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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI
Gorgeous setting in thatched bungalows - Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI
Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI
Scallop appetizer - Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI
Grilled fish - Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Poipu, HI

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.8
4.8
5297 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 koi-filled lagoons. Savor modern island-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 fish, grilled ahi 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 742-1234
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Charles Steppe
  • Private party facilities
    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact our coordinator 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, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii

    Romantic

  • Hawaii

    Seafood

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Great for fine wines

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

5,297 Reviews
  1. Scott

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most romantic restaurant on the island for a special occasion. Needless to say, a unique setting featuring over the water dining. Great food, service, and location. Nothing more needs to be said.

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  2. Janie

    Philadelphia

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tidepools is wonderful in all aspects. The ambience is unmatched, the food choices are varied and delicious and our waiter Les was great. We went will definitely be back. The Grand Hyatt knows how to do things right!!

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  3. ESHx

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals you will ever have anywhere on the island. Fish or steak, you cannot go wrong! Most importantly, Les took care of the table like no one else — he’s fantastic.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Alejandro was great. And our meals were delicious!

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  5. MikeK

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, outstanding service, wonderful ambiance

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Tidepools very much ! We have been coming to the restaurant each year we visit Kauai and have never, ever been disappointed! Great food, terrific service and a lovely atmosphere.

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  7. DavidC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelent food and service. Beautiful setting. Great for a romantic date night.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific restaurant! Wonderful menu options and a remarkable ambience. Also, our waiter Les was absolutely outstanding!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience through and through! Had to lick the plate clean with how good the food to all the dressing and sauces were!

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  10. JuneG

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, Les is a superb waiter and ambassador for the restaurant. We have had the pleasure of being at his table before. It is always joyful.

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  11. Steakhouses

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, presentation and service. We love this place whenever we’re in Kauai!

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  12. SteveJ

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Juan was exceptionally attentive, informative and engaging. The seafood dishes we had were excellent!

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  13. TimmonL

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tide pools always exceeds our expectations! Even with a toddler and infant now. Thank you yet again!

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  14. DevJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tidepool exceeded all expectations with its exquisite ambiance, impeccable service, and delectable cuisine. From the moment we walked in, we were enchanted by the beautiful set-up and soothing atmosphere. The attentive staff made us feel welcomed and catered to our every need throughout the meal. As for the food, each dish was a culinary masterpiece, bursting with flavor and expertly prepared. From the appetizers to the desserts, every bite was a delight to the senses. Overall, our experience at Tidepool was nothing short of exceptional, and we can't wait to return for another memorable dining experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Would definitely return on future trips!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This was honestly one of our worst restaurant experiences on the island- screaming kids everywhere and expensive, bad food. Nothing was cooked to order, you could tell it was all pre-made and it was served lukewarm. Definitely not worth the price. :(

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing from the views to the food! Les was great and we had a blast celebrating our honeymoon!

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  18. mango

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Ribeye, swordfish, and Hawaiian catch (mahi mahi) entrees were all delicious. My 10-yr-old found the kids menu uninspiring, but loved the lamb chops (3 provided) appetizer amazing and perfect for her entree, albeit at almost twice the price of the kids menu options. Crying baby a table over made the ambiance slightly less ideal..

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Les made us feel welcomed and valued as a guest, gave us his suggestion when asked about a good wine to go with our meals.We were seated in a great spot for the 2 of us to feel uncrowded by others in the full restaurant..Our food was wonderful!

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  20. JoseM

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An amazing dinner. Les was one of the all time best waiters in the world. Personal and attentive. This was a party of 8 and he ran a great ship! Food was amazing ambiance outstanding

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  21. MikeB

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the Hawiian Catch, it had to be the best meal we have ever had there

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  22. happy

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location! We had the 8 oz fillet w/mashed potatoes and steamed veggies and the Mac Nut Mahi Mahi w/ purple sweet potatoes and veggies. Both meals were excellent!! A little pricey but great overall.

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  23. Ladyg

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful way to enjoy our Anniversary and Valentines day.

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  24. JanB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. The restaurant was very romantic and the koi fish were fun to watch. Would definitely recommend for a fun evening.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, food and ambiance!!! This is a place to experience the very best!!

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  26. BigD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was phenomenal. Great ambiance, service, and food. The poke appetizer was among the best poke I have ever eaten. Just like butter. The Hawaiian fresh fish was Swordfish. Amazing! The lobster was sweet, the scallop and shrimp were perfect, the fish cooked perfectly, and the startch and veggies were so good. My wife had the Mahi Mahi and felt the same way about hers. Just an amazing night. Yes it is $$$$- but a place I'd come back for a nice meal!

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  27. NicholasL

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The complimentary valet is a very nice touch. Don't forget to validate your ticket at the host stand and tip your driver. The service was fantastic and the food was top notch. If you're looking for a splurge-worthy dinner on Kauai, look no further. It's pricey, but (in my opinion) worth every penny.

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  28. AnnM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. We have had Derek as our server a few times and he is always excellent. Filet Mignon was awesome. The Macadamia nut crusted Mahi is usually very good but this time, unfortunately, it was so over cooked and dry it was inedible. The sauce helped but overall this particular cut of fish was way over cooked.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, great for dining late afternoon. Good food, but not unforgettable. Good cocktails.

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  30. JanS

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious dinner in a lovely setting with top notch service.

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  31. JoeY

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner & view, watched the sunset from our table.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, and ambiance!

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  33. KipS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service, food and atmosphere. Outstanding restaurant.

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  34. MohK

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely our favorite Kauai Restaurant! Superb service, amazing setting with open air feel and koi swimming nearby! They handled food allergies perfectly. Elegant, fun, relaxing, delicious.

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  35. KatieM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting is beautiful. The service was excellent, fun. The food outstanding. The only issue we had was you have to take a lot of stairs to get down and back up from the restaurant. We had a cane walking person and they brought him up in a wheelchair through the service elevator. No elevator for the rest of us.

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  36. ForTheLoveofFood

    Sacramento

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful place to dine at all. The low lighting was intimate and romantic or personal depending on your dining experience. The food was divine. I chose the catch of the day and it was amazing to get everything I wanted in one plate. My celebrated my birthday that evening and the server presented me with a dessert plate, very sweet and thoughtful. It’s now one of my favorites places to dine at while on the island.

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  37. HollyC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service from both our server, and the chef himself were fantastic. The food was equally as good, highly recommended this restaurant.

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  38. Kona

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Service by the whole team was amazing. Some say that is expensive, but for the while experience it’s well worth it.

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  39. Harri73a

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here and always a great atmosphere. The actual restaurant is very nice and very romantic, but the food was so so. Had the mahi mahi and my wife had scallops. Not hot and strange flavors. Possibly wouldn’t go back, unless we had steaks.

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  40. MarkS

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat next to the tide pool for a great view of the koi fish. Food was really good and service was appropriately attentive and very pleasant.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai is rated 4.8 stars by 5297 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Charles Steppe
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 742-1234
  • Private party facilities
    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact our coordinator for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381
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