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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

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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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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, service and friendly people. Very accommodating with small children. Beautiful setting and gardens. Our kids took us to this establishment for our 42nd wedding anniversary.

Thank George K
Park City, Utah
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for Thanksgiving, just wonderful! Two of us had the turkey (with extra gravy) and two had fish. All was very tasty and enjoyable. Service impeccable. Best pina colada I've had on the island so far.

Thank travelerkj
Rogers, Arkansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is expensive, but the meal won't disappoint. I had the catch of the day, uku, and it was perfect. The tiki torches and view of Moir Gardens makes for the perfect atmosphere.

Thank jabshier1
Abbotsford, Canada
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are currently staying Poipu as we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and this was one of the first restaurants we ate at in our first week. WOW...absolutely blew us away! Food is unbelievable...everything we ordered was so tasty and very generous portions. To start of the evening I ordered one of their Pina Colada's , but... More 

Thank Barb F
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting. Great service... and a superb dinner. What more could you ask. Best steak dinner we have had on the island. Lingered in the garden after dinner to enjoy the fragrant orchids.

Thank Julie From WI
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three weeks at the Marriott Waiohai in Oct.-Nov. 2016, and ate, missing only one night when it was privately booked, at Plantation Gardens. The "big house" of a 1930s sugarcane plantation, this evening dining venue is strictly Old Hawaii with an up-to-date, delightful menu, great bar, and excellent wine list. The food is even better than my 2009... More 

Thank Glenos
Pasadena, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's be honest, this is a restaurant designed for and catering to tourists. It has a feel of traveling back to the eighties, which isn't a bad thing, and is delightful when you approach the experience through that lens. Dinner was enjoyable, especially when focusing on the local seafood dishes. Grilled catch of the day is served on a bed... More 

Thank Life-is-a-Banquet-JM
Austin, Texas
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was incredible....service excellent....gardens breathtaking and interesting. This was a referral from a friend who visited a couple years earlier. A very noce spot to enjoy dinner with that specialk person.

Thank MAV1031
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dinner once or twice over a two week stay in Poipu and have for years. We've always had a great experience. The venue is historic and beautiful and so are the surrounding gardens. The food is excellent and the service is great without being intrusive.

Thank lightm0ment
Cary, North Carolina
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had walked through the gardens of this restaurant while out on a stroll the morning following our dinner there. Since it was dark when we arrived for dinner we had no idea that there were beautiful gardens surrounding the restaurant. For this reason I recommend that you dine here during daylight hours so that you can appreciate the beautiful... More 

Thank Pam C

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, 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?