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₹₹₹₹American, Seafood,
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, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I made reservations weeks in advance for the night of our anniversary asking for a nice table along the windows sticking out into the koi pond. I asked them to suggest the best time for our special night and they suggested 7PM - for sunset....More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We have dined at Tidepools on many occasions and they never disappoint. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The menu hasn’t changed much over the last 10 years but that’s not a bad thing as the food is top notch. The bar, however, is not...More

Thank ahaleaka
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Made reservations for our 10 year anniversary dinner and it was absolutely gorgeous! Portion sizes were a bit small for the price, but the food and drinks were good. We were even provided with a very yummy complimentary dessert. Overall a great experience!

Thank Nessa L
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The experience at Tidepools does not match it's reputation or the beautiful grounds in which it sits. We made reservations far in advance at Tidepools for our 45th anniversary dinner, specified the occasion and asked for a table with view by the water. What we...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

For many years, we have chosen Tidepools as our first fine dining experience while on Kauai. This place is the essence of Kauai... beautiful setting, fabulous food, wonderful service -all this and more, keeps us coming back year after year!

Thank Summervacationeer
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

For one of the most romantic settings in all of the Hawaiian Islands, make reservations at TidePools set in the pools of the lush tropical landscaping of the Ocean Front Grand Hyatt in Poipu Kauai! Start with Sunset Coctails up above on the Lanai of...More

Thank jesunrise
Reviewed 6 August 2018

any thing that you would expect from a five star restaurant is presented here. With excellent food, wonderful setting around the tide pool with a view of the fish and a view of the ocean.

Thank George S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely one of the best meals in Kauai. The service was attentive and friendly. We had the signature mahi and it was delish. View was breathtaking and we would highly recommend this restaurant. Don’t miss it.

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We stayed at the Hyatt for our honeymoon and saved this for the last night. We were so glad we did - it was a truly special evening. We were seated at one of the tables right over the water and it does feel so...More

Thank Kristen V
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to spend outlet last evening in Kauai celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and Tidepools was just perfect. The open air restaurant with the Koi Pool and Waterfall were the perfect setting for a fantastic dinner. Food and service were excellent and made for...More

Thank Jim G
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benny m
18 July 2018|
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Response from MarlenieGS | 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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, 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: +1 808-240-6456
  • E-mail
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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