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“Good Food, Beautiful Restaurant”

Plantation Gardens Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $33
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Food, Beautiful Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

The food was really good. The restaurant was amazing ... great for a romantic evening. I was really disappointed in our server ... it was one of the first times I have not left a tip, but we were pretty much ignored by our server. The rest of the staff did a great job, so I think it was just the one server that needed to improve.

Visited November 2012
Thank Robert W
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McFarland, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“Disappointment all around.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

For all the good reviews, I just don't get it. We both got the Seafood Lau Lau but dinner was barely palatable. Nice location and food presentation is beautiful but I would not return for a second try it was that bad.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Lisa V
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Fremont, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointed on last visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

First visit excellent! Second visit we had very slow service fish was very dry and portions were small. Pot roast was excellent.
Again this is a beautiful plantation home set in an orchid garden. Go and sit on the lanai and keep your fingers crossed for a better experience.

Visited October 2012
Thank ltlminidrvr
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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nice tropical dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Nestled in a resort condo complex, this location truly makes you feel you are in Hawaii. Ceiling fans lazily stir the air on the veranda, while pleasant servers scurry to bring you fragrant dishes with lots of local flavors. Take time to enjoy the plants along the path on your way in. Fresh fish is always a good choice here, and prices are quite reasonable.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank TravelGolfer
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Rigby, Id
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“the grounds are great also!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had a great dinner here. Wonderful gardens, attentive staff.. It was just down the street from our hotel/resort (Sheraton)

Visited October 2012
Thank DoloresfromIdaho
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