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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

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2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
+1 808-742-2121
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17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful early evening dinner on the beautiful outdoor dining lanai at Plantation Gardens. Our server was Ayla and she was great: informative and attentive. We started with a delicious crisp fresh caesar salad and for entree had grilled monchong fish that was prepared with a delicious sauce then nested atop a fresh cabbage slaw. The desserts all... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved this place. It is everything we wanted in a dining choice in Kauai. It is surrounded by gardens and it is very quiet. We ended up eating here twice. The service was always good and the food delicious. It was not as busy as some of the more popular choices in Poipu but for us it was a... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is tucked into one of the many resorts along Poipu Road, this is a magical place with a beautiful garden and outstanding food. In a former sugar cane plantation manager's house, the Plantation Gardens Restaurant serves delicious food among orchids, koi ponds, within a beautiful garden. Definitely have the pot roast-- it's amazingly seasoned, cooked to perfection, and... More 

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Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden among the Plantation condos. A bit of a gem. Open air seating looking out on the gardens. Bar area seating pleasant as well. Simple menu. Food was very good, easy walk to/from adjacent Sheraton or Koa Kea. Pricing a few $ less than most.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful local restaurant where you'll appreciate the view on the gardens and the delicious food freshly prepared with local products. We had the fish of the day with vegetables and the signature lilikoi cheesecake and didn't regret our choice! Staff was very friendly and efficient, they even took time to take a family photo of us. A bit pricey but... More 

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LAGRANGE, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely gorgeous with the most beautiful gardens to walk through to check in. The porch setting overlooking the gardens was so much fun. We had the pot roast and split it. It was plenty of food. Can't imagine eating one by myself. The sweet potato rolls were awesome as well as the tomato bisque. We had lilikoi... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered into this place early Valentines evening and were advised restaurant was booked till after 8pm but that full service was available in bar and more importantly on small deck next to bar. We were a party of three and each of us ordered the catch of the day which was one of the Hawaiian local fish which was superb... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not a load of traditional restaurants on Kauai. But the Plntation Garden was one very near where were staying on Kauai. We ate here two nights during our stay and the food was pretty good. They're watermelon salad was awesome as were their crab rangoons and popcorn shrimp. If you are looking to sit down and enjoy a... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a lovely experience here. the grounds are beautiful. the food and service were excellent. the drinks were super good. try to get a table outside on the porch if possible.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as a party of 8 - 6 adults and 2 small babies both under a year old. We were seated at possibly the best table in the house on the lanai - absolutely beautiful setting both inside and out of the restaurant, very peaceful. The service was very good and everyone was very accommodating with the small children.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
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
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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