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Gaylord's at Kilohana
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Ranked #6 of 123 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place is amazing! A serene environment mixed with wonderful food & serve = an experience worth sharing about! I ordered the ahi poke, not knowing it came with tomatoes. I can't have tomatoes. The waitress was going to exchange my meal, but she saw my excitement of the meal coming in a coconut half. The chef made me some poke without the tomatoes. :-) Boy, was it yummy! The grounds are well kept, with water trickling in the background. Open air seating keeps the island atmosphere. Great experience that we will come back to. Mahalo!

Thank Brian J
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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Aloha Brian J,

Thank you for the kind words you expressed in your 5 Star review. We are pleased to hear that we were able to accommodate you with the Ahi Poke without tomatoes and that you thoroughly enjoyed it. We take pride in bringing the very best to our guests and we appreciate getting good feedback from our guests. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to your continued patronage.

Mahalo,
Camille Parr
Manager for Eric Hanson GM
camille.gaylords@gmail.com

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Setting on plantation with pre-dinner train ride to see trees, fruit, flowers growing was cool for our Keikis. The bar at Gaylord's with it's rich history (see photos, and piano player), then the great setting to eat a fabulous dinner out on the patio near sunset....just is awesome. The General Manager take the time to check up on us and make sure all guests are having a great experience. We definitely recommend dining here!

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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Aloha Javier Z,

We are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience at the Kilohana Plantation and Gaylord's restaurant. We take pride in bringing the very best to our guests and love to hear when we are succeeding. Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 star review and we look forward to your continued patronage.

Mahalo,
Camille Parr
Manager for Eric Hanson GM
camille.gaylords@gmail.com

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had lunch here the day we arrived in Kauai and found the food to be fabulous and atmosphere to be perfect to welcome us to the Island. Diverse menu and good portions. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. I'd highly recommend Gaylord's for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Lee5280
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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Aloha Lee5280,

Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we strive at bringing the very best to our guests and would like to thank you for taking the time to write this 5 Star review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon with us and look forward to your continued patronage.

Mahalo,
Camille Parr
Manager for Eric Hanson GM
camille.gaylords@gmail.com

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and were very glad we did. We had a little bit of a wait, which was strange since there were plenty of empty tables, but perhaps they were short staffed? Not sure, but regardless, it's a beautiful place and a great setting to enjoy a meal. It's all outdoor and covered and we were treated to a lovely Kauai rain shower while we waited for our food. Where we were sitting we didn't even need to move as we were not getting wet at all. Service is friendly, and at a nice leisurely pace...not too hurried, but not too slow either. My husband had the Kilohana burger and I had the rueben, and for dessert we had the plantation pie and the bread pudding. It was all incredible. The kids had the fish and chips and loved it as well. A little on the pricey side (as a lot of places here are) but the quality of the food and the gorgeous setting more than justifies it.

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Thank TxMama414
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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Aloha Christy R,

Thank you for taking the time to write this 5 Star review. Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we take pride in bringing the very best to our guests. We may seem expensive to visitors but in comparison to other restaurants similar to ours on the island, our prices are average if not less. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon with us (even with the Kauai rain shower) and thoroughly enjoyed your meals. We appreciate your review and look forward to your continued patronage.

Mahalo,
Camille Parr
Manager for Eric Hanson GM
camille.gaylords@gmail.com

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

On our last evening in Kauai before heading to the airport we were pleasantly surprised to find and dine at Gaylord's now our favorite restaurant on the Island. The food was fresh, prepared with savory spices and a smokey flair. The setting is a lush plantation. This is a must stop during your visit to Kauai.

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Thank D R
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Eric H, Manager at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Aloha D R,

Thank you for the kind words expressed in your 5 Star review. Here at Gaylord's at Kilohana we take pride in bringing the very best to our guests and are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and look forward to your continued patronage.

Mahalo,
Camille Parr
Manager for Eric Hanson GM
camille.gaylords@gmail.com

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