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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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London, Ontario
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner here twice, over a one week period. We sat on the verandah, overlooking beautiful lily ponds and gardens. From start to finish, both evenings were perfect. The dinners, fish and pot roast, soup and Caesar salad, were all presented, beautifully and were delicious. Both the busing staff and servers were helpful, but not intrusive. One gets the... More 

1 Thank judykball
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Request a patio seat to enjoy the sunset and the garden views. Appetizers were our favorite part of the meal.

Thank ALglobetrotting
San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little find especially if you are staying at Kiahuna. Walking distance from your room. We had a very nice meal with great service at a reasonable price (for Poipu). We had pot roast, burger and Lau Lau. Would definitely go again.

Thank Peter K
Seattle, Washington
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like going here for special dinners and always enjoy the historic photos on the walls, the lovely tables on the lanai, the good food. It was an actual home and garden so make sure to spend some time ambling into the garden.

Thank Mauri S
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious dinner at Plantation Gardens while visiting Kauai for our anniversary. My husband enjoyed the Seafood Lau Lau and I loved the fresh fish crusted with smoked quinoa. We sat on the veranda and the evening was nice. This restaurant is surrounded by the Moir Gardens and located on the Kiahuna Plantation resort. We... More 

Thank Paula S
Plainfield, Illinois
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good!!! Service was very unorganized and slow!!! They forgot to bring one of the three soups for our table....we reminded them twice and then told them to forget about it!! Drinks from the bar were awesome.....bartender was very slow....but drinks were worth the wait!! I had a cucumber mojito that was so so good!!! Very nice place....but... More 

Thank Jim R
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner of quinoa crusted fish. My husband is not a fan of fish but he loved it! Dessert was an amazing baked Hawaiian, much like a baked Alaska but with chocolate peanut butter ice cream on a brownie crust with homemade toffee as garnish, beats Kaoki's hula pie by a mile. Loved the old plantation house... More 

Thank Mel R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Pot Roast. Awesome. We live in the Midwest where beef is king but seriously this was one if not the best I've ever had.

Thank wph01
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across Plantation Gardens Restaurant by chance, and it was an amazing find. The food was a great fusion leveraging seasonal ingredients/trends and unique, delicious cocktails. (Also awesome Sweet Potato Rolls and good vegetarian options!) The atmosphere is a winner with seating on the large wrap-around plantation porch surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens.

Thank JTRtravels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is set within the gardens of the Kiahuna Plantation resort, so is very convenient for guests, and the view of the grounds is lovely. The menu offered a good variety, with an emphasis on seafood. Good veggie sides, but a little salty for our palate.

Thank Pat H

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?