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Tidepools

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Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Ainako)
(808) 240-6456
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 632
    Excellent
  • 237
    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Overpriced.

Very good food with fine dining facilities. Well there's no exceptional view at this restaurant, the food quality and general surroundings are appealing. Considering the prices, I do not consider this a reasonable value. While Island prices are high, the prices at this restaurant are excessively... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Experiencedwithfood
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Houston
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Houston
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very good food with fine dining facilities. Well there's no exceptional view at this restaurant, the food quality and general surroundings are appealing. Considering the prices, I do not consider this a reasonable value. While Island prices are high, the prices at this restaurant are excessively high for the quality of the food.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful location in amongst tropical gardens and an amazing koi lake. The food was excellent and service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely go back!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been to Kauai 5 times and we rarely miss having dinner at Tidepools. The tables are set in small groups nestled around a lagoon making for a very intimate and quiet dining experience. The Grand Hyatt hotel, which you walk through to get to Tidepools is filled with some beautiful artwork and is worth a... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here during our honeymoon in July and went back when we returned for a family vacation 6 months later! Wonderful romantic setting, especially at dusk as the Tiki torches are lit over their little lagoon. However, FIrst before you do anything, order you chocolate lava cake!! They servers appreciate the early warning (as it takes... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tidepools offers the best romantic dinners on the island. I am local to the island, but when we want romance, my wife and I go to Tidepools. I started going here in 2004, and from then til now, they have never disappointed. The most amazing thing is the Koi pond, which you oversee from just about any dinner table in... More 

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england
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33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was the second time we had visited Tidepools and despite the venue having no record of our reservation, this appeared to work in our favour as we were eventually led to one of the best tables they had; out on a limb and away from the rest of the other tables; in effect, our own private dining surrounded by... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The resort is awesome, with palm trees and koi ponds everywhere. The service was good and the food was delicious. The entrees are about $40 each but it was decent sized portions, so I felt like I got what I paid for. The Thai Chi drinks were delicious. Good times, I definitely recommend.

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OC
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food at Tidepools is okay. The prices are very high for the portions. The view is beautiful and the wait staff are attentive.

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Senior Reviewer
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to tidepool first night when we arrived at Hyatt, both my husband and I order their fish dinners, great presentations, and tasty, and decent size. the view are great especially if you choose right during the sunset hours. Worth a buck.

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

50th Wedding Anniversary dinner, excellent food; coconut ceviche, ahi tuna app., grilled ohno , rare prime rib. Service and ambience great, relaxed, quiet with sound of ocean nearby .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
    (Ainako)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: (808) 240-6456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?