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About Gaylord's at Kilohana

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. Join us at Gaylord's to enjoy the best of what Kauai has to offer in island food and experience. Call for reservations and details on weekly entertainment.
Memorable by day…Unforgettable by Night.

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American, Pan-Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday Brunch 9:00am-2:30pm

Cross Street:
Nuhou

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 245-9593

Website:
ww.https://www.gaylordskilohana.com./

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.

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.

Parking Details:
Free parking adjacent to the mansion.

Executive Chef:
Mark Sassone

Additional:
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

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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Gaylord's at Kilohana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Special Occasion (39)
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Romantic (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Local Ingredients (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Scenic View (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Live Music (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Authentic (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Fun (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Healthy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely setting in the courtyard. Lunch was delicious and the service was friendly and quick. Can’t wait to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was horrible. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table with a reservation. Waited 20 minutes to receive the drink order. Rolls were not fresh. Service inattentive. However, the main course was good.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service but food was just average. Seafood stew had calamari that was a bit rubbery and the clams while large were too old. Cabernet wine was very good

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice atmosphere for an evening meal. Food and service very good; nice wine list.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Gaylord's has an attractive setting and should be a great place to eat. Instead, indifferent service and overpriced food choices prevent a pleasant experience. The main dining area was not full when we were there and yet we were constantly looking for our server for one thing or another. The food took forever to arrive and was only warmish and not hot when it finally arrived. We waited for the plates to be cleared. We waited to be asked if we wanted desert. We waited for the desert. It was so bad that we made a game of guessing how long each wait would be and then timing it on my phone to see who had the closer guess. You know there's something wrong when customers resort to this. For the rich prices they charge, you'd certainly expect first class service.

Gaylord's has the potential to be a decent place if they could just act like the customers mattered and stepped up their game. We won't be going back, however.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was slow and poor. We felt ignored. There was a set menu for Vaelentine’s Day. Soup or salad and my wife and I ordered prime rib. We ordered drinks prior to ordering our meal. It took unreasonably long to get our drinks (cup of hot water with lemon and a glass of wine). The waitress had to be reminded to get our drinks. We asked for bread with our soup but we didn’t get any until after we were done. It took a while to receive our main course. I cannot imagine taking that long to cut a piece of meat.

The prime rib was delicious. My compliments to the chef. Too bad he or she is not surrounded by good servers. 4 - star meal with 1-star service.

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Valentines Day Dinner as a party of 4, we were seated right away, and had great attentive service. I wasn’t aware of a fixed menu for Valentine’s Day when I made the reservation, which was a bummer- but the main course we did pick from the list were excellent. The Dessert Trio was delish And It was a great place to spend the holiday.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We have dined at Gaylord’s many times and always have had a great experience. This lunch was not great—we were seated immediately but waited at least 15 min to get water and for our waiter to take our drink order. We asked for a napkin as one of the place settings did not have it, and had to ask twice to get one. Asked for ketchup 2 times and never received. The whole experience was sub-par, others around us got their food before us, and we only had 3 people ordering before them. We like Gaylord’s but definitely not up to the standards we have come to expect.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Every aspect of the meal and ambiance was excellent...the young man who was our waiter was horrible for a restaurant of this level....made our whole event a poor experience....have been there numerous times and this makes us wonder about coming back and certainly think about recommending to friends....very disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2018

What a treat. Did the train ride in the morning, dinner in the evening. Service and food couldn't be any better.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and service. Lovely ambiance. Will return next time I visit Kauai!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have loved previous visits to Gaylord's Sunday Brunch; however, our recent experience was a disappointment. The ala carte menu had changed with a very poor omelette being substituted for the signature steak and egg option. Service was exceptionally bad---we had to ask twice for coffee when we arrived and had to wait until we could flag down our server for refills. Juice was not offered.

We do not mind paying a premium price for exceptional food and excellent service; but, the food and service did not warrant the premium price on our most recent visit. It was a disappointment.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I think the food could have been good, if it wasn’t cold when we finally received it. We were waiting an hour for our appetizer, our waiter kept looking at us, but didn’t check on our food. I think it was sitting in kitchen for quite a while. People that arrived after us were served a lot quicker. When we finally got our waiters attention and said we’d been waiting an hour our food came right out. Appetizer and main course! Entree was cold.
We had been so looking forward to this experience and were sadly disappointed. The service was horrible. Also they didn’t even offer us a discount or anything for the shoddy service. The busboy however was amazing. I wish I could remember his name.
Because of our horrible experience I could never recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderfully comfortable dining atmosphere, excellent cuisine and service!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2018

On our previous 5 trips to Kauai, we have enjoyed an outstanding lunch at Gaylord’s. This trip, we took 2 friends who are traveling with us to Gaylord’s to celebrate our friend’s birthday. The difference was that this time we went for dinner. We were extremely disappointed in our meal and must say we did not enjoy this time. Will hesitate about returning.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Covered patio seating with beautiful view of gardens. We had lunch there on our way to the airport to fly back to states. Very nice presentation and mahi mahi was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This is our second visit to Gaylord's. We live in Wisconsin and had dinner last year in February when we came to Kauai, so we were pleased to come again. The food both times was wonderful. We had catch of the day Mahi mahi and it was a delicious meal. The service by Davea was excellent , too.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Well, there were 5 in our group and 4 ate lunch. My hamburger came grilled with the parchment paper cooked into the burger . I returned it and the waiter returned with another burger which was cooked to the point of charcoal. I bit into it to be fair and the burger crumbled as chunks of charcoal from the meat fell in the plate. I ate no lunch , he brought be a mini salad between the two burger wait. I was so hungry when we left. Not a good experience for me but the other 4 n the group enjoyed their lunches.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We have always come for brunch. Its a lovely environment - great live music on a porch setting. The buffet is nice from sliced roast beef, fish, lox, delicious cheeses, and many breakfast items. Being a lover of veggies - and having special dietary needs - the best omelet to order is plain cheese. Our server forgot to put in our order this most recent time, but has never been our experience previously. Surprised us - no "I'm sorry. I'll check on it." even after 45 minutes.
That said, it is an enjoyable place to try for brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went to the Sunday Brunch and everything was wonderful. The Seared Ahi Benedict makes the trip. Koloa Rum tasting room next door caps off the meal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Sunday brunch was fantastic. Friendly staff, beautiful outdoor seating. Didn't hurt that there were unlimited mimosas.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food excellent, but service was terrible. Orders mixed up, very slow services. However, they recognized the problem & comped our bill.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

excellent dining great wait staff beautiful view cocktail very good

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We always make time to visit Gaylord's at least once each visit to Kaua'i and several times on other visits.

We find lunch at Gaylords to be a nice ending to our visit to the island before catching our plane home.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Mostly, our visit was very pleasant. Due to the rain, our table location was directly in a draft. The food and service were great. Music in the lounge was very entertaining. We would defiantly return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Beautiful location and nice staff. The food was good but not great. A bit too sweet and inconsistent. I don’t know if we would go back but on a nice night it’s a good place.

I might suggest they include a bit of the history on the menu. It’s interesting and should be talked about.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Gaylord’s has gone thru many changes thru the last 15 years. Glad to say that the menus is back to the true Gaylord traditions with a local Kauai flavor and spice.
All vegetables are local grown with a great taste. Tradition of old time Kauai with fish and meat dishes in a great atmosphere.
Give them a try.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Catch of the day, grilled fish was overdone. Special occasion was not recognized for us but was for another party. Rather disappointing.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went with family on our Kauai trip. We had been 20 years ago for a couple's dinner. Food and service were excellent as we remembered. The price was now quite comparable to other restaurants on the island. A little loud and dark because of the setting but otherwise a very good choice. Excellent local food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Beautiful setting for Brunch! Live music that was a perfect touch. Brunch dishes that stood out were the Roast beef, deviled eggs and Masalas. Just think it is a bit over priced for the selection and $10 for a mimosa on top of that will make me think twice about going next year.

Tags: Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable lunch at a unique historical plantation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was slower than expected

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place for lunch. Only when ordering a salad try to stay away from the chicken. Wife had added the chicken which was very dry. Even waitress said they have hard time keeping it moist. She took cost off bill. Overall a great place to eat. We live on the island and go for lunch every so often. Highly recommended

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a business dinner and the service was superior. I believe our waiter was Jeff and he
was fantastic. They had wine on special that was a very good value and great selections.
The fresh fish was cooked to perfection. I normally don't eat dessert but we all had dessert and
it was delightful. We will be back for our next business meal in February.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Gaylords has been our go to restaurant on our last night in Kauai before departing for the airport. It's a beautiful setting and the service has always been pleasant and excellent. However, after this visit we both agreed we weren't interested in going back. Salad consisted of wilted/soggy greens, Cioppino was fish(y) in a marinara sauce and our favorite Coconut Banana Pie didn't wow us like it did on previous visits.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Superb food in an quite and very special garden setting- not to be missed!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Late dining, not great, no view, nothing to look at. Could have live music or something! But, go for the food, which is excellent! As good as any NYC restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent place for a quiet lunch. For was very good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Had dinner here while on a day excursion of the island. Very good food, live music, just a real good venue.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Our evening was perfect. We started with delicious cocktails in the relaxed, soothing bar. Our service was impecable and well trained. All of us enjoyed and shared our food. The only Vegetarian was pleased with the selections available. Farm to table, the salads were so fresh, one could tell it came right from the organic garden.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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