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The Plantation House by Gaylords, Lihue, HI

The Plantation House by Gaylords

4.7
4.7
5085 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Gaylords now rebranded as The 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, fried brie, fresh seafood, delicious steaks and vegan entrees too. Don't forget about our famous Banana Cream Pie for dessert! 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 accommodate you

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Pan-Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 245-9593
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Johnny Saguid
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    Gaylord's at Kilohana offers a variety of party spaces to host your private event. Our open-air courtyard or lanai is a fun and festive space for dinner; the private dining room is the picture of historical elegance; and our newly renovated living room/bar will be the "it" spot for cocktail parties and lively mixers. Guests may order from our standard menus or hosts may choose to create a custom menu prepared epecially fo their event.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (808) 245-9593
  • Neighborhood
    Lihue
  • Cross street
    Nuhou
  • Parking details
    Free parking adjacent to the mansion.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,085 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Good for business meals

  • Kauai

    Healthy

  • Kauai

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Kauai

    Romantic

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

5,085 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    das problem war wohl der ober. 1 stunde auf ein cola gewartet (wollte sie dafür nicht berechnen, was er dann trotzdem gemacht hat), vorspeise dauert ebenso lange. nach der vorspeise hat uns der ober „gebeichtet“ dass er sich unser hauptgerichte nicht gemerkt hat (aufgeschrieben und wiederholt hatte er sie komischerweise bei aufnahme der bestellung aber) und somit die küche auch nichts vorbereitet hat. nachdem dann mittlerweile mehr als 90 minuten vergangen waren und sich das restaurant merklich geleert hatte, sind wir ohne hauptspeise wieder gegangen, der hunger und die list war verflogen. entschuldigen war anscheinend eh die hauptbeschäftigung des obers (auch an den nebentischen). hoffentlich hatte er nur einen schlechten tag und ist nicht immer so. ach ja, die vorspeise war gut!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The signature dish is listed as crab meat but is actually imitation ‘krab.’

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  3. thoman

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue was very nice, and unique. Service was great, and our Shrimp Imperial dinner was wonderful. We had a great experience and one that we would recommend.

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  4. LisaD

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good not great. Had luau going on at property during dinner so it was distracting. Nice ambience under gazebo.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped on way to airport and so glad we did. Had the fried Brie cheese for an appetizer and it was delish. The Oscar and scallops were tasty and fresh.

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  6. StaceyPR

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at The Plantation House by Gaylords and would highly recommend it. The view was absolutely beautiful and we were fortunate to sit in the gazebo with a view of the gorgeous gardens. Danielle provided outstanding service. She was friendly and attentive. The short rib dip sandwich was delicious and probably the best French dip we have ever had. After the meal, it was fun looking around the property at the gift stores, art gallery, sweet shop, clay/pottery studio and rum tasting/gift shop. We also noticed a safari ride on the property that we can go on during a future trip. It was a very memorable and special experience!

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  7. amii

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening to celebrate our 35th anniversary!

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  8. Sam22

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an early dinner at Gaylords, the location is very pleasant in a historic building. We are outside in the patio. Ambiance was great. Our appetizers were quite good. One diner had the tomato soup which was the best She’s had . The other diner had fried brie with honey. It was fantastic. We also had a local fish Oscar with hollandaise sauce. Also had butterfish which was also fantastic. Desserts are great too overall 10 out of 10. Don’t miss this place. If you’re in Kauai.

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  9. KathleenM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jessie was it lovely server who recommended just the right items to eat and drink and delighted us with stories of the tent being dismantled in front of us. Seemed like it was miserable hot and humid everywhere but on the patio at Gaylord today so we stayed a bit longer. It was wonderful!

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  10. KathleenS

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually travel to Kauai in May & celebrate our Anniversary & my friend’s birthday. We met on Kauai more than 10 yrs ago & every trip we dine at Gaylord’s . Always good with delicious food & great ambiance!

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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 4.7 stars by 5085 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Plantation House by Gaylords

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Nuhou
  • Neighborhood
    Lihue
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Pan-Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking adjacent to the mansion.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Johnny Saguid
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 245-9593
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    Gaylord's at Kilohana offers a variety of party spaces to host your private event. Our open-air courtyard or lanai is a fun and festive space for dinner; the private dining room is the picture of historical elegance; and our newly renovated living room/bar will be the "it" spot for cocktail parties and lively mixers. Guests may order from our standard menus or hosts may choose to create a custom menu prepared epecially fo their event.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (808) 245-9593
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