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Tidepools Restaurant Review: Few things are more romantic and tropical-feeling than eating outdoors in an open-air thatched hale (or, as they say on the continent, grass hut). That's exactly what you'll find at Tidepools, located on the grounds of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The hale sit like islands in a large pond full of local, tropical fish and are rimmed with tiki torches for an even more exotic touch. The menu offers basics, like Kauai-grown produce and locally caught seafood, elevated to savory heights. This is the place to eat fresh fish, whether it’s the grilled ahi with foie gras fried rice and a garlic hollandaise, or macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi with coconut jasmine rice and hearts of palm. If you must have meat, Tidepools knows that territory, too, serving up tender prime rib rubbed with Hawaiian salt and garlic.