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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

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$$$
Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
(808) 742-2121
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar is located in a beautifully restored...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely setting, good food.

We were staying at the Sheraton Poipu, so this was very convenient. We enjoyed it enough that we went twice, although that was partly because we could walk there after an afternoon of wine drinking. The first night I had the Seafood Lau Lau, which is like a seafood stew cooked in a ti leaf... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Professoronthego
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Vancouver, B.C.
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Vancouver, B.C.
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Sheraton Poipu, so this was very convenient. We enjoyed it enough that we went twice, although that was partly because we could walk there after an afternoon of wine drinking. The first night I had the Seafood Lau Lau, which is like a seafood stew cooked in a ti leaf. The seafood was lovely but... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Five of us ate dinner at Plantation Gardens and had a lovely meal. The atmosphere with beautiful surrounding gardens was lovely. Service was excellent. The entrees and appetizers were all very tasty. Unfortunately, the pork tenderloin was very underdone in the centre, which turned off that diner. The rest of us felt it was a great place and good value... More 

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Bass Lake, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Nestled in the quiet Kauai area is a little restaurant with a beautiful atmosphere, wonderful food and delightful staff! A wonderful find and I am so glad we happened upon it!

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Crystal Falls, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I made a reservation before arriving in Kauai just by reading the reviews. We enjoyed our meal, atmosphere, service, etc. we made another reservation for later the same week. It was just as enjoyable. Will definitely will be returning next year when we come back.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This has for years been our favourite restaurant on the island. We really love eating on the veranda off the bar, of this historic old plantation house, surrounded by an amazing garden. But a couple of things concerned us when we ate here recently: the veranda was closed for no apparent reason and the service was slow! We sat in... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely old plantation house set in the magnificent plantation gardens. Food was very good although the portions were too large. Seating on the veranda is best.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A little kitschy, a little old-fashioned, but when you're sitting on the porch of the old plantation house with the beautiful gardens in your view and the fans humming overhead, it all comes together very nicely. Not trendy -- the OPPOSITE of trendy -- but terrific.

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Boulder
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our family of four dined here last night. Everyone was seated on the veranda which is lovely. Our server Joshua was wonderful-friendly and very informative about the menu. They have a good kids menu with selections beyond the usual buttered noodle. We shared the plantation sampler appetizer which was delicious, my husband had the sautéed fresh fish which was monchong... More 

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Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We went there to celebrate a family anniversary. As many have noted before, the setting is lovely. You enter into a lovely plantation home that has been preserved and repurposed into a truly timeless escape. However, the service and food fall a bit short. Our waitress was a bit difficult to grab to get another round of drinks or bread... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I travel once a year with my cousin from CA and her husband. This year we went to Poipu, Kauai. You got a recommendation from a young gentleman working his store to dine at Plantation Gardens. Glad we did. We arrived 30 minutes early to tour the gardens. The restaurant is set in an old plantation home.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: (808) 742-2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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