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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
(808) 742-2121
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Ranked #9 of 27 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $33
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 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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Stephentown NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This place is visually so appealing we thought well, if the food isn't good at least the grounds and gardens are lovely. Turned out that the food was very, very good. We could have chosen many other places to eat as well on the island but we just kept coming back. The staff is gracious, the chef is very skilled... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had a great meal and service with the family here. The food is average for a this style restaurant. The pork loin was delicious.

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San Jose, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you want the bar scene without the bar scene, this is a laid back setting for drinks. Far way from the college drunken crowd, I like that this place is set back from the ocean with great food.

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Midwest
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

PG deserves many stars!!! I was the bride; I and my groom are originally from Hawaii, but now living in the mainland. We are naturally very picky, with high expectations, on services and vendors we choose, even beyond wedding matters. I want to start with Mona, the reception wedding coordinator. She was very responsive to all emails and phone calls;... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you like Island cuisine, especially perfectly prepared fresh fish, the Plantation Gardens Restaurant is right in your wheelhouse. The service is understated and extremely friendly. Every dish is perfectly prepared and presented. Make sure to try one of the delicious specialty cocktails.

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bethany beach, de.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a gem of a find during our recent trip to Kauai. Very good food, real friendly service and all at a reasonable price for Hawaii. We sat outside on the wrap around veranda. It was a comfortable evening outdoors in the Poipu area. Apparently not unusual in Kauai Restaurants is paying $6 for bread with your dinner. My... More

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East Anglia, UK
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162 reviews 162 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A great meal this evening. The ribs were delicious, and my wife had the "special" - a fish and seafood stew in a coconut curry sauce which she really enjoyed. We really couldn't fault the friendly and excellent service from Danielle. All in all, a really good evening in a beautiful location

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Upon arrival, we explored the old plantation house and some of its shops. When we entered the restaurant area, we were immediately greeted and seated on the lovely patio overlooking the gardens. We enjoyed everything we ordered and appreciated how the kitchen plated some of the items. The Ahi Poke is not to be missed! We did have a few... More

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have been coming here for over 30 years but the last two visits have been disappointing in the menu options unless you want fish. We had been "fished out" so were looking for something different. On our last visit the pork tenderloin was tough and overcooked. I didn't want to pay $30 for pot roast, and baby backs are... More

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Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Kauai by far. The best meal we have had in years and staff was great. We will definitly be back.

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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 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 33
Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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