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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
+1 808-240-6456
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at Tidepools and enjoyed it very much. The service was great, the waiter (forgot his name) went over the menu with us and answered our questions. The food was delicious, maybe a little overpriced. We made our reservations well in advance...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lovesthetropics2
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Both my husband and my meals were good, but not spectacularfor the price. Our third visit to Tisepools. Wewe not seated in the most picturesque location and when I inquired about this, was told that other tables were booked. I reserved this restaurant over a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eggplant63
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at Tidepools and had a beautiful experience. Our waiter, Kekoa, was excellent, explained the menu and engaged in touristy conversation. The food and presentation were awesome! We look forward to our next visit, it was a great way to celebrate!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 255curtisc
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Ceviche not that good. Waiter was strange stated nothing with macadamia was available as all macadamia nuts in Hawaii were banned because they were contaminated by Ebola Prime rib was tough and overly fatty fois gase was good

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank williamcram
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Tidepools. The food was excellent, and the service was stellar. The setting is especially unique and quite soothing with the koi swimming nearby (even jumping, which was a surprise to me...), the thatched roofs, the comfy chairs. We had a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wekemash
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Delicious Polynesian style food. Beautiful restaurant. Very delicious meal surrounded by Koo fish ponds. Romantic and special

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vail4me
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Over priced for what you get, my husband ordered the steak and said he makes better at home, my meal was great (crab stuffed fish), kids meals were fine but over priced. Service wasn't great. We spilled water and staff were visibly annoyed they had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 13canadiankiwi13
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I had a great experience dining at this beautiful restaurant. The setting is off of the pools and ABOVE and in between the various tide pools (hence the name) on the Grand Hyatt property. I could watch the fish swim around as I dined, which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fzedlach
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

My new husband and I came here after our elopement. It was a fantastic experience from the service to the food to the atmosphere. If you’re looking for a romantic and special place this is it! We were truly blown away and are so thankful...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 659lorenc
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This guy was fast, shared his opinion and was cheerful. The food was very good. I’ll give the food 4+ and him a 5.

Date of visit: October 2018
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benny m
18 July 2018|
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Response from Marlene G S | Reviewed this property |
Upscale resort casual. Hawaiian dress or sundress. Collared shirt men.
6 July 2018|
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Response from Julie5555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if the resort is busy I highly suggest it. However, if you've just arrived and don't have a reservation there is a nice seating alternative if you show up. But sitting by the tidepools and watching the fish is the... More
3 April 2018|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as the others have already replied they do. They will usually ask when you call if you're celebrating an occasion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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: +1 808-240-6456
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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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