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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 yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely time last night for dinner. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the drinks were unique. Beautiful gardens with a touch of tranquility. Very romantic setting. We will definitely go there again.

Thank Yellowsubmawing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many trips to Kauai, we finally tried the Plantation Gardens for our last meal on the island. We saved the best for last! Based on recommendations from friends who’d been there before, we showed up prior to our reservation time and had cocktails at...More

Thank Lyndy468
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Poipu and the Plantation Gardens Restaurant for years. We have seen the Poipu area grow and develop over the years, with the addition of lots of new restaurants. We were in the Poipu area for two weeks this visit and...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the old plantation house within the Kiahuna Plantation complex. An easy 10 minute walk from our hotel at Koa Kea resort. Seating is on a Lanai overlooking gardens and koi ponds, which are subtly illuminated at night. A really romantic setting. The food...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our last night on Kawaii and we wanted a special place with good food, service and atmosphere. Well, Plantation Gardens lived up to all of these expectations and more! The local fresh catch (monchong or mahi-mahi) encrusted with quinoa was simply outstanding! We...More

Thank love2live4ever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in the night we arrived in Kauai, and were not disappointed. Tony the bartender took great care of us, and when we were ready we ordered and ate at the bar. Tony recommended the stir fry for my wife and she loved it....More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I require special diets (gluten free) and the staff at the Plantation Gardens Restaurant was very helpful with our needs. The food here is also excellent. We had the Pot Roast and it was the best we ever had eaten. I would...More

Thank MNpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant. Our food server was knowledgeable and the food was well prepared. The ambience here is very nice..even with every table filled it did not seem crowded or noisy. Come before sunset and take some time exploring the...More

1  Thank larkspurx2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to find ... easy to love.. Great seafood and amazing babyback ribs. Great salads and pupus. Cucumber Mojito to die for... Great service fair price... Do Not miss the cheesecake!

3  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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

1  Thank applecat79
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
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
  • E-mail
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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