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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (79)
Scenic View (69)
Special Occasion (69)
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Good for a Date (66)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Waterfront (44)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Local Ingredients (35)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (18)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Healthy (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great dining experience!

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·Dined 2 days ago

She just deserved it!

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Toledo)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Good choice for special occasions

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 9, 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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Only had appetizers and dessert but eccellent

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful setting. Amazing food. Wonderful service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 5, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 5, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely setting with wonderful food. A bit pricey but it is Hawaii

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was fantastic with local fish and the setting was incredible. Service was a little lacking for what we paid and of course resort prices. Would still go again but only if staying at the Hyatt or nearby.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Meeting old friends

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had another great meal here as we have done several times in the past! Looking forward to our next trip back here already!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Paid attention to my wife’s shellfish allergy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food and friendly staff !

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I loved the service the most & the romantic atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Gorgeous setting, great food and friendly staff! The foie gras was melt in your mouth delicious. The Mahi-mahi was wonderful. They make a great Mai Tai & the bar for its location & setting should be packed but was surprisingly quiet. The venue is crazy beautiful & serene.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fabulous food . Great ambiance .

We went later and felt like we had the place to ourselves. Service was great, didn't rush us out even though it was late

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My wife and I were given a gift for our anniversary to eat at Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.
It was showering at times outside & the area near where we were eating was open, so at times there was a breeze that blew through the restaurant. Our waiter was friendly & did a good job. The food was also good, but overpriced. Drinks were fine.
We ate at other restaurants on Kauai that had better food & were less expensive. The other guests were generally an older group, but at the price charged for food and rooms, that makes sense.
All in all, this is an interesting dining experience but we likely won't return.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Be ready to empty your wallet out at this restaurant.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Chef did an outstanding job on everything but we were especially impressed with his willingness to recreate and reboot an old favorite of ours that is no longer on the menu. The birthday surprise was deeply appriciated!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Went to Tidepools with timeshare credit. Our waiter, Robert, was fantastic! Quick service, very friendly staff (except for hostess station, they were a bit gruff), good food, great atmosphere. Only complaint is 1 loud child & 1 fussy baby at one of the tables near us, not the restaurants fault that people choose to take their kids on vacation & dine in nice romantic restaurant with them. Overall, it was a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Gorgeous view- great food - great service!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Tidepools was outstanding. Everything was great, food, service, table location, and lava cake too. We come for special occasions and love it every time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, great service,Derrick could not have been more accomadating

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and service excellent. Wine prices high. Least expensive bottle of Sauvignon Blanc $64

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Tidepools is my favorite restaurant on Kauai. Food and service is phenomenal! Thanks to Lea (server) who made out experience even more special.

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