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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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Lakeland, Florida
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were in the Hawaiian Islands for 10 days to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, and our daughter joined us for the evening. Our server was Marta and her assistant was Markland, and they were very attentive and did not rush us. My wife ordered a Mango Margarita which she said was strong and OK. I ordered... More 

Thank John C
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just got back from Kauai and one of our favourite restaurants was the Tide Pool Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Our waitress was exceptional, Wilma and because of her exceptional service and the great food recommendations she made, we went twice. Overall it was a great experience eating there. The restaurant is very unique and built around several... More 

Thank MargaretAurora
Koh Samui
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love a good date night but this was far from. The location and setting of the place is great! However the taste of the food and correlating prices do not add up. I don't mind spending good money on dinner, but this was a disappointment. If you're going to charge for fine dinning, I would hope you deliver a "fine... More 

Thank austen k
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere at this restaurant is amazingly beautiful. You are surrounded by a koi pond as you enjoy your dinner. The food was outstanding.

Thank lorisJ7205NJ
Fort Myers, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view of the waster around the restaurant combined with good food and excellent service made this one of the better Kauai restaurants. Do not pass up the pork belly or the donuts.

Thank Richard S
McKinney, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eleven dinners in Kauai and this was the best one. Great intimate setting near koi pond. Exceptional service and really good food. Not cheap but so worth it.

Thank Doug D
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous views, wonderful food selection with fabulous Hawaiian hospitality and service. It never disappoints.

Thank Deb K
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went there on our last night, on the grounds of the grand hyatt, waterfalls to your side, stunning entrees, very expensive, 3 people - $400.00, but I cannot say it wasn't worth it, a lifetime experience.....

Thank Justin W
Los Angeles
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are staying at the Grand Hyatt and visited Tidepools. It was also Luau night at the resort so the restaurant was not overly crowded. Service was average at best. We sat for no less than 10 minutes before our server visited the table. The busboy had come by with water. We ordered immediately and saw our server twice more... More 

Thank FellowTraveler604
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not cheap. At prices like this they ought to bend over backwards to please the client. we called earlier in the day to request a certain server. When we arrived they claimed they never got our request, and were unwilling to change this waiter's station. It's not like it was brain surgery. I am certain no one... More 

Thank tfolkert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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