The Plantation House by Gaylords

4.6
2927 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Gaylords now rebranded as Plantation House by Gaylords offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner and happy hour. 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, and organic salads, local seafood, meat, vegetarian, and vegan entrees. Don't forget about our famous 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, go on a rum safari adventure or take a ride on the plantation train.

If reservations are not available online, please call us anytime and we will be more than happy to accom

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2927 people are saying
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lala
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We felt rushed. Couldn’t get a reservation until 7:45. Got there a few minutes early, were directed to the bar. As soon as our drinks arrived we were almost immediately told our table was ready. It was a beautiful patio setting. We then were pretty much harassed by the waitress to order ASAP. She did not seem very interested or experienced , just all business. Food was good but nothing blew us away. After dinner they were practically sweeping under our table before we could even finish our wine. This place looks like it could be really romantic and special but we just were not feeling the vibe. Loved the ambiance of the setting…it’s a cool place for sure. Glad we went - not sure about going back though.

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JudyH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, amusing and personable waiter. Great ambiance.

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BarryM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful! Beautiful view and area. Great service.

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Kathleen
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden setting. We changed the reservation from dinner to lunch, and were very happy with the portions, price, and ambiance.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First time ever the fish under cooked. We go to kGaylord s a couple times a month and this is the first time we did not enjoy or eat the fish. Batter was soggy and fish under cooked. Probably just a off day. We will return. We love Gaylords.

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SeanB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and overall experience. We enjoyed so much! Thank you.

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vipmagnolia55
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still remains our favorite dining experience on the island. Excellent meal, excellent service! Mahalo to all!

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vipMichV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Worst service ever. They brought bread - one piece. When eaten they tried to clear our bread plates rather than offer more bread. We ordered wine. The waitress didn’t have a clue. First she brought the wrong wine. Then she brought the right vineyard but not the vintage or version on the wine list. Did
I say she didn’t have a clue?

We had to tell the waitress three times that we would pour our own wine even though the first time we told her she said that she preferred to pour her own wine too. Clueless!

The food was tasty but extremely heavy for Hawaii. Heavy on the meats and even the fish was prepared with a heavy hand of sauces.

Beautiful location. Will not return.

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LCMR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had an amazing lunch at The Plantation House. Our service was great and the food was so tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Will be back!

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JeremyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing ambience and atmosphere

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vipchristinew
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed going to the Plantation House and waited about a month for our reservation. Our waitstaff was excellent, food came out hot and fresh and of course the grounds are a delight.

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JacquilinS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time the staff was very kind and friendly. Food was great but I do wish the had more vegetarian options.

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vipColoradoNatureGirl
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience at Gaylords. Our server, Eric, was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I felt taken care of. The chef is amazing! Our monchong was delectable, and our local green salad so fresh and tasty! We indulged in a banana cream pie for dessert. The crust seemed to be made completely of crunchy coconut. So good!

The outdoor plantation feel and traditional Hawaiian music created a mood that made our meal feel special. And the shops were fun to browse (and buy a few locally made things) after our meal.

We will be back. And we will bring our local and visiting friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, fantasic food (cioppino & pork ribeye were beautifully plated and tasted even better) and top not service (Jen you were great!) made our evening wonderful.

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CondoMan
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant greatly exceeded my expectations. Beautiful and comfortable, horse shoe shaped covered dining area around a patio. The food (fish) was excellent and our waiter Jen, was outstanding. Highly recommend. Our favorite restaurant of the week.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service atmosphere

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kathyi
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great including our waiter. The fish dish was a little much soy sauce in it for me

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ReneeF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location for our final meal on Kauai before departing for home. Service was a 10+ and the meal was the best one on the island.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great waiter. Loved the ambiance. Great place!!

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MichaelH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience at Gaylords. Beautiful dining area and great service by Jeff. He was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of insight into the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff was very friendly

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James
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Food was sub par. Seafood was rubbery. Would not recommend or go back.

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SusanS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous estate! Cool shops and great restaurant! The food was amazing and the desserts were delicious!

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chowhounds
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The Plantation House by Gaylords is a beautiful restaurant and the food was amazing. The only problem is that there is not enough wait staff to accommodate the tables that were seated. The server and front desk help tried their hardest - but the wait was long and many things were missed. I'll give them another try though because the food was excellent.

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AandCinSoCA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we have eaten at this great restaurant, we are taken in by the ambiance and food quality. They absolutely have the best MaiTai recipe we have ever tasted!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Located in grand plantation house Gaylords ambiance is terrific. We had a great end table facing the expansive lawn & gardens. Service from Tiffany & crew was excellent as well as my mushroom soup & my wife’s pork chop w/Okinawan sweet potatoes. Seafood trio was good but should have had the catch of the day Chinese style. Had luau event next to us so heard Hawaiian music & singing. Nice way to spend last night in paradise!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I think the waiter was new. We ordered drinks, a bit later we ordered starters, but the drinks didn’t come until we were almost finished with the starters. When the drinks came the tray tipped, the drinks fell with glass and liquid all over including me. Of course there were apologies. Accidents do happen. I think an experienced waiter would have ad least compt the drink.

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StevesWife
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was spectacular from start to finish! Food and service was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Would definitely recommend doing the Rum Safari also

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NadineN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It started nice with our Ahi Loki starter but then our guest was given a unsatisfactory mai tai just mostly juice very little alcohol and then their meal which was the special for the evening was very unsatisfying the manchong fish with caprese salad and potatoes and beets sauce was not enticing to the eyes or even tasty not good at all. The asparagus was at least nicely done so that was probably the only thing that was eaten from their plate from that dinner special. My guest wanted a port wine which was absolutely awful it was full of sediments so it was probably old from sitting too long the bartender should of immediately caught that before serving our table and last but not least the bread pudding was way too soggy and no flavoring. I was very embarrassed for picking this restaurant for my guest for their very first visit to eat at Gaylords but unfortunately this night the food and drinks were NOT up to Gaylord standards but one thing I do want to compliment is that our waitress and server for the evening was very professional and I do appreciate that at the least. Would I ever recommend this restaurant again to my future guest I do not know…maybe

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BrittanyT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere and great service! Our waitress Tiffany was very personable. We will be back!

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Jenip424
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The setting and the service was great, but the food was very outdated and heavy. It seemed like the menu hadn’t been updated since the 60s. Our waiter was amazing and the ambiance was great, I just wish the food was better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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Hank
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The waitress was confident about her career. She talk a lot with all the guest to entertain dinners, but at the same time she lost her memries that we had order main dishes and wine and that she had committed to serve a bowl of soup to share between two of us. She said she would check the dessert was still available at the kitchen, and came back to tell the menu was finished 20mibutes later. We enjoyed the beautiful garden and the twists. The restaurant needs a more education and the significant change of the service mechanism.

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NancyH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We liked everything about it except for too much truffle oil in one entree.

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KatherinP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place, the food is delicious the dessert was wonderful very recommended

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DennisH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Got to Gaylord's a little early so we went to the lounge. Was not crowded at all and we were able to enjoy our drink before being notified our table was ready. Service was great, the food was fantastic, and the setting was perfect.

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JanetR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our waiter from Long Island. Bus service was too notch always refilling our water and clearing empty dishes. Food was delicious seafood pasta and my husband had the seafood trio

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was beautiful. Drinks and food were amazing! Our waitress Liz was wonderful. Definitely recommend the experience here!!

FAQs

The Plantation House by Gaylords offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 245-9593.

The Plantation House by Gaylords is rated 4.6 stars by 2927 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.