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Tidepools

1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
(808) 240-6456
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Ranked #4 of 29 restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ainako
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English first
Stillwater, MN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner at this high-end restaurant. Word of warning--bring your wallet!! But, the setting and service combined with the quality and presentation of the dinners made it all worthwhile. 4 of us visited one evening, and 3 of us had the special, which was a seafood trio of Shutome, lobster, and scallops. All three were done to... More

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Chino, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite place on Kauai. Food is good and you are surrounded by the pool full of fish that sometimes you can hear them jump by your side. We always make a reservation very specific by the window. It's one of the most romantic place to eat on the island.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We started with the crispy rice shrimp, for dinner we had the opah and monchong (both are local fish in Hawaii). The opah and monchong were moist and flakey. For dessert we had the pear tart and the white chocolate bombe. The white chocolate bombe is really cool, it's a white chocolate cheesecake base, with coconut, tapioca, papaya and lime... More

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The food, cocktails & wines, service and outlook were all fantastic! Prices were on the high side, but no more than you'd expect to pay at any other fine dining restaurant. The food selection was great and cooked to perfection.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The drinks were fantastic, the steak delicious and at the fish very fresh. All in all a lovely albeit expensive evening

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We came here 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it so we thought we'd give it a try again. Needless to say we were not disappointed. Our waiter, Les, was awesome. The way he described the dishes on the menu left your mouth watering. I started with the lobster bisque and it was amazing. My husband had the crab cakes... More

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Montreal
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Go here for the ambiance and the food is good as well. Not a Michelin star but a solid 8.5 on 10. Everything was good except the lobster bisque which was Luke warm and not very good.

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Lake Powell, AZ USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Tidepools Restaurant is everything one expects from an evening of fine dining - great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lovely view, probably best at dusk, but even at night it was a nice atmosphere. Good service, not particularly fast, which is okay since this is definitely not fast food. Pricy, but you will know that before you walk in. I had the macadamia nut chicken - it was good but not over the moon. My family though had the... More

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Tampa, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When we visit Kauai, we usually splurge once or twice on a nice dinner out. The past few times, we've splurged at Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. For $400, we had 2 bottles of wine, crab cakes for appetizer with a baby Romaine salad, the dinner special of NYStrip and South African Rock Lobster, the Opah for my... More

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