Fodor's Expert Review Plantation Gardens
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.
2253 Poipu Rd.
Koloa, Hawaii 96756, USA
- Veranda for outdoor dining
- Unique setting
- Inspired cocktails and bar menu