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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

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$$$
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-742-2121
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Campbell, California
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there on a Sunday night. Our dinner service seemed very slow which was confusing to us. We had a reservation and came at 7:30 p.m. Several of us ordered fish which was great, but my daughter ordered a burger which was too rare to her to eat. It sadly took too long for it to come back cooked.... More 

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Thank Monte D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really liked the ambiance of this spot and the service was great. While the food was good, none of the 6 us thought it was spectacular. Except the toffee dessert, it was great. For the price, I expected my food to be amazing. Still worth going for the experience.

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Thank mac45p
Ventura County West, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten here several times and always love the atmosphere. Sitting on the balcony in the rain is a treat.The food is solid.

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Southern California
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322 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was always good and always on our list but this year we were blown away by the food and service. The menu is short and simple and the food fabulous. We split a house salad, my wife had her favorite cocoanut shrimp and I had the fish stir fry. We then splurged for the house macadamia nut creme... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The evening was perfect in every way...the appetizers, drinks, champagne for the toasts, individual meals and desserts were delicious! I worked with Gina, the events specialist who was attentive, had lots of suggestions and great ideas and did a fabulous job preparing the event and was present that night to serve our event.. Everyone in the party had a wonderful... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation at the Plantation Gardens for a Monday evening. Their hours are limited, 5:30 - 9 p.m. for dinner only. Probably didn't need the reservation, but it did ensure us a table on the veranda, overlooking the gardens. There were plenty of available tables inside the restaurant. The building is the former home of a sugar cane... More 

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Thank CarlyMegsMom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was always my dream to have a small destination wedding and the Plantation Gardens made it happen. We had 35 guests but they could've accomdidated more. The staff was incredible, especially Mona. There prices are so reasonable and they are very flexible if you have something particular in mind. Location is beautiful, orchid and cactus garden with beautiful koi... More 

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Castle Pines, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific service, great food, fantastic setting. We dined all over the island, and by vote (five of us), this was the best meal of the week.

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Thank Eric R
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located a short walk from the Sheraton Resort, so we went for an early dinner and managed a table for three without a booking. However it is recommended to book, especially for a seat on the verandah as it is lovely looking out over the gardens. The service was warm and friendly, efficient and helpful. The food was made of... More 

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Thank Anne H
Praia dos Aveiros, Portugal
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here on our first night. Food was really well presented and tasty. Staff were very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $33
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2121
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?