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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
+1 808-240-6456
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hawaiian catch” (88 reviews)
“opah” (136 reviews)
“prime rib” (120 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By far our favorite restaurant on the island!! The food is superb and the atmosphere is perfect. I still have dreams about those rolls!!

Thank Taelor A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tidepools is worth going to based upon its location alone. The structure itself is very, very cool. The grounds (and ponds) surrounding the restaurant are amazing. Please get a window seat and check out the Koi in the pond. The food is great. The food...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice for special occasion. Fish prepared to order (we like less done) and a variety of preparations. Great first course choices as well. Good cocktails and wine selection. Food delicious. Best fresh fish. Ceviche and ahi apps awesome. Most tender ribeye and the local...More

Thank MarlenieGS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The waitstaff at Tidepools at very professional. Setting is upscale, relaxed, tropical, comfortable, and unique. Our food was outstanding... especially the dessert called "Malassadas". (Could be a spelling error... I think it's Portuguese for OMG THIS IS HEAVEN!). Walked along the sunset shore after dinner......More

Thank Walt E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Open air in the middle of koi ponds lies a romantic restaurant with very good food. Les our server was awesome. Every menu item presented was nearly perfect. Great flavor combinations on each dish.

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, high end cuisine with fabulous views and tranquility. fine food, romantic setting. A must for couples who love exquisite food.

Thank debra782
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner. The view and service outweighed the food. It was OK. The lobster was tough and dry but the rest of the food was delicious. If you've got extra cash, worth a visit. Not destination dining in my opinion.

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dishes are well prepared and fresh at this restaurant. It's actually my #1 restaurant in Kauai. Must order their ginger red snapper dish with mushroom,asparagus,bok choy! It's so good, healthy and refreshing. The rest of the dishes & deserts was great also. It's so...More

Thank 2studio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal I had on the island. The restaurant is very unique. Beautiful ambiance. It was my favorite by far.

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very unique. The restaurant sits above a koi pond and is nicely decorated. Unfortunately for us that was the highlight or our meal. Overall the food was just ok but for the price we expected better. The temperature of my meal was...More

Thank moppa
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3 April 2018|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as the others have already replied they do. They will usually ask when you call if you're celebrating an occasion.
Guylaine H
16 January 2018|
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Response from Emily Claire F | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it would be a problem at all.
24 October 2017|
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Response from Charles T | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. In any case, do advise the kitchen not to overlook the fish and lobster...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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