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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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the grounds of the Kiahuna Plantation and set in a garden, this place would be a success even if the food was just average. It isn't, it is outstanding. We both had fish and it was prepared interestingly and was very good.

Thank olderfemaletraveler
Longmont, Colorado
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They treated us well for thanksgiving. Food was solidly good. This is not the typical hotel fare, but rather a real kitchen (which you can clearly see from your table - nice touch) serving well prepared meals. It is also placed in one of the most beautiful places you could ask to eat dinner and wander around the plantation grounds.

Thank longbox
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hosted our wedding here and bought out the restaurant for the night. We had a fantastic experience and cannot recommend it highly enough. The service, food, beverages and atmosphere was great. Many of our guests commented that it was the best food and drinks they had ever had at a wedding. A few standouts: Drinks: Pacific Dragon and Cucumber... More 

Thank Loves2Travel439
Northern CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my least favorite meal of our trip, but it wasn't terrible. There are just better options on the island. The fish was a little over cooked, the wine list wasn't great and the cocktails were syrupy sweet. The decor is a bit dated. But the staff was friendly.

Thank CotyCreative
Saint Augustine, Florida
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Delicious Lau Lau Fish wrapped in Ti. Fresh fish, scallops and shrimp steamed with yummy yummy garden fresh veggies ! Nice portions. The porch dining is wonderful and the gardens are lovely. Delicious Pina Colada infused with lavender. Unique and delicious. The cheesecake is a good choice for sharing ! Overall worth the visit.

Thank OMGYumYum
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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?