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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 (Nuhou)
18082459593
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Quick Bites, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner...
Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Located on the ground floor of 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 Greens Salads; Local Fish, 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. Join us at Gaylord's to enjoy the best of what Kauai has to offer in island food and experience. Call for reservations and details on weekly entertainment. Memorable by day...Unforgettable by Night.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food on the island

Loved Gaylord's, we found it by accident. The menu offers many great choices. We had the Ruben and French dip( we all agree best French Dip ever) Very quaint restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Kellie B
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Centennial, Colorado
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Loved Gaylord's, we found it by accident. The menu offers many great choices. We had the Ruben and French dip( we all agree best French Dip ever) Very quaint restaurant.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended by friends. We went for lunch. Grounds are beautiful but there is a lot of commercial activities on the grounds. Menu at lunch is limited but varied selections. Food had good flavor and presentation. The Ono fish special was unique and tasty with good size portion. I ordered the chicken crepes. Flavor was different and... More 

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Hinton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is the second time that we have eaten at this restaurant, the first time was two years ago on the day we were leaving Kauai and this time was on the day we arrived. The restaurant is situated in a part of the beautiful all plantation house that can be viewed by wandering and looking at the artworks and... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food and the atmosphere was great! The servers were friendly and attentive. We all enjoyed our choices from the fresh catch of the day to the short rib dip.

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had a good brunch at Gaylord's. We had been to visit the Kilohana Plantation earlier on in the week. Did the 45min train ride with our 5&7 yr old. It's a beautiful place, very relaxing and fresh grown veggies and fruit from the plantation. We came at the end of Brunch and the food was still good. The server did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A sweet place to visit while on Kauai. Our lunch was excellent and there are some very cute shops. It's a historical plantation estate worth the stop. There's also a sweet train ride that is fun for kids and adults where you see wild pigs, horses, etc. Their banana cream pie is one of the best on the island. :)

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E. Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great brunch especially of Sundays. We visited with our son Dante, his friend Christy and Reverend and Mrs Bryant, while in Kauai for Dante's after college graduation trip. We enjoyed the many varies of tropical fruits, crepes or waffle with syrup, butter and fruits, scrambled eggs or egg benedicts, sausages, bacon or ham, Kona coffee, tea and many varies of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The japanese garden in the middle of Lihue is a worth restaurant to visit for a good meal! The food was excellent. This place should be number one on tripadvisor. The staff always smiling and ready to serve you. The best of all was the food! We had 4 differents courses and everyone was tasty and nice prepared. I booked... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoy a wonderful meal in the beautiful peaceful surrounds of the old plantation. We dined on the patio for a business lunch. The food and service were impeccable and the view was extraordinary. We visited the awesome rum factory and one of the stores selling spices. I ate the ahi and salmon poke which was delightfully sErved with a split... More 

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Eric H, General Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Bennetts_creek, Thank you so for taking the time to write a 5 star review for Gaylord's restaurant! My staff and I are extremely happy you enjoyed our delicious food and service. We appreciate your pictures and kind words about Gaylord's. I look forward to having you back as our guest in the near future. Mahalo, Eric Hanson General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have to say we were expecting so much more after we were highly recommended to eat here. Dissaponted to say the least. Couldn't get our meats cooked properly even on the 2nd attempt! Not impressed- wouldn't go back even if it was given to us. Nice little shops there though.

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Eric H, General Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha WhenCanWeRetire, Thank you for taking the time to review Gaylord's restaurant. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize for your steak not being properly cooked. Our culinary team takes pride in preparing the very best steaks and seafood for our guests. My staff and I thank you for visiting Kilohana. Mahalo, Eric Hanson General Manager More 

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Additional Information about Gaylord's at Kilohana

Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 18082459593
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
Cuisine: American, Japanese, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
    (Nuhou)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 18082459593

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Japanese, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Gaylord's offers one of Kauai's most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Located on the ground floor of 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 Greens Salads; Local Fish, 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. Join us at Gaylord's to enjoy the best of what Kauai has to offer in island food and experience. Call for reservations and details on weekly entertainment. Memorable by day...Unforgettable by Night.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?