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Tidepools

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Steakhouse, Polish, Pizza, 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: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 38
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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
Seventh Heaven Anniversary Dinner

A celebratory dinner for us was perfectly held at an amazing place ~ The Tidepools. It was just my husband and me, the most beautiful, sanctuary for a couple and a simple dinner. It's a quiet setting ~ waterfalls fill the silence, koi fish swim in the lagoon for entertainment and colorful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
annabellereseda
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A celebratory dinner for us was perfectly held at an amazing place ~ The Tidepools. It was just my husband and me, the most beautiful, sanctuary for a couple and a simple dinner. It's a quiet setting ~ waterfalls fill the silence, koi fish swim in the lagoon for entertainment and colorful plumeria and hibiscus are the visuals. Our favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Tidepools several times during our stay at the Grand Hyatt for dinner. The atmosphere is nice - try to make a reservation in advance so you can sit at one of the tables on the edge of the restaurant, near the koi pond. It is beautiful to sit next to the water and watch them. The staff... More 

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Bedford MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Pretty and romantic seafood restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Definitely has a South Pacific vibe with the grass thatch roof and the torches all around. The koi provide a nice diversion in between courses. I enjoyed my ceviche appetizer served in a coconut. And my husband and I both had variations of seafood with noodles. We couldn't finish either... More 

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Sacramento
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday as well as our anniversary and told them this when making the reservation. We had wanted to go a few days before, but the place was booked except for very early or late, so we made our reservation 2 days later. We showed up and were shown to a table by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our server Les was amazing as you can see the passion he uses while going over the daily specials. We will never forget his professionalism and warm hospitality as the meals were incredible. The fish was the best in Maui as the evening was a great experience.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's not often that when you return to a place where you had a favorite meal on a trip that everything lives up to the original experience but if anything Tidepools set the bar even higher with their exceptional service. Per my prior review my wife still does not eat fish so I called ahead and asked if they would... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice restaurant in the Grand Hyatt. Interesting fish dishes ono and wahoo. A bit pricey but you get nice ambiance with a coi pond table side. Beet salad was excellent as was the ono. The kids liked the children's menu so that was a plus.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lovely restaurant for a special occasion. The food was good, 8 out of 10, the ambiance was fantastic and the view of the sunset and ocean unsurpassed.

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Quakertown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had my 50th birthday dinner here and was very disappointed. Made early dinner reservations and requested outside seating by the water for pictures at sunset. Was told I could not specify which table. Upon arrival at opening that night every table on the outside was already taken and we were given an inside table in what appeared to be a... More 

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have eaten here many times before and this time we loved it as well. My husband is rather picky, and they made his birthday dinner extremely special for our experience. Although they offer an amazing array of seafood with wonderful combinations, they were happy to do a simple grilled option with any sides for my picky guy. They also... More 

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Additional Information about Tidepools

Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: (808) 240-6456
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Polish, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian

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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, Polish, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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