The Plantation House by Gaylords

4.7
3164 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 3164 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful dining and atmosphere

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AshlieRaeHolladay
Austin
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first anniversary and we wanted a special place to dine. We booked late and asked for the best table possible. They knocked it out of the park! Table was first class, so romantic and our server (Malai sp?) was incredible. She brought us champagne and never made us feel rushed. Truly enjoyed the evening and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place to enjoy a meal. The Planation is quaint and full of history. Go early and enjoy a mai tai at their bar. I highly recommend the duck…simply scrumptious! Very friendly staff. We enjoyed our conversation with the manager. Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always try to eat a lunch at Gaylords when we come to Kauai.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was magical and felt very authentic with the gardens and train tour Thru the orchards.

LS
vipLaurentS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with excellent food and service. Ideally located in an historic house with terrace and garden.

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dunordtom
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Anna, our server, never mentioned the menu specials, didn’t bring our wine until we were well into our entrees, brought the dessert menu while we were still enjoying our entrees. Asked if we wanted to place a dessert order even though my wife had not finished her entrée. Other table assistants were terrific, Anna was not.

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Visitor
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cioppino was excellent! Fresh catch good. Brussel sprouts were amazing! They are struggling with staffing now, but the setting is beautiful and we were happy to have a slow pace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful lunch setting on the way to the airport. Shrimp phyllo appetizer was delicious. Super fun way to say goodbye to Kauai!

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vipRickie
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place! Love the history

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JackG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value—very tasty, fresh food in good quantity—at a unique location. We had lunch; if we were staying in Kauai, I believe we’d come back to try dinner.

MJ
vipMJOD
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was quite the place! We loved it. Great food, great service, and a beautiful location! Pasta, short rib, steak dinners all great.

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ScottS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Excellent service. Steak was inedible.
The took it off the bill.

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Kauailover
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Beautiful place and the food LOOKED beautiful, but it was tasteless. We paid a lot for it and all for of us were disappointed in our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

CG
vipCliftonGal
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time at The Plantation House. It’s a lovely restaurant.our server was excellent. We had the shrimp appetizer, my husband had the lamb shank and I had the shrimp pasta. Both very good.

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LynnS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had great lunch outside. There were children who were not well behaved but that is not the fault of the restaurant.

DL
vipDavidL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mai Tai’s

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nm5060
Omaha
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. One of the best restaurants we ate at in Kauai. Service was very good even though the server was very busy. I had the fish special Oscar style and my husband had the Portuguese Fish Stew (Cioppino). Both were excellent. Would definitely eat here again.

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vipKen1
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was average at best for a higher-end restaurant. It took over 10 minutes for the server to take our order.

KA
KipA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to Gaylords again this year and were not disappointed. Food was delicious and the setting is very relaxing. We also enjoy the lounge before or after a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Tiffany was sooo very awesome and she knew her job! Pleasant and informative!! So very sweet!!

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CalvinE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is a very nice setting, the hostess was very friendly, the server was attentive, the menu selections were unique and varied, and the food was excellent.

GL
GloriaL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Really appreciated getting a nice table.
The onion soup was the best ever! But the fish of the day with a creamy sauce was mostly a bland mushy mess with bad asparagus under it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service

DB
DavidandBill
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go-to” restaurant for lunch. Our experience with this restaurant is always very positive and we are frequent patrons. The staff, service, food and atmosphere are all outstanding.

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vipFloyd5238
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We have always enjoyed dinner but tried lunch today. The service and food was top notch. We recommend this to everyone.

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vipHHHMD
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great food, and well-trained (mostly mature) wait staff. Excellent in all respects.

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vipjohnbizprof
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we've ever had in Hawai'i. Looking to return.

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vipdao10
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing relaxing lunch with girlfriends.

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vipRandy
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience at The Plantation House by Gaylords. The restaurant, lounge, waitstaff, food, and drinks all were wonderful. We will be returning the next time we are in Kauai

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DANL
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for excellent food and service. Wonderful atmosphere. Will highly recommend!

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vipTheairman15122
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation recommendation

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JeffD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent short rib, great drinks, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great fine dining place. Will definitely recommend it to everyone.

ML
vipMickeyLikesIt
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good soups and sandwiches for lunch and seating around a courtyard. Very enjoyable

SD
StacyD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The vegan meal had way too much sauce. The waitress was rude about it and ignored our table. Overpriced.

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vippoipudiner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lunch at the plantation house is always a positive experience — from start to finish. we frequently order the fish of the day plate and the fish and chips, which are always delicious, as is the soup of the day. we’ve never been disappointed with the service (personable, professional — mahalo, Anna!); and the beautiful grounds add to the relaxed atmosphere. just a few of the reasons plantation has become one of our regular “go to” restaurants.

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Naschr
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very mediocre at best food
Service was attentive
Not worth the price

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estreet36
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food, and most reasonable prices for value we’ve seen while in Kauai. My wife had the prime rib and I had the fish. Both were cooked perfectly, the asparagus and crab soup was a highlight. Perfect restaurant for a special occasion.

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 3164 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.