We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


₹₹₹₹American, Seafood,
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
+1 808-240-6456
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hawaiian catch” (92 reviews)
“opah” (140 reviews)
“prime rib” (126 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (2,115)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

2,061 - 2,070 of 2,077 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2006

This resturant was the frosting on top of our perfect wedding cake! The food is amazing and the waitstaff very attentive and wonderful. We had a great time. All should make it a point to visit this Hyatt resturant even if they are not staying...More

3  Thank travellingbride
Reviewed 3 July 2006

This place was worth every penny! I loved this place for it's ambiance and food. My husband and I made this THE restaurant to visit during our honeymoon, and we definately choose a great place. We got what we felt was the best seat in...More

3  Thank sandyw
Reviewed 12 April 2006

We ate at Tidepools on April 9th, and expected a terrific experience, having tried several of the other highly regarded restaurants on the island. To be fair, we were without a reservation and dropped in hoping for the best. It was 5:30 and the hostess...More

3  Thank lendani
Reviewed 7 April 2006

In our six day stay at the Hyatt resort in Kauai, we ate at Tidepools five times - the other restaurant in the resort, pseudo-italian did not make us feel welcome. However, Tidepools is sensational: the menu, the quality, the service and the atmosphere are...More

4  Thank ed40
Reviewed 28 November 2005

Compared to our dinners here in 2003 (three of them!), our meal at Tidepools last night was nowhere near as good, mostly because of a drop in food quality. The service and ambiance remain outstanding. A "Grape Tomato Salad" with hand-picked greens and a gorgonzola...More

4  Thank Meander23603
Reviewed 17 November 2005

Would seriously question the prices of Tidepools given the portions and quality of the dishes served. While the service was very good and the atmosphere is very pleasing, as long as you get a pool side table, our experience is the restaurant is very over...More

3  Thank Compass8626
Reviewed 11 October 2005

We absolutely loved our dinner at Tidepools. This was by far the best dinner we had during our stay on Kauai. My husband got the filet mignon which he said was possibly the best filet he ever had. I tried some of it and it...More

3  Thank PAtraveler24
Reviewed 4 October 2005

This restaurant is above average for the fact that it is set over a large Koi pond and if you get the right table, it is pretty cool. I phoned ahead of time and told the hostess that we had never been there and I...More

2  Thank alwaysbeachbound
Reviewed 15 September 2005

I wanted a romantic dinner out for our anniversary and based on suggestions from this site as well as the Kauai Guidebook I decided on Tidepools. We were staying at the Radission in Lihue (the Roachisson, as we now refer to it) and were quite...More

2  Thank HollyTSX
Reviewed 1 September 2005

Tidepools had been rated the most romantic restaurant on the South Shore, and we viewed this as our splurge night out. We very much liked the setting, loved having a corner table right about the water and koi. It was a bit chilly with the...More

1  Thank teglau
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Kauai
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
7,429 reviews
.12 km away
The Villas at Poipu Kai
268 reviews
.89 km away
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
1,157 reviews
1.81 km away
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
2,433 reviews
1.93 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ilima Terrace Restaurant
347 reviews
.07 km away
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
3,904 reviews
1.51 km away
Seaview Terrace
225 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
843 reviews
.27 km away
Koloa Heritage Trail
76 reviews
.94 km away
Shipwreck Beach
1,045 reviews
.38 km away
Mahaulepu Beach
47 reviews
1.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
benny m
18 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Marlene G S | Reviewed this property |
Upscale resort casual. Hawaiian dress or sundress. Collared shirt men.
6 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing