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The Grand Hyatt Kauai is notable for its excellent restaurants, which differ widely in their settings and cuisine. This one is definitely the most tropical and campy, sure to appeal to folks seeking a bit of island-style romance and adventure. Private grass-thatch huts seem to float on a koi-filled pond beneath starry skies while torches flicker in the lushly landscaped grounds nearby. The equally distinctive food has an island flavor that comes from the chef's advocacy of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and extensive use of Kauai-grown products including fresh herbs from the resort's organic garden. You won't go wrong ordering one of the signature dishes, such as the Hawaiian opah with a tangerine yuzu sauce; macadamia-nut crusted mahimahi; or the Hawaiian-salt and garlic-rubbed prime rib. Start with Tidepools' pupu platter for two—with a crab cake, Kauai shrimp, and ahi sashimi—to wake up your taste buds. If you're still hungry at the end of the meal, the molten chocolate lava cake is sure to satisfy. Credit cards accepted. No lunch.