Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

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The most romantic setting on Kauai. For the ultimate in ambiance, delectable food and stellar service, Tidepools is the place. This quintessential Hawaiian setting has a backdrop of waterfalls with thatched roof bungalows that seemingly float above tropical lagoons. Savor contemporary Hawaiian style cuisine in this distinctive open-air setting. Diners rave about the exceptional service and fresh fish and steak options with a unique island flair including macadamia nut crusted mahimahi, grilled opah or a succulent steak. Salads feature greens grown at our hydroponic farm on site and the desserts are luscious. Don't miss this delightful experience.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

On Honeymoon asked for good seats. Got waterfall which normally be great. However wedding this evening, so would’ve preferred different spot, I didn’t ask though.

Most importantly Drinks kinda sucked and fish dinners overpriced and not as tasty as Previous night at Keoki’s Paradise. If you like Good Food n tasty drinks with Da Kin local service for less money go to Keoki’s Paradise.

NS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We have been to Tidepools many times in the past and we loved it then!
However, it’s sadly changed. The lighting is not that great now, food was okay, they don’t even offer a chicken option for an entree. It’s such a cool place, but they could use some lively music, better lighting, better service, better food.
It has so much potential to be great again.
It was our anniversary and they missed it. We did not even get a cake with Happy Anniversary on it like the couple next to us.

DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything about this experience was exceptional. The food was amazing. The ambiance was beautiful. The koi were awesome. It was a great night out for our 23rd anniversary.

CW
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant setting was wonderful. Our waiter was very attentive as well as the support staff assisting. Food was excellent!

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This beautiful open to the gentle breeze restaurant is the perfect island flavor romantic setting for a wonderful meal.

LV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

My wife found 3 bones in the fish they served us. They did not offer to take anything off the cost of the meal and in fact seemed to find some amusement with the whole thing. Very disappointing meal for our 10th wedding anniversary. Don’t waste your time here.

SJ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Tidepools is one of our favorite places. This time, the fish was over cooked and service was lacking.

BD
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance! All the menu items were well explained by the staff. The food pairing were just plain awesome!

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was wonderful...cooked to perfection.

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Main course was amazing The Caesar Salad was bland. But the main course covered for it and then some.

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tidepools was the perfect place to celebrate our Anniversary. The staff was friendly, professional, and accommodating, the food was outstanding, and the ambiance was fun and romantic. We highly recommend it!

C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Mildly disappointing; lacked attention to detail and energy. The food was okay - filet over-cooked, etc.

DN
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here 22 years ago and it’s still as beautiful as then!

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Les was great! We really enjoyed his service and our meals!

D
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food outstanding, server Rob was exceptional. Most romantic place.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Post Kauai Marathon dinner!

KG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Derek was terrific. The people were very friendly. At first we were seared at a table that was in the middle of the room under a spotlight. Fortunately they moved us to a better location.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Dallas was an excellent waiter he made sure we had a cocktail and the food came out quickly.

CH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

PRESENTATION WAS LOVELY, SERVICE WAS GOOD, WOMAN WHO SEATED US WAS GRUFF AND NOT FRIENDLY. ALL IN ALL ABOUT WHAT WE EXPECTED, AS WE LIVE IN KALAHEO AND HAVE BEEN TO TIDEPOOLS MANY TIMES---

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience, very romantic sitting right over the large koi pond. Food was excellent and our waitress Wilma was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful. Great atmosphere. Service was decent. Octopus appetizer was delicious. My husband and I both got surf and turf. We both ordered the filet. He ordered scallops with his, and I ordered shrimp with mine. Both of our entrees were EXTREMELY salty. It was extremely expensive and we did not enjoy it at all because of how salty it was. Not worth the money. We were disappointed.

AN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was pretty good. Location and atmosphere was excellent.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! The service was fabulous also!

JV
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The staff was friendly. I don't think the menu has enough variety and it was very expensive. My teenage son couldn't find anything he that sounded appealing. The food was good but not worth the hefty price.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful! Food was great, however just a little pricey. Worth it!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaten here 5-6 times. Love it and will return. The ribeye was amazing! On this last trip I had the filet and was sorry. (I didn’t give them a chance to replace it, so that’s on me) that being said I would still stick with the ribeye if you go beef. The tuna was amazing as was the local catch. Wine list was great.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food & service were exceptional. Our server Wilma was amazing. The view and ambiance perfect.

FG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday and it was great

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location at the Grand Hyatt over a Koi pond. Menu was brief because each item was well thought out and flawlessly executed.

DL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Tidepools is conveniently located near the pool area inside the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, surrounded by a large koi pond and waterfalls. Be sure to make a reservation, as even on a weekday during peak season it is quite busy. Compared to other resort restaurants, the prices are reasonable. The Spanish octopus appetizer was delicious. The Hawaiian Catch entree was also quite good. They have a keiki (kid) menu as well, appropriate for the little ones. With a reservation, we were shown right to our table at the selected time. Service was exceptional. I always encourage people to go to local joints when traveling, but out of the other traditional restaurants (lots of "grab and go" choices that are in a different category) at the resort and the selections via room service it was our clear favorite if we wanted to stay put.

RW
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We went for the ambiance and to see the Koi. We did anticipate high prices but the entrees were a little steep. We stuck to the appetizers and salads and topped it off with a delicious Baked Hawaiian. Overall, a good experience.

FD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Crab cakes were super. Salmon was excellent. Very pleasant service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited as part of our honeymoon.

The staff greeted us warmly and we were given a beautiful table right by the water where we could watch the fish.

There is a great selection of food and drink and the items we had were excellent!

Highly recommend, they really looked after us.

WG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived just before dusk, and the scenery was great. All the food was fantastic. I had the macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi. Everything was cooked perfectly. It was truly an enjoyable dining experience. If I'm ever back on the island of Kauai, a return visit to Tidepools is a must

M
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating our 25th anniversary. Had a nice view of ponds with the koi swimming around. Our meals of mahi mahi and prime ribeye were delicious. Dessert of merengue with inside of coconut, mango & passionfruit.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Anniversary

RB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous setting, professional and friendly staff and fresh, incredibly flavorful food. We were celebrating our anniversary and enjoyed every minute of this meal. The ambiance was amazing with open-air seating overlooking the pool and ocean. The staff was incredibly attentive without being overbearing. We never had to ask for anything as the staff anticipated every need. We ordered the ceviche as an appetizer along with several fresh fish dishes (which we shared) for our main courses. We highly recommend!

CW
Springfield
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible ambiance with great food and service

TG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An overall great experience. The service was understated yet attentive. The food was excellent and better than most the other places we’ve tried in Kaua’i. The atmosphere was very nice. The bartender also was very good and was responsive to our requests to alter the drink recipe a bit. A very nice evening.

KW
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Magical evening food was great and Chocolate Lava cake was heavenly.

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