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Tidepools

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402 (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the thatched roof luxury tiki hit theme over a koi pond. Beautiful view of the sunset as we were being seated. Pricing was certainly reasonable for Hawaii, fresh well prepared seafood, ambiance and good service. My husband and I both had the Hawaiian catch which featured monchonge, lobster tail, a shrimp and a scallop over purple sweet potatoes. Everything... More 

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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very romantic spot! The meal was impeccably prepared and presented. Open cooking area to view the action. Nice bar area. Waitstaff were attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was very pleasant open air with sounds of the waves. Nice spot for evening beach stroll after dinner. Parking near the hotel is available but a bit of a walk. Use valet service... More 

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Thank cwitham2012
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After waiting 10 minutes with nobody coming to ask for our drink orders, we went and told the hosts we had not been seen yet. The manager comes by and asks what is wrong like that was normal. Waitress finally comes by and says sorry for the wait as she is waiting on a table of 12 by herself. Red... More 

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Thank loganwhales
Ellensburg, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super place to go for a quite evening, good food and great service. Had the special catch and was superb, my wife had the mahi mani and good. Maybe a little dry but good flavor. Don't forget the chocolate lava cake. Will go again.

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Thank Mattwise
Newport Beach, California
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We come to this hotel yearly for xmas and we always eat dinner at Tidepools on xmas eve. Never again. This restaurant is very expensive and usually worth it but it's gone down hill and not worth it anymore. The menu has changed and is so limited. There was nothing but fish, lobster, shrimp and steak. The took off ribs... More 

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Thank carrie m
Phoenix, AZ
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to take my wife to a unique place for our 10 year anniversary dinner and this was the spot. We told them it was our anniversary and they were so great about it, giving us the best table in the restaurant right on the water facing the sunset. It was beautiful as we dined with the fish at... More 

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Thank Ricola22
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Tidepools multiple times, and it never disappoints. The location, at the Grand Hyatt, is absolutely gorgeous. The food is great!

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Thank KimberlyShediak
Frisco, Colorado
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the ambiance, the drinks, and of course the food! We celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful experience. So tasty, I can' wait to go back.

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Thank Jill B
Houston, Texas
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106 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique setup in the pools. Nice setting. Menu not extensive but specials based on local fish. Attentive wait staff.

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Thank Brad G
Orcutt, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like to take my wife here for our anniversary date night. It is intimate, romantic and friendly. The food is wonderful and I am never disappointed. It sits over a koi pond so you get to watch the fish below you as you eat. It's close to the beach (but not directly on it) so you get the sea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
    (Ainako)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-240-6456
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?