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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
+1 808-742-2121
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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San Clemente, California
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425 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been here several times and always enjoy it! The restaraunt has a very clean look! Not crowded, and very comfortable. We all had something different for dinner and we each enjoyed our meals. We shared three deserts - all quite yummy!

Thank JimW551
Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from our son's wedding in Kauai. We used Plantation Gardens for our rehearsal dinner, and it could not have been better. Gina was a joy to work with. She made the process easy ... even from over 2000 miles away. Gina provided excellent service, and made many recommendations for menu selection, florists, and other vendors. The food and... More 

Thank HarrisonH804
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gardens are beautiful. We sat outside on a plantation-type porch overlooking ponds, orchids, and tiki torches. Ambiance was perfect. Our waitress Ayla was a doll! Food was fairly good, we had ribeye and crusted-white fish which were both quite good but my drink was a little flat and cheesecake tasted a little freezer-burned. We would go back for solid food... More 

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Hayden, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a marvelous dinner at the Planatation Gardens. The food does seem a bit overpriced, but it was quite tasty. By far, our favorite resaurant in Poipu.

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Calgary Alberta
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Kauai, don't miss out on a dinner at this lovely restaurant. The ambiance is amazing - get there early and take time to stroll through the gardens before dinner. The walls are filled with pictures of the Moir family (former plantation owners) and the wonderful era gone by. This place is full of history! My husband... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend: excellent food, atmosphere, service. Very large portions at fair price. Favorite restaurant in Poipu area.

Thank jjjimbo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a late lunch so ordered coconut shrimp and salad. The watermelon and arugula salad was very good . The four coconut shrimp were very good. Beautiful restaurant in a garden setting.

Thank lynnea306
Okauchee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations through open table for 7:30 and had a Moscow Mule at the bar before being seated. One of our friends had recommended this restaurant in suggested we sit on the Lanai . Our server found a very nice table. My wife has the lau lau (sp?) Seafood dish and I had grilled fish on a bed of... More 

Thank dugan1212
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice evening. It was easy to walk to from our condo in Kiahuna Plantation. It started off good, when they were ready to seat us as soon as we arrive. Waitress was very friendly and attentive for the whole evening. Cocktails were different -- some in our party liked theirs, others not so wild. Food was good.

Thank acedaughter
Los Angeles
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It really felt like this was a corporate restaurant. Food attempted to be inspired (nice descriptions) but just fell short. Fish was dry and overcooked. Waiter looked like he was overworked (sweating, untucked shirt--he was the only one.). Having said that, the setting was beautiful. For a mediocre meal in a pleasant setting, can't go wrong. Just set your expectations.

Thank LosAngelesRon

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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
US$23 - US$33
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
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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