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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, 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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  • 89
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  • 45
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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
Worth a repeat

Been here 3 times in two visits. Good food and good ambiance. Nice staff. Love getting there early, getting a drink and walking the garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Been here 3 times in two visits. Good food and good ambiance. Nice staff. Love getting there early, getting a drink and walking the garden.

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Bend, Oregon
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276 reviews 276 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

By any measure, the grounds of the Plantation Gardens restaurant are beautiful. Walk in the shade of the huge sprawling trees at the entrance, stroll through the orchid gardens, and gaze at the Koi ponds on your way to the door. When you enter the restaurant you'll be escorted to a table on the lanai overlooking the gardens and beneath... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Love to sit out on the veranda for dinner here. We had the chicken wings as an appetizer followed by a tasty caesar salad and grilled monchong. Very nice presentation in a great setting.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What a delightful evening. The setting is beautiful with a gorgeous garden. Our waitress Danielle was adorable and service excellent. The food was exceptional. Starting with the crab Rangoon and pear salad my husband had the grilled fresh fish - Mahi Mahi. I had the sauté fresh fish Ono. Presentation was lovely and fish cooked perfectly. Ended the meal with... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner and I loved the atmosphere. We made reservations on open table, and were seated immediately. It was very relaxed and from our seat on the terrace, we had great views of the garden. It wasn't very busy on the night we went (a Wednesday) and there were lots of available tables and... More 

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Seattle, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went here for dinner to celebrate the wedding of some family members. Each woman received a purple orchid upon arriving to the restaurant. We sat on the outdoor porch of the restaurant overlooking the gardens. The waiter and staff were very attentive, but were not always hovering around, which was great. The food was incredible and very timely. Great... More 

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Danville, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We've been coming here for over 30 years and it never ceases to impress. No matter where we're staying on Kauai - we'll travel to the Plantation Gardens for a truley unique, non-scripted, genuine Hawaii dining experience. Service & staff are as "good as it gets" - anywhere & the quality of the food is exceptional by any measure. Don't... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went to the Plantation Gardens twice during our 10-day stay. It is totally charming with great food. The service was a little bit slow, so make sure you go there when you're not in a rush! But go: it's worth it.

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Redwood City
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Plantation Gardens was an amazing location for our destination wedding!!! Mona their event coordinator have exceptional customer service. The grounds are beautiful with the orchard garden. During our wedding we choose to have a semi private room so we picked the west lani. It was the perfect size for our party of 30 but you can fit up to 40.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

An evening out with friends. Pleasantly surprised at the menu prices. Portion size didn't leave you feeling hungry & we were all very satisfied. You can order the Seafood Lau Lau either by its self or as part of the trio plate. Nicely presented, and the aromas once the Ti leaf was opened were heavenly. The trio plate has a... 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: +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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, 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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