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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Description: Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar is located in a beautifully...
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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  • 97
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  • 52
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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
Nice Setting / Good Fried Chicken!

My wife and I walked over from the Sheraton (stupid close / convenient) one evening through the garden and were seated outside. So a nice peaceful table--which I always enjoy! And while I'm usually more of a steak or sushi kinda guy, I decided to try their fried chicken (perhaps because of all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Koloa, Hawaii
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed taking my mother to the Plantation Garden restaurant. Everyone truly enjoyed their main dishes. But, when it came to having dessert we were full. But, since it was my Mother's Birthday we forced ourselves to having dessert. I'm glad we did. We had the Local Lilikoi cheesecake, Island Huapia, and the Plantation Pineapple Jar. They were totally out... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most delicious dinners I have had in a long time. Each appetizer and entree were excellent and innovative in their preparation. I have been here many times over many years and they keep getting better!

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Thank Michelle T
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I walked over from the Sheraton (stupid close / convenient) one evening through the garden and were seated outside. So a nice peaceful table--which I always enjoy! And while I'm usually more of a steak or sushi kinda guy, I decided to try their fried chicken (perhaps because of all the feral chickens running around the island,)... More 

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Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Bollington - England
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat on the linai - outside but hide cover. The house red is perfect. We had the stir fry, the PG burger and the fish. All 3 came quickly and each diner was pleased. I had the chocolate mousse. Total for 3 USD 113. For the ambience, slick service, and good food that was good value. To the person below... More 

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Thank KeithHewitt
portland oregon
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating on the quiet covered out of the wind deck, looking at the gardens, hearing the boisterous frogs and the crickets. Fresh fish 4 ways, real local style desserts, gracious service.

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Thank hAAydon
Savage
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the Smoothies, the chicken is good and the egg rolls awesome. Drinks are strong and generous. The deserts a must have

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Thank _Br0wer_
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant on a Sunday evening after realizing that many places were closed. We are so happy we did! We were seated right away on a lovely open air veranda overlooking a garden. Our server Brendan was extremely professional and courteous. I had a local fish (Uku I believe) grilled and my husband had the pot roast.... More 

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Thank sjwu415
Harford Md
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Furik Ake Fries, yummy! Also had the Ribeye and Smoked Quinoa Crusted Mahi Mahi. All were extremely tasty. Ate on the porch with a spectacular view of the gardens.

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Thank J t
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is just so beautiful. Come early, at sunset, to take a walk around the gardens and the ponds. Smell the flowers! This is a great place for a date and I think, even a proposal. We were given orchid flowers for our hair when we entered, a lovely touch. The fish was delicious, and they have a great... More 

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Thank yojoojoopie
Buffalo, New York, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the look of this place - it is open, airy, and beautiful. The food is wonderful. I am vegetarian, and they had an excellent tofu dish, plus plenty of appetizers that suit my needs. They have a ton of fish and meat options as well. The drink list is extensive, and full of fun and creative cocktails. This... 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, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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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