (74)
Good for a Date (72)
Waterfront (66)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Local Ingredients (39)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Healthy (16)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Stellar experience from start to finish. Wonderful food and impeccable service. Environment was quiet and lovely.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Was a great spot for dinner during our stay at the Grand Hyatt.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing setting surrounded by Coi Ponds. Great staff as well

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely evening out in Poipu. Great food with charming setting and views to the ocean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I went for the atmosphere mostly, and being long time vegetarians, we saw a tofu dish that sounded like it may have some potential.

The service was on island time as we expected, and we weren't in any rush. Just enjoy the koi swimming around outside your window table (if you are fortunate to get one) and your company and all is good there!

The tofu dish arrived and it looked like a nice presentation, but the taste was little to be desired for my palate. The dish was very obviously deep fried (confirmed by the kitchen staff) and that did not suit me well - especially in the middle of the night. I consumed less than half of the plate and only ate what I did because I was hungry and it seemed like a waste of the most expensive tofu dish I've ever had. Side note, the onions in the dish were among the sweetest out there!

I was hoping for a better dish, but it is what it is. We went to enjoy each other's company, away from our kids for a minute, and for the ambience of the place.
I'm sure the meat and seafood are on point at this place because that's more mainstream and it is a better fit for the clientele of the Hyatt corporation.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food, service and view from your table. We look forward to going back when we visit Kauai next!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The scallops were phenomenal, as was the Mahi mahi.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Expensive and worth it. The service was excellent as was the food, especially the fish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was delicious! I was a skeptic going into dinner here because I thought it was just going to be another over priced resort restaurant where the food was just okay..... this wasn’t the case at all. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly, our service was wonderful and the setting is great. When we come back to this resort (because we have vowed that we will) we will definitely eat here again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My wife and I both had the macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi which was excellent. We also both had the Thai soup to start. It was also excellent. I had a Tai Chi cocktail which was very good. The staff was very attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Best meal I have had in Kauai

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Lovely setting. The food was amazing and the service was great.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 4, 2017

very pleasant overall with non-rushed service and excellent selection of fish entrees and deserts

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our second trip to Tidepools over the last year and we were not disappointed. The fish was well seasoned and prepared perfectly, the side items were all delicious and matched the entree well. We had malasadas for dessert and they were some of the best we have ever had. Booking early got us a waterfront table just in time for sunset.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

A beautiful setting for a special occasion. Excellent cuisine. A must stop for all our visits to Kauai.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service was excellent except at check in at the hostess station. Was told our table would not be ready for 15 to 20 minutes even though thou the place was half empty. When I mentioned this the two people at the podium said that because occupancy was in the 60's that not all tables were set up for service so we had to wait for the tables that were to clear then they proceeded to return to their conversation between each other. Every other member of the staff was excellent and bent over backwards to make sure everything was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic restaurant for a romantic dinner. Food was great. Service is top notch. Priced on the high end, but well worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It’s was very nice. Good food!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was a great experience. The staff were kind and very knowledgeable!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving. Three tables. Family celebration. Awesome traditional menu plus all the others items on menu. Two vegetarian options. Both awesome. Just perfect

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Staff are most friendly and eager to serve. The swans, fish and pond create a wonderful setting...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Perfect atmosphere and excellent food! Allowes us to bring our own bottle of wine with a $25 corking fee ;)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great service, and quality of food. They were able to accommodate dairy allergy.
Nice to sit at table with great views, and a breeze with doors open. Attentive server, and helpful with menu.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was wonderful. I couldn't ask fora more romantic spot!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our food was amazing and the service was great. Everyone was so friendly. Food looks a little pricey but it is hawaii, and the ambiance is worth it! If you're celebrating on Kauai, or want a romantic night out, definitely make reservations and eat here!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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food5
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service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A beautiful romantic setting and oh the food is not bad either. Great place on Kanapali Beach to have a romantic get away and have great food.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I noted special date and we never got acknowledged

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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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