Fodor's Expert Review Plantation Gardens

$$$ The South Shore Hawaiian

A historic plantation manager's home has been converted to a restaurant that serves seafood and meats with a Pacific Rim and Italian influence. Arrive early to enjoy a stroll through the torch-lit orchid gardens and lotus-studded koi ponds before settling in to the cozy European-style dining room. The menu is based on fresh, local foods: fish right off the boat, herbs and produce picked from the plantation's gardens, fruit delivered by neighborhood farmers. The result is cuisine with an island flair—seafood laulau (seafood wrapped in ti leaves and steamed)—served alongside traditional classics such as grilled pork chops and St. Louis–type ribs. Definitely save room for dessert: the lilikoi cheesecake is a dream. It's also a nice spot for a specialty cocktail and pupu.

Hawaiian American Historical Romantic Intimate Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

2253 Poipu Rd.
Koloa, Hawaii  96756, USA


Known For:
  • Veranda for outdoor dining
  • Unique setting
  • Inspired cocktails and bar menu
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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