Gaylord's at Kilohana

4.4
1959 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Located in the historic Kilohana Plantation home, diners are seated around an open-air courtyard with views of the plantation grounds and Mt. Waialeale in the distance. Our kitchen uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients supporting our local farmers and fishermen. Our 67-acre sustainable farm provides much of the produce and herbs used in our dishes and cocktails. Menu items include starters like fresh Ahi Poke, Seafood Spring Rolls and Organic Salads; Local Seafood, Meat and Vegetarian Entrees; and Banana Cream Pie for Dessert! After your meal take a walk around the Kilohana grounds, shop in our assorted boutiques, visit the rum shop or take a ride on the plantation train.

Memorable by day…Unforgettable by Night.

If reservations are not available online, please call us anytime and we will be more than happy to accommodate any seating needs you may need!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday Brunch 9:00am-2:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 245-9593
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Sassone
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Catering
We are Kauai's premier full-service catering experts. From intimate dinners to full-service event catering at your location, Gaylord's at Kilohana is equipped and staffed to make your event an unforgettable experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nuhou
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Parking details
Free parking adjacent to the mansion.
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Entertainment
Gaylord's features rotating Hawaiian musicians & entertainment several nights a week. Kilohana Plantation, home to Gaylord's, offers diners additional entertainment and activities to enjoy during their visit: Ride the Plantation Railway through our sustainable farms, learn about rum making and taste the award-winning rum at Koloa Rum Co., or shop in the artisan shops scattered around the property and plantation home. Luau Kalamaku is Kauai's premeir luau and runs every Tuesday & Friday evening.
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Special events & promotions
Kilohana Plantation offers one of the most beautiful and dramatic settings for your special event. Featuring Gaylord's acclaimed food, we are able to create events for 200 guests to "the sky's the limit." From our private courtyard to our manicured lawns to our rustic pastures, we are able to customize the party, wedding or event of your dreams.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1959 People Are Saying
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DR
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed dining on the three-sided covered patio surrounding the courtyard . The setting was enhanced by the sound of the excellent lounge pianist playing songs with Hawaiian themes.
The food was prepared with vegetables from their gardens and the vegetarian
Linguine was lightly flavored as to allow the taste of the vegetables to be the primary enjoyment. The preparation of the fresh fish was outstanding. Accompanying our meals were their " original" Mai Tais. it was the best Mai-Tai I had in a week of trying other "original" Mai-Tais !

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NA
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our ten year wedding anniversary and could not have asked for a more perfect experience. The ambiance and food was fabulous, and the service was impeccable. Every trip to Kaua’i will necessitate a visit to Gaylord’s.

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WM
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This review includes the entire grounds. Did the rum tasting ... discovered I like rum. Walked the grounds and got serendipitously lost. The dining was relaxed and we never felt rushed. While the menu is not large I still had trouble deciding. The spring rolls were great, the crab and artichoke dip was a cut above. Dinner was perfect.

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SU
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly the best food and ambiance we have experienced in our many years of coming to our second home of Kauai

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BL
San Francisco
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful in every way. Loved the local culture performance.

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HP
Hawaii
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious brunch, very wide variety of hot and cold foods

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LH
1 review
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

All of our food was cold except the freshly made omelet. We paid over $100 for breakfast for 3. We didn’t get a second plate from the buffet because the food was cold. Nice variety of food and great fruit and pastries, but left disappointed.

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PM
Atlanta
3 reviews
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent ambiance and food. Enjoyed the experience and the food was very good.

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JU
Hawaii
7 reviews
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best mai tai and lava flow made with Koloa Rum! Salads were fresh. Scallops and fresh catch were delicious. Nice live music to go with dinner. Will definitely go back for more.

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JD
Hawaii
51 reviews
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been eating at Gaylord'd for over 15 years. Great food, great drinks and wonderful bar area. Only drawback is service gets 'taxed" and spread thin on Luau Nights, which happened this visit. But no regrets, will be coming back again (just will avoid "certain nights"). But did their Luau back in 2013 when family visited and it is great).

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LC
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious. Always a great place in a beautiful setting. Our waitress was not the friendliest which was disappointing but the gentleman who brought us our water and bread was very nice and delightful. We try to visit this place each time we travel to Kauai and hopefully can try it again the next visit.

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k
Houston
111 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'd read about Gaylord's in a NY Times article. It was a perfect stop after leaving the airport before driving up to Princeville. The menu is not long, yet there were several things that sounded good. I settled on the Cobb Salad. The vegetables were fresh and delicious, and it included all the other ingredients that one expects in that dish. My daughter had the fish tacos with fried ahi. I'd never had ahi prepared that way, but the bite I had was delicious. I also got a couple of bites of my husband's banana coconut pie, and it was wonderful, with a creamy filling and toasted coconut.
The experience isn't just about the food. The tables are in a covered outdoor garden setting - a perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal. We are hoping to have time for another stop on our way back to the airport! Reservations are recommended, as it's not a big place.
And if you have time, take the train ride around the property to see all the fruits being grown, and to stop and feed the pigs. Or shop in the historic house, or try the rum tasting!

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OT
Chicago
128 reviews
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the ambiance! Wanted to see the plantation during our visit to Kauai. It was quiet since we arrived near closing time and the luau was later that evening.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

77th Birthday

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AL
Las Vegas
1 review
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall, a good experience. The refills on drinks was a little slow. The entertainment was excellent.

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SW
Columbus
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Atmosphere was nice. Service was excellent.

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SG
Hawaii
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. Service was a little slow but our waiter was very helpful. Will definitely come back again.

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch....outstanding on every level !

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CH
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch on Father’s Day. The choices were many and all delicious. The service was great, the shops have some unique items. We really enjoyed our time there and will go back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible, food was disappointing. Use to love this restaurant. Don't know what happened. Won't be going there any more.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! We love going there, it feels like home!

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LH
St. Louis
1 review
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting, food was great. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Great spot for that!

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NS
1 review
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we were hoping it would be. You really feel like you’re in Hawaii going to this restaurant, opposed to some of the busier & more commercial restaurants on the island. Much more relaxing.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years, and it never disappoints! Delicious food! We all loved our meals and highly recommend the cioppino, filet, and monchung special. Our waiter was fantastic and the outdoor environment beautiful!

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Phoenix
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance were awesome. Our Sunday brunch was excellent with a wide selection of dishes. The Spinach Florentine was cooked perfectly. I wish I wouldn’t have filled myself up on the entrees as I really wanted to try the omelette selections.

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C
Las Vegas
18 reviews
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch. The choices were varied but the overall food experience was average. The setting is relaxed and pretty with live background entertainment. The atmosphere is very pleasant as long as you don't have fussy toddlers nearby. We've had brunch there several times and fussy kids seem to be standard.

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B
Phoenix
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, excellent food. Great place for a relaxing lunch.

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Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely setting

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m
Los Angeles
65 reviews
2.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Second rate place that caters to busloads of cruise ship customers. The reviews suggest that they were happy. We were not. The food was mediocre at best.

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S
San Francisco
24 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. Service this time was just good. Not great. We are very picky.
Kilohana plantation is wonderful. We recommend going early, putting your name on the rum tasting list for a convenient time and enjoying the tour!

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RP
Phoenix
1 review
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been here 15 years ago and wanted to try Gaylord's again. It has changed little, which is a very good thing. Food was excellent, service even better and they still have the banana cream pie with coconut crust!

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E
Atlanta
25 reviews
3.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but not awesome. View was nice but not quite what was expected. Server was odd. He seemed to only want to do things on his schedule and his way. When we asked if we could get a lava flow with mango instead of strawberry he acted like that was impossible even though he had just told us they picked the mango fresh that morning. When I pushed to have him ask if they could do the drink he finally did and of course they did it. Similar experience asking for free dessert which we got from Yelp. He wasn’t ready to talk with us about dessert. He just really didn’t seem interested in waiting on us. Disappointing for our last meal before leaving the island.

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LK
Hawaii
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy everything about Gaylord's and visit at least once every trip to Kauai

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaylord’s is a great spot for any occasion! I was there on business but you could have a wedding reception there if you wanted too. The staff is great and the food and drinks are even better. The outdoor dining and scenery really make it special. The only reason I gave it 4 stars overall was due to the price of some menu items. Just a little pricy for my taste but it really is an experience you need to do when visiting Kauai!

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c
Los Angeles
13 reviews
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Gaylord’s is perfect for a special occasion or date. My husband enjoyed the Ahi & I ate the roasted chicken, ending the dinner with a delicious coconut banana cream pie. I recommend Gaylord’s for beautiful old plantation ambience, good food & service.

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Boise
1 review
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best Ahi tuna steak I've ever eaten!

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j
Montana
2 reviews
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had an early dinner, at times it can be busy but was acceptable on this Tuesday evening. Nice, but not overpowering music from the bar area.

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SP
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Good service. Beautiful surroundings

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t
San Diego
9 reviews
3.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Sashimi, Spring rolls great - Server nice - music and ambiance terrific- short ribs dry bland sauce , pasta oily , banana cream pie usually terrific - (I got a leftover scrap of a piece)

PIANO in Lounge Tuesday and Friday
Hank Curtis - classy act - well worth the whole evening- if you’re on Kauai- Don’t Miss Him !!!!🌺🌴🎹

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