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Plantation Gardens Restaurant

2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
+1 808-742-2121
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2253 Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8554
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Let me start off by saying I think we just got really unlucky with our server. Had we been seated in a different section the night may have turned out alright. Our experience started out pleasant enough. We had a reservation and were seated without...More

Thank applecat79
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place to eat but not the best but the sunset is the best on the island. Little pricey but not too bad.

Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious - service was great. The location - wonderful - overlooking tropical gardens - orchids abound. Make a reservation - either by phone or using open table.

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not been here in several years and decided to try again, menu had changed somewhat. Bar had moved but bartender was excellent. We reserved thru open table, our voices were 530 or 8pm. We chose 8pm seating, we were the last people sat...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the setting of this restaurant. The building is unique and beautiful in old Hawaiian style. The garden is beautiful. The food was ok. Service was cheerful. I wish there was more than only a handful of food options.

Thank familytravelsall4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been to the Plantation many times in the past, but skipped it the past two years. Now I remember why we skipped it. Let me start out with the positive. The bartender makes great cocktails. They were balanced and tasty, both before and...More

Thank prfecto
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here to try their Happy Hour drinks and appetizers. It is has lovely atmosphere. The service in the bar area is very poor. We arrived about 5:10 and eventually a waitress came by. We told her that we would be having two drinks...More

Thank whynotnow777
Reviewed 1 week ago

PLantation Gardens is a longtime favorite of ours in Poipu Beach. SItutated in an old plantation house and surrounded by orchid and cactus gardens, the open-air terrace provides romantic dining with good service and good food. The menu changed a few years ago which was...More

Thank maryaileen2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I understand that most of the dinner clients to the Plantation gardens restaurant had a strong preference to sitting on the lanai overlooking the beautiful orchid gardens and avoided the interior tables. Which made for an interesting dynamic: empty core and crowded periphery. So the...More

Thank DoctorM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice outdoor seating with a decent view of the gardens. Mo better view just walking through the gardens on way to restaurant trying to find the giant bull-frogs. Our meals were very good and the service great. We enjoyed the fish and the lau lau...More

Thank nicatrip
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23 February 2017|
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Response from Stephanie P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a children's menu per se. The food would suit any child who enjoys good quality food. It is a very quiet / "adult" style restaurant, so if you have boisterous small humans I'd recommend the Olympic... More
14 January 2017|
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Response from iihuntyii |
No, unfortunately they do not. The restaurant hours at 5:30pm-9:00pm. Out of everywhere we ate, by far our favorite dinner spot.
Robert P
21 March 2016|
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Response from TourGuideKathy | Reviewed this property |
As the others have mentioned they can do a bigger group, just call them. You may want to ask to sit on the lanai or more inside, but still open air. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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