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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
(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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar is located in a beautifully restored...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 88
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  • 45
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
All five entrées hit it out of the park!

An evening out with friends. Pleasantly surprised at the menu prices. Portion size didn't leave you feeling hungry & we were all very satisfied. You can order the Seafood Lau Lau either by its self or as part of the trio plate. Nicely presented, and the aromas once the Ti leaf was opened were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
JPD1957
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Brooks, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Redwood City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Plantation Gardens was an amazing location for our destination wedding!!! Mona their event coordinator have exceptional customer service. The grounds are beautiful with the orchard garden. During our wedding we choose to have a semi private room so we picked the west lani. It was the perfect size for our party of 30 but you can fit up to 40.... More 

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Brooks, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

An evening out with friends. Pleasantly surprised at the menu prices. Portion size didn't leave you feeling hungry & we were all very satisfied. You can order the Seafood Lau Lau either by its self or as part of the trio plate. Nicely presented, and the aromas once the Ti leaf was opened were heavenly. The trio plate has a... More 

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Eugene OR
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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had dinner here two years ago and remembered it as a wonderful place to have a delicious, relaxing dinner. We were not disappointed. We had the same wonderful waitress, Monica, as we had two years ago. She is so pleasant and welcoming that she definitely enhanced the experience. Sitting on the veranda overlooking the garden is a wonderful beginning... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We walked from Koloa Landing and had a lovely dinner here. We sat on the porch overlooking a pond with a very chatty frog which was a cool ambience. The staff was good and the food tasty!

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my wife's and I fave spots to dine in Poipu. Laid back atmosphere in a lush tropical setting....We love it. The menu is normally excellent. I was a bit disappointed this time though. Our waitress Danielle was professional & competent. The Caesar's salad was good (as usual). The sampler plate excellent. But....my chef's fish special was... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Want to have a special evening? Have the plantation owner's dinner before going to the Luau - there is a surprise in it for you

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Vancouver, B.C.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were staying at the Sheraton Poipu, so this was very convenient. We enjoyed it enough that we went twice, although that was partly because we could walk there after an afternoon of wine drinking. The first night I had the Seafood Lau Lau, which is like a seafood stew cooked in a ti leaf. The seafood was lovely but... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Five of us ate dinner at Plantation Gardens and had a lovely meal. The atmosphere with beautiful surrounding gardens was lovely. Service was excellent. The entrees and appetizers were all very tasty. Unfortunately, the pork tenderloin was very underdone in the centre, which turned off that diner. The rest of us felt it was a great place and good value... More 

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Clovis, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nestled in the quiet Kauai area is a little restaurant with a beautiful atmosphere, wonderful food and delightful staff! A wonderful find and I am so glad we happened upon it!

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Crystal Falls, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I made a reservation before arriving in Kauai just by reading the reviews. We enjoyed our meal, atmosphere, service, etc. we made another reservation for later the same week. It was just as enjoyable. Will definitely will be returning next year when we come back.

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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: (808) 742-2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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