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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
+1 808-742-2121
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Peaceful and enjoyable

Seemed to be a tad better than the last several times we have dined here over the years. Went straight appetizers and it was a good choice. We started with the sampler and added mac and cheese as well as baby bok choy. All were quite good. Reasonable wine list, great service When reserving ask... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Southern California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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San Jose, California
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went here a few years ago for our anniversary. I reserved a table a week in advanced and mentioned it was our anniversary and to be seated with a nice view maybe in hopes of seeing the sunset. The place had few customers and we were seated on opposite side of restaurant where the building blocked the sun. We had... More 

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Tarzana, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a wonderful meal at a perfect outside table. However, because we were 7 people, they would not take a reservation before 7:30. We walked over at 7:00 to find the restaurant al most empty. I'm sure if we gad called at 5 they would have taken us earlier. If this isthe case for you, I suggestyou make that... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A little of the pricey side, but we were a large group of 15 people and they took very good care of all of us. great service and very tasty food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Seemed to be a tad better than the last several times we have dined here over the years. Went straight appetizers and it was a good choice. We started with the sampler and added mac and cheese as well as baby bok choy. All were quite good. Reasonable wine list, great service When reserving ask for outside verandah.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been here several times and it's a lovely setting. The food was very good and the service was very good.

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

i had read that the gardens were lovely, but was still surprised to see so many gorgeous orchids and a variety of other flowers as we walked in. We dined on the veranda, which overlooks a lovely garden. Our waiter was friendly and we went with his recommendations. The food was beautifully presented, and it was delicious. We both ordered... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and i dined here last nite.The food and service were excellent. Sitting out on the verandah was a plus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

we came here based on the great reviews on tripadvisor. It is a great location, surrounded by tropical gardens. It has a beautiful outdoor area to sit and enjoy dinner and the view. The food was excellent! The crab rangoons, furikake fries and the special Opakapa loompia were exquisite!. We enjoyed the pot roast, pork loin and ribs and the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Plantation house surrounded by orchids and other tropical flora. Quick walk from the Sheraton Kauai Resort. Courteous wait staff, clean, and excellent menu. The lilikoi cheesecake topped off an excellent meal. Would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Set in a fabulous garden, this place is just lovely. I was disappointed that it was closed for renovation during this trip. When we did visit, the food and service was excellent. We had a little feral kitten come visit us out on the patio during dinner . He was so cute. Food was beautifully cooked and served. Service was... More 

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Additional Information about Plantation Gardens Restaurant

Address: 2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: +1 808-742-2121
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 33
Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2121

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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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