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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
+1 808-742-2121
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Ranked #10 of 29 restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Koloa
Description: Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar is located in a beautifully restored plantation manor on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Dating back to the 1930's, the estate once served as the plantation manager's home for Hawaii's first sugar plantation, the Koloa plantation. Later, the estate was acquired by the Moir Family who built the world famous gardens that surround the restaurant. Our menu reflects the heritage of old plantation Hawaii, which celebrates the abundance and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. Our fresh fish is caught daily by local fishermen in waters off Kauai. We use organically grown vegetables and herbs picked fresh on nearby farms and from our own gardens. Guests may choose to dine on our lanai overlooking tranquil gardens, lily ponds and tropical foliage or in our exquisitely refurbished dining room which features gorgeous Brazilian cherry wood floors, woven bamboo tables and plantation ceiling fans.
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you love beautiful gardens (orchids, cacti, lily ponds) then this is the place for you. The setting is idyllic.Try for an outdoor table. Unfortunately, this restaurant could be a great one but they miss in several ways. First, the mixed drink I ordered was watered down. My party of seven people requested some bread for the table, only to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The food at Plantation gardens was uninspiring and very old-fashioned feeling. The service was adequate but not particularly friendly. We had a much better meal and experience at Keoki's Paradise or go all out and eat at Red Salt but skip Plantation Gardens - there are far better alternatives.

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Koloa, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ate there again last night. Brendan was the best! He treated us like royalty. Menu is not huge but the selections are a perfect representation of Kauai. Presentation is great, food is VERY good, and service top notch.

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Kahala, Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been here several times now and enjoy eating in the bar area. Service is attentive and lots of Aloha. Bartenders make creative drinks. Menu is small. There are some really good pupus. The Mrs. likes there lychee martini! Restaurant is in an old Plantation Home. Very beautiful gardens located on the property. We haven't eaten in the dining... More

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Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A cute little place with an awesome patio that overlooks an orchid garden. The wait staff was beyond friendly and knowledgable. The food did not disappoint and I would for sure return on my next trip. Try to sit outside if you can as inside is not as nice.

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San Jose, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fish was fresh and flavorful. The we had a great table on the patio and everyone really enjoyed dinner.

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Petaluma, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate at the Plantation Gardens twice as we stayed at the Kiahuna Plantation. Dining on the lanai is so enjoyable with the view of the gardens. The staff on both evenings was attentive and accommodating. The appetizers were perfect for light meal. The fish was delicious. Enjoy a tropical drink as the bartender does a great job.

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After several days staying at the Marriott on Poipu Beach we discovered a wonderful restaurant almost right next door on Poipu Beach. Beautiful gardens, outstanding service and memorable food. We have added this to our list of places to eat when we return to our favorite island of Kauai.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Ok so first note, you're probably not going to see a beach, but you will have a garden view instead. You're not going to have cutting edge dishes as options on the menu, but you will see normal "Hawaiian" selections prepared in new ways. Plantation Gardens was our last restaurant experience on our honeymoon. They didn't provide us with a... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went to the Plantation Gardens restaurant on our first night on Kauai and what a wonderful opening to our stay. This was a step back in time when people could actually eat, converse, and relax. The old plantation feel was accentuated by the tropical landscaping. We started off with the sampler platter ( crab Rangoon and corn fritters were... More

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