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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
+1 808-742-2121
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Ranked #11 of 29 restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $23 - $33
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
Neighborhood: Koloa
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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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens, featuring lots of orchid plants. Lovely outdoor decks overlooking the gardens. Staff were friendly and competent. We really enjoyed the fish dishes and appetizer platter.

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Everett, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We made the reservation one hour prior and they seated us overlooking the garden. I had a vegetarian dish (couscous with tofu) which was very good. It's convenient if you are staying at Kiahuna Plantation.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing food. The fish is so fresh and definitely get the appetizer sampler! Great service and view of the gardens is wonderful. We celebrated our anniversary and were treated to their delicious baked hawaiian...yum.

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Grundy Center, Iowa, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food here was very good, great service. Slightly pricey and everything was a la carte. Food had great flavor and a variety of options to choose from

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited this restaurant on a cold night. Staff did not close very large windows to open air or turn off ceiling fans. On a nice night the ambience would have been great but the failure of staff to anticipate the needs of guests was a considerable turn off. People were literally shivering and asking for warmer tables (us and others... More

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Carmel, IN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant. It had a nice vibe, it's spacious, the gardens and the area is great. The food in General is good, just wasn't out of this world. Same with the drinks. It can take some work to find the place! When you enter (either side). Drive down one or the roads between the entrances and you... More

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Santaquin, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were there for a 50th anniversary celebration. We told them 2 times because we wanted it to be perfect. We got a great table on the lanai. Our waiter was very good. The menu was very limited. I had a hard time finding something I would like. I ended up getting a fresh fish with some kind of curry... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This has become our favorite restaurant at Poipu! Beautiful setting, excellent menu selections with food to match. Service is excellant and just a wonderful experience.

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Sammamish, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We enjoyed our meal on the lanai in a beautiful setting. My wife liked most of the seafood and vegetables in her steamed seafood rollup except the one piece of fish. It just wasn't her favorite and she ended up leaving most of it. I had the pork ribs dish and liked it very much. For dessert we shared the... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

THis was extremely hard to find - so ask in advance where on the grounds of the resort it is located. I had a lau lau item- fish, shrimp, scallops wrapped in leaves and baked, then unwrapped at your table. Wonderful flavor. I sat on the porch overlooking the gardens during a passing shower , quite dry. Be sure to... More

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