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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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American, Japanese, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 (Nuhou)
18082459593
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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: Quick Bites, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Excellent as always

We visit Kauai every year and always have at least one dinner at Gaylord's. Their food is excellent and the atmosphere is lovely - it's the best non-ocean view on the island. Our server on this visit was particularly good. It's our favorite restaurant on the island !

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Happytraveler87
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Philadelphia PA
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Philadelphia PA
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visit Kauai every year and always have at least one dinner at Gaylord's. Their food is excellent and the atmosphere is lovely - it's the best non-ocean view on the island. Our server on this visit was particularly good. It's our favorite restaurant on the island !

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Gaylord's was not my idea--I'm usually more about the beach front places--but I was really impressed. This is "casual fine-dining," with delectable food and excellent, first-class service. A bit expensive, but the setting is beautiful and the live Hawaiian music really was a wonderful accompaniment.

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Fairfax, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant, tasty food and outstanding service! I had a green salad and the fish of the day. It was delicious! I love the layout of this restaurant with an open patio at the center and live Hawaiian music! Our server took really good care of us!

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent with the most amazing ambiance. Each tsble is set around a beautiful courtyard. Each table feels as though it is alone jn a romantic setting. We celebrated out 27th anniversary. Everything was fabulous. Everything we ate was excellent except the main course. I would not recommend the shrimp scampi.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old building with a rich and history of the past, Ha a lot of character. Dining area outside but covered, beautiful ambiance. Food served was very good. everyone was very nice and cheerful. Nice and interesting shops to peruse before dinner.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located in the old plantation manager's home along with the veranda sitting with the well manicured lawns. The food is really good and not too expensive. I think lunch was under $15 per person. I had the braised beef and it was excellent. Great place for lunch or dinner with family or friends. Many other shop in... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The performances are amazing, the food is good but there is a small selection and long long lines.They offer a free bar to all 21 & over with tropical drink selections mai-tai's, hurricanes, etc.

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

Aloha CALIcutie05, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Luau Kalamaku. It is always great to hear when guests have thoroughly enjoyed themselves here at the Kilohana Plantation. We appreciate your continued patronage. Mahalo, Camille Parr Manager for Eric Hanson GM More 

Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

disappointed with their brunch. Waited way to long for salt and pepper and more juice to come to the table. The food was just average which was disappointing as we had a fabulous dinner there a week ago. would recommend dinner not brunch.

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

Aloha janie g, Thank you joining us for Sunday Brunch and for taking the time to tell us about your experience here at Gaylord’s at Kilohana. We apologize for the lack of service and we will use your feedback and speak with our staff and management team to ensure this doesn't happen again. We hope that you will give us... More 

SO CAL
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195 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you're into fine dining, this won't be your dinner spot. Dinners served in an outdoor u-shaped covered veranda with a green-scape in the middle and a Hawaiian duo playing music for part of the evening. It's pleasant and a place to dress up a little. There are several shops to visit inside the plantation before dinner that have some... More 

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

Aloha nshugg, Thank you for joining us for dinner, we apologize for the lack of service you received and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we strive to bring the very best to our guests and are disappointed to hear when we have failed. We will discuss your experience with our Staff and Management... More 

Anahola, HI
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had lunch here a few days ago, and had an absolutely tremendous burger! Unfortunately, the camera on my phone is broken, otherwise, there would definitely be pictures! They use local beef, always a plus for me! I ordered mine with gruyère cheese, bacon, and avocado...if they have the avocado, definitely splurge and add it. It was heavenly. I also... More 

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

Aloha mllenotorious, Thank you for the kind words expressed in your review of Gaylord's at Kilohana and our Kilohana Burger. Our Chef and team takes pride in the quality of the product they put out to our guests. From the quality selected local beef to the fresh local produce used. It is always a thrill to hear when that pride... More 

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