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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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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
Pleasant dinner on a warm evening

My wife and I booked a dinner here in August, 2015, during one of the warmest of recent summers -- according to the locals . We did have some reservations about the heat due to the fact that there is no air conditioning. However, we were seated on the outdoor porch at the rear of the restaurant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Don M
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Victor, Montana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere is wonderful! Service was terrific, but the food was very average. This was disappointing since we were there a few years ago and the food was excellent.

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Victor, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My wife and I booked a dinner here in August, 2015, during one of the warmest of recent summers -- according to the locals . We did have some reservations about the heat due to the fact that there is no air conditioning. However, we were seated on the outdoor porch at the rear of the restaurant and were pleasantly... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We are staying at Kiahuna Plantation Resort. Plantation Garden Restaurant is on the beautiful grounds of this resort. We walked down for dinner about 6:30. No reservations were required. We were seated on the long lanai that runs across the entire rear of the restaurant. My husband and I both ordered dishes of monchong fish, of which we were unfamiliar.... More 

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Fairfax VA
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went to this restaurant due to high ratings and because it was just down the block from where I was staying. I guess in keeping with the "plantation" theme, the restaurant very very casual, and the lacquer covered tables gave it a cafeteria-like feeling. The food was good and the service was polite and pleasant. Either our server or the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent local food including fresh seafood, fine service, spacious gracious open air ambience. One can hear oneself talk here because of the ample space between tables. Lanai is lovely seating but all tables are good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate lunch here on our way from the airport to the Poipu area on our first day in Kauai. Lovely, calm outdoor eating spot after the hustle and bustle of the airport. Husband had calamari pupus which were good. I had the fish tacos which were excellent. Friendly wait staff, short wait for food. A couple of cute shops... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went to the this restaurant with our two boys (11 & 15). We brought an amazing bottle of champagne (corkage is a reasonable $15). Ordered the seared Ahi, Asian rolls, pot stickers and taro rolls... All delicious! Service was great and we could wish for better seats... On the bars da were we could see the gardens. Very nice!

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Costa Mesa, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

You can't go wrong eating here for dinner. The food was amazing and we had a pretty view of the plantation while eating. Mark this place on your list of fine dining restaurants in Kauai!

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

best dinner on the island, Great service, great food I have nothing negative to say about this place. If you want to splurge on dinner and have the best meal you ever ate then this is the place to go

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

lovely relaxing experience. daughter wandered the gardens checking out the flowers and anoles. food and drinks were great. worth spending dinner there at least one night during your stay in the poipu area.

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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