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Fri, 4/20
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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.5
2173 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 2173 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.7
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food and location! Perfect date night for our anniversary. The special with tempura asparagus was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing setting. The food and service were fabulous.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lovely food - the fish and prime rib were nicely prepared . Nice scenic views enhance your dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Drinks are over-priced. I’ll go again for the meal only.
Crab cakes are fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Beautiful setting, great service and delicious food. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Would loved to have had a more scenic view of water from our table. They knew it was our 47th Anniversary weeks in advance.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Highly recommend this restaurant if you're in Kauai! Delicious food and drinks! Beautiful setting and a wonderful staff! We had a large group with some dietary restrictions and the manager and server were SO helpful with making the arrangements even though it would be challenging.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The setting is beautiful and the service was solid. Our table was placed on a walkway with poor lighting so it was difficult to even see our food. The crab cakes were terrific! Sadly, the mahi-mahi was lacking any flavor and the fish and lobster tail as part of the Hawaiian Catch was over cooked. Not our best meal on the island by far!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good location. Friendly staff. Mediocre food at very expensive prices.

No value there for me.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Stunning setting with the koi swimming past the tables. Wonderful service and delicious food. Could not have asked for a better way to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Tidepools is a beautiful restaurant situated among a stunning, vast koi pond. The food was excellent as expected, however, what needs mentioning is the outstanding service our waiter Les provided. Les was so knowledgeable about the menu, the ingredients and preparation. The enthusiasm he shared when explaining the dishes, the layering of flavors we might except , was informative, interesting and educational. It was apparent Les took pride in the service he provides and had great respect and admiration for the chefs and their culinary craft. I do hope you all are lucky enough to be seated at one of Les’ tables; you are in for a rare treat.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service and pace of the meal was horrible. But the food was delicious and view outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service. Great food. Love the fish dishes. Casual but fine dining.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, and best koi pond I have ever seen. Unfortunately, our waitress seemed to be swamped by way too many tables. Took about 20 minutes just to get her to ask what we would like to drink.

Food was nothing special as well, especially for the price. Crabcakes had no flavor, and the prime ribs we had were average.

Would most likely not come back, even though the koi were truly special.

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Shabby generic hotel feel. Boring food. Hostess sent us on a wild goose chase to find our own table, waiters were rude. Avoid.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This was the best meal for the week we were on Kauai. I had the crab cakes as my entree with an arugula salad and my husband had the Hawaiian Catch. We finished our meal by sharing a Pear Tart topped with vanilla ice cream. Everything was delicious!!!!! Our server, Joy, was professional, knowledgeable & totally delightful. This will be tops on our list when we return next year.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A must in Kauai. Never disappointment me. Amazing food and service. I love seating close the water so I can see the KOI!!

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