The Plantation House by Gaylords

4.6
2694 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
  • 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
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and lovely! Only complaint was that our reservation was for 5pm, and we didn’t get seated for 34 mins. We would definitely go again.

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florinen
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh fish and hamburgers. Beautiful ambiance of plantation garden area. Amanda excellent waitress. Welcoming service. Omg deserts it was our anniversary so we were served bread pudding so ono. Fresh drinks Lovely lunch treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here while in Kauai for our honeymoon. After a very unpleasant experience at Sam’s Ocean View, which is very tacky yet still a similar price point. The Plantation at the Gaylord is a treasure! Such a beautiful property and a gorgeous outdoor space that is elegant and classy but not pretentious. We had a small patio, facing the sunset which was stunning that evening. Everyone was dressed nice, the staff was so attentive (shoutout to Donna), and the food was phenomenal. I had the short ribs and wow am I glad I did! My husband got the catch of the day (even though I’m the real catch here) and he love it as well. He also said the Mai Tai and said it was by far the best one he’s ever had. The plantation pie was also wonderful. Overall, if you’re looking to go to an actually nice dinner, which compared to everywhere else in Kauai is actually really reasonably priced, please come check this place out. Highlight of our trip for dining! Also, be sure you make a reservation!!!!

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TerryS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, incredible ambiance. Can't wait to come back.

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Lewis
Tucson
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend eating here and will be back myself. Unfortunately I couldn’t give it 5 stars because I’m comparing it to all the other great restaurants I’ve eaten at on Kauai. That being said service was nice, food was flavorful and moderately priced, and our seating had a good view of the garden.

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vipFdavidm
Palm Springs
109 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited this restaurant the first time I came to Kauai thirty years ago, and have been back each year since that first time. The restaurant’s setting in a garden is lovely, and the food which is moderately priced is as fine as the plates served in price gouging restaurants such asBeach House and RedSalt. Last night, I had the rib eye steak which was superbly prepared en beurre blanc with mashed potatoes and green beans. The only miss was the plantation pie which was a tasteless, sugary mess. The service was excellent throughout. We’ll be back again next year.

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MommaAMW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing family meal at the Plantation! We are so thankful that they were open for business! The food is always delicious! Our waitress was so kind and friendly! Mahalo!

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KristineH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambiance was great, service great, food was good but a bit pricey.

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Babs
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Lovely setting. Bison and beef burgers were delicious as was the fish and chips.
However, they are short-staffed. We didn’t get seated till almost 2 although we had a reservation for 1. And it took an hour for the food to arrive

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vipmina
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The was one of the highlights to our trip to Kauai. The pandemic has made finding places to eat very difficult. This was one experience that felt a bit like the pre-pandemic Kauai that we loved.

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Hawaiifun
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. We will definitely go back on our visit to the island.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

They used too much sauce on the entrees, literally drenched. The kids fish, rice, green beans was the best out of what we ordered. Servers appeared stressed. The setting is beautiful.

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JimmyL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the fish special, very good, outside dining, nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I stayed in Kauai for a week and ate here for lunch on our last day. This was easily our favorite meal we had. The tomato bisque was probably the best I have ever had. The braised short rib dip was delicious. It came with fries and I’m pretty sure they make their own ketchup, or at least use a ketchup I have never had. Either way, even that was great too. The plantation pie we ate for dessert was also outstanding. The environment/ambience beautiful. We sat in a raised gazebo area, and it was beautiful. If you are going to Kauai, make sure to eat a meal here, period.

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vipBrad
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service. The hits were the caprese salad and the ribeye, but everything was great.

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csk12
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinning experience- love the location and the food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and outside scenery was very nice.

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IndyJean
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful garden dining. We will definitely come back next trip. Loved our table overlooking the garden.

JR
JeanneR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I have been there many times but this time the food was far below par. The steak was greasy, the lamb was flavorless and the mashed potatoes were cold.

DB
vipDannyB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Caesar salad was overly dressed
Won Ton with crab and cream cheese had very very little crab
Steak was very, very fatty - really not edible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our son’s 7th birthday celebration was memorable. We loved the ambience the chef made a special vegetarian curry for us we loved. Out son loved his pasta with marinara sauce. He celebrated with a delicious chocolate lava cake. The Mai tai is the best I have had with fresh sugar cane juice.

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ErinN
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully relaxing. Great food. This is a must try

JL
JannaL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and tasty mai tai. We hope to come back someday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was wonderful dining experience. The food and service were both great! So was the price!

MJ
vipMichelleJ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondering experience! The staff was so attentive, the food was fantastic and the property is absolutely beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

‘Twas good. Our server Jeff was amazing! Never let this guy go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful way to end our amazing trip to Kauai. The setting was just beautiful.

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DaveP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was good and our waitress was outstanding. Like many other businesses, they could use additional staff and will probably hire more when people return to work.

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Rome123
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food couldn’t have asked for a better evening!

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vipBettyM
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Limited staff as is the current condition but attentive. Excellent desserts. Best cream pie ever!

HM
vipHMBgirl
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience…all the way around

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vipGwail
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed getting out and dining at Gaylord’s. The hostess definitely needs more training. We had a great gal for waiter but had to listen to a loud obnoxious waiter and the table next to us. He needs to tone it down and be aware there are other diners that are trying to talk and enjoy their meal. Not listen to his loud booming voice and obnoxious personality.
Thank goodness he wasn’t our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing banana cream pie, fresh drinks made with fruit from the on site orchard, and attentive service!

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vipmsplum
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Knowledge wine service. Good- eh. Fish overcooked and layered on a mountain of carbs. Not delicate desire. Lord of bulk. Lovely environment.

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MariaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and ambience pretty. It was a charming experience with a true plantation vibe. Wait staff was very responsive and enthusiastic. I would definitely return and highly recommend. The Banana Cream pie dessert was my favorite!

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JaredA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grounds are gorgeous. The staff is lovely and the ambiance is relaxing and tranquil. The food was supremely fresh and prepared with care. We will absolutely return.

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RogerO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our 50th Anniversary, and it was a great choice. The service was very attentive, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Outstanding in every way. The Mai Tais are also the best we have ever had.

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mary
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Gaylord's for years--it's an absolutely beautiful location, the food is lovely, service impeccable, wonderful ambiance. It's the first place we come for dinner or lunch when we get to Kauai, and we try to get there a number of times while we're there. Bar is excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location. Fabulous food!

LB
LisaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great choice for a nice relaxing lunch. Much more reasonably priced than dinner

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 2694 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.