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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, 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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Lakeville, Connecticut, United States
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Intimate,romantic setting the bay no more then 75 feet away .So when you have you surrounded by such beauty and the makes you take notice you know they are doing something right.I had the polenta encrusted scallops for an app and my wife the crab cakes we were both very happy with them our entrees mine a grilled by strip... More 

Thank Rick M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Grand Hyatt is so beautiful and the Tidepools is no exception. Tables surround and are surrounded by waterfalls and fish ponds. Service was great - food even better! And the Chocolate Molten Lava cake was to die for!

Thank Debbie S
Poipu, Hawaii
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have eaten here at least once every year for as long as I can remember. Food has always been great - seafood or beef. A bit spendy, but we consider it worth it for a nice meal out.

Thank Milli D
Aiken, South Carolina
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is in an open air grass hut looking building. The scenery of the Hyatt and the ocean was beautiful. Watched the sunset while eating dinner. The food was very good, but very expensive.

Thank PBM760
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was excellent we had the filet with a lobster tail, service was really good our waitress was Wilma. We enjoyed a nice bottle of Cabernet from Frank Family Vineyards 2013 ( Wilma recommended it ). The atmosphere was nice. Call Tidepool yourself or use Open Table App, the Concierge at Grand Hyatt claimed it was sold out and there... More 

Thank JohnAntolino
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner one night during our stay at the Grand Hyatt. It was such a fun restaurant - we had a table next to the pools (most are) with the koi fish swimming around. I can't remember our server's name but he was amazing - really fun, chatting to us about everything and giving great recommendations. We... More 

Thank thumby37
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary with a trip to Kauai, staying at the Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa (LOVED IT!!) We had heard from friends, as well as read reviews on tripadvsior about the outstanding Tidepools restaurant. My husband booked a reservation 3 months prior to our arrival as we know how they are booked up and... More 

1 Thank Tracy N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here last evening for my birthday and had the absolutely worst experience! Overpriced ($300 for 2 people). I would not go there on a regular evening much less a special occasion. The food was extremely bland - my main dish was inedible. It was cooked on a metallic tasting grill ( I could taste what I have to... More 

Thank Travel B
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273 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not as good as the hype. The setting is pretty, but it seems a little touristy. Service was fine, as was the food. Outdoor eating. It is expensive and the wine list is as well. A little on the noisy side as well.

1 Thank Floridagator
United States
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Tidepools after a recommendation from a friend on our trip to Kauai. I had made reservations well ahead on Open Table and mentioned we were celebrating a birthday. When we arrived, my husband, daughter and I were seating a large "island" like table. It had it's own bridge and small island with three sides of pond. My... More 

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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, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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?