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“THE restaurant to schedule for the special night”
Review of Tidepools

Tidepools
Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ainako
Description: 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
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Great food and a beautiful atmosphere. This is what you cam to Hawaii for so save this one for a very special evening.

Thank sunwest42
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had dinner here our last night on Kauai and it was phenomenal! I had the ahi tuna and he had the new york strip. The tuna was served with a foie gras infused rice which was so tasty. The new york strip was cooked perfectly as well. We also had the molten lava chocolate cake for dessert which was amazing. It was the best meal we had on Kauai and glad we ate here last, otherwise nothing else would compare!

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Thank strawbebi
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

If you are tired of huge, expensive multi-course meals at night while vacationing in Poipu or the Hyatt, consider trying the Tidepools restaurant _lounge_ area. This spacious bar/lounge is part of Tidepools but does not require reservations, has ample seating/dining tables right on the lagoon, and you can order from the appetizer and lighter selections menu. We prefer to eat our main meal during the day, so we were looking for salads and "tapas" sized offerings. Their 3 salads are generous - heirloom tomato, baby romaine with creamy garlic dressing, and mixed baby greens with lilikoi vinagrette - and could be shared between 2 people. The shrimp roll was filled with fresh veggies, and the spoon tender short ribs with kim chi asparagus very flavorful. Crustacean chowder is more filling but tasty. Add a glass of house wine, then watch the sun setting on Shipwreck Rock and a lone white swan swimming with the koi fish in the lagoon next to your table. A relaxing, romantic and light evening meal that will not leave you feeling overfilled!

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We went here after hearing so many wonderful things from people on the beach! it was a very beautiful location and the staff is outstanding. but as one would expect, it was expensive! but we knew that going into the place! make sure to ask for a table by the waterfalls. the venue is great just be ready for high prices.

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Thank Oldlady83
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The waiter was very well informed as to their dishes. The food was very good, although a little pricey, but that is what you would expect in this type of atmosphere. Low lighting, koi pond surrounding the restaurant, beautiful.

Thank Barb K
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