Gaylord's at Kilohana

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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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, Crab Cakes 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 Koloa 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 you!
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h82bl8
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Left much to be desired. Warmers for a couple of hot entrees were empty in spite of a kitchen worker being in the room all of the time. Not sure price is worth the buffet offerings. I will, however, recommend to friends, to try at least once and form their own impression. I especially enjoy meandering in the various shops on the grounds. Disappointed the ice cream shop wasn't open. Also thought we could order off a menu (versus doing the buffet), which would have been more appropriate as we eat very little meats and processed foods. Good to know, buffet only.

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CliffH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not worth the money, service was good but the food very average.

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vipJustin
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening was fantastic. Great service and food was awesome. Thank you. We have been before and it did not disappoint this time. Always a great night.

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vipNVA1
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting. Guitar accompaniment excellent. We shared poke tower excellent flavour and presentation.I had the Prime rib tasty cut and was medium rare as ordered. Could have been hotter. Overall very nice dinner

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DanielH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times over the years. One of our favorite restaurants to visit when we are in Kauai. Well prepared food and a varied menu. Great ambiance on the back patio. Always prompt and attentive service. A must visit when in Kauai.

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TomT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The music being played over the speaker system was too loud and did not fit the ambiance of Gaylord's. Very disappointing.

The music played was 50's Rock and Roll. It's the music I grew up with but was not appropriate for the Gaylord's experience.

A more Hawaiian themed music played softly would be a better choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Best we had on Kauai. And good value for the price! Would definitely go there again!

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Rick
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We go here often but last night was not our best experience. We waited longer than comfortable for the sun shade to be lowered.
food was average last night. Vegetarian pasta had a nice combination of vegetables and pasta but no seasoning, bland. I requested Parisian cheese to pick it up. Chicken breast also uneventful.
Server was good.

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vipAnonymous
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Our overall experience was not good, food was ok price was not for spending close to $300. I only gave a star for the lovely ambience and live music.

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice place! Soft music! Food was great!! Would definitely come back to again!!

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PtSw
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This restaurant is in a tropical paradise that cannot be beat! Kauai (Lihue) Hawaii is a paradise with lush, green forest and beautiful seascapes that take your breath away. Gaylord's at Kilohana sits on an old sugar cane plantation in Lihue and has been transformed into a great restaurant and bar (with one of the best Mai Tais in the world!).
Treat yourself and make a special trip to enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner on the veranda and watch the palm trees sway while you dine.

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MalcolmW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Gaylord’s! Their food is beautifully prepared and all the fish dishes are delightful plus salads are fresh and wonderful. You can’t beat the setting on the lanai - open-air and with small touches such as local flowers and leaves in little vases on every table. Everyone should eat lunch and/or dinner here at least once!

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Shawn
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good Sunday brunch, great ambiance with music and hula.

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nw500005
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a nice change from all the beach restaurants. Lovely setting around the courtyard with excellent service from Kip and Phillip. The Poke Stack was a delicious starter - the best we had at any restaurant on the island. The food was fine - nothing too adventurous but prepared as advertised.

We were really pleased with the experience and recommend that you try Gaylord's. They also have a nice wine list!

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Rljtexas
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located in a historic plantation house not far from the airport, our lunchtime visit to Gaylord’s was a perfect stop after a morning arrival. The adjacent shops are nice, too. The covered verandah surrounding three sides of an open patio afforded pretty garden views and pleasant breezes. The fish special was outstanding, and the fish and chips (ahi tuna) were also very tasty. Service was friendly and attentive, and the desserts delicious.

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SandyF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have eaten here numerous times over the years and food is always good. Occasionally service has been less than great, but this time it was outstanding! Good local fish catch as well as other options for those who don't want fish.

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GeralynM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, great food & service. Would loved to have Hawaiisn music vs. Piano. But piano player was great!

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dunordtom
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My wife and I both had Island Caprese salads, which were fair at best. The mozzarella was cut too thick and the tomato slices did not compliment the dish, allowing for Kauai farmers seemingly not growing much in the way of large tomatoes. My Crab Cake appetizer was excellent, however, my wife felt her Ahi Sashimi was cut too thick, not feeling light and delicate as sashimi usually does. Our Monchong fish entrees, prepared Oscar style and grilled, were both outstanding. We had a bit of a struggle with the wine service, which the manager helped make up for by serving us a slice of Gaylord's delicisous signature banana cream pie.

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vipSteveR
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is a great location for foodies. Awesome food and atmosphere. The dining area is under a patio and the night we were there it was a little windy and cool. There seemed to be only 1 waitress for a large number of tables, so while her service was attentive, as the night went on, less attentive.
We had been to Kauai for 4 years and heard about, but never went to Gaylord's. It is now on our MUST list, for the next time we visit Kauai!

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CharlesH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch outdoors in the beautiful garden courtyard. This is a special place, a nice change from food trucks and casual cafes.

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LoveAlohaLife
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed Sunday Brunch & it was especially delightful with the live music. Beautiful grounds & the food was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal, ambience was excellent, little disappointed that none of the shops were open, since there was a wedding. We always look forward to them being open when we visit the island and make an reservation to eat there.

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vipJanetW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Loved the addition of the deck off bar area. Have kept historical quality intact. Great food and wait staff. We had a wonderful evening. Always a must when we come to kauai

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Previous experience was much better as far as food was concerned....service was great

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Huleia
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server pleasant but forgetful re orders. Had to take back & replace more then once.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner to celebrate our wedding day. Was excellent. Waitstaff was very professional and informative.

Enjoyed the background music from the onsite luau

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DavidB
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was located on the veranda so we had a very nice view of the gardens, as well as close proximity to the live music.

Our server was attentive, but not intrusive and offered excellent selections from the menu.

Our food was prepared to our requests and the on-going table service was appreciated.

Thanks for a wonderful evening of a beautify setting, nice live music, excellent food and service!

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RonM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite place to go when we visit the Islands!
The train ride not so much! Just sat down to go and it broke down! Shortest train ride Ever! Just kidding. Will try next time!
Thanks

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KelseyB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to have lunch, look through the shops and enjoy the beautiful grounds around the property!

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GERRIB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When there is an occasion to celebrate this is the place to go. Hard to find any place better overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambience, food, drinks. Lovely dinner at Gaylords!

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Tanya
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Loved the atmosphere. Prices were very reasonable. Seafood cooked to perfection!

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Lesley
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent!...we love Gaylord’s and go there every time we are in Kauai....our server was friendly but I believe was overwhelmed with too many tables....it took 20 minutes to get the drinks we ordered....I wouldn’t say the service is fine dining...we felt like we were mostly an afterthought......fortunately the place is beautiful and we love the surroundings .....

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SusanM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor setting, great old building, friendly staff. Salad was exquisite, pork chop less so. Don't miss the banana cream pie with coconut crust!

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vipPete
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service & ambiance

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vipFoodlover
Hawaii
124 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience very nice and unforgettable. The sweet shop was so good as well with many sweet gifts.

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vipRosie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I would recommend Gaylord's because we have dined there often and had wonderful meals from their everyday menu. But this last time we reserved a table for Valentine's night having no idea that it was a fixed price menu at $80 per person until we got there. And a very limited menu that wasn't that appealing. A disappointing night!

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DavidF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentines day

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vipAndrea
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner of excellence

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vipbardwellsr
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant on Kauai ... delicious meals and fantastic service!

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Gaylord's at Kilohana is rated 4.5 stars by 2623 OpenTable diners.

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