Plantation Gardens

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Hawaiian
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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San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Excellent food. Special occasions

O
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fish dinner out of 5 nights..thanks to our server, Allen, giving us accurate description and suggestions. No ocean view but a lovely view from the Plantation porch. We have been before and will return again on our next visit.

VK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very limited menu and what was on the menu was a bit on the different side.

M
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and drinks
Great quit atmosphere

GA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is so wonderfully old Kaua'i, with a surprise view to the ocean -- yet appropriate for a Poipu garden near the sea. And the dinner too, so ono!

M
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant for numerous years
Consistently good food, great drinks and deserts
Service is excellent

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My sister and I vacationed in Kauai !

L
Portland
57 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening! The food was delicious and the service excellent. Out table was outside on the deck overlooking the plantation gardens and the tiki torches made the setting especially romantic. The hostess gave each lady an orchid when being seated. Nice touch.

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The fish was overlooked. The rest of the food was very good. We have been there before and liked it very much. Very disappointing this time.

K
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing poke & fresh grilled mahi! Friendly bar staff who make killer cocktails!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Tried the seafood lau lau and it was awesome! Outstanding service!

FB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waiter got our order wrong (& did the same at the next table.) Then brought out 3 of the 4 dishes & after they were eaten brought out the 4 th dish. Really. There was great apology but that was it. U got a tip but didn’t deserve it

C
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very poor service. Took a long time to get our drinks then longer to get our salads. Then the waiter told us he forgot to enter our entrees so we were going to get them after people who had come in and ordered after us. We finally received two entrees and the other two came 5 minutes later. The curry dishes were good but the quinoa crusted fish tasteless. Our reservation was for 6 pm we finally received our entrees at 7:15., about45 minutes after the salads. We felt ignored by the waiter. We’ve been here several times over the years and never had such poor service. It was our last night on the island so it was supposed to be a special night out. Don’t think we’ll ever return.
The support staff were good refilling water, serving and clearing plates. The hostess was friendly too. The manager was nowhere insight. We usually order dessert but we couldn’t wait to get out of there.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner on the island. Highly reccomend.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very good the food was excellent and the drink was delicious.

O
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Tim was top-notch. I would gladly return here again.

KA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden setting. We went to 6 restaurants for dinner in 6 nights and then returned here a second time on night 7 because it was so good. Although they do offer several fish dishes, fish is NOT the only thing on the menu (unlike many other restaurants in the area). The pot roast was amazing and a large portion. My husband had the seafood curry and although I am not a seafood lover, even I thought it was fabulous. It was also LESS expensive than the other restaurants we went to. Great food, lots of options, including non fish options, large portions, at a good price in a wonderful setting. By far the best place in the Poipu area. It is also an easy walk from the Sheraton (further to drive, but right there walking)

AP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Beautiful grounds and location . Unfortunately our evening was spoiled by a couple bringing their crying baby and busy toddler ! Mum was busy on her phone ! I don’t mind kids at all but not in the evening at a place like this
Food was ok but nothing special

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I love it here highly recommend the pot roast, brilliant eveytine

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden view. Walking distance to the Sheraton where we were staying. Enjoyed the chefs special, fresh catch of the day

AD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What's not to like about a table on the veranda overlooking a koi pond. The food was good and the service was exceptional.

OT
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Seated and never felt rushed. Food was great as always.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great location but the service has really fallen and menu/food pales next to newer restaurants nearby.

PO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting at Plantation Gardens is tranquil and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. You can see a hint of the ocean from the porch. The bartender executed delicious cocktails. The meal was tasty (we had the fish of the day , served with quinoa and veggies). What a memorable evening.

C
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so special for us. We were married in the nearby Mohr garden... which adjoins the restaurant. Service and food is great. We will return on our next Kauai visit.

P
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rewarding meals,wonderful atmosphere,spectacular garden surroundings with lily ponds and frogs, and our server Olena was special and attentive

K
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

M
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and the setting is amazing overlooking the gardens. Micheal was an outstanding server. Always a favorite spot for dinner on Kauai.

RY
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall experience was good! Service could have been more professional and experienced. Fish not prepared as well as expected

w
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Surrounded by beautiful gardens while sitting on a plantation-style porch, restaurant worth the trip. Creative cusine and drink. Service was a bit spotty but isn't a deal breaker.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

n
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself is lovely, but more than that it's set within beautiful gardens. Our waitress had a fun personality, and was helpful and efficient as well. Both the pot roast and ribeye dinners were delicious. We dine here whenever we're in the area.

SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Mahi Mahi and my partner had the Steak. Our server was Allen and he was very attentive.
He was courteous, asked if their was anything we needed yet giving us our time to relax and enjoy our meal.

KH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful. This is a beautiful setting on a lanai in a lush setting. The food was all fresh and tasty. We had a greens, glazed cashew and goat cheese ball salad; vegetable spring rolls; and sweet potato rolls for starters. Entrees were Lao Lao fish, grilled mon chong, and the fish special with a sweet potato mash and fruit salsa. Dessert was lilikoi cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake. Everything was fresh with top notch presentation.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jak fruit sliders were a unique and delicious appetizer. The monchong over mashed Molokai sweet potatoes was a perfect combination. The fish was perfectly cooked. The open air setting surrounded by gardens allowed me to completely relax and enjoy the meal.

B
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service fro Helen and just a relaxing beautiful setting

TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden view from the patio deck was awesome. Such beautiful landscaping. Service was great. Food was awesome. Very short walk to the beach after eating helped after getting so full.

DP
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It’s a lovely and comfortable setting and the food has been very good both times we’ve been here. On this particular occasion we found the server to be a bit intrusive in behavior with a voice that was quite piercing. Otherwise we, and our guests, had a fine time and we certainly will eat here the next time we’re on Kauai.

KA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived at 8 PM and had some difficulty finding the place since it was dark and I had not been there since 2006. Food was good and our waiter was attentive and friendly. Go before dark to appreciate the gardens.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execellent food and service in a great atmosphere. We sat on the porch and had a lovely view of the gardens at sunset. Highly recommend!