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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.5
2189 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 240-6456
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Horan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ainako
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Parking details
Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2189 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

The most beautiful setting and amazing food. Great place to celebrate and anniversary or special vacation.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a lovely time! Celebrated my parents 65th Wedding Anniversary & our Engagement,

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The prime rib was excellent. The atmosphere was gorgeous! Save room for dessert - lava cake was delicious!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was our son and daughter-in-law’s fist time to the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best restaurant we visited while in Kauai. Food was amazing and the decor of the restaurant was super interesting. The whole restaurant is on stilts and sits about 3 feet above a coy pond. The dinning room intertwines and creates an amazing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful dinner! Great environment!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal and service. Had a wonderful anniversary dinner at this romantic location. Will definitely return next time on Kaua’i.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Freshest fish. Amazing preparations. Delicious. Incredible setting, with koy pond full of namesake. Wonderful restaurant.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Despite booking more than 30 days in advance, private and waterfall table requests were not met. However; they tried best to accommodate the inconvenience. My husband and I went to celebrate our Anniversary and we had a pretty table next to the water and watched the beautiful koi fish swim. The waiter was pretty good at keeping our glasses full and the food was flavorful.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The meal starts with fresh rolls and a truffle garlic butter that is divine. The wine list is terrific. The blackened Opah topped with crab and hollindase is beyond amazing! The filet, however, was a bit dry and tough. Still would go again. The setting is perfect for any event to share. Terrific!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was ok...nothing sensational...but the ambiance was everything we had hoped for...

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious, beautiful, amazing. Just a gorgeous spot for a delicious meal.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were treated like special guests, seating by water & Koi, great food and wonderful servers.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

It was okay but last year was much better. Beautiful but the food was just okay and we expected exceptional service for a Grand Hyatt and they missed the mark. We almost felt like we not welcomed in the true aloha spirit. Overall, it was a disappointing experience since we are on the island celebrating our wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I read a lot of reviews about this place but actually eating there was absolutely incredible. The setting is beautiful, food is amazing and staff is wonderful. Being surrounded by water (koi pond and waterfalls) is so tranquil and the food was delicious. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We choose Tidepools for our last evening in Hawaii and we were exceptionally happy with that choice. Everything was top notch! We had excellent service and the food was amazing. We chose it because of the setting and it totally delivered on that front. There were lots of little touches that made this experience one of our favorites of our trip.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful meal! Excellent service and many local seafood options. Tried the Opah (moonfish) and it was delicious. Ambiance is special and so are the cocktails. Highly recommend

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We were excited to spend an evening out together on a date night. The table we were sat at had incredibly low chairs.. my husband felt like a child seated at the table... they were def cool looking and we loved the location of the table, near the interior pond.. the cocktail he ordered wasn't quite up to snuff and the food was good (husbands Ahi was rare when he ordered med rare and my fish was over cooked) but for the price it should have blown us away. I just feel like heading out of the hotel to eat would be more worth while or picking something up and dining it on your patio would have been the way to go... the value-ratio just wasn't there for us. One of the more disappointing expenses of our trip.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Excellent service, beautiful restaurant. Prime rib and chocolate molten cake amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We recently chose Tidepools to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary at. Food was extremely good and the service, location and friendly staff were outstanding. Thanks for making our special day memorable.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Amazing in all ways. Great food, amazing setting. Yum. Worth the expense, which is considerable!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Vacation dining and absolutely enjoyed it! Always a favorite and not disappointed. Glad to see the enhancements to the bar and the hostess station.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! A favourite of ours when in Kauai!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Everything was wonderful, the food, the service. I will highly recommend this place

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent food and service. Jocelyn was very friendly, attentive and efficient. The koi were very entertaining. Also, a very nice touch was having the car ready for us when we came upstairs.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food was amazing. A big splurge for us. We initially didn't have a reservation but were told they took walk ins when I called. We walked in and were told we could eat in some lounge type area, definitely not the ambiance I was looking for. We walked away and were going to leave, but looked on OpenTable again and there was a reservation available all of a sudden. So we made it online and walked back over, then were taken to the dining room almost immediately. They almost lost our sale, not a good system of knowing open tables direct in the restaurant in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Les made our experience great!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service! Cool location!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service. Delicious food. Loved the location and view of koi pond.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

A special place for a special occasion. On the pricey side but everything was on the spot. Very relaxing. I've never taken two hours to eat my dinner but it was quite pleasant. Our table was out on a peninsula away from the other patrons. At first I wondered if we were going to be remembered but the wait staff knew when to come to the table. We ate at a leisurely pace and never felt rushed. We always had food in front of us.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Marvelous meal, special setting, service efficient though sarcastic comments were not appreciated.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great dinning experience, food was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food and service. Recommended for any occasion

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We loved Tidepools! Everything about our dinner was perfect. The setting with the koi swimming around us was magical. Wilma our server was fabulous! And everything we ordered was delicious. The kids were super happy as well. Overall, a lovely dinner, and we will be back on our next trip.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was ok but nothing special. Wished we would have went back to RumFire.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was supposed to be a 50th bday celebration dinner for which we made the trip to Hawaii(Kauai). We wanted a special dinner and chose this place as we were also staying at the hotel. Unfortunately, it failed on all fronts. We had an 8:00 p.m. reservation for a place that closes at 9 p.m. on a Saturday night so the restaurant was not busy by the time we ordered. We did get both seafood specials and chicken. It started with the waiter not coming by at all once the food was ordered. We had to ask the water server to place additional drink orders. Then we ended up waiting over 45 minutes for three dinners and out waiter did not come by until 35 minutes later to tell us there was a delay. As mentioned, the restaurant pretty much emptied out by 8:40 so there’s was no excuse for such a lengthy wait, with no waiter or explanation. Then when the food was finally brought to our table, all but one dish(red snapper) was over cooked(chicken and another fish dish special) and room temperature. We did not want to have them remake it as it was now an hour into waiting. We were beyond disappointed to have our last evening and dinner which was also the birthday dinner be such a failure except for the ambience. Towards the end of the meal, the manager did come by and offer apologies for the long delay and when asked about the food, we let her know about the quality of the food. In the end they did not charge for the two meals that were over cooked and provided desserts which would have been a little over $100. That was fair, but it did not take away from the fact that we will not have a positive memory of what was suppose to be a special/milestone birthday dinner for which we made the trip to Kauai to celebrate.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Overpriced. Bland fish special ($55!). Fatty, chewy medium rare rib-eye. Very skimpy kids meal. Disinterested service. MAJOR disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bottom line, amazing! Les was our server and he was absolutely terrific!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious red snapper and opah entrees and beautifully plated. Heart of palms salad was a lovely starter. The service was outstanding, our waitress Wilma was perfect.

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