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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
(808) 742-2121
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Ranked #9 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $33
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We love sitting out on the porch. The food was very tasty. I love the curry seafood dish I had. The service was very good and friendly. You might need reservations especially if you are a larger group. Easy walk from the Sheraton.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is nestled within the gardens of the Kiahuna Plantation. You'll stroll through portions of their gardens as you approach the restaurant. Ask to be seated on the lanai for best views of the garden. Oh, the food and service is also wonderful.

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Richmond, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were married at Plantation Gardens recently. Plantation Gardens provided the perfect setting to have a wedding. The lanai and gardens were wonderful. The staff was amazing and very attentive to our needs. The food was also amazing! Most our of wedding guests had surf and turf which they all said was amazing. The pupu platters were... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
Top Contributor
477 reviews 477 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The place has beautiful grounds and gardens. The house is historic and beautiful. The service is so good. Wine choices are small but priced ok. The appetizer pot stickers where too thick and the filling was dry and tough, not very good. The arugula salad was excellent and very large. Splitting is a good idea. The seafood lau Lau had... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This food is really good. The restaurant is not on the water so maybe that's how they keep the prices lower. We all had good dishes, fish and killer steak. It's largely sourced from the island. I love the big white varanda too. It's a relaxed atmosphere. The server said there hasn't been a chef there in 6 months. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant is like going back to Hawaii in the 1800s, but with modern conveniences. It is on the site of an old plantation and has wonderful gardens around it. Desert plants in the Moir Garden and orchids and tropical plants leading into the restaurant. It is all open air with an incredible veranda-like porch to eat on. The food... More 

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The setting of this restaurant is excellent but our food was only okay at best. I would have given it 3 stars but I think it was my choice and not the fault of the restaurant. I had lobster bisque with was heavy tasting and a salad with way too much dressing doused on it. My husband had sliders which... More 

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San Clemente, CA
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife, a friend and I ate dinner here last week. We each ordered something different and were all quite happy with the food and the way it was prepared! Drinks were nice as well. My friend knew the server so the service was top notch. We had a cheesecake for dessert that was incredible -- make sure to get... More 

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Miami, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Food excellent, service to match and what a beautiful garden view! Made reservations were easy to get and we did not have to wait. This is my second visit and I would go back. The orchids are amazing!

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Collinsville, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We made reservations for New Years Eve, which was a good thing because they did not appear to be taking walkups for dinner. We had a nice, leisurely dinner and the restaurant never felt crowded. The food (mahi and pork chops) was fantastic...great taste and beautiful presentation. The Baked Hawaiian dessert was huge, but very tasty. We never felt rushed... More 

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Additional Information about Plantation Gardens Restaurant

Address: 2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: (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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