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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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tidepools enjoys a beautiful location in a 5 star resort but neither the food nor the service quite match up. They are stretched too thin trying to fill in for Seaview while it is being renovated. Expect issues with breakfast and brunch until that renovation is complete. Dinner - Mahi Mahi was excellent, Prime rib was just this side of... More 

Thank Jen B
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our final dinner of vacation, and my teen wanted to eat at the resort. Her friend has eaten here multiple times, so she wanted to as well. Lovely restaurant, bigger than I thought it would be. Very open, airy (huge open windows), could watch the koi swimming by while eating (which now sounds kind of gross - watching and eating... More 

Thank Maikokw
Avoca Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect dinner, great service. The restaurant itself of spectacular with a beautiful koi pond outside .

Thank tansley123
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Honeymoon dinner. Service was amazing- we were a little chilly so they brought out fresh warm towels to put over our legs. Sat by the water, watched the fish. Get whatever special they have. It was amazing. Poke w rice appetizer also fabulous!!! Chocolate lava cake too.

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Cypress, California
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a reservation for Valentine's day dinner but unfortunately the restaurant had a mishap that shut down the kitchen. The restaurant manager personally called us to apologize that they had to cancel our reservation. He made certain we could get in on another night. When we did visit, the food and service were outstanding! The opah fresh fish was the... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had spent two glorious weeks on Oahu, Hawaii (Big Island) and Kaua'i and experienced many, many wonderful people, activities and dining establishments in Jan/Feb 2017. Our last five days was at the Kaua'i Marriott Resort near Lihue. We ate at several other fine dining restaurants (e.g. Merriman's in Waimea, Hawaii) during our vacation. We are no... More 

Thank Sebbyboy
Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Hyatt, and found this to be an very nice place to eat on site. The service was good, but could of been a little more attentive. The atmosphere is nice, but not really a view of the beach or water from what I could tell. I had a filet and it was very nicely prepared. I... More 

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203 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large resort - one of a number of eating places Oriental type layout multiple areas over the "tidepool". Primerib was excellent. Huli chicked a breast/leg grilled with sauce put on - ok but not huli Ok.

Thank renostew
Portland, Oregon, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal and experience at Tidepools. It wasn't the most kid friendly, but the staff was friendly and put up with our crazy toddler. The food was delicious and the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. We will go again our next visit.

Thank Carly D
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't really a review of Tidepools restaurant, more a review of their staff. We had booked dinner for 8pm on Valentine's Day and showed up at 7:55pm to find that the restaurant had experienced a fire at 6pm and had tried calling us to let us know about this at 7:45pm... the restaurant was no longer open, only cold... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, 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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