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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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Japanese, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI (Nuhou)
808-245-9593
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 378
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Brunch

Excellent brunch-food,service & drinks all top class. Eggs Benedict with Tuna the best with egg just right. Also good smoked salmon & salami . Desserts choice as good as they said it would be,especially the chocolate eclairs!! Worth the drive from Princeville. Went on the train tour two days... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Peter B
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent brunch-food,service & drinks all top class. Eggs Benedict with Tuna the best with egg just right. Also good smoked salmon & salami . Desserts choice as good as they said it would be,especially the chocolate eclairs!! Worth the drive from Princeville. Went on the train tour two days earlier & this also was fun & intersting.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best brunch I've ever had. The Seared Ahi Eggs Benedict was my favorite, but all the items that I tried on the buffet were high quality and the service was exemplary.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very charming old plantation. Went only for dinner and was not disappointed. Had a pleasant waiter who actually did a short dance when I asked him to. He should never do that again unless he gets lessons first but thank you for your efforts.

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Rainier, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We loved our semi outdoor lunch experience. The table was set with a fresh flower... there is beautiful garden view terrace with soft Hawaiian music playing in the background. The food was very good. The service was great. After our lunch we took the train ride thru the grounds...we walked and took pictures. Next time we may take a tour... More 

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

Aloha Shauna 1000 Thank you for taking the time to write a 5 Star review for Gaylord's restaurant. We are very happy you enjoyed our food, service and ambiance. My staff and I look forward to you returning to Gaylord's in the near future. Mahalo, Eric Hanson General Manager More 

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The setting alone is fabulous. A special place to visit in itself on Kauai. The food was great and the service even a bit better. I fully recommend this place. They have their own recipe for Mai Tai too which is great. We were a group of eleven and were handled with the greatest of ease and most amount of... More 

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

Aloha M121960 Thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review. My staff and I are so happy you enjoyed our famous Koloa Rum Mai Tai! Its so great to hear the service was spot on for you and you enjoyed our wonderful food. We look forward to seeing you again at Gaylord's. Mahalo, Eric Hanson General... More 

Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So many of Hawaii's restaurants are beachfront and noisy, but Gaylord's is a different dining experience. Located in an old sugar plantation, it is serene and upscale. The menu, while not large, had lots of variety and the food is very good. Boyfriend had sauteed prawns which he said were divine. My fish was a bit overcooked but very tasty.... More 

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

Aloha Elaine D Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review about Gaylord's. We appreciate your 5 star review and are happy to hear you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of the courtyard. Our Chef takes pride in using locally caught fish from Kauai waters. Our sincere apologies that your fish was slightly over cooked for... More 

Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We found the lunch OK but the salad dressing was excellent and they shared the recipe. We have been told dinner is better so will try again next year. Also heard the Mai Tais are excellent. Not a place we would return for lunch.

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

Aloha USMC 178 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate your business and feed back. I am very happy to hear our wait staff shared the Chefs salad dressing recipe with you. We look forward to you joining us again for dinner in the future and earning a 5 star review from you. Mahalo, Eric... More 

Lititz
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This plantation house is beautiful with a restaurant experience to match. The food and service were outstanding and the shops to browse were a nice after dinner activity. I wish more of the shops had been open the evening we were there.

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

Aloha Virginia Y Thank you so much for taking the time to review Gaylord's. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service. Our staff takes pride in giving professional service with Aloha. My sincere apologies that the shops were closed early. We look forward to having you back in the future. Mahalo, Eric Hanson General Manager More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Awesome food and atmosphere! We stopped in on our way to the airport - lots of character and charm. Food was fabulous! Thanks!

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

Aloha Charlotte Gracie, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so happy you found us! Gaylord's is a great place to have your last brunch/lunch or dinner before departing from Kauai. My staff and I look forward to seeing you again. Mahalo, Eric Hanson General Manager More 

Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The lunch was so excellent that we went again back two days later! They had a steak burger with guava BBQ & crunchy fried onions on buttery toasted buns as a lunch special that week and it is honestly the greatest burger I've had - Flavorsome to the last crumb! We also shared the Ahi Poke with Avocado as an... More 

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

Aloha Nivedita V We appreciate you taking the time to review Gaylord's and giving us a 5 star review. I am very happy that you enjoyed our Chef's lunch special and Ahi Poke. Thank you for the kind words about our waitstaff and atmosphere. We look forward to having you back as our guest in the near future. Mahalo, Eric... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI
    (Nuhou)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808-245-9593

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: 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 - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?