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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:
Mark Sasson

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 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Bring your significant other for a special valentines meal prepared by Chef Mark Sasson.

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Gaylord's at Kilohana Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (49)
Romantic (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
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Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (30)
Local Ingredients (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Scenic View (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Live Music (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Healthy (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

Service and presentation were superb. We go whenever we are on Kauai.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always make our way to Gaylords when we vacation to Kauai. One of our favorite dining spots.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

It was completely adequate. We ordered drinks and food. Then we drank and ate. Nobody stopped us.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

A beautiful and historical Home is the setting for dinner. All tables are in the courtyard area. Tables afford a degree of privacy. It is truly a charming setting. The menu is not extensive but well rounded and quite reasonable.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It's all a matter of taste, and for our taste the food at Gaylord's was unfortunately average, nothing special. The ahi tuna had so much flavor crust on it, that it was hard to taste the tuna. The cioppino was average, pretty heavy on tomato sauce, again obscuring the flavors of the fish. The mahi-mahi daily special was OK, but again didn't do anything to set off the special flavors of that fish. We had a dessert that was ice cream with whipped cream on it, again nothing specially interesting or exciting about it.
We enjoyed the ambiance of eating outdoors, around the patio. Also dining that way was much less noisy than a usual restaurant, and easier for the person in our party who uses hearing aids. Service was attentive and informative, without hovering, great job.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing experience. I loved every bite

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

A wonderful surprise! What a treat to find this beautiful Resteraunt on our last day there. Go early to have time to brows through the shops there as well. Wonderful food and wonderful history.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a delicious dinner at a beautiful table for 2. The seared ahi tuna was amazing! I would definitely go there again the next time I am in Kauai.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

When in Kauai...Gaylord's should be a must
Mai Tai's and lava Flows...two great choices for cocktails.
Crab and artichoke cheese dip made with artichoke hearts, blue crab, and capers in a mozzarella cream cheese blend then baked with an asiago gratin. Topped with a tomato concasse and served with housemade crostinis ....super appetizer.
The sea scallops were served over potato croquettes and lentils with applewood smoked bacon, fennel cream sauce and lightly dressed arugula greens ...done just right!
The Cioppino was some of the best I've had. It had the day's fresh catch plus scallops, blue crab, shrimp, clams, and calamari in a spicy tomato sauce with a coconut lemongrass beurre blanc.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place for any occasion. Elegant settings,classic in style,great food and very enthusiastic,professional and helpful staff (with exception of greeting person-blond young girl who forgot that smile can do miracles), She was the first impression of the place,thankfully the rest was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Grilled Mahi Mahi was excellent but the Seared Ahi Tuna with sauce was not my favorite preparation. Food came very fast but we felt rushed by the waiter. Not a very personable experience. While disappointed in the overall experience, would be willing to try it again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ordered a Cobb salad no blue cheese dressing and no bacon.
I received a Cobb salad loaded with blue cheese. I apologized to the waitress thinking the menu read blue cheese dressing AND blue cheese, thinking I made the mistake. Upon looking at the menu I realized I was not, that the kitchen ignored my request.
I should not have been embar Edie Kohl Margules no. But embarrassed and apologized profusely BUT instead should have received an apology from the management. AND if someone doesn’t want blue cheese dressing WHY WHY WHY would you top off the salad with lumps of blue cheese? We went for lunch. We are not going back for a dinner.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Food was tasty. Bread pudding was delicious! Our server was great; we did have a wait for our food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Came here to celebrate my 50th Birthday while visiting on Kauai. We sat on the edge of the patio with a great view on the open grass area. Service was great but they never mentioned or celebrated my birthday even through we told them when making the reservation. I ordered the prime rib medium and it came out well done...almost no pink. It still taste good so I didn’t complain. The meal was very pricey but we knew that going in.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Very nice staff!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A step back in time, true plantation feel...the restaurant is in same grounds as Mahiki Lounge (attached) and koloa rum company.
Prices equal to other Kauai island fine dining.
feels like you are outdoors with the open air environ. beautiful

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had 10 in our party which was no problem given the semi-outdoor dinning. Great venue for small or large parties, great food and service.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We wanted to eat some place special for Christmas dinner and decided on Gaylord’s. They offered a prix fix menu for $52. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went for Christmas dinner was not told that the menu was a special one was disappointed as we would have liked to have tried some items that were not available I made this reservation months ago and yet we were seated at the back in a very busy serving area. Tried addressing this with the women at check in but she clearly was not having a good day and her snappy comment back was your table is where it is and we are busy as you can see! Unfortunately dinner was below average and overpriced for the quality and quantity My soup was warm not hot my daughters salad was very very small. My main course was fish and it was burnt and dry The only saving grace was our very friendly server. Not the Christmas dinner we expected left disappointed

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a family Christmas dinner at Gaylord’s! Did the price fixe 3 course dinner. This included soup or salad, choice of entree and a dessert trio. 3 had the prime rib entree, 1 had the pasta with seafood and another had the chicken. Everyone was pleased with their dinner and left the table completely satisfied. We also had a mai tai and lava flow drinks. All were very good. The atmosphere was lovely and the weather was perfect. We highly recommend Gaylord’s!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food is always fresh and first rate at Gaylord's. Our waiter Craig was very friendly and attentive, as is all the staff.

Tags: Organic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

They were unprepared to be open on Christmas Eve - served different entree than was ordered, under staffed, hostess and waiter were kind and did their best. Nearly ruined our Christmas Eve night

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Exceptional service and has exquisite food. The price was the most reasonable yet the best food we had in two weeks while on Kauai . The people are so kind & Efficient in all matters
I would highly recommend this for any reason or occasion

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was a repeat visit as we had such a great time several years ago. Food was very good and service friendly from all parties.

The drawback was that we opted for a later brunch time at 1pm. It was Christmas Eve and evidently they were busy getting ready for dinner. We were seated in a dark corner and our waitress and other servers pretty much forgot about us in the changeover about halfway through our meal for drinks and bussing of table. Though everyone was very nice, we still left feeling that the experience was not quite what we were hoping for.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This used to be a favorite place. Unfortunately, it is no longer as lovely as it was nor is the food as good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent choice for a quite relaxed dinner! We love to dine at Gaylords every year during our vacation

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We visited Gaylords for a buffet style brunch while vacationing on Kauai.
We have gone to Gaylords for brunch and dinner every time we have vacationed here, and have had good experiences every visit.
This visit was dissapointing.
A choice of a chef cooked egg omelette or Benedict was included. My choice of a sesame encrusted seared ahi egg Benedict was very good.
The buffet was generally ok, but the scrambled eggs and the frittata were rubbery and over cooked. The rest of the buffet selections were ok, but nothing stuck out as special.
My wife held off on ordering a veggie omelette until later in the meal. The kitchen lost the order, when we asked our server about it, we also said if it wasn't ready, it was ok, don't prepare a replacement, just bring the check. After another lengthy wait, the server brought a replacement omelette, and was very apologetic......
The couple that provided entertainment was very good, and the best part of the visit.
We will give them try on our next return to Kauai for dinner, but not for brunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is a great local restaurant that is the perfect setting for any special occasion. The service and atmosphere are terrific, and the food was divine. A must, whether you are local or visiting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We were celebrating a special occasion, which we indicated on our reservation. It was never acknowledged. My husband ordered your fish of the day. The serving was only 1.5 oz. or less...what a disappointment and rip-off. I ordered a salad with tomatoes, portabello mushrooms, pine nuts and blue cheese. I had two tiny cherry tomatoes that were cut in half, two tiny slivers of mushrooms, about 1 tbsp of pine nuts and small amount of blue cheese. Again, big rip-off in price. I asked the waitress for some bread, as I was still hungry and she said "We don't serve bread at lunch, but I'll check". She never did anything about it. When asking for a refill of our beverage, it took oer 10 min. to do so. When clearing the table, the waitress dropped a heavy knife on my right hand, which caused bruising and swelling. We have always been good customers of yours over the years and recommended your restaurant to many of our friends. Not any more, after what we experienced. There are way too many other restaurants in the area who will be happy for our business. You have priced yourself out of the ballpark.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very nice restaurant, excellent food and service. The ambiance is interesting as the restaurants layout is u shaped and gives you the feeling you are on a ranch eating outdoors. I loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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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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