Tidepools Restaurant, Kauai

Tidepools Restaurant is set in the grounds of Poipu's Grand Hyatt Resort. The open-air setting is unique with a number of hale pili, a type of thatched roof hut, floating above a lagoon filled with koi. The romantic ambience is further enhanced with tropical flora, waterfalls and the refreshing ocean breeze. The restaurant offers contemporary Hawaiian cuisine according to the islands' rich traditions with an emphasis on steak and seafood.

As well as being the recipient of a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and named Kauai's best restaurant by Zagat Surveys, Tidepools has also been voted the best resort restaurant by readers of Hawaii Magazine and one of the most romantic restaurants in the US by users of Open Table. The menu at Tidepool, which is based on local ingredients insofar as this is possible, has something for every taste. With a good choice of appetizers, soups, salads and seafood, as well as a selection of fare from the land, some of the most popular dishes include Grilled Hawaiian Ahi, Hawaiian Opah and Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi. The restaurant serves the freshest fish and steak, all prepared in unique Hawaiian style. There are, of course, some other excellent culinary creations on the menu as well as options for vegetarians and a keiki menu. The dessert menu has the right mix of sweet treats to suitably round off any meal while the wine list is quite extensive with sufficient choice to satisfy every palate.

The multi-award winning Tidepools is open seven days a week - from Monday through to Sunday. Dinner is served from 5.30 until 10.00pm every night and the lounge is open during the same hours. The Grand Hyatt Resort in which Tidepools is located offers many amenities such as spa facilities and golf. The resort caters for all types of functions, including wedding receptions. Casual resort attire is acceptable for dining at Tidepools restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended.

Hours of operations:

Price category:

$30 and up



Tidepools Restaurant Overview

  • Romantic dining in Hawaiian setting
  • Contemporary Hawaiian cuisine
  • Open for dinner only
  • Required casual resort attire

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