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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402 (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We celebrated our 42nd anniversary with close friends we met here at the Hyatt years ago. Les was our waiter and we were at the table on the point overlooking the water and semi secluded (table 42). We had a fabulous and memorable dinner and Les made our dinner 100% more enjoyable and educational about Hawaii. He made great suggestions... More 

Thank gerry b
Anderson, South Carolina
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here with a group of friends and everything that we ordered was excellent. The opah was absolutely amazing--if you are going order the opah. It is so cool to see the fish swimming around hence the name tide pools. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable! We would definitely recommend Tidepools!

Thank Loretta E
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an outstanding dinner this evening at Tidepools! Wanda our server made our dining experience even better. The lobster-rib eye special was out of this world! Fantastic dinner-fantastic service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Along with the Beach House, we eat at Tidepools every time we come to Kauai. Located in the Grand Hyatt on Poipu, this gourmet restaurant is THE spot for an intimate dinner. The food and service are excellent, and the wine list is fairly comprehensive. Fresh caught seafood is their specialty, and the presentation is creative. Based on price and... More 

Thank BanjobobHouston
Kansas City, Missouri
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was great. Had the special which included fish, crab and a prawn. Food was good and great service. Atmosphere was wonderful. On the Lagoo at Grand Hyatt with koi fish. A little pricey but worth the price. Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank mfangm
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Tidepools last night for our "romantic" dinner out. We were not disappointed. We were seated at a table where we could see the ponds, waterfall and ocean in the distance. The food was outstanding! I had the Catch which included monchong, lobster, shrimp and crab stuffed scallops. Yummy!! My husband had the special of... More 

Thank DJ512
Bloomington, Indiana
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is gorgeous and this is a little oasis off the beach. The service was extremely fast - all were very attentive. The food was delicious. My husband and I split the crab cakes and the seafood catch (a sampler type plate). We thought we would have room for dessert but it actually filled us up. Such a nice... More 

Thank Hilary W
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated out 30th wedding anniversary at Tidepools. I thought we might get a really nice spot, given that I reserved a table 3 weeks earlier. I guess that wasn't enough time, as we wound up seated next to a koi pool, which was nice, but not exactly a prime spot compared to tables on the sea side of the... More 

Thank buck000ta
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tidepools is a great restaurant, that blends a perfect setting, with an excellent menu of fine foods. The open air seating, the soft gentle sea breeze, excellent service by our server, and great tasting food, made for a wonderful dinner. Try the Opah, it is an excellent local white fish. My wife and I have never dined in a more... More 

Thank Jeff M
Chandler, Arizona
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

albeit a little noisy... but never the less it was a beautiful setting. Food was very good if pricey.. For my taste the fish was a little dry, but the side dishes were wonderful. Try the black rice if you get a chance! My companion thought his meal was wonderful! /our waitress was WONDERFUL! Accommodating, and so cheerful!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 808-240-6456
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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