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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402 (Ainako)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely wonderful!! Atmosphere was very romantic and the food was amazing! I'm not a big fish eater but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and ordered the Opah. Boy I was not disappointed!!!! It was exquisite!! My husband had the macadamia nut catch of the day...I tried his and it was amazing as well. The Grand Hyatt... More 

Thank virginiaNP
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated my 50th birthday here. Excellent and attentive service and wonderful food. The tables are far enough apart from one another so it doesn't feel crowded. You can see the hotel's mini-pond stocked with with koi fish from most any table. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank JRExplore
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I celebrated her birthday here. We really enjoyed our dinners! She is a vegan which can present challenges, but Tidepools had a wonderful dish for her! I enjoyed the extremely fresh and delicious mahi mahi. The dining area is built upon pools and is so tranquil and lovely! It is located within the Grand Hyatt which is... More 

Thank LLF1969
Greenwood, South Carolina
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything was so wonderful at Tidepools! The service, the setting, the environment, the food . . . just can't say enough about how wonderful this restaurant is. We are so glad that we dined here (and indeed, dropped quite a few hundred bucks). We highly recommend this special place and hope to return again soon!

Thank RW P
Las Vegas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying at the hotel and were anxious to try Tidepools. The food did not disappoint, but our service wasn't great. After five minutes of not being greeted, while watching servers for the two tables next to us, I got up to ask for a server. The busser apologized. I then saw him go to our server and presumably... More 

Thank LoveToTravel0601
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated my birthday at Tidepools and lets just say it was little underwhelming. Appetizers were ok, we had the crab cakes and scallops. We both got surf and turf. My lobster was mushy and my steak was super salty. My dinning companions steak was overcooked and his lobster was undercooked. Birthday dessert looked sad. Didn't feel much Aloha.....way better last... More 

Thank Crizzyaboutfood
Jacksonville, United States
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent choice for a very special dinner, recommended by our marriage celebrant/pastor who lives on the island.

Thank Leona S
Wellington, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were all looking forward to our return trip to Tidepools. The food is excellent as was the service. My grandson loves the koi the swim around under the restaurant. It was the first dinner reservation I made when we planned our trip to the Grand Hyatt.

Thank jvgalg52
Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Tidepools six or seven times in the past, usually the day we arrive in Kauai as it is close to our condo and has a nice ambience. In the past, the food was always good, but not great. What a difference this time! I had snapper that was perfectly cooked, a great salad made with local... More 

Thank Nashvillefoodies
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved everything about Tidepools... The food is amazing, with views and an ambience to match. Service is spot on. You can relax here, feel like you're in Hawaii on vacation, and enjoy five star cuisine. Hint... As an OpenTable restaurant they accept OT gift cards.

Thank Westchestertravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: 18082406456
Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine served in a unique Hawaiian setting. Thatched-roof bungalows float above a koi-filled lagoon at the base of a waterfall to create romantic ambiance. Inspired by local ingredients and the rich culinary traditions of Hawaii

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?