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“Good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tidepools

Tidepools
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Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Montreal
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Go here for the ambiance and the food is good as well. Not a Michelin star but a solid 8.5 on 10. Everything was good except the lobster bisque which was Luke warm and not very good.

Visited April 2014
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Lake Powell, AZ USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“PRICY BUT WORTH IT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

The Tidepools Restaurant is everything one expects from an evening of fine dining - great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fancy Feasting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lovely view, probably best at dusk, but even at night it was a nice atmosphere. Good service, not particularly fast, which is okay since this is definitely not fast food. Pricy, but you will know that before you walk in. I had the macadamia nut chicken - it was good but not over the moon. My family though had the lavender encrusted steak and the mahi mahi and all said it was divine. It all looked pretty, and the chocolate cake was heavenly.

  • Visited March 2014
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Very expensive and worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

When we visit Kauai, we usually splurge once or twice on a nice dinner out. The past few times, we've splurged at Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. For $400, we had 2 bottles of wine, crab cakes for appetizer with a baby Romaine salad, the dinner special of NYStrip and South African Rock Lobster, the Opah for my husband, and a molten chocolate cake for dessert. We would certainly recommend Tidepools - but be prepared for the check! Our waiter was Dallas - who has been on the island for 20 years and knows the menu like the back of his hand. Great service.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Wonderful Crab cakes in a Romantic Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Our table was perfect, open air and right beside huge Koi fish swimming by as we enjoyed yummy cocktails and dinner. We were dining with friends and tried several items from the menu. The fish is prepared perfectly either grilled or encrusted in wasabi and nuts ....terrific. We enjoyed the lobster bisque, pear salad and the Best Ever crab cakes !
We topped it off with chocolate coffee creme brûlée ...great meal in an Amazing Setting. Ask for a table by the water and enjoy the fish as you dine!

Visited March 2014
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