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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505 (Nuhou)
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here 13 years ago for brunch and returned this summer for lunch. We started with the rum tasting located on the property and followed up with late lunch. It was a relaxing as I had remembered it. As a native to Hawaii and now living in 30 minutes from NYC, this place hits the spot. It reminds me... More 

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Merced, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Before dinner drinks in the bar were great. Casual with an old Hawaiian feel and well-made cocktails. Meal was average at best especially considering the price. Above average restaurant, but not a fine dining meal experience.

Thank chicogeorge
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was very good but has a somewhat limited menu. The ambiance is worth the trip. Service is good and staff is friendly. There is plenty to do before and after dinner. The rum distillery is next door.

1 Thank Jaqpot
Rochester, New York
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in here for Sunday Brunch after hearing an endorsement from our condo management. Our expectations were far exceeded! For a reasonable flat rate, we got an exquisite all-you-can-eat buffet AND an a la carte menu item (the seared ahi eggs benedict were really special)! For jut $10 more, I added on unlimited mimosas! The setting and service are... More 

Thank Stephany M
fairfield county, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was only about 3 stars, especially given the reviews that we read - it was somewhat disappointing. The extra star is because it is a very nice location to visit the plantation and eat in the gardens.

Thank funtootravel
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place and always have, the food is excellent, Gino the waiter gives the best service one can get and the food is always consistent. Cane field clothing and the sweet shop are places to visit while dining at Gaylords!

Thank Millie S
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy going to Gaylords on our visits to Kauai. The plantation style house is charming with the various rooms turned into shops, bar area, secluded dining or dining outside under the covered patio watching the moon & stars or shelter from the rain. Food is good & nicely presented. Staff is professional.

Thank Rudy P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always ask for a quiet table when making reservations, which is a good idea, as it can get quite crowded and noisy if there are children at the next table. The food is consistently excellent.

Thank KauaiJoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaylords was the best dinner that my husband and I had on the island ! We told the hostess that we were on our honeymoon and she directed us to a private table overlooking the gardens. The grounds were beautiful. There was a small band playing Hawaiian music softly for the guests to enjoy during dinner. Our server, Rochelle, was... More 

Thank Megan J
Eric H, Guest Relations Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this review

Aloha Megan J, Wow! My staff and I are so excited to read your kind comments. This is what our staff strives for each and everyday. Gaylord's has an amazing professional staff from the front of the house to the back. Our culinary team takes so much pride in preparing the best and freshest food to our guest. I will... More 

Bath, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the plantation to kill some time and decide to eat lunch at Gaylords. We were a party of 7 and were sat right away. It is open air but covered seating. Absolutely beautiful views. Very relaxing atmosphere. Our food selections ranged from salads to Grilled fish, burgers, and poke. Everyone loved their dish. Very fresh tasting food.... More 

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

Aloha Heather S, Mahalo for joining us for lunch at Gaylord's Restaurant. We so appreciate your kind comments and we are so happy that you found us and enjoyed our ambiance, food and menu selections. Come join us again for dinner, brunch or happy hour. Aloha, Eric Hanson Guest Relations Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $36
American, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 18082459593
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?