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Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar

Po‘ipū, Hawaii

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Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar

Po‘ipū, Hawaii

(107)

Reviews (107)

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P
22 December 2019

Unique, delicious dishes. Superb dessert.

M
22 December 2019

We had such good past experiences, that this was a sure bet again for this year. It did not disappoint! Be sure to order the sweet potato rolls. ..the accompanying garlic butter is to die for. Amazing mixed greens salad and fresh seafood entree topped off by a decadent lillokoi cheesecake made extra special with a happy birthday message drawn on the plate. Michael our waiter was very attentive. The ambience is perfect. We highly recommend! More...

L
22 December 2019

Great food and wonderful service! If you’re looking for a restaurant that is aesthetically pleasing, this one will not disappoint. Beautiful decorated and immaculately kept grounds. Coconut shrimp was such a good appetizer! Mojito and sunset margarita hit the spot! Market fish was mahi mahi and was terrific. More...

C
22 December 2019

Classy meal, good service, amazing history and gardens

J
8 December 2019

The food was delicious, but the service could've been better.

M
1 December 2019

Great flavours, great service!

M
7 November 2019

Spectacular setting and wonderful food.

P
7 November 2019

We had our wedding reception here. Amy was an absolute dream to work with. She was extremely responsive, attentive to our desires and very patient in explaining our cake request. The portions were large and the history and style of the building was very nice and gave it a much more homey feel. I can't recommend this place enough. More...

P
28 October 2019

Lilikoi cheesecake, oh yes! I have to say I would give this place 6 stars if I could. The service at the bar was incredible while we enjoyed cocktails and dinner - both spectacular on the palette.

U
28 October 2019

Plantation Gardens was the perfect place for our intimate family reception after our elopement ceremony at Shipwreck beach! The space, the food, the service was absolutely excellent!!! Amy Evans who is the event planner for the restaurant is awesome to work with. She was super nice, engaged and helpful throughout the entire process, making it so easy planning from afar. I would highly recommend working with her especially if you are planning an intimate reception/event. Also the restaurant is located on Kiahuna Plantation. I highly recommend staying there as well. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, you will be surrounded by the most amazing mature trees, creating the most wonderful romantic atmosphere. More...

M
28 October 2019

Plantation Gardens Meet The Expectations. Everything Is Perfect As Expected. And The Food Is Excellent.

J
28 October 2019

Very nice place for date night or to meet up with friends. Located in Poipu, definitely worth a visit. Has a gorgeous garden in the front and nice open air place. Went for happy hour and had a chicken sandwich with a few drinks. Drink are priced very reasonable at $4-$5 for happy hour. You won’t find as nice a place as this with those prices. Service was good. We were a large group so it did take some time to get drinks at first but waiter kept checking when mine was low. Only complaint is parking is not near the restaurant. You park up the hill and walk down to it. Happy hour from 4:30-5:30. More...

J
22 September 2019

My husband and I held our rehearsal dinner here at the end of August. Those whole experience blew us away. From the planning process, accommodations (groom had a nut allergy), event space, ambience, food/beverages, and event service staff, absolutely everything exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend for couples getting married in the Poipu area looking for a rehearsal dinner venue! More...

H
22 September 2019

I recently worked with Amy Evans with a small group private dinner at Plantation Gardens Restaurant. She made the whole planning process easy planning from Nebraska. The chef's and staff made an AMAZING dinner with delicious options for our unusual special requests of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free special diets. The patio dining was lovely, the servers were amazing and it was a stress free lovely evening. My compliments to all. More...

A
22 September 2019

We had our ceremony and wedding at Plantation Gardens. Planning a wedding from thousands of miles away can seem totally overwhelming; however, Amy made the planning process so simple. Plantation Gardens works with the BEST vendors--and made the process so easy. It felt as though we were able to just show up and enjoy the day--they took care of every detail, which was exactly what we wanted. Amy is well respected on the island and a joy to work with. She kept me calm as the ring bearers became a bit rowdy right before their big moment. The orchid garden is an amazing location for the ceremony--and seamlessly transitions into the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. The food was unbelievable--many of our guests stated the food was rated among one of their best meals they have ever had. They were sensitive and proactive for our guests with food allergies. There are many different options from the menu and it was so hard to narrow it down as everything looked so amazing. We ended up choosing the tuna, rib-eye, and surf and turf and all three were perfection. The service was just the BEST--they were so proactive and anticipated our every need. We received so many positive comments about how awesome the service was at our wedding. When my husband I were looking back on the day, there is literally not one thing we would have changed. Amy and her team made our day perfection. I cannot thank Plantation Gardens enough! More...

R
15 September 2019

Fantastic place. Definitely the best dinner experience we had on the island. They could easily accommodate our vegan plant based requests and we could easily have a full menu, not whole food but definitely plant based

A
15 September 2019

The seafood coconut curry was amazing and the service was lovely.

J
23 August 2019

We came in with a party of 6 for happy hour. The service was incredible and attentive, and the food was amazingly good. Both the Jackfruit BBQ sliders and the burger are absolutely perfect and the ceviche is fresh, savoury and spicy, and one of the best I've ever had. The tater tots are not to be missed and the Eha Kai Nia is an excellent non-alcoholic choice. They also brought my sister extra paper umbrellas to fuel her obsession over them. More...

J
23 August 2019

We celebrated a birthday here and had a wonderful evening. We ordered the coconut shrimp, coconut curry stew, and seafood Lau Lau which were all delicious. The open air, garden atmosphere made for a very nice evening. More...

E
16 August 2019

One of the best kept secrets in Kauai, and one of our favorite restaurants in all Hawaii. Like stepping back in time into someone’s Kamaaina Estate home with its wide open-air lanais and intimate setting, this place is unlike almost any other. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer - incredible. I had the fish special, my wife had the appetizer and salad. Prices on Kauai are high and this is no exception, but still a better deal than many others in Poipu. We’ve been coming here for years and hope it retains its incredible charm. We live on Oahu and this is one place that has not gone corporate/ commercial, instead it has maintained its high quality and special ambiance. Be sure to allow time to walk around the garden’s orchids, cacti, and Lilly ponds. Just across the street from Poipu Beach. We love it!! More...

W
9 August 2019

Beautiful location in a garden, dining out on the lanai with lots of service attention to young children

K
2 August 2019

We had dinner at Plantation Gardens and although the food is pricey, it was the best dinner we had on the southern part of Kauai. The restaurant is in a gorgeous and peaceful garden setting; the atmosphere is relaxing and conducive to settling-in and enjoying some fine dining and great cocktails. A special shout out to Brendan who served us dinner and drinks. He was a great host who contributed to a perfect evening out. More...

C
30 July 2019

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here and had delicious fish and pork chop. Would highly recommend the pork chop for that perfect grilled and sweet mix. The place definitely needs a few updates but was overall relaxing and pleasant. More...

K
30 May 2019

Plantation Gardens, and Amy - our event coordinator, were simply incredible. We had our intimate (9 people) wedding reception there, and everything from start to finish was fantastic. Amy made everything so easy, and gave us tremendous confidence that everything would be handled so we wouldn't have to sweat the details. The grounds we're beautiful, the food was great, and the atmosphere tremendous. The guests all loved it and had a great time, and everything went off without a hitch. Thanks to Amy and Plantation Gardens for an unforgettable evening! More...

T
30 May 2019

We've been to this place twice, seven years apart, and both visits have been magical. This most recent time we went on Mother's Day, and my mother and wife both had an amazing time. The food and drinks are superb, and the service was fantastic and very accommodating to both kids and adults. Also, you should definitely walk around and enjoy the gardens, either before or after dinner. You probably need a reservation to get a good seating time, and parking isn't an issue at all. More...

C
30 April 2019

Friendly staff, excellent - drinks, apps, and main courses. If you go before dark you also have a nice view of their flower garden.

B
30 April 2019

Amazing food and just an awesome place to eat as far as ambiance goes.

G
30 March 2019

Been going there for drinks and pupus for years. Brendan the bartender is awesome.

T
30 January 2019

Food is amazing. Well worth the drive no matter where you are staying on the island, but make reservations as far in advance as you can. Extremely popular.

S
30 January 2019

Food was amazing when I came here with my husband for dinner. Service great and attentive as always! Had my wedding here a few nights before and it was exceptionally beautiful. The gardens are a great backdrop when enjoying coconut shrimp on the veranda. Love the cocktails too. Overall great people, great food, great location! More...

A
30 December 2018

Excellent bar menu, exceptional service, and singular island vibe! Love it!

A
30 December 2018

Loved everything about this restaurant. The atmosphere of outdoor dining with soft Hawaiian music playing was great. All the staff were exceptional. The food was delicious. The Mai Tai was sweet and strong. More...

M
30 December 2018

Lovely atmosphere, great service and excellent food!! Don't miss out on this hidden gem!!

P
30 December 2018

My wife and I visit here each time we go to the island. It has been superb each time and such a wonderful atmosphere.

L
30 December 2018

Went here for happy hour - amazing food and amazing prices. Ambience is wonderful. Service is great. Found it on our walk from our waterfront hotel to the market area

F
30 December 2018

Great value. Friendly staff and very good food

L
30 December 2018

Super leckeres Essen, guter Service und schönes Ambiente!

W
30 November 2018

Loved it

H
30 November 2018

Excellent food and service

E
30 November 2018

Beautiful gardens. We were there after dark, but you could still see they were full of orchids of all kinds. We ate on the lanai. Food was good. It was a fabulous location. Way off the beaten track, but worth it. Make reservations. More...

M
30 October 2018

Really nice place, good service and large portions (for me).

K
30 October 2018

Good selection on the menu. The entrance could use some work but the inside and dinning area are nice. I like the landscape lighting.

H
30 October 2018

Very good taste and very tender Rib Eye Steak. Also very good and personal service. Ate there twice during the week thanks to the great experience. Also $10-15 cheaper than at the beach front. More...

H
30 October 2018

Great food, good service and a quiet/calm atmosphere!

R
30 October 2018

This place was excellent. I had the Mahi crusted and it was one of the better pieces of fish I’ve had in awhile. The service and ambience were really good.

M
30 September 2018

There are times that everything comes together. The atmosphere is unmatched for a real Hawian feel Our waitress was off the hook! After a quick question we found out she has only been waitress for two weeks. Well mannered and super sharp. The pot roast was amazing. But don't miss the baked Hawian....no really. More...

M
30 September 2018

GREAT Service!! Good food!!

M
30 September 2018

This place is set in a beautiful garden and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Great food and drink and the service is always top notch. Highly recommend if you are looking for a great dinner spot on the south side of Kauai. More...

L
30 September 2018

Beautiful garden and ambiance. Food, drinks, and service were all really good. Nice place for a quiet and romantic dinner.

T
30 August 2018

Good food and OK drinks in a beautiful setting. The service is very good but somehow the last little bit of perfection for a fifth star is missing.

A
30 August 2018

By far the best dining experience we had in Kauai. You pay for what you get.Worth the visit. Will be back on our next visit without hesitation

L
30 August 2018

Beautiful 'old Hawaii ' tranquil garden setting. Great menu, live music, excellent service.

N
30 August 2018

Great food.

L
30 August 2018

Delicious dinner in a wonderful location...

C
30 August 2018

Beautiful setting and exceptional service

A
30 August 2018

We shared 3 Orderves & 3 Desserts. Humm.....

S
30 August 2018

We were here for a wedding,it was a very beautiful place for a wedding,the staff was super,the food supreme! The grounds are wonderful!

L
30 August 2018

Yummy dinner

I
30 August 2018

Awesome place for happy hour and dinner !

A
30 August 2018

Food was excellent! Our server Danielle was even better. Jeff, the manager, is great as well. The smoretini was the perfect way to end a night of great foods, wonderful service, and a lovely atmosphere. We will be back!

T
30 August 2018

Great food great gardens.

J
30 August 2018

Nice dinner tonight at Plantation Gardens Restaurant. I had ahi tuna special and Dan had Black Pepper tofu. Both were spectacular!!!

B
30 August 2018

Beautiful food in stunning surroundings! We were delightfully surprised by this little-known (to us) Restaurant. The food was fresh & not identical selections as other area restaurants. My husband enjoyed the stir fry - full of two types of fresh fish & a few shrimp as well. There were quite a few veggies & some noodles in the broth - well rounded & filling. My choice was a grilled Mahi over an Asian slaw. The flavors were perfect together. Delicious. Hope we can return soon! More...

P
30 August 2018

Wonderful atmosphere great food.

B
30 August 2018

Very nice food and atmosphere the waitress (Abby) was very thorough and attentive. The food is a fair price for the area

T
30 August 2018

Nice and good decor of this restaurant , So many kind of delicious and tasty!

M
30 August 2018

Beautiful old plantation Hawaii setting. Sat outside at the bar for dinner. Food and drinks we're all great. Our bartender was friendly, but the rest of the staff looked miserable. No smiles, no joking around. Too bad. I wanted to love it, but not worth returning to a grumpy group of staff. More...

R
30 August 2018

Great happy hour in an amazingly historic setting. Looking at the old Hawaii photographs was quite entertaining and informative

C
30 August 2018

Get the pot roast!! Seriously, so good, so unexpected. Wonderful ambiance, was a great date night treat.

S
30 August 2018

Had an amazing meal, start to finish.

G
30 August 2018

Great food, pot roast was delicious! Their cheesecake is incredible.

S
30 August 2018

I love everything about this place! You walk in and are greeted by a friendly hostess. We asked to sit out on the lanai and had a wonderful table waiting for us. The busses was quick with waters and the server shortly followed. He was also very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. I ordered the seafood stir fry and it was AMAZING!!! Exactly what I was looking for. Only bummer was it filled me up with no room for dessert. Will def be going back to enjoy more of their food options. More...

K
30 August 2018

3rd time on Kauai and 1st time stumbling upon this gem! Bbq jackfruit sliders, baked Hawaiian ice cream deliciousness, and unparalleled service even at the bar. Bartender paced the courses we shared tonight which is a breath of fresh air and even split all of the items without us having to ask. Good drinks, great unique food and little extras like a chilled salad plate and replenished silverware before each course made this dining experience very enjoyable. More...

J
30 August 2018

Excellent!

M
30 August 2018

Un délicieux restaurant à Poipu qui propose des options sans Gluten. Prix élevés mais une nourriture de bonne qualité. A delicious restaurant in Poipu that includes Gluten Free options. High prices but a good quality food. More...

A
30 August 2018

The plantation is a pretty big place so the restaurant was a bit hard to find, but that's beside the point. The food was very delicious, and so were the cocktails. The entire experience was enhanced by the amazing atmosphere - a beautifully manicured garden terrace just a short walk from the ocean. It was a wonderful place for a romantic dinner. More...

C
30 August 2018

Amazing food and great service! The gardens are beautiful lit at night.

C
30 August 2018

Top notch place to eat. Great food and experienced wait staff. Our favorite when we stay there. Pricey but really good food.

B
30 August 2018

We looked at this lovely venue for a possible wedding location. My correspondence and interaction with Amy (the events manager) was always helpful, kind and enjoyable. The location didn't work for personal reason with the origins our guests will be travelling from. In different circumstances, I would happily have my wedding here. The staff were polite, tidy and fitting to the venue. The ambiance of the restaurant was relaxing and beautiful. More...

S
30 August 2018

Beautiful spot overlooking beautiful gardens, my dinner was delicious, I had the grilled ono with crispy slaw - yummy! My son had the pork chop which was also yummy delicious, I highly recommend.

C
30 August 2017

Had a great meal and the kids loved the croaking frogs

D
30 August 2017

Top notch food, service, and atmosphere. Expensive, but within the mean of the other restaurants on the island.

N
30 August 2017

We had our wedding reception here in March 2016 and were so impressed by the professional and welcoming staff (especially the events coordinator Gina was AMAZING! ) which truly made the aloha experience for our entire wedding party. The stunning gardens, relaxed yet refined Hawaiian ambience and the food and drinks were spectacular! More...

J
30 August 2017

Everything had too much sugar.

T
30 August 2017

Great atmosphere, setting, and service. The cocktails were awesome, especially the cucumber mojito. The appetizers were great and the entrees were pretty good as well.

D
30 August 2017

Decided to give it a try after a recommendation from Elvis, our guide. This was spot on great!! You're in Poipu, it's not cheap. With that said, it's definitely in line with what you expect from what you're paying. Great service and great food. We ordered the edemame (which I generally could care less) and this edemame was EXCELLENT! For entrée, rib eye and ribs (Superb!). On top of the great meal and service, the ambiance was quite relaxing. Will definitely be back here! More...

T
30 August 2017

Great mojito. Nice outdoor patio. Was nice to watch the sunset and then the tiki torches dance while we ate our meals, which were good. Pork sliders needed more flavor. The tofu bowl, Edamame, and coconut shrimp were really good. Pork chop and Brussels sprouts were good, but I'd get something else next time. Great server and friendly bar tender. Beers are a little over priced at $7 when they aren't draft, and can be found for $2 less elsewhere. But somewhat expected I guess. More...

J
30 August 2017

I had the grilled uku, and it was delicious. Atmosphere is relaxing, and service is pleasant.

F
30 August 2017

Perfect.On of the best spot for a romantic night.The entrance with these lights and the garden make it unforgettable. Plus the food is very good and way above average.

O
30 August 2017

Best restaurant on the island, steak and salad with goat cheese was to die for! Great atmosphere, amazing scenery, awesome service, planning to go back soon! Thank you Plantation Gardens A++

J
30 August 2016

We chose to have our wedding reception at Plantation Gardens, and we cannot say enough wonderful things about it. Planning a destination wedding from afar would give any bride anxiety, but from our first communications with Plantation Gardens (Mona at first, later transferred to Gina) we felt completely at ease. We were so impressed with Gina. She promptly responded to every email and went above and beyond, catering to our needs beyond what we requested. She has impeccable attention to detail. When we arrived, she had thought of and taken care of everything, which was such a relief for us. She is the sweetest person, and we loved working with her. Plantation Gardens is not only beautiful, but the food is fantastic. We compared menus and prices between several reception venues, and by far, Plantation Gardens was the best value in terms of offering a high-quality event for a very reasonable price. The venue itself is very intimate and private, a former plantation house surrounded by an orchid garden on one side and a manicured lawn dotted with flowers and overhead twinkling lights leading to tall trees on the other. One guest said to us he felt like he was standing in a garden in Beverly Hills. We had cocktails and pupus on the lawn followed by a plated dinner on the open lanai. The waitstaff was very attentive to all of our guests throughout the evening. The food was great - steaks cooked to perfection, fresh-caught local seafood, and a delicious passionfruit vanilla buttercream cake.We would highly recommend Plantation Gardens to anyone looking for a reception venue, and we certainly plan to dine in the restaurant every time we come back to the island in the future! More...

J
30 August 2016

My wife doesn't like the fishy taste of eating fish (who does?) and the fish they served to us was so fresh and cooled so well that it was an entirely new experience for both of us. I had the seared tuna on wasabi mashed potatoes...simply delicious! The most romantic night out we shared on the island More...

D
30 August 2016

Pretty nice place. I didn't love my meal but I'm picky. My wife enjoyed hers and the atmosphere was very quiet and peaceful.

B
30 August 2016

This place is set in a beautiful garden and has a very relaxing vibe. The beer was very good and service was top knotch. Chef Ken outdid himself when we ordered the furikake crusted ahi and the ribeye. Let me tell you, I didnt want to eat it because I knew it was going to be gone. I dont think I can go back to my normal cooking after I had the food here. It was the best thing I ever ate, hands down. 5 Stars. Good job Chef Ken and all the service staff! Aloha! More...

B
30 August 2016

We have eaten there probably a dozen times in our 14 trips to Kaua'i. Very romantic and quiet place for a great meal. Highly recommended.

T
30 August 2016

Nice quiet place to have a good meal

J
30 August 2016

We had the ribs, fresh fish, stir fry and tofu at our table and all were to die for! Our waiter, Brendan, made our night even more fun! We would definitely go there again! Be sure to high five Brendan for us! More...

L
30 August 2016

Excellent place to eat, best food we had in Poipu. The atmosphere is a bit swanky, but great experience overall.Our dinner was cheaper than Tortilla Republic, Kalapaki Joe's and Brennecke's - which all serve sloppy cafeteria food. Plantation Gardens had awesome service too. More...

A
30 August 2016

Back again after 30 years. The property couldn't be better if you prefer peace and quiet. Situated in the former sugar plantation managers house. Service was pleasant and prompt. My wife's salad and fish were 'excellent' my ribs were very good although I prefer sugary sauce to soy.Portions were large enough to take some home for lunch.Highly recommended and a great value in Poipu. More...

M
30 August 2015

We held our rehearsal dinner here and had a wedding the next morning. It was wonderful food and service. We worked with Joyce for the dinner and she made sure we were very pleased with the service and had everything we needed. The food was very tasty from the tiny appetizers of poke tacos and beef skewers to the main dishes (I had the filet and it was great). There was a small cocktail hour before the wedding that was a great time for families to mix and social hour.The wedding itself was lovely, although I don't recall actually seeing Mona - our wedding officiant took care of all the little details. It's nice for a smaller wedding party, we had 25-ish people and we all fit very well on the lawn and then my wife and I walked across the street to the beach for more photos. More...

D
30 August 2015

The food here was lovely. We had a group of four of us, so we got to sample a lot of different things and really we don't think we could have gone wrong. Highlights were the blackened fish, the pot roast, the crab rangoon, and summer delicious drinks.The building itself is amazing also. Make sure to take time and look at the pictures of the plantation from 80+ years ago. More...

P
30 August 2013

The food was good, but not nearly as good as the price would suggest. Service is very attentive and helpful.

J
30 August 2013

The food was excellent so much so we eat here on several occasions we always had the chefs special fish which was some of the best I have ever had. The service was attentive, personably and timely. Amazing setting looking over the gardens with cocktail in hand perfect way to spend an evening on vacation. More...

N
30 August 2012

Nice setting. Food was good not great.

C
30 August 2012

Pretty setting, reminds us of Naples, Florida. Crab rangoons were a good start. Fish was very fresh and tasty. Enjoyed the lemon caper sauce, but one of us thought the sauce could have used a longer reduction time. We had simple ice cream for dessert, and had trouble resting the Baked Hawaiian which was a very popular choice, judging on the large number we saw going out. More...

S
30 August 2011

Went on a Wednesday evening, thinking it would be crowded so we called ahead for a 5:45 reservation. When we arrived, it was fairly empty (a little to our surprise). I wasn't too sure on what to order, but I went with the special, which was panko covered ono with some mango/pineapple salsa on top of some sweet (purple) mashed potatoes. My dinner was pretty good and I enjoyed it and cleaned the plate. My wife ordered the Trio (lau lau, skirt steak, and ono w/curry sauce). Her's was pretty good, but she liked the Lau Lau the most of the three. My kids ordered the pasta keiki meal (was a little on the plain side) and my son had the skirt steak off the bar menu - which he really liked (it's the same skirt as the Trio). Overall, i liked my dish, but my wife said we don't have to go back. Paid around $90 for the four of us (only one mojito, otherwise we had water). More...

M
30 August 2008

very pleasant dining on a large lanai surrounded by a garden.