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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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Oakland, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Aurora, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking distance from Sheraton kauai. Had the crusted moncheong. Was a little dry but tasty. Hubby had the sashimi- said it was the best he had so far. Kids has the angus Burger- amazing with crispy fries. Service was good.

Thank Lee_nover11
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food with a mighty fine price! The garden setting is lovely here however, we found our waitress Amanda to be a bit snobby. The mixed green salad was completely covered with dressing so the greens had wilted.

Thank dolly572016
Salem, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plantation Gardens Restaurant was our choice for Christmas dinner and what a great choice it was in many levels! The restaurant, located in an old sugarcane plantation home, is accessed through beautiful gardens, full of koi pools and Hawaiian plants. The decor inside was that of the "old days". We chose to eat outside where we could see the gardens... More 

Thank vaart
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Old plantation house and we dined on the outdoor deck. Food and service was great. Not super expensive but still expensive like most nice restuarants in Kauai. We were staying at the Kiahuna Plantation Resort so a short walk through the property.

Thank James Stephen D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Plantation Garden must have been spectacular when it was a family home!! The home & garden are wonderful! Take time to stroll the garden before dinner. The food was good but not gourmet. The sweet potato rolls were the best! Umbrella drinks had very little alcohol in them--don't bother.

Thank susieqDenver

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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
USD 23 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?