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“What a pleasant surprise!”

Plantation Gardens Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Expected to find a mediocre restaurant but was surprised to have a high quality meal in a beautiful setting. Wine and menus prices were very reasonable. Nice wine list as well as hand crafted cocktails. Pot Roast was wonderful.

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Thank Kmessina17
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Seven of us had a great time. Nothing negative. Enjoyed the food and service. Tim Eddie, our waiter, was great, too.

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Thank Bruce D
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is like the Hawaii of your dreams, or at least of American literature. A white mansion, open to the elements, with a part-Asian menu and excellent service. The cocktail menu was interesting. I tried a margarita (escaping from the Mai Tai routine) and it was one of the best I've ever had. It included lemon grass, and it was brown, not pale green as usual. I was catching a cold at the time, and this really hit the spot. I would go back there just for one of those margaritas, even though it's not a Hawaiian drink. Our meals at Plantation Gardens were outstanding; we had dinner there twice in five days, that's how good it was.

Thank MM3939
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

on the grounds of the Kiahuna Plantation resort. Looks like an old plantation house with porch all around. Reasonable prices for good fish dishes.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

WOWW!!

We had read about this place when planning our honeymoon, but weren't sure we'd have an opportunity to have dinner here. We're sure glad we made the time to come as it was the best food we had on the island.

The atmosphere is amazing, serene garden island jungle (with the requisite wild chickens of course). The service was attentive, friendly, and professional. The food was flawless.

We had lots of similar food while in Kauai (fish with fruit based sauces, a starch, and a veggie), but Plantation Gardens was by and far the best. Flavors were balanced and not over- or underwhelming, and the fish was cooked to perfection.

If you are a true foodie and are looking for the best food on the island, look no further. Highly Recommend.

Thank Joshua B
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