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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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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 17 August 2018

The dining experience at Tidepools is lovely. The restaurant is completely open to salty ocean breezes and the roar of the ocean is just audible over the soft waterfalls that line the backside of the Hyatt's open air lobby. The walk to the restaurant and...More

Thank KimmyK2125
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We ended up waiting a while for our food but the staff was nice and gave us complimentary salads. The seafood dishes were all very tasty. Kids enjoyed the food as well. Atmosphere was nice- it's indoor type seating with open windows throughout.

Thank mazda19
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The place is very beatiful, and the staff is friendly and efficient. Excellent food, a bit expensive but it’s worthile for special occasions.

Thank Inebcn
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

As we were staying at the Hyatt this was an easy choice for dinner. The filet mignon was average at best, the fish was ok. Service was rather poor. As per menu we ordered two glasses of Cava, the waiter told us they don’t have...More

Thank theoneandonlyArnold
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a pen absolutely gorgeous restaurant and we enjoy fine dining, but the food and service does not measure with other fine dining experiences we had on this vacation. Service was attentive and our needs were met, but not exceptional; food was good, but...More

1  Thank Redbud_12
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
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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