Plantation Gardens

4.5
1533 reviews
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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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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wouldn’t change anything about our experience. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and the landscaping was breathtaking!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting on the porch of a former plantation house in Hawaii being served excellent food is a dream I never had growing up , okay, until I started coming to Hawaii annually about 18 years ago. This restaurant doesn't have an ocean view, but our another favorite restaurant in Poipu doesn't either, but both have a great ambiance with service and food to match. The only disappointments we have had here were when it was being remodeled which seemed like forever and when we were unable to dine here for three nights during one trip when it was closed for private events-translation is weddings. Find Plantation Gardens and enjoy a meal to remember.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One meal was excellent, wrapped in leaves, fresh vegetables, just right spiced fish and shrimp, but the special of the day was so bland we were at a loss as to what to do about it.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing scenery and great food. The garden is spectacular and very romantic. Will definitely be returning

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food, good view of the gardens and overall best bang for your buck 🤙

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TR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting, great food

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PL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back for the first time in 20+ years and it is still as good as we remember. Beautiful setting, excellent food and quiet colonial atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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EL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

We were seated in the bar area when our table wasn't ready as reserved and our service was awful. I had to get up and grab a water pitcher myself because no one on the staff thought to assist our server. It took what seemed like forever to place our order and my sister-in-law waited ten minutes to get her glass of wine. The food was amazing once it arrived. As promised from our kayaking guide earlier that day, the seafood lau lau and the pot roast were the best ever. The gardens were beautiful. The meal was pricey and you only get your entree, so I left a bit hungry to be honest.

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DF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite for many, many years. PG is a quite, well-thought-out experience for anyone looking for quality dining without the mainland vibe. Been going here for nearly 10 years and it hasn't changed: In a really refreshing way. With the explosion of new development and eating venues on the South Side, Plantation Gardens is still our favorite dinner spot.

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fresh, perfectly prepared, and tasted wonderful. The service was also fantastic. Nice outdoor dining spot.

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HP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. It was a beautiful night out for us.

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K
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Had the dinner rolls which were good, the crab Rangoon’s which was a bit odd tasting... the sauce didn’t quite compliment the filling. Had the Kale Cesar Salad which was good but would have been better with a tablespoon more dressing. For my entree I had the seafood lau lau which wasn’t as good as I remembered. It had a strange sweet flavor with pepper flakes that didn’t quite go well with the ingredients, the seafood had no taste. Otherwise the service was good, waiter was kind as well as the buss boy.

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G
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We went for dinner at 7:30 it was difficult finding the entrance to the restaurant because it was dark and confusing to what walkway to take would be very difficult for anyone in a scooter or handicap cart. Good thing we had bug repellent because mosquitos were biting like crazy. I think the grounds would be great in the daytime but at night no. My fish special was disappointing was dry and had a crust I’ve never had before it was quinoa which I think was not cooked I could hardly eat it left more than half on my plate. Will never return

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KJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant. The minute we walked in through walking out every employee was friendly, kind, and made us feel special. The food was phenomenal and our server Alan was fantastic!

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TH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delectable; from the chicken wings in a spicy orange firecracker sauce, to the pot roast that you could cut with a fork. The wine pairings they had were also really well done.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very comfortable atmosphere! Will come back again!

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D
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner in a very nice setting. They set us up on the lanai on a round table for seven. Fairly private. A little noisy at first because of another large party. Once they left it was perfect.

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L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

simply delicious with every bite

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C
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Plantation Gardens is a lovely open air restaurant surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchids.

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LC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with beautiful landscaping surrounding the restaurant. I ordered the grilled fish which was good, husband got the ribeye steak which he said was good & adult son got the Lau lau & didn’t quite like all the steamed vegetables in it but liked the scallops & shrimp.

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j
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time.

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m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was are 45 yr anniversary wedding. Wanted to go somewhere we went on our first date. It was as lovely as we remembered.

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BE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Apart from a random stray cat who kept wandering around the tables begging for food, the dinner was wonderful!

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MM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. We enjoyed all our meals and they kindly treated us to our dessert as we were celebrating an engagement! We loved the atmosphere. The patio lights were lovely. We have come here several times and have never been disappointed. We will come back.

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JA
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was exceptional especially the pot roast very generous portion and tasty

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Lovely garden setting. Request table outside on porch. Average food. Service lacked efficiency, polish, and pleasant attitude.

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g
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good selection great tasting entree and pupus
Worth the time

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KK
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Plantation Garden is a delightful restaurant where most diners sit on the airy broad porch overlooking the gardens. Torches flare as the sun sets. The menu is varied and the food delicious. I tried the seafood lau lau, flavorful and cooked to perfection, and the poke tuna appetizer, generous, tasty and refreshing. Wonderful Kaua'i dining.

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OP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way! Food is outstanding! Service impeccable! My favorite restaurant on the island. A must in every visit.

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! Food was amazing and Alan our server was great!

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ED
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Urlaubsende

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f
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delightful dining o Kauai. A very beautiful setting with impressive orchid garden. Wait staff is very pleasant. Food is good, but not particularly innovative. But all-in-all a very enjoyable dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Amazing food!! Drinks made with fresh ingredients. Loved the mojito. Want that cheesecake again for sure!

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L
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely setting and great food. Unfortunately they have relocated the bar and made the dining area much smaller. It used to be nice to sit in the bar and have pupus away from the main dining room.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and great table with an ocean view for our anniversary =)

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BM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and Allen was an excellent waiter

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LK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael provided us with great service! He knew the way the food was cooked, and explained the ingredient and the taste to assist us with our selection. The rest of the staff was friendly and professional. The pot roast was so tender! I also loved their wedge salad! Mahalo!

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very causal atmosphere and great views and flower gardens and are wow

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RD
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant feels like Kauai, the food isn’t as good as prior years but overall it’s a nice experience

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d
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is beautiful, peaceful setting. Prices are reasonable, ribs and fries were outstanding.

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