We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gaylord's at Kilohana

3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI
808-245-9593
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 91 restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Gaylord's at Kilohana is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

453 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
    277
    112
    40
    16
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Torrance, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was the best meal of our trip this year, if there's any way you can get there on Sunday, do it! Made a reservation through Open Table, so it's easy, too! It was a buffet PLUS a choice of 3 entrees. When we were there they were a seared ahi eggs benedict, a kiawe smoked prime rib sandwich, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were killing time waiting for our late night flight, and came out to the Rum Factory. Since it was about lunch time we decided to stop at Gaylord's for lunch. I had seen other reviews for it and thought we would try it. I was so impressed with our lunch. We sat outside in a beautiful courtyard enjoying the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Sally H, We appreciate you taking the time to write this 5 Star review. We take pride in bringing the best to our guests here at Gaylord's at Kilohana and are pleased to hear when we have succeeded. We are happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your Fresh Catch plates that were prepared with fresh Ono and our Funnel Cake... More

Surrey, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The food was very good and the best meal we had in our week long stay. The grounds and mansion were very interesting and it was enjoyable to browse through the shops. The service was prompt and the suggestions helpful. A little pricier than the others we'd tried but definitely worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Kittycat_7, Thank you for taking the time to write your 4 Star review. Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we strive in bringing the very best to our guests and are excited to hear when we have succeeded. We are average in price with other comparative restaurants in the area and on the island. We are pleased to hear that... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We were trying to find a quality place for lunch in Lihue area when I saw this place. I wasn't sure what is was from the street - it is a plantation with tours and train cars out front so I didn't know if we could just wander in for lunch but I am glad we did. The fish tacos... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Catherine C, We appreciate you taking the time to write this 4 Star review. We are glad that you stopped in and enjoyed your lunch with us. Our Fish Tacos are great and we are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed them as well! I will relay your concern to Chef Todd about the portion size of the Shrimp and... More

DFW
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very relaxing for most but my wife is afraid of roosters as one attacked her when she was very young. The Red Roosters are all over the island but the ones at the restaurant came up to the tables. I guess they were being fed by previous patrons. On to the food which generally very good. We had Blue Crab... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Navlinc, Thank you for taking the time to write this 4 Star review. We do apologize for the chickens and would like you to know that they are not common at the restaurant. These 2 are new and we do get rid of them humanely by relocating them to another part of the Kilohana Plantation when we see them... More

Austin
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Highly recommend. Romantic, quaint, good food. Jess, the bartender, makes the best Mai Tai's on the island. Not big drinkers, but it was great. Excellent filet and very good pork loin. Yummy. Will always go back to Gaylord's. Great staff too ! Clean !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha TexasMandD, Thank you for taking the time to write this 4 Star review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Mai Tai's by our fabulous bartender Jess, as well as your entrees the Filet and the Pork Loin. Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we take pride in bringing the very best to our guests and its always... More

Anaheim, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Gaylord's Restaurant is located on the grounds of the Kilohana Plantation. The Plantation is nestled within "104 acres of pasture, manicured grounds, gardens and natural foliage." Gaylord's is a beautiful setting for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Diners are seated under a covered lanai around an open-air courtyard. The best way to view the plantation is aboard the Kauai Plantation... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha SoCalFrancie, Thank you ever so kindly for the wonderful words expressed in your 5 Star review of Gaylord's and the Kilohana Plantation. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time and meals here. We strive in bringing the very best to our guests and it is always great to hear when we have succeeded. The Jumbo Blue Crab Dip... More

Eugene, OR
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have been going to Kauai for many years and always would make go to Gaylord's for dinner. We enjoyed the ambience and the meals were always very well prepared. However, when we were in Kauai 4 years ago, Gaylord's had changed its management and menu. Our friends in Kauai was not giving us a good report on the changes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha BarbEugene_OR, We are pleased that you came back to Gaylord's at Kilohana to give us another try and absolutely loved it! We take great pride in bringing the very best to our guests and are excited to hear that we have succeeded. We appreciate the kind words you expressed in your 5 Star review and we look forward to... More

Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We heard about the brunch and decided to give it a try. It was very good. Many, many options. We especially liked all the fruit, the doughnuts, the pastries, and the quiche. We wished we were bigger eaters so we could get more. The service was friendly and very good. We would go back. There were 4 of us, 2... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha TMWpdx, We appreciate you taking the time to write this 4 Star review and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our pastries during our Sunday Brunch. We strive to bring the very best to our guests and are excited to hear when we have succeeded. Thank you again for your positive feedback and we look forward to your... More

Glen Rock, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After taking the tour and browsing the shops, we decided to try Gaylord's for lunch. The verandah was a lovely setting to enjoy our meal. Shade and a nice breeze, not to mention the view of the lawn and garden; very relaxing. I had the caprese salad. The tomatoes and mozzarella were so refreshing. Would definitely come again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha KarenB1219, Thank you for taking the time to write this 4 star review. We appreciate getting positive feedback from our guests and are pleased that you enjoyed your experience here at the Kilohana Plantation and Gaylord's restaurant and that you felt our Caprese was refreshing. We look forward to your continued patronage. Mahalo, Camille Parr Manager for Eric Hanson... More

Travelers who viewed Gaylord's at Kilohana also viewed

 

Been to Gaylord's at Kilohana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gaylord's at Kilohana, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing