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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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1939 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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  • Good for a Date
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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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 1939 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.7
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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1.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Very lovely setting

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Delicious food. Good service. Beautiful surroundings

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

This place is definitely a little gem located on the Kilohana Plantation. Going here is a definite must as the food and scenery is great.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent Sunday brunch buffet and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Lovely venue, outstanding service and great food

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Celebrated our 50th anniversary at Gaylord's! It was recommended by a friend for our special day! Loved everything about it!!!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

OUSTANDING! The best fine dining meal our group has had since being in Kauai. Daeva was our server and she was great. The serving was timely and not intrusive. The overall ambience was conducive to good conversation while enjoying a great meal and company. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Our dinning experience was excellent! The ahi and cioppino exceeded our expectations, and the desserts were out of this world! We were so full from dinner that we took the desserts to go! Banana coconut cream pie and some special ice cream pie!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The venue is nice. There was a live background music which we enjoyed. The food was good. But we felt overpriced.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Wonderful location with beauty all aroumd. Very friendly staff and good food.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The view and ambiance was amazing as usual. It was slow, yet our food took 45 minutes to arrive. Turns out another table ordered what we did and they got our food. Nobody told is what was going on until we asked the runner, who was on his first day alone. We weren't in a hurry so it wasn't a big deal, but our server ignored us most of the time. Food was great so we we're happy overall. Just don't get Charlene as a server.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I was very disappointed in the menu as there was no identifying the gluten free items. I asked the waiter which items were gf and he really did not seem that knowledgeable about gf items. I was informed that the baked chicken was gf but when it arrived at the table there was a sauce on the chicken which I was not sure about and the waiter never came back to the table for me to inquire about the sauce. The service was not great, it seems our waiter left and another waiter took over our table who did not seem concerned with our table. On a positive note the outside dining area was beautiful as was the music and the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Gaylord’s is a unique restaurant featuring a style and ambiance of it’s own. Dining is a memorable event. We come here every time we are in Kauai!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

This is one of our favorite spots to eat at! The Happy hour food and drinks were the best. I wish we would of stayed at the bar area for the sinner.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Historic Plantation home, several delightful gift shops, and nice grounds. Our lunch was very good--we had Reuben and their short rib "dip". Our waitress was excellent--all in all a wonderful afternoon!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delightful brunch buffet, although very few things were labeled so it was a guessing game what most of it was. Everything was delicious though!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Any time you can comfortably time your meal is a good time. Sunny days are slower than cloudy days. Take advantage. Lovely food and great aloha service. And take advantage of the rum tasting at Koloa.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Always love the fresh fish of the day—it needed more sauce and fish was dry—a little over cooked...hence 4 stars instead of 5. Dessert was the best—funnel cake with vanilla ice cream with a squirt if caramel sauce all over it.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Very cool venue. There are a few shops on the grounds that are pretty cool (including one where they make pottery). There is also a train that you can take the family on (check the schedule though as it doesn't run all the time) The food was decent, but definitely overpriced for what it was. I was expecting fine dining for those prices, but I guess you are paying for the scenery. I will say their cocktails were really good. Great service by the staff!

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was just barely okay, not worth the cost. This place seems dated and in need of repair. I had the linguine with shrimp and it was just ok - they probably put a pound of pasta there, but the dish just was not right and no one should get a pound of pasta. My husband had the special fish dish - it was dry and tasteless.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

very nice location, interesting history/background, reasonable size portions (not the usually huge ones!), attached to more attractions/entertainments on the same premises

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