For the ultimate in ambiance, delectable food and stellar service, Tide Pools Hyatt is the place as far as Kauai is concerned. Here, the quintessential yet distinctive open-air Hawaiian setting is complete with a backdrop of waterfalls and thatched roof bungalows.

Quiet and relaxed...
Quiet and relaxed…

With its dedication to providing exceptional service and wonderful options in an overall delightful experience, Tide pools starts with walking you through the expansive lobby, to be greeted by tiki torches before being seated among koi ponds.

Because of this immersive experience, Tide Pools has been recognized by Zagat Surveys as the Best Restaurant on Kauai as well as named best resort restaurant by Hawaii Magazine readers and one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in the US by OpenTable.


Enjoy Dishes From an Executive Chef

Tide Pool’s executive chef, Chef de Cuisine, Jayson Thompson is one of the most proficient at the craft in all of Hawaii; known for his creativity and consistency.

Scrumptuous Tofu Hiryozu
Scrumptuous Tofu Hiryozu

Chef Thompson learned his culinary skills at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena and soon became the  Executive Chef for Nordstrom before joining the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.


Have Lunch in a Vivid Setting

Under a thatched roof bungalow in a semi-open space, you can have lunch while enjoying the tranquil atmosphere amid a man tide pools. Lunch here comprises of mushroom appetizers, goat cheese salad, prime rib and Mahi-mahi, pear salad and plain crab cakes.

Tropical specialities from a tropical restaurant
Tropical specialities from a tropical restaurant

A rather interesting and fairly popular choice is the haupai mushroom which is a mix of several different mushrooms, artichokes, tomatoes, and goat cheese.


Romantic Dinners by the Waters

It’s simply terrific to witness the vivid changes occur with the setting between lunch and dinner. Dinner often starts with appeasing choices such as Scallops or Ahi Bruschetta enjoyed in a beautiful, romantic setting with friendly and attentive service.

For the entrée, a popular choice is the Kula Lavender Crusted Filet of Beef or a chef’s selected Fish of the day which is often prepared with crab cake, lobster and the taro sweet potato mash. The Prime rib is also a great choice for kids.

Waterside dining
Waterside dining

Guests enjoy other artistic choices including fresh Opa, Kalua Pork flautist, poke oysters, the daring Catch with swordfish, rib eye or some crunchy organic chicken. How about enjoying their signature mashed potatoes good too with a nice bottle of PinoGrigio?


Close The Visit With Delectable Deserts

Imagine the romantic setting as the cascading waterfall dances in the shimmer of the lighted background and makes soothing music in the background. For this reason, many honeymooners visit here.

Molten lava cake spewing chocolate goodness..
Molten lava cake spewing chocolate goodness..

How about having some Opah, creamy coconut cremebrulee or the molten chocolate cake for desert? If you want to go truly Hawaiian, have some coconut crab cake. After the sun sets, you can walk through the grounds listening to the waves crashing on shore under the sky spotted with the twinkle of stars.


At Tide Pools, the tempting combination of Hawaiian cuisine and an exceptional setting create the kind of warm, romantic ambiance that’s great for a quiet night out. If you are looking to bring back the romance to your relationship, then this may be a great place to start.

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