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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

) #6 of 27 Restaurants in Poipu $$$$ American, Seafood,
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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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had an excellent dinner at Plantation Gardens. The Plantation Breeze was the best drink I had on Kauai, and the seafood Lau Lau was special. The restaurant has a very nice ambience -- casual, yet elegant, and the service was friendly and efficient....More

Thank Cynthia E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden setting for this restaurant adds to the ambiance. We tried to make a reservation for 7:00 and we were told we had to come at 6:30. At 7:00 and later, the restaurant was slow. Not sure why they couldn't accommodate us at 7:00....More

Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plantation Gardens is one of the best restaurants on Kauai! My husband and I got married there last summer and our guests still rave about the food and scenery. The tropical-themed cocktails are delicious, and all of the food is locally-sourced and amazing. Definitely save...More

Thank ashleyelpern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated Father's Day here and it was a very nice evening. Excellent service. Very good food. Ask to be seated on the back porch overlooking a beautiful grassy area and garden. Take time before dark to walk through the multitudes of orchids while listening...More

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a large group meal at Plantation Gardens restaurant. The setting is beautiful and the service was great. Unfortunately the food was just so-so. We really prefer all the other restaurants we visited when compared to Plantation Gardens.

Thank Gallopingghost_77
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Very romantic surroundings. Food may be good but I order a stir fried dish not very good. But the salad was good . Date liked her food. Ask for ice tea but she did not bring artificial sweetener. Very slow service and they were not...More

Thank Earl W
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The beauty of this site and gardens, the ambiance, the service, are wonderful. Prices for fine dining are reasonable. Menu choices are appealing, fresh, local, something for everyone. The drinks, appetizers including coconut shrimps, pot stickers, salads and desserts were delicious, absolutely. Try the creme...More

1  Thank Icookjam2
Reviewed July 10, 2017

It all started out so promising. We live in Napa Valley and know customer service but this was a new low. We know the Moana Group and frequent many of their restaurants personally and professionally... Redd, Reddwood, Piati's, etc. All fine establishments. We are nice...More

1  Thank amythedopeydog
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The setting of this restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. The food was good except my husbands steak was to well done (he asked for medium well and it was more on the well side). Other than that the drinks and food were delicious!

1  Thank Coug998
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Didn't try the restaurant but the free gardens are certainly worth a visit! A lovely stroll with interesting plants.

Thank Plymouthcrocks
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, 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
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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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