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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402 (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tidepools is very nice , the atmosphere romantic. Food good, Menu selection offers variety of seafood dishes. Take plenty of money! Very pricey.

Thank aykmsp123
San Francisco
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a really good meal at Tidepools. It just did not meet the award winning reputation they claim to have.

Thank motohigh
Anaheim, California
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the Grand Hyatt property sitting over a lagoon with oceanviews. Food, service were excellent and menu has someting to please all.

Thank Dan D
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in the lower level of the Hyatt Regency in Poipu, this fine dining restaurant offers wonderful local atmosphere, attentive wait staff and beautiful views. The dishes are prepared with care and are very tasty. Make reservations and try to get one of the tables on the perimeter with the great views, check out the Koi ponds!

Thank Arthur Y
Mission Viejo, California
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251 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is in a great location with Koi Ponds surrounding it. There are great possibilities here, but sadly as nice as the staff is you feel it totally misses. Its almost like going to Denny's. The food is ok, The drinks a bit odd, but you still can have a good time. If we didn't order one thing at... More 

Thank Richard V
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly recommend all things on the menu and the GF lava cake! A romantic and peaceful environment. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Jacklyn C
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the restaurant we chose for our anniversary dinner. It was raining a little bit when we got there and the table where they seated us had gotten a little wet, so they moved us to a dryer table. Very nice, romantic atmosphere. For cocktails, the Mahaulepu Mule was excellent! We started with the kale, quinoa salad, so good!... More 

Thank Ladyivy1
Reno, Nevada
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331 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I look at menu on Trip Advisor before going to a restaurant. At Tidepools prices were 10 to 15 percent lower on line than at the restaurant. I brought this to the managers attention he basically said "tuff". He said menus had recently changed ( meaning prices had gone up ) and they had not changed the Trip Advisor or... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good, but came our way too fast. It would have been nice to slow the pace down. It also seems a bit old school. Would be nice to have more plates to share instead of gigantic dinner portions. I did appreciate the menu was clearly labeled what was gluten feee, which is important when you have celiac... More 

Thank Tim A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband thought the lobster dish was delicious. My red snapper and Kauai coffee brûlée was somewhat ho hum.

1 Thank poirot8345

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?