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Review of Plantation Gardens Restaurant

Plantation Gardens Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$33
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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.
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Try the catch of the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Food and service at this restaurant are always excellent. Restaurant is situated in the Moir gardens with lovely views. Seafood is the specialty, delectably prepared. It's easy to share - and the entree is even served already divided on two plates.

Visited May 2014
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Orange, California
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548 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Make sure you sit on the porch”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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United States
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
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Ventura, CA
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fine dinning in a casual atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Always the Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2014
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