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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
Hours:
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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California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went to the Plantation Garden for my wife's birthday dinner, starting with the nice walk over from Kiahuna Plantation through the in full bloom orchid gardens, we were seated immediately on the lanai of this beautiful old plantation house with a gorgeous view of the gardens. The service was great and non intrusive. The food was excellent and different... More 

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Pullman, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

you will never get a better pot roast, sorry Grandma. Easily located on the property with excellent service and menu choices.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Every time we visit Kauai, we make sure we dine at the Plantation Gardens. Aside from our emotional attachment to the restaurant, where we had our wedding rehearsal dinner 15 years ago, food and service are always good. Plus the setting is so lovely despite not being on the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I had eaten here a number of years ago and didn't recall it being anything special. Dinner last night was off the charts great! Perfectly cooked Opa in a beurre blanc sauce with a lobster tomato gremolata on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes was heavenly. We started with the arugula salad with avocado and slivered almonds. It was perfectly... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

At the suggestion of 22kauai, we made reservations for our Thanksgiving dinner at Plantation Gardens, and we were not disappointed! Though we were tempted by other items on the menu, we decided to be traditional for this meal and opted for their take on the turkey dinner. It was moist, well-seasoned, and a bit different than what you would find... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The perfect "Old Hawaiian" garden setting. Atmosphere and quality of food is excellent. Only improvement would be outdoor seating at the bar, which does not currently exist.

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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a a true Kauai experience to be served great food on the veranda of a plantation house in a beautiful garden atmosphere. This restaurant is a short walk through the gardens from the Sheraton Resort.

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Kirkland, WA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely outdoor (but covered) dinner at Plantation Gardens! The food was well priced (for Hawaii) and the service was very good. We enjoyed a nice cocktail in the bar beforehand too. Definitely go before sunset so you can enjoy the beautiful gardens!

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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice and were very satisfied with the level of service and food . Especially seafood and fish. Highly reccomend! But stakes are better in Roy's (accross the street).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My aunt and I met some friends here towards the end of the evening for dinner. I was concerned that maybe we wouldn't have great service, considering we joined them for dinner right as they were finishing their meals. Our server was fantastic though, and we were able to see a luau that was being performed for a wedding reception.... 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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