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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)
18082406456
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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, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine served...
Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine served in a unique Hawaiian setting. Thatched-roof bungalows float above a koi-filled lagoon at the base of a waterfall to create romantic ambiance. Inspired by local ingredients and the rich culinary traditions of Hawaii
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  • 265
    Very good
  • 126
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  • 39
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  • 14
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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
One of the best on Kauai

The signature restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tidepools does not disappoint. It's a beautiful ambience and a really great menu combining great selections from the land and the sea done with a lot of innovation that combines island flavor and haute cuisine. It's really hard to go wrong with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
EGSchwartz
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Fairfax VA
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere but we prefered Donderos. We liked Tidepools for cocktails. It has beautiful design with Koi fish swimming near tables.

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Fairfax VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The signature restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tidepools does not disappoint. It's a beautiful ambience and a really great menu combining great selections from the land and the sea done with a lot of innovation that combines island flavor and haute cuisine. It's really hard to go wrong with anything on the menu, but of course, the fresh fish... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I cannot rave enough about Tidepools. I have a shellfish allergy and Tidepools/Andrew handled it so well, I was not nervous at all to eat my fish--which by the way, the snapper was some of the best fish I have ever tasted! Very romantic views for our first dinner of the honeymoon. Perfection.

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Pasadena, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Can't beat the ambiance. Food is delicious, but setting is what makes this place. Service was good, no complaints.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The wait staff was very attentive, want to please you. The menu has a good selection of fish and steaks. We both had the prime rip which was excellent. Eating while watching the Koi fish was relaxing

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love the romantic atmosphere and the food was delicious!!! We would definitely come again. I had opah |Volcano Candy spice | jumbo crab meat | the fingerling potatoes.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great atmosphere sitting next to a pond with fish. Excellent service and cuisine. The resort requires a lot of walking to get around but a very nice setting.

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Tidepools at the Hyatt is great. The food was expensive but delicious, the atmosphere lovely, and the service excellent. Not all tables are created the same, however, and ours had a view of a small koi pond and other vacationers. It was not quite as quiet and the tables not quite as secluded as I would have preferred for a... More 

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Halfmoon, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The meal was prepared perfectly. The service was second to none. The ambience was romantic with the tidepools surrounding the restaurant. We visited this restaurant twice as it was my favorite. See for yourself. Go and enjoy. Aloha

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My partner had some amazing prime rib, and I had a ribeye, half lobster tail and a scallop, it was all absolutely perfectly cooked. The views are incredible and the atmosphere is very romantic.

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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: 18082406456

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine served in a unique Hawaiian setting. Thatched-roof bungalows float above a koi-filled lagoon at the base of a waterfall to create romantic ambiance. Inspired by local ingredients and the rich culinary traditions of Hawaii
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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