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About Plantation Gardens
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.
Koloa, HI 96756
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Bar opens at 5:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Unlimited Parking at Kiahuna Plantation Resort
Private Party Facilities:
Plantation Gardens is the ideal location for your Kauai Wedding. Located within the Kiahuna Plantation Resort, the restaurant is nestled among award winning orchid gardens and tranquil koi ponds, and is just a few steps away from gorgeous white sand beaches. Invite your entire wedding party and guests to stay on property, exchange your wedding vows in the beautiful Moir Gardens and throw an unforgettable reception at our authentic Plantation style restaurant. A hidden gem on the sunny, south side of Poipu, Plantation Gardens is the perfect venue for a casual yet elegant Hawaii wedding.
Private Party Contact:
Mona Gonzaludo: (808) 742-1908
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Plantation Gardens specializes in wedding receptions, private parties, corporate and convention banquets and other celebrations for groups from 10 to 300 people. Please contact us for more information.
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Plantation Gardens Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant has lost a lot of it's old Kauai charm now with a large portion of the space having been converted to a bar. Along with that, the selection and quality of the food, along with the service, has also slipped significantly. Having been going to this restaurant for many years, we were disappointed at our experience on this last visit.
This is the second time we've enjoyed the Plantation Gardens in a few days. The staff is very friendly, and the food and scenery can't be beat. For what you pay for a meal, this is a great value. It's reasonable. And they'd be easily justified charging more because of the outstanding setting and scenery. The menu is varied. I really liked the Black Pepper Tofu, which was huge and delicious. (Interestingly, there's no black pepper in it, to my knowledge). But I was looking for vegan, and this fit the bill. All in all, good food, a very nice setting, and friendly staff. What more could you want?
The service, while well-intentioned, was less than hoped for. Our order was somewhat mis-taken, resulting in the food coming out in a funny order, and there was little communication with us about the mixup. Additionally, we were sitting for more than 10 min before a server introduced herself or offered us water. I wouldn’t go back.
Good food & service! My niece chose the Furikake Fries which were really good! We also got the Crab Rangoons which were amazing! Ribeye & Grilled Monchong was really good. The Asian Slaw that came with the fish was so tasty! For desserts, we got the Baked Hawaiian, Lilikoi Cheesecake & Creme Brûlée. All were delicious! We will definitely recommend this to friends & will be back soon!
I was newly impressed by the Plantation Gardens. I've been coming here for years, but it seems the menu is more carefully crafted for vegetarians than before, and the servings are more hefty. Overall, the menu is well varied for everyone. Our waiter, Kai, was delightful, and even the water server was friendly. The setting - in the gardens of The Kiahuna Plantation Resort - can't be beat for its serene atmosphere. All in all, The Plantation provides a very satisfying dining experience
We decided to eat here the last night of our trip and were very disappointed. The vegetables in the Laulau were practically raw and fish was very fishy. Overall food was not good and the ambiance was meh. It was raining so they had the screens down so we couldn't see any of the garden. There was also a cat roaming around. My whole family is allergic to cats so it was very unappetizing as it kept coming to our table for scraps. Not an elegant restaurant. Has a diner feel to it.
Plantation Gardens looks better than it tastes. While the garden setting is lovely and eating on the veranda is very colonial-islander, Gardens doesn't deliver on the food or value fronts. We chose to eat here on our last night in Hawaii because we thought it would be memorable send off, instead we spent the next hour discussing what a disappointment it was. While my pot roast was good, it was no better than I have had at Jersey and California diners. My wife had a generous plate of beef sliders, but, again, nothing to write home about, and our travel companions complained their fresh was dry. The best thing I had? Courvoisier to finish the meal.
Enjoyed this meal from start to finish. Great service. Beautiful setting. Good variety on the menu. Entrees were delicious and well prepared and the dessert was outstanding! This was a great spot to spend our last evening on Kauai. Will hope to return again someday!
Disappointing- the pot roast was great but my wife struggled to find seafood in her Seafood Lau Lau. I would not recommend this dish! Full of been sprouts and grated vegetables, a small piece of fish, a scallop And 2 prawns - not value for money Ambience and service very good.
I was given the wrong entree and had to wait 15 minutes for the correct one. I was not comped for the entree or even a glass of wine. My friend’s fish was over cooked. The setting is nice but it’s not worth the money for mediocre food and bad service.
If you're allergic to cats or frogs, stay away. There is a pond outside and local cats like to hover for scraps. If you're a cat lover, it's enjoyable. If you're allergic, you may want to sit inside. The food was very good. I recommend the sweet potato rolls, delish! Lovely views from the outdoor porch seating. A little pricey, so it's not an everyday kind of restaurant, but it's great for special occasions.
Outstanding in every respect - we had our anniversary dinner here 3 years ago, loved it and it hasn't changed. We were seated within one minute of arriving for our reservation; excellent varied menu - meat/fish/vegetarian, very good wine and cocktail list; truly beautiful surroundings of manicured, extensive and highly varied plants and flowers; quiet setting allowing conversation, and near the ocean. Five stars.
The overall experience was really good. We had just gotten married and my aunt and uncle wanted to take us to dinner. After searching yelp and asking advice from others, they suggested this restaurant. It was beautiful and we were seated immediately at a very nice table. Both couples had ordered a Cesar salad to split before dinner. My aunt told the server she wanted to have the Ahi Poke appetizer as her main entree. Shortly after ordering, her Ahi Poke arrived. She reminded them she wanted it with our entrees and after her salad. They took it away. Our entrees showed up with no salads. The entrees were amazing (two rib plates) and nut crusted fish for me. My aunt’s Ahi Poke arrived again. The bous’ Ribs were amazing. My fish was a little over cooked, but still very good. My aunt’s Ahi Poke was disgustingly salted. I like Ahi and I like salt, but it was too much. We told a server (not ours) about not getting our salads. He said he would comp a round of drinks. We ordered the baked Hawaii to share for desert, which was amazing.
I would definitely come again. The goods far outweighed the bads. When our bill came, we weee not charged for any drinks. We had two rounds. They were very accommodating and made up for their mistakes. Perhaps having the Ahi Poke as an appetizer as it was intended, would have been a better choice.
We’ve visited Kauai the past three years, and finally tried this restaurant. We almost didn’t because it’s rated $$$$ on your website. But after looking up the menu, it wasn’t any more expensive than the other restaurants we had been going to. Even the Beach House is rated $$$. I think you should change this rating so it doesn’t scare off other patrons. We loved the ambiance, the service, and the food was amazing! So Good! We had dinner here twice. The second time was for our anniversary which I stated in our reservation, but nobody acknowledged this special occasion. So we were disappointed with that. The food and service was still good.
My wife and I keep returning to this wonderful restaurant every year when we visit Kauai. The Plantation ambience on the lanai takes one back a hundred years to a very different time. The grounds are fun to explore, the food is amazing, and this is just a marvelous place to relax and converse with your partner...
Came here for dinner while staying at the Grand Hyatt so very close by. My husband and I split the Lau Lau and pot roast, which was a recommendation from our server. The Lau Lau was good but the pot roast was amazing. Topped it all off with lilikoi cheesecake and mac nut creme brûlée which were both great. The garden is beautiful and our server was delightful.
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