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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
+1 808-742-2121
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food did not come close to meeting our expectations. The curry dish was incredibly heavy and mostly filled with calamari. The dessert ice cream was very poor quality. But the server was wonderful and the grounds are beautiful. I would recommend going here for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ajholliday
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an outstanding dinner here- the view is beautiful and different and the food was great! Highly recommend coming here.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eduhovny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful dinners served in this great Plantation Garden Restaurant..This fish meals are delicious, with tasty Appetizers & delicious deserts, you can not go wrong at this poipu setting...take time to stop at the bar for Happy Hour to get your evening started.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mofishmo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pretty setting for dinner. The gardens are amazing and outdoor tables get to take it all in! The staff was extremely friendly and for the most part, the food was good. The only thing that fell short was the french onion soup. It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank F6723AAmikem
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere at Plantation Gardens earns a 5 star in my book- however that is where it ends. The restaurant needs a new chef!! Sadly we reserved for a party of 14 to follow a wedding. Every single guest had a problem with the food....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cinada52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in a couple nights as the bar at our nearby hotel was not open. What a delight! The HH drinks were generous, tasty and inexpensive. We met some delightful people while at the bar - including the staff. And both the historical "plantation"...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas dinner was flawless. The plantation house style restaurant is charming. The gardens are fabulous with enormous cacti & other tropical plants. Dinner included the gorgeous and tasty app Plantation Sampler- ahi poke, vegan summer roll, pork pot sticker and orange-chili glazed chicken wings. Monchong...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank melindae91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Plantation is a little hard to find as so much has built up around it since 1935!!! 😳. But once you do, you should have a good time. We had a very good Mong Chong fish dinner, which I had never heard of, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul L
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Located at Waimea Plantation Cottages this place fits perfectly. Nothing fancy.....kinda like being in your favorite hometown cafe but with beautiful view of the ocean.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dsthomson1969
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Excellent grilled mahimahi dinner included roasted potatoes, snow peas and carrots with a I believe a citrus sauce and cilantro infused olive oil. This was a special meal prepared for me due to allergies to gluten and dairy. The waiter Aaron was very efficient and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BethH409
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February 22, 2017|
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Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall a separate kid's menu, but there were two children in the party sitting next to us. If memory serves, they have island burgers on the menu. You might be better off calling or emailing the restaurant and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$23 - $33
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2121
  • E-mail
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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