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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

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2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
+1 808-742-2121
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here on one of the last nights of our honeymoon, I only wish we had come sooner! The food was exceptional and the gardens beautiful, and would've loved to have gone a bit earlier to see it in the daylight. We both had the ribs, which were absolutely perfect and the desserts were great too.

Thank Leanne B
Princeville, Hawaii
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked over from the Sheraton. Strolled through the gardens. We were seated promptly and had a great table on the rail overlooking the koi pond. The service was excellent and the server obviously knew the food. We had the crab rangoon for an app and I had the rib eye and Mrs. S. had the mixed seafood with noodles and... More 

Thank shantybob
Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here since we were staying at Kiahuna Plantation Resort. Didn't have reservations so just went to the bar area. Have to order at the bar so we got the rib appetizer and a couple of cocktails. While the ribs were succulent, not greasy and tasty (1 order has 4 good size pork ribs), I doubt the bartender ever... More 

Thank gsconnor2016
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our first trip to Kauai we tried multiple restaurants on the island, this one was towards the top for us. It sits in a beautiful garden and it has a simple layout with a lanai dining area. The service was friendly and awesome, and made for a nice dinner. The food was decent and the drinks were awesome.

Thank Dorian M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the best meals we had during our 10 day stay - plus we stayed in one of the condos! Lovely food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Ian R
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a gem and worth the money - service was excellent (thanks Brad?), the meal exquisite, in terms of KIS - keeping it simple but balanced. The Famous Cucumber Mojito was gloriously refreshing! The ambience in the restaurant and dining on the verandah was perfect for our last night in Kauai. We had strolled through the gardens each day... More 

Thank Stephanie P
Ellensburg, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Expensive, good. If you go there on a cool night, bring a jacket as they refuse to close the windows/blinds and it gets really chilly. Come before sunset to view the gardens

Thank artist589
East Lansing, Michigan
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274 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of those scary occasions when you go back to someplace you really enjoyed in the past and you're afraid maybe it won't be as good as you remember. It was. We'd gone there for a splurge meal in 2008 and repeated it this trip. I definitely recall being super stuffed the first time after consuming an appetizer,... More 

Thank seecrane
rochester, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located right in the middle of the gardens. (very nice worth the few minutes to stroll through) It is an old plantation building with an very interesting history!! The staff was very attentive and professional. The prices are in line for the area and type of food. Everything was very well prepared and fresh. Good size portions.... More 

Thank agihank
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344 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting in the garden is great, the tables and decor not up to the surroundings. The staff was professional and competent. Fish was served properly prepare but not very special.

Thank Lawrence2300

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $33
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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