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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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    Very good
  • 121
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  • 38
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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
Birthday Dinner

The setting is wonderful. Reminds you of a hut in Tahiti. Great cocktails The Kula Lavenders crusted filet was wonderful. The mixed seafood grill was not very good. Recommend ordering seafood separate not as a trio. Order Opah, lobster as individual meals not part of a trio. This is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Palm Springs, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The setting is wonderful. Reminds you of a hut in Tahiti. Great cocktails The Kula Lavenders crusted filet was wonderful. The mixed seafood grill was not very good. Recommend ordering seafood separate not as a trio. Order Opah, lobster as individual meals not part of a trio. This is a special occasion restaurant. Ask for a table at a window.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

location and hotel grounds are fabulous. I had booked a month ahead and asked for a table near the waterfalls but ended up a little further away-no big deal- and the maitre'd wished us a happy anniversary! Food was good and prices were what one would expect.

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Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our dinner at Tidepools was wonderful! The butter poached lobster was the best I've ever had - so tender and delicious! The atmosphere was pleasant and sitting on the water added to the ambiance. The service was attentive and polite. It was one of the pricier restaurants we visited on our stay on Kauai, but we were pleased with the... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to Tidepools as it was right next door to where we were staying and we were in the mood for a nice dinner. Tidepools is casual fine dining. The restaurant is designed along the style of a tiki hut with fish ponds throughout. If you're lucky you will get an ocean view table - we did... More 

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

so many choices, can't decide? ask your server for their favorites and just listen to them describe what they like and you will fall in love with it even before you try it. everything was tasty and expertly cooked. the desserts are large so share!

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had the local snapper and ahi. Snapper had a slight fishy taste and both dishes were bland. The noodles that came with it were better than the actual fish. This was the first time we had bad seafood in Hawaii after a week of dining out. Save your money. Dont recommend Beach House either. We like to eat well and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was really looking forward to being back in Hawaii to get some delicious ahi. We read mixed reviews but Tidepools looked so beautiful from walking around the resort so we decided to try. We got a table by the water, which was beautiful. Crabcake appetizer was delicious, but the ahi really didn't have much taste. It was not like... More 

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stopped by for a drink and appetizers. Sitting in the bar area was very nice and sometimes I think better than the restaurant. Love the open windows with a slight breeze. Their pumpkin soup was really good and so were the crabcakes. Definitely will return. Wait staff was very good and service was good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The entrance into the main hotel is absolutely spectacular! We sat next to the water and had a delightful meal in the actual restauant. The service was excellent. We had scallops and crab cakes as appetizers, They were superb! What an amazing start to our meal which was followed by one of the signature salads on the menu. I had... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend! Beautiful setting, great food, personable servers. A great place for a special occasion or a quiet meal after a busy day of sightseeing. We will definitely return when we are in Kauai again.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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?