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For a unique, romantic vibe where luxury meets castaway isle, head to Kauai’s Tidepools. This hidden gem offers a unique and unforgettable setting that combines nature’s beauty with exquisite culinary delights. Nestled in thatched-roof bungalows that seem to float above a serene koi-filled lagoon at the base of a cascading waterfall, Tidepools provides a dining atmosphere that transports you to a world of tranquility and magic.

Tidepools Menu

It is not only the setting but also the menu which sets Tidepools apart. The menu showcases modern Hawaiian cuisine influenced by the bountiful local ingredients and the rich culinary traditions of the islands. The chefs at Tidepools are committed to using the freshest fish and succulent steak, infusing them with the unique flavors of Hawaii. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a meat enthusiast, you’ll find dishes that cater to your palate. The Hawaiian Catch, crowned with a delectable soy ginger glaze, is a perennial favorite, delivering an explosion of flavors that perfectly encapsulate the essence of the islands.

Tidepools doesn’t stop at just entrees; their dessert menu is equally tantalizing. The chocolate molten lava cake, adorned with toffee macadamia nuts and served with Lappert’s passion orange guava ice cream, is a definite crowd-pleaser that will round out the evening on the sweetest note.


Pair your meal with selections from Tidepools’ extensive wine list, available by the glass or bottle. It’s the perfect accompaniment for a romantic evening, making Tidepools an ideal destination for couples seeking a memorable dining experience.

Family Friendly Dining

Families are also welcomed at Tidepools, with a kid-friendly menu and activity sheet that keeps the little ones engaged and even helps them pick up some Hawaiian words while eagerly awaiting their delicious meals.

Dining at Tidepools is a must when vacationing on Kauai, especially for those in search of a unique, intimate setting. Whether in search of a romantic retreat or a setting the family is sure to remember, Tidepools more than delivers. With its enchanting ambiance, a menu that celebrates the flavors of Hawaii, and a warm welcome for families, dining at Tidepools offers a culinary journey that will forever be etched in your memory.

Planning Your Visit to Tidepools

Tidepools is located in Kauai’s south side town of Koloa on the property of the Grand Hyatt at 1571 Poipu Rd. They are open for dinner nightly from 5-9pm, with the lounge opening at 4:30pm.