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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well prepared, good service

The restaurant itself was lovely. We sat out in the porch area which was very pleasant. Three of us ordered rib-eye. They were very well prepared including the sides - delicious! However, one ordered the Coconut Curry Stew and this didn't fair so well. Although we were sure all the components... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was by far one of the top 3 best meals from start to finish I've ever had. Add in their stunning gardens, great ambiance, amazing service and killer drinks and you have a recipe for a masterpiece of a night which is surely what we got when dining at Plantation Gardens for our Honeymoon. Everything in Hawaii, let alone... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is great! I would say moderate pricing for exceptional dining & service. The Plantation Gardens (with restaurant within the gardens themselves) is worth the trip whether you are dining or not! Water lilies; orchids; heliconia, galore!

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Spokane, Washington
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The restuarant was closed for much needed remodelling, but you can still walk through the lovely gardens. Unfortunately, the Moir gardens nearby have been entirely neglected and are dying.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love the Plantation Gardens, took my Mom there for a truly elegant Mother's day back in 2009. I love the fact that there are several options and styles of seating. They have kept the flavor of the Plantation Managers home. They also have an award winning orchid garden that you can stroll through before dinner. I have eaten there... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had been to that s restaurant many times past every summer.It just gets better and better.My husband and I ate with my son then he left and we ate a second time in one week.

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The restaurant itself was lovely. We sat out in the porch area which was very pleasant. Three of us ordered rib-eye. They were very well prepared including the sides - delicious! However, one ordered the Coconut Curry Stew and this didn't fair so well. Although we were sure all the components for the stew were wonderful, it was so hot... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visit Poipu once a year and we always eat here. It is a lovely setting, a great old building with a great plantation feel (um... thus the name). And the food is very good as well. Some 10 years ago it was a better value than other restaurants along Poipu - not so much any more. I don't mean... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Daughter married here while we all stayed at our timeshare Waiohai Beach Club. Beautiful setting and staff was accommodating. Daughter and son-in-law returned for anniversary August 2014 and staff remembered them and surprised them with complimentary champagne and desert.

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Manitoba, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The service was fabulous for our group of 25 on the verandah. We mingled and had drinks for an hour and then sat down to a fabulous meal. I was impressed with the server when dealing with my food allergies and the chef's diligence of checking ingredients to make sure I had a safe meal. Everyone loved the desserts so... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

WOW, what a setting in a beautiful garden, hundreds of orchids. Beautiful old Plantation House with a great menu. The staff are very professional and can answer all of your questions about any selection. We were so impressed, we even asked for a recipe and received it. The GM is Jeff Hanmer and told me if I had a special... 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups

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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