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“Delicious!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gaylord's at Kilohana

Gaylord's at Kilohana
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI
808-245-9593
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Ranked #5 of 90 restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $12 - $30
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.
Traverse City
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Gaylord's has wonderful ambiance and amazing food. They had live music and a young dancer. The service was perfect and our entrees (filet and fish) were so tender and delicious. Dessert was out of this world with a homemade ice cream pie featuring roasted pineapple and banana cream pie with homemade Mac nut crust. We highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
1 review
“Return trip”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had been to the Gaylord's in 2008 and was so impressed with the food and service that when we returned with our kids we wanted to take them there. It started off with the waitress who took care of another table before us, (they had their food before we even ordered)waiting 30 minutes to place our order, my husband asked for a coke 3 times, even made a joke about not getting one and still no coke. My daughter, who is 21 finally asked for a coke and got it. The server also didn't know much about the menu, when we asked questions. The food was okay but I remember the food being way better last time we were there. It was the last thing we did before going to the airport to leave and I have to say that it was a bad way to leave.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Eric H, General Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Gaylord's does not sell kendama toys. That would be one of our vendors at our luau. We appreciate you coming to the K.ilohana and our luau. We feel that your review is not for the restaurant.
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La Habra, California
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great drinks and food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

This was the second time we visited this restaurant. Before it was called 22 degrees. Nice restaurant. The liloki martini was excellent! We ordered the caprese salad which was a great appetizer and the New York steak was cooked perfectly! We will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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chicago
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“Best meal of all the islands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

One of our last meals on our honeymoon and based on recommendation from friend, we had dinner here, and it was lovely. Covered outdoor seating in courtyard of historic house, great food, large portions, good service and romantic ambiance. Make sure to make a reservation and go early to visit the house as well as tour rest of property (sadly we were too late for any train ride).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Moraga, California
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“Gave it another chance and glad I did”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

After a not so happy experience a few years ago, I decided to give Gaylord's another chance. My in laws hadn't been there in years and wanted to go. The setting can't be beat (unless it was oceanfront). Our server was nice and attentive (did not have that experience previously) and I ordered the chicken crepe. I make a pretty mean crepe so I am picky. This was very good. The side salad could have been more flavorful (which is why I didn't rate it a 5) but the rest of my party enjoyed their burgers as well. I am glad Gaylords has upped their service and menu and will return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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