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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:
http://www.gaylordskauai.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:

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, 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 20 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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Holiday Sunday Brunch 9:00am-2:30pm
Featuring Gaylord's traditional Sunday Brunch with Holiday offerings.
Christmas Eve Dinner Hours 4:00pm-8:30pm Christmas Eve Menu- Prix Fixe $52.00 (children under 12…$20.00). Ala Carte Menu Available- Reservations Highly Recommended

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Christmas Day Menu
Prix Fixe 52.00 (Children 12 and Under are $20.00). Ala Carte Menu Available. Day Hours 12:00pm-8:00pm
Reservations Highly Recommended

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Gaylord's traditional Sunday Brunch with Holiday Offerings. 9:00am-2:30pm
Reservations highly recommended. Dinner 4:00pm-9:30pm Prix Fixe 52.00
(Children 12 and Under are $20.00). Ala carte menu available. Reservations highly recommended.

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Gaylord's at Kilohana Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.2

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4.6

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4.0

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Romantic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Brunch (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Scenic View (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (12)
Live Music (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Healthy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 18 hours ago

Food was incredibly ordinary; way overpriced and overrated. Ambiance is best left unsaid: this is a place that time past by long ago. Skip it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Live piano music in the bar, which we could also hear from our dining table outside was lovely. The shops were a delight to visit before dinner. Food was delicious, especially banana coconut cream pie after dinner and mai tai with fresh ingredients before dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had great expectations as this restaurant was highly recommended. We found the food lacking and service was inattentive. Disappointing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was a great place to spend dinner on our honeymoon. It gives you the feeling of being on an island isolated from the commercial feel of poipu

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was mediocre. Nothing spectacularly great. Quite a few choices. The omelets were tasty. $10 for bottomless mimosa was good deal. Music was too loud. Impossible to enjoy. Also we couldn’t carry on a conversation because of the volume on the live performance.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The website advertised a Bloody Mary buffet. We were disappointed to find out it was no longer offered.
The individual slicing the prime rib took painstakingg effort to slice it paper thin. It gave the perception that they were “cheap” on what was a fairly expensive buffet.
The live music really added to the ambiance. Very enjoyable

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonder!!! Had a great brunch

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place for family brunch when visiting the island! Ahi Benedict is a must try. The food was really good, although its definitely not set up to be kid friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I’ve been to Gaylords several times and I’m always impressed. Great food, great atmosphere, and always really friendly helpful staff. Craig took care of us this night and he is very friendly, helpful, considerate and his service is excellent. Great drinks and usually very good food. Overall a very pleasant and comfortable experience and am looking forward to my next visit. Keep up the good work guys!

Aloha

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Live Music, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. My husband and I went while on our honeymoon to celebrate his birthday. We finished the rum tasting next door and stepped into the bar for a cocktail (actually two, because they were delicious and we were enjoying the ambiance). Dinner was wonderful with our only complaint being too full after an appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert. The staff was professional and the beauty of the plantation home has been preserved. I would highly recommend for any special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous food. Would recommend it to anyone visiting Kauai.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were visiting Kauai for our 20th anniversary we booked Thanksgiving dinner here. My husband booked this reservation almost three weeks in advance and stated it was our anniversary. We got there about 20 mins early so went to the bar and had a couple of drinks. Hostess finally came for us and instead of sitting in a nice romantic area they stuffed us up in a indoor room filled with unruly kids. We were the only couple sitting among the large loud families. The food arrived we got the Thanksgiving traditional dinner which was horrible!! I had to send my first plate back because it was ice cold. Second plate wasn't much better. Turkey was really dry as was the stuffing gravy ( which if you could find it) was like water. I will say that the Kale Salad I ordered was delicious and they gave us a complimentery dessert for our anniversary. Other than that worst Thanksgiving dinner ever.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and ambiance were great as usual But hostess was rude. Had to ask the kitchen if she could seat us because we showed up at 7:45 for a 7:30 reservation. There were only two other tables occupied out of 20 or so total.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving meal was mediocre and ridiculously over priced for what it was. Our server was really nice, but that didn’t make up for an otherwise disappointing experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was a bust

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dine at Gaylord’s at least once during our annual returns to Kauai. The beautiful outdoor ambiance and delicious food are hallmarks we’ve come to expect over the years. Mahalo!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Spectacular food and service

Thoroughly enjoyed it

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Decent meal with family.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was delicious but getting any kind of service from the wait help was near impossible. Asked one waitress for an item and was told that we weren't her table. Asked another and they said sure but she might forget so make sure and ask someone else as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sadly our brunch at Gaylord’s was not what we experienced in the past. We’ve had brunch there on almost every visit to the Island in the past 18 years. This visit was very disappointing. The Bloody Mary was bland, the Prime Rib was over cooked, most dishes were cold and dried out. Was a disappointing start to our Sunday. Gaylord’s needs to re-evaluate!!!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous location, gardens, surroundings and decor. Great food & top-notch service. Expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is one of our favorite finds in all our travel Sites! We will return again and again.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Music, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Fun, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Lovely, locally-sourced food. Attentive personable wait staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Simply the finest dining experience one can have on Kauai and, frankly, anywhere else one could go. We have eaten lunch here on several occasions during previous visits to the island but this was our first for dinner - it was beyond even our greatest expectations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our waitress, Madison, was efficient and helpful. Our two entrees were excellent- Ohno and ahi.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was our third time here and we were very happy and satisfied with our whole dining experience again. We hope to return the next time we’re visiting Kauai!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We have been coming to Gaylord's for many years. The food never disappoints but the service left a bit to be desired. Long wait in the bar area. We unfortunately seated ourselves too near the piano. When they played, we could no longer converse. Seemed to have lost some of its charm.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Staff knew it was our anniversary and sat us at what they felt was a private romantic table. It was private. Almost outside! Could have been romantic but there was a luau going on on the plantation property and the music and sounds were distracting. Service was very good. Food was plentiful and tasty but I was not overwhelmed. My short ribs were dry and my husband said his scallops were nothing special. The experience overall was very nice but I expected more.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Too bad the menu and food doesnt do
justice to the great setting. We ordered
two plate luncbes, and no bread was
provided. Fish was dry as was the rice.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

After an initial issue with the hostess (that the manager addressed to our full satisfaction) my wife and I had a great dinner (as always). Drinks and wine were very good, food was wonderful and our waitress was very friendly, attentive and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
One fact to consider: on Thursday nights people from the cruise ship Pride of America attend the luau next door and some have dinner at the restaurant before. Those people fill up the restaurant and keep the wait and kitchen staff busy. It appears that the cruise ship crowd is gone by 6:30 pm. Dining after 6:30 is therefore a good option.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

45 minutes from order to table. No fault of the server. My burger was well done when I asked for medium. My mother's fish tacos arrived as "fish of the day", but considering we didn't want to wait any longer, accepted our over cooked and wrong orders (her order was comped). Overall, an excellent restaurant with great ambiance, friendly and attentive wait staff, awesome Mai Tais, but the head chef needs a reality check.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was great, the service was slow. It took 40+ minutes to get our burger and fish tacos. We had allowed an hour for lunch prior to driving to the airport, causing us to have to scarf our food down in under 15 minutes. When we came for dinner a few days earlier, service was much faster, so we weren’t prepared for the long wait at a much less busy time.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food but even better service! Can't say enough how wonderful and kind our server was and how romantic and beautiful the surroundings! Mahalo!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I used to love going to Gaylord's when visiting Kauai. I feel that service and the quality of food has gone down hill over the last couple of years. After this past visit, I don't think I will go back. Will look for other brunch options on Kauai. I mentioned something and they really didn't seem to care. The setting is lovely, but service is lacking and better food can be had elsewhere.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It’s a must! We had the breakfast (2 adults). It was $40 per person. Spendy but worth it!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Sunday brunch was wonderful. Our waiter was attentive and informative.We have eaten there before for dinner and it was amazing. The key lime pie is outstanding.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food presentation was beautiful, nice atmosphere . Disappointed that prime rib was not available on the evening we were there due to the luau. The Ahi is FANTASTIC both as appetizer an main course . YOU must get the Coconut pie. Waiter was new but we had a wonderful busboy. Should have used bug spray for the time of evening we were there. Been to Kauai many many times, first time at Gaylord's an we will go back, it is must. Glad we had reservations! Thank you Open Table!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Booked Sun brunch at Gaylord's. Food was OK but rather disjointed. Yogurt bar w/add-ons but no spoons. Buffet only for sides and lunch items. One "entree" item ie omelette, egg Benedict, etc. included. Veg omelette on entree w/only onion, tomato, peppers yet later learned sauteing mushrooms, zucchini, on station with short ribs and sirloin. Would have liked to have those as option for omelette. Service very poor, Ordered Bloody Mary bar at same time omelette, food came and was half gone before vodka arrived. It had obviously been sitting at the bar for some time since it was so watery. Dessert almost non-existent. Small donut holes w/cinnamon sugar and small cream puffs. That's it.... would not go back.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

When we come to Kauai, we always go to Gaylord’s. It has really gone downhill since our last visit in Jsnusry. My wife wanted he filet, and asked our waiter Sam how much they cooked their medium rare. He said they had a professional cook and it would be medium rare. Either he was just impudent or didn’t know anything about cooking meat. I think his problem was both, including inexperience. That was the last time we saw him until he took dessert order, bus boy had to bring dessert menu. He said their fish was “oni”, not even knowing it was “ono”. Fish was over cooked, dry and burned from the grill. Dinner took almost 2 hours, lots of waiting. The table next to us took over 1 hour just to get appetizers. Gaylord’s used to be real good, but I won’t be returning. Also, weekend night but no music like they used to have.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Slow service

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