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“Make sure you sit on the porch”

Plantation Gardens Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$33
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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 20 May 2014

This restaurant is located on the grounds of the Kiahuna Plantation. It looks like an old plantation house with a wrap around porch. The view is of a tropical garden that you can wander through before or after dinner. It's a little pricey but the food is worth it and the setting is memorable.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We've been there each time we visited Kauai and love this restaurant. The food and service are great, but the cocktails always exceed average. We were not able to eat on the deck due to a large, drunk, and noisy party of umpteen people in the garden who moved to the deck for dinner, waaaay too noisy. But if you can get a table on the deck on a quiet evening you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We have visited Poipu many times over the last 30 years & always intended to dine at the Planation. It is unpretentious but charming. We made reservations to be able to sit on the deck in full view of the gardens which I recommend. The menu had some unique items which made the dining experience a little more adventurous. We were not disappointed in the food. The presentation was wonderful & the flavors just made music to your taste buds. The food was done to perfection. I had a combination of seafood & of all things pot roast. This was the best meal we had while on our trip to Kauai. Don't be put off by the humble setting because the dining experience will likely exceed your expectations as it did ours.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is probably the best restaurant in the Poi'pu area. This large plantation house, turned restaurant, is the perfect setting for a quiet dinner or special occasion celebration. The offerings always feature local ingredients, the presentation is lovely and the service is very good. The bartender creates a perfect Lychee and Asian pear infused vodka cosmo, by far the best cosmo I have ever tasted! The special desserts are delicious and quite large for such an elegant dining experience. While not heavily advertised and a bit difficult to find (it is located across the street from the Poi'pu Shopping Center in Kiahuna Plantation), the search is worth it. We always save Plantation Gardens for our "special" dinner out when visiting Kauai.

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Thank Pam2011_11
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

The setting of the gardens is very charming and I loved the old kauai feel of the interior. The food was excellent and our waiter was great in explaining the dishes. We ordered the sliders in the beginning which were the best I have ever had and then we had the grilled fish which was well seasoned and prepared.

I can't say enough good things about this resturant. If you are in Kauai this is a must to stop at.

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Thank Marie S
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