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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
+1 808-742-2121
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been in Koloa for month and have visited many restaurants. Tonight we went to Plantation Gardens and found it to be lacking. While the food and drinks were good and reasonable the service was not good. We had a bad vibe regarding the...More

Thank LarryMesa_AZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding here this past November. It was amazing! The service leading up to and during the wedding was top notch. Amy and Jeff were great to work with and answered all of our questions. The wedding day was flawless, they had everything...More

Thank lindsayks2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Shared a wonderful romantic dinner here many moons ago, but this time it was pretty underwhelming. Last time we were able to sit outside next to the ponds with water lilies blooming throughout our dinner. This time there was a wedding and we...More

Thank beachman77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff was conscientious and attentive, but the food was nothing spectacular. Three in our party ordered the grilled fish, which was monchong. All three were overcooked.

2  Thank 208nick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderful! Food is excellent and the setting is gorgeous. Wonderful service, too! Plus, the bartender, Ben, is a former student of mine!

Thank gmc1940
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten in this restaurant a number of times and have enjoyed a majority of our visits. As patrons of the resort itself, we always get great tables on the lanai. Service, for the most part, is relatively consistent and prompt. Food quality has...More

1  Thank A M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was initially skeptical, but the Plantation Gardens Restaurant won me over. An elegant setting, particularly the lanai seating area, and excellent meals made for a memorable evening in Kauai.

Thank SFlocalNM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located a few minutes from Grand Hyatt where we stayed. Very relaxing, non-rushed. Not crowded in November, can't say about mid summer. We were early so had a drink at the bar. The bar and covered wrap around porch are all open to the wonderful...More

Thank Dennis N
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We watched the rain come down with a front row and dry seat. It was surreal. The restaurant is not overly pretentious or overly great. We split a very good Caesar salad to start, (split in the kitchen which was nice) and it was more...More

Thank braidmacd
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We dined on a wooden patio overlooking a lovely garden with a frog pond in the distance. There was a lovely breeze coming through. The tiki torches all lit up made it even more special. The food and wine were very good. We had a...More

Thank Mary B
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February 22, 2017|
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Response from Stephanie P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a children's menu per se. The food would suit any child who enjoys good quality food. It is a very quiet / "adult" style restaurant, so if you have boisterous small humans I'd recommend the Olympic... More
January 13, 2017|
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Response from iihuntyii |
No, unfortunately they do not. The restaurant hours at 5:30pm-9:00pm. Out of everywhere we ate, by far our favorite dinner spot.
Robert P
March 20, 2016|
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Response from TourGuideKathy | Reviewed this property |
As the others have mentioned they can do a bigger group, just call them. You may want to ask to sit on the lanai or more inside, but still open air. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $33
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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