Great first night of diningPlantation Gardens was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Our reservation was honored and we were sat right away. Center table outside on the patio.....just beautiful. Service was wonderful, the servers we all very attentive. We were there with our 3 boys, 18, 13 & 11 and everyone found something to eat on the menu. We would definitely recommend for either families or 2 people out for something more romantic.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful garden plantation houseDefinitely leave your hotel or condo in Poipu and come have dinner here. The chef is excellent. Our favorites included crab rangoon appetizer and the monchong fish in red curry. The kids liked the chicken wings with lilikoi aioli appetizer and the baby back ribs6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful spot, great food.Another great restaurant in Poipu area. Located in a beautiful garden, we sat on the porch. The food was excellent and the service was great. Our waiter treated my son - age 6 - like a prince. It's a romantic spot for sure!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must when in PoipiuWhen we are on island...Plantation Garden is a favorote. The ambience is amazing when you sit on the lanai. Our fish was great and our server was very friendly and attentive. The couple next to us was there for the second night in a row! Bring a camera and capture the beautiful gardens.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delicious meal andWe had a delicious meal and unfortunately I can't remember what I ate. The fresh fish was fabulous! We loved it!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLike Dining on Scarlett's PorchThe food isn't southern- it's pure island with delicious fish dishes and yummy cocktails- but the beautiful outdoor wrap-around deck is like dining on someones porch- which I believe is the point. Warm breezes are generated by huge ceiling fans and the whole vibe is very laid back while still maintaining a touch of gentility.
Service was friendly and informative. Prices are reasonable given the resort location. Poke, machong and the ono were highlights ofour meal.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSetting is fabulous and fittingSetting is fabulous and fitting for a wedding reception that same night. Food was excellent but service was slow, perhaps due to wedding.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the experience,Really enjoyed the experience, it was lovely sitting outside near the garden to have dinner. The Quinoa (vegetarian) dish was amazing, can only recommend. Also tried the steamed fish which was nice. If you stay in Poipu you should try this restaurant.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBYOBThe food here is quite delicious, very fresh and healthy (except for the corn fritters) If you like bread with your meals BYOB (bring your own bread) because this restaurant HAS NO BREAD! You can't even buy bread - they don't have any bread. Unbelievable as it seems.
BTW I am in agreement that bread should not be AUTOMATICALLY placed on the table and then wasted if not eaten. I think bread should be available upon request. Perhaps it can even be an item on the menu, for a price. We are from San Francisco, we are very health conscious, eat out frequently and we are not at all overweight.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful island garden dining.Charming Pacific Rim restaurant with great views of their nice garden. Great service, food, island drinks, and a nice menu. Located in the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Resort across from the Poipu Shopping Center.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Setting and FoodThis restaurant has a beautiful garden setting with that "old Hawaii" feeling. We were here for our anniversary and our meal from start to finish was delicious. We had the special (monchong) and fresh fish of the day (swordsbill). Service was great with good recommendations from our server. Prices are very reasonable for a high end restaurant. Try the cookie/ice cream trio dessert!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem!Fund this place at short notice during our honeymoon. our server, Brad, was excellent and very affable, his knowledge of the menu was very very good. The food itself was totally gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this place.
Enjoyed watching the local heron, looking for fish in the pond next to where we were fishing !5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only place we goWe live on Kauai. When we go out, good food is important, but we also like to hear each other without screaming. Plantation Gardens has very good food, and is the only place we've found in Poipu that you can carry on a real conversation. There are other places with food that might be better (if you want "meat" instead of seafood or pork) but then you need to bring earplugs.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must-Do for Every Visit to KauaiWe have been dining at Plantation Gardens on every visit to Kauai since 1977. The specialness of this wonderful dining experience has never failed to amaze! Ambience, courteous service and delicious, healthy, fresh offerings have been consistently wonderful over the many years we've been privileged to visit. Thank you Plantation Gardens for the high bar you have set and sustained!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOld World Hawaii - RelaxingOld World Hawaii restaurant - Indoor or outdoor porch seating. Very Fresh salads - Daly specials of seafood outstanding. Walk the garden path with a wide variety of Hawaiian plants and flowers - photo opportunities everywhere. No rush service makes this restaurant very relaxing and enjoyable.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe orchids in the gardenThe orchids in the garden are worth a trip to Kauai! This was by far the best meal and the most beautiful location of all during my two weeks on Kauai. Get a table on the lanai, have a mojito (better than any mojito I have had elsewhere, including all of Texas), and relax. It's a place that is difficult to leave, so take your time during your meal. You'll find yourself thinking about Plantation Gardens for a long time, with much aloha and nostalgia.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat use of locally grownGreat use of locally grown produce and fresh seafood.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful setting. LovelyBeautiful setting. Lovely separate areas for groups.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery restaurant in HawaiiEvery restaurant in Hawaii seems to be expensive, but I have to say that I found Plantation Gardens not over the top expensive and the food and setting are fantastic. Highly recommend this restaurant. Cocktails were creative and delicious. Wine list had some affordable selections. We had the house wine which was respectable. The fish selections were very fresh, highly recommend the seafood wrapped in banana leaf. Excellent. We will definitely come back on our next visit to kauai.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful setting and greatBeautiful setting and great food. The hostess was welcoming and gave the ladies a flower. The pork tenderloin was delicious. The Lau Lau was pretty good-an example of Hawaiian cooking. The lavender pina colada was wonderful. Would return to eat here again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely place for dinner.Lovely place for dinner. Good menu, but fish specials are truly special.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat visit did not disappointThis was our second visit to the Plantation Gardens and the experience was as good as the first, seven years ago. The menu hasn't changed substantially, holding true to distinctive island fare. We both had different versions of mahi mahi and both were excellent. Five stars on the food front. Four stars for drinks -- which seemed to be slightly off (could have been the ingredients or the mixer). Overall a great place to dine for couples or families.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMmy sister and i loved ourmy sister and i loved our dinner here. the food was fabulous, but our waiter, noah, made the night very special. he was attentive and delightful. the only negative thing was that the restaurant did not acknowledge to special note left with reservation that we were celebrating a 60th birthday. it would have been nice to have a small celebration along with our lovely time there. food, drinks, staff...all delightful.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting good quality foodInteresting good quality food which is fairly priced. House special panko crusted mahi mahi is excelent,1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM