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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: Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 256
    Very good
  • 125
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  • 39
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  • 13
    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
Lovely dinner for two!

Very nice. We enjoyed appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The atmosphere is fun and the food was excellent. Our waiter, Andy, was great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
marisameeks
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Modesto, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Modesto, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice. We enjoyed appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The atmosphere is fun and the food was excellent. Our waiter, Andy, was great!

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and wine. Loved the atmosphere too. Our waiter was also amazing! He answered all my questions and gave great recommendations. You can't go wrong here! Just be sure to make reservations early in your trip or before you get to Kauai, because it gets packed quickly. It's that good!!!

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The food here was really good. Great Mai Tai's! It's pricey but it was worth it as we were celebrating a birthday.

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Poipu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

After our previous visits to Tidepools, we had high expectations of this restaurant---our recent dinner at Tidepools even exceeded those expectations. The ambiance, the service and our meal was perfect. Our server was friendly and responsive. The presentation and quality of the meal was definitely worth the price. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went here with a party of 12 (including 6 kids) as a special night out on our vacation. It is a nice restaurant with a pricey menu but was not formal at all. The kids had fun looking at the Koi fish during dinner, and we were seated near a waterfall so it helped drown out some of their... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very romantic, great for a special dinner. The food is excellent, we had seafood and it was great, though service a little slow. The location is fantastic, you are on the little lagoon surrounded by torches...

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Bay Area , California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

From the food, to the at lap here, to the service, this place has it all. A very romantic place for lovers. Personally, I wouldn't suggest it for kids under 14. They just won't appreciate it. It's a place to relax and be with the one you love. The waterfalls and location just make the place over the top wonderful!... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I ate here while staying at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. As other reviews/pictures describe and the name suggests, the restaurant is built over, well, a tide pool, making for a beautiful atmosphere that truly feels separate from the hotel. It's pricey, but the food and service were excellent. I'd recommend this to anyone visiting the Poipu area, not just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great food good service. The setting is beautiful and very romantic, not that we were looking for that.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wonderful romantic setting. You must make a reservation for dinner. The food was exceptional and the drinks were also well made.

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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: Romantic, Doing business, 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?