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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.7
4.7
4248 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 240-6456

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gino Cipriano

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact the manager for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Cross street

    Ainako

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that guests do not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled reservation time.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,248 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Best Ambiance

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    Seafood

  • Kauai

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    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Outdoor Dining

  • Kauai

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! The staff greeted us as we walked in and knew what the occasion was and set us up With a private table and gave us the perfect amount of space along with amazing food. This was my 2nd time here and I look forward to returning here in the future. Thank you to the staff for making us feel welcomed on our most memorial night
  2. MS

    MarkS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very rushed. Entrees were delivered before apps were half eaten. Food was good and ambience was very nice, but it felt like they were trying to get us in and out.
  3. AH

    AnnH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and location. We had a wonderful meal. Service was excellent as well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent food.
  5. KR

    KimberlyR

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service staff was outstanding and very accommodating. The setting is lovely and we were govern a nice table at the window with a view of the ocean. Nice place to watch the sunset. The food was good, but not outstanding... about what we expected for a resort restaurant. Overall we enjoyed the dinner.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Was seated next to the waiter station next to portable wall. Should of demanded to be move because several tables open. No ocean view for Hawaii.
  7. ES

    ErikaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our first celebratory dinner on the island, love this place!
  8. DM

    DawnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful location for our last meal on the island. Juan and his assistant were incredible.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious fresh fish! The service was absolutely incredible, the views are beautiful being that you are on the water, and the meal cannot be beat. We enjoyed the ribs to start, the ono (which was actually mahi-mahi), and the shutome, as well as the lava cake for dessert. My husband had the tai chi cocktail. All around everything was a 10/10! Highly recommend if you are visiting Kauai and a definite if you are staying at the Grand Hyatt! Just make sure to make a reservation ahead of time. Our waiter, Alejandro was very helpful and personable and we really enjoyed him!
  10. S

    Shazza

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Experience was excellent from start to finish. We were lucky enough to get a window table. From the wine to the dessert everything was flavorful and well presented. Our waiter had a wonderful personality along with being very attentive. Nice touch that he called us by our names every time he interacted with us. I had the Hawaiian Catch as my entree which consisted of a Kona cold water lobster tail, a shrimp, a scallop and ahi. When I mentioned I didn’t like ahi our waiter graciously offered to substitute a second scallop. The mashed maloki was delicious. For dessert we had the chocolate lava cake which came with passion fruit ice ream which was delicious! Overall a great dining experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere. Seated near the koi pond. Food was excellent and service was very attentive and accommodating. High back chairs were switched out for more accommodating and comfortable seating. I highly recommend for special occasions.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The service was absolutely horrific! Main waiter was unnecessarily rude and the person who brought the main courses threw the plates down on the table. We did not ask for anything extra or were demanding in any sense. The worst dining experience ever!
  13. T

    Takis

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Amazing food, amazing view, amazing service
  14. C

    Chris

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and experience. Attentive staff made our evening special. Beautiful ambiance and best meal we had in our 8 days in Kauai.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Menu needed more selections
  16. D

    Dude

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal we had while on the island this time, it's very romantic. The food as usual was off the charts.
  17. DG

    DG12

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting surrounded by water, incorporating great food and service. perfect setting for our 30th anniversary and appreciated the restaurant's acknowledgement of that along with a complementary dessert.
  18. DP

    DebbieP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous night! Service and food were a home run! Jenise at the front desk set us up at the perfect table!
  19. Y

    Yoda

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tables right on the water! Felt like a private dining experience. Stellar service! Great seafood but a bit pricey. Worth it for the view & food& service. Note: put Grand Hyatt in GPS, not Tidepools
  20. LS

    LeeS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific date night dinner in memorable setting during vacation!
  21. k

    kc1973

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing. The table for 6 in the gazebo was absolutely beautiful. Our server was exceptional and the food, dessert, wine and Keoki coffee just fantastic!
  22. MN

    MichaelN

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and very good food. Great customer service.
  23. RS

    RocioS

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Poke was not fresh had fishy taste to it. Drinks were watered down Waiter barely came around. Really, disappointed.
  24. K

    Katk

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Kauai!! The food, service and ambiance are unbeatable. The Kalbi Ribs and Crab & Ahi Dynamite appetizers are delicious. You can't go wrong with the Mac Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi or Filet for your main course. Rob is phenomenal, his assistants Dave and Lynn are amazing as well! We always feel appreciated and make sure this is our first and last dinner on our vacations....well, we also add a few in-between too. The desserts and after dinner drinks are amazing too! The Prince Kuhio coffee is one of our favorites. Almost forgot to mention the cocktails and wine. Excellent martinis and great wine list! Don't miss Tidepools on your next visit!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around experience!
  26. KR

    KitR

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    45th Anniversary dinner. Excellent food, solicitous but NOT intrusive service. All of the service staff was kind, welcoming, and courteous. We were made to feel welcome from the moment the manager greeted and seated us. Food service was prompt and food was hot and delicious. And… we were treated to a delightful complimentary dessert. What an incredible way to celebrate a real milestone!
  27. AM

    AlexisM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat on Kauai hands down. The food was amazing along with the ambience of the restaurant. Every table was situated next to the koi pond which was nice. The food was excellent and was a reasonable price given what was served! Mark, our waiter, was very pleasant and the rest of the service was speedy as well! Would highly recommend if coming for a special occasion!
  28. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tidepools offers gorgeous views, incredible, fresh food, and a truly amazing staff. Everyone we interacted went above and beyond to make our dinner experience one to remember. Thank you to all — it was especially appreciated given how busy we know the travel season is this year!
  29. AW

    AndreaW

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Memorable! Can’t beat the ambience. Food is delicious and a bit over cooked, but it doesn’t matter because ambience is unforgettable!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Rob was friendly and his service is outstanding. Definitely recommend Tidepools restaurant. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is also amazing. We will be back for sure. Thank for the amazing service.
  31. C

    Charthouser

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nearly perfect evening for our 34th Wedding Anniversary… Thank you Tidepools!
  32. AM

    AngelaM

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere and service! Book in advance.
  33. PD

    ProvidenceDinerDan

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tidepools is in a great location in the Grand Hyatt. It’s outdoor dining under cover surrounded by soft lighting and pools of water…hence the name. The staff (Robert) was very friendly and soooo knowledgeable. The pace of the meal was just right. Our meals were exceptionally prepared…both the filet and NY Strip. Even though this was our very first visit, because we were celebrating our anniversary, Robert provided us a complimentary dessert which was unexpected. Very generous I thought. We’ll return!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good meal and great service
  35. SY

    SharonY

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a beautiful table in a room over the water. Our waiter Alejandro and his support staff were very professional and attentive. Food was excellent
  36. K

    Katk

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rob & Dave are amazing! Excellent food and service ☺️
  37. T

    Tucsonguest

    Tucson

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary restaurant! Food and service are top notch! The environment is unsurpassed!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Aloha My husband and I had dinner here last evening my husband ordered the steak it was small something you’d get at Costco. I ordered the Ahi it was mostly raw and I don’t like raw Ahi at all I like medium well I told my waiter he wrote it down but I still got a raw ahi I ate what I could took the rest home and cooked it better. The menu has changed drastically, it has changed before Covid back in 2015/16 the menu was perfection and the food was outstanding, they changed the rolls you get those rolls were the best on the whole island , now it’s a poi roll not that great. This use to be my favorite place now it’s downhill! Disappointed, if Tide-pools ever get the rolls back and a better menu I will come back, FYI let the customer put the dressing on their salad lol not a deal breaker but my salad because soggy fast. I like dipping my salad into the dressing. Anyways I still love Tide pools just wish the menu and rolls and maybe chef listen to the waiter how to cook my ahi .. Mahalo
  39. MG

    MartinG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The waiter and service was excellent. This is a great restaurant. One of the best in Kauai.
  40. RH

    RfavHB

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Juan was our waiter. He was exceptional in every way! He was knowledgable about the offerings on the menu and was able to answer our questions easily and precisely. I would return here without question. And request Juan as my waiter.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 240-6456.

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai is rated 4.7 stars by 4248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today
Google Map for Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

1571 Poipu Rd., Poipu, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ainako

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that guests do not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled reservation time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gino Cipriano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 240-6456

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact the manager for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381

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