Floating above a peaceful koi pond as if on air, the open air hale pili (thatched bungalows) dining “room” of Tidepools Restaurant Kauai is one of the most romantic restaurants in Kaua‘i. Featuring contemporary Hawaiian cuisine with delicious fresh fish, perfectly prepared steaks, and all natural ingredients, this unique dining experience will tantalize your taste buds and wow your senses from the moment you sit down.
Room with a View
Located at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Poipu, Tidepools Restaurant Kauai enjoys an idyllic setting on the resort’s lagoon, nestled against a waterfall, and overlooking acres of lush gardens and tropical foliage. Renowned for their friendly and professional service with a menu that pays tribute to classic Hawaiian influences while always daring to reinvent new and enticing flavors, Tidepools maintains one of the highest ratings in both Zagat and TripAdvisor. Relax with your dinner guests and enjoy island-inspired cocktails while basking in light tropical breezes and soaking in the incredible views, knowing that heaven is just a few courses away.
With playful takes on traditional dishes like the Grilled Island Fish, Macadamia Crusted Mahi, and the Makaweli Steak, you’ll be hard pressed to choose your new favorite dish from the sheer overwhelming possibilities. Sourcing local ingredients from across the island, Tidepools even grows their own greens for their robust salads in their on-site hydroponic garden. Enjoy appetizers that perfectly capture the islands’ love of the sea with the Ahi-Hamachi Poke Duo and its delicious red pepper reduction, or see how the chefs add Hawaiian flare to more exotic seafoods like Crab Cakes in a beurre blanc sauce or Tahitian Ceviche with ono, shrimp, and scallop in a coconut citrus sauce. Seared Foie Gras and Braised Pork Belly add rich and savory flavors to your meal, with just the right amount of decadence.
Featuring delicious options from both the sea and the land, diners can attempt to choose from fresh preparations of island fish (we love the opah in a volcano candy spice with papaya habanero sauce), or local steaks, venison (with roasted fig au jus), and Chili Pepper Chicken with Moloka‘i sweet potatoes. Create your own surf and turf combo, and make your feast complete! Vegetarians can enjoy the incredible selection of fresh dinner salads as well as Forbidden Rice (Thai flavors with fresh vegetables) or Crispy Tofu prepared with grilled ali`i mushrooms.
As one of Kaua‘i’s best restaurants, Tidepools always delivers exceptional gourmet food and fantastic views, as on of the most romantic restaurants in Kauai, this island paradise. Open nightly from 5:30-10pm, reservations recommended.