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Tidepools

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Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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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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    Very good
  • 116
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  • 33
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  • 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
Most recent review
Lovely Setting Fine Food

The ambiance is excellent. There is not a bad table in the place. You are sitting above a set of artificial pools (Tidepools is the name, not a description but who would want a table at low tide?) The service was great. They were particularly helpful with allergies, modifying their special to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
marcasch
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North Oaks, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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North Oaks, Minnesota
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The ambiance is excellent. There is not a bad table in the place. You are sitting above a set of artificial pools (Tidepools is the name, not a description but who would want a table at low tide?) The service was great. They were particularly helpful with allergies, modifying their special to remove tree nuts. The food was on a... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

After disappointing experiences while staying at Hyatt we considered our dinner reservations ay tidepools but decided to go ahead and very pleased we did. Amazing service, food and ambience, so much better than the rest of our experience at the resort, the prime rib was probably best ever, stunning. Stay somewhere else as a couple at least but if you... More 

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wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Very beautiful and romantic atmosphere. Our food was very good especially the seafood. The service was good and attentive. We went to the torch lighting ceremony before heading down the walkway to Tidepools. It was a nice way to spend time together.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We loved everything about Tidepools. My wife had the Ahi Tuna. I had the special fish of the day. It came with a lobster tail and a shrimp cake. They have a koi pond which adds a nice ambiance.

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Los Angeles, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

For more than 20 years, Tidepools has been one of our favorite restaurants while vacationing on Kauai. The food is always excellent, service outstanding, and the views are "pure Kauai". We can't imagine visiting the island and not dining at Tidepools... It is Kauai at it's best!

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Lakebay, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Kauai...the setting of this restaurant is superb; an open-air thatched-roof space with koi ponds wandering through. Fresh local fish are featured, and the preparation, presentation and service are all outstanding. We went back three nights later and were equally happy.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I loved my seafood choices at Tidepools. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and led us down the right path with out selections. I especially enjoyed the goat cheese salad and my Hawaiian Catch enter was superb. I'd definitely solute and go her another night in the future. My only recommendation is a better dessert selection. I loved... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Went to Tidepools after we got married, just the two of us. From the moment we arrived from the car valet to when we left, the service was top notch. The staff knew we had just gotten married and they took care of us from start to finish. The seafood was excellent and the wait staff attentive. We have in... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Beautiful food, not cheap but steak melted in the mouth. Incredible setting, first class service and wide variety on the menu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After eating at least least 14 restaurants during our stay on the island, Tidepools was by far the most romantic and best meal. Also, we had the best service on the island, which was likely due to our knowledgable server Rob (worth asking for his section). Great night and we were not staying at the resort so well worth venturing... More 

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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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian, Contemporary

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?