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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
(808) 742-2121
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Ranked #10 of 28 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $23 - $33
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
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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Lafayette, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Situated in gorgeous gardens this restaurant puts you in a tropic mood right from the start. Menu is varied, there was something for three very different palates. Fish was outstanding!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Service was excellent and staff were very helpful especially as my wife is gluten free and they went the extra mile in accommodating her diet. Great range of food, very tasty and well worth a visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant. Food was good, drinks were better. Our server, kristy, was great, Alway fast with service. Would return, more of romantic setting.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Long time Kamaainas - we have enjoyed Plantation Gardens for over thirty years. Special occasion dining over the years, to include our son's wedding rehearsal dinner, in 2004. Our loyalty and expectations extend to always recommend the Gardens to visiting family and friends. The beautiful grounds and historic plantings by the Moir family make this place an 'event' and not... More

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Jennifer T, Public Relations Manager at Plantation Gardens Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha Kauai Valentine, I’d like to take the time today to let you know that I read your TripAdvisor review online. Your feedback is valuable to us and I thank you for sharing your experience. We strive to provide great food and great service in a warm & inviting atmosphere, and I am very sorry that your experience fell short.... More

Long Beach, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant has a beautiful setting surrounded with thousands of orchids and lily ponds. They always offer a fresh caught fish of the day. Don't miss out on walking through the "Moir Gardens" located on the property.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were headed back to our place, planning to just eat leftovers for dinner, when I remembered this place called Plantation Gardens, tucked away in the gardens of Kilohana Plantation. I titled this "Chef's Trio" because that's what we both ended up ordering, and it was fantastic. It included a small amount of Pot Roast on purple sweet potatoes, Seafood... More

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We attended a wedding reception at the Plantation Gardens this month. Everything about the place was fantastic. The small reception took place on the large porch overlooking the back lawn and beautiful gardens. Tiki torches added to the charm of the area. Mona, Joy and the rest of the staff went out of their way to assist with the preparations... More

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cohasset, ma
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My family of 5 had a wonderful dinner outside at the Plantation Gardens. The food was extremely fresh and delicious. Had the best edamame rice! Our table overlooked tiki torches, a beautiful pond and amazing flowers. Couldn't have been more perfect!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to the plantation garden and were blown away by the garden, rich, luxurious, so beautiful. The food was so so, my husband had the pot and loved it, I had the fish of the day, which was monkfish but my fish was probably not as fresh as the texture was spongy as if it has been frozen. I... More

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215 reviews 215 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One year ago this week (August 21, 2013), our daughter was married here at Plantation Gardens. I wanted to write a review immediately but also wanted to wait until we had pictures to share and then we got busy and here we are, one year later, finally getting to a review. My daughter chose Kauai because it was the perfect... More

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