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Gaylord's at Kilohana

3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Nuhou
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.
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Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews 142 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

What a great place. The food was amazing and so was the service. Very comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Fish tasted like it was fresh out of the ocean and each side dish was also cooked to perfection. Bread and the butter also amazing. Great bar!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Due to social situation was pressure into eating at Gaylords twice in a week for lunch. Most items on lunch menu were around $16. First time I had the Reuben $16. It was just "o.k" was worth about $7 (I live on Maui. Kauai seems to have even higher prices but lower quality). Feral Roosters roam the restaurant. There is... More

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

Aloha offtherock165, I would like to apologize for the bad experience you had here at Gaylord's at Kilohana. We were very busy the day of your reservation and we did have a full staff with 3 Servers and a Busser/Runner. There were many other guests dining here at the same time as your party of 12 that were also attending... More

Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Based upon previous trip advisor reviews, we just had to try the Mai Tai in the lounge: Patrick, our bar tender, proved worthy of the reviews! Our Mai Tai's and pu pus (poke & quesadilla) were fantastic. We followed our cocktail hour with an entertaining rum tasting and delicious dinner. We highly recommend this experience to anyone staying in Kauai.

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

Aloha RobandKathryn, Thank you for joining us, we are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience and the Mai Tais. I will relay your kind comments to Patrick . We hope to see you again! Thank you for taking the time to write this 5 Star review. Mahalo, Camille Parr Manager for Eric Hanson GM camille.gaylords@gmail.com More

Tucson, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Gaylord's has great smoked prime rib in a casual lanai setting. Took the train ride through the grounds before enjoying a great dinner. Did not attend the luau. We had great service with just the right amount of personal attention. Deserves its ONO rating!

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Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our evening at Gaylord's was so enjoyable that we cancelled a booking at another restaurant so that we could return a second time! The meal was excellent on both occasions (they coped really well with my gluten free diet) but the real highlight was listening to Hank playing the piano in the lounge. He is the best pianist I have... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This gentleman behind the bar makes THE BEST Mai Tai in Kauai and trust me, we've had a few (lol). We stopped here before the rum tasting nearby which is also a must. The grounds are beautiful and there is a train you can take around the property as well.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lovely setting in a pretty, subtly lit quadrangle. Nice food worth the money paid. The service was pleasant and discrete. Bit miffed when they started packing everything away and closing shutters before we had finished but we have found most things close early in Kauai. Go early if you don't want to feel you are keeping everyone from their bed!!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Gaylord's at Kilohana is a delightful restaurant, and we go there every time we visit Kauai. It is conveniently located just West of Lihue, so is easily accessible from Poipu or Lihue resorts, The service is impeccable, and the setting in the old mansion is relaxing and very beautiful. The food is prepared and presented elegantly. Among our favorites are... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

It's really tempting to give this place a fifth star. It comes so very close. Food was great, wine list was very reasonably priced, and the setting is lovely. But I had to park in a grass field and the service was perhaps not quite as responsive as it should have been for the price. That said, it was a... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a must dining experience when in Kauai. Having been there several times . On our most recent trip ever thing from appetizers to the main entres both fish (oppa) and prime rib were cook to perfection. The Mai Tais are made with fresh pressed sugar cane which was excellent.

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