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Gaylord's at Kilohana

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
+1 808-245-9593
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505
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1. Dine with Chef Mark Sassone
"My wife and I had a great brunch."
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2. Enjoy Gaylord's Prime Rib
"This dining area has a pleasant atmosphere with great food."
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3. Succulent Banana Cream Pie
"Enjoyed the open air of the plantation’a restaurant."
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our Hawaiian vacation included a variety of restaurants ranging from a luau to food trucks to beach bars to classy...and that’s what Gaylord’s is. Very elegant. We arrived the evening of a helicopter ride and just wanted some place quiet & nice. Entering this 16,000...More

Thank IndyKenn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This dining area has a pleasant atmosphere with great food. My wife & I tried a crab cake appetizer which was fried and served on greens with usual drizzle over it. It compared to any crab cakes we had ever eaten. My wife had the...More

Thank sabers86
Reviewed 5 days ago

On our last day in Kauai we made a 6:00 dinner reservations before our "red eye" flight home...On the web sight it says dinner 5:30 till 9:00 i think. We made a 6:00 reservation for 4. Got to the restaurant about 5:15thinking we might get...More

Thank jmes h
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dinner was very good, had lobster and risotto. Had reservations but had to wait in the bar. Took 20 minutes to get a drink and table. They didn’t have any clean glasses and hostess was less than professional. Came into the bar and took the...More

Thank Tami P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Gaylord's for lunch after rum tasting at Koloa Rum Factory. I made reservations a few weeks before our trip as we had eaten here for our wedding dinner over 20 yrs ago. When we arrived, the hostess tried to seat us near...More

Thank je6182
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is set in the courtyard of the old plantation house beside small tourist train track and Koloa Rum company. Found the restaurant accidentally while checking out some of the nice gift and souvenir shops located on the first and second floor of the...More

Thank asiana747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finished off the afternoon with a lovely lunch in the Plantation House. Located among some cute, little shops on the edge of the expansive grounds of the Plantation. We got in just before closing for the mid -afternoon break so got lunch and were...More

Thank 245Mimi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience. Food was great and well priced. We had lunch here. I recommend this place and would probably go back.

Thank Zee L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaylord’s is located in the plantation house at Kilohana. Open air covered seating around a central patio is a romantic setting. When in the islands we always go for fresh caught fish and always make a point of telling the wait staff to be sure...More

Thank MDDdolphin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant and open restaurant. Food very nicely done, and of course, enjoyed my “original” Mai Tai, created 1944.More

Thank CharleyandhisTravels
Frederick A, Owner at Gaylord's at Kilohana, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your nice comments on Gaylord's. I would like to clarify your comment about our Mai Tai. We have taken the classic 1944 Mai Tai and put our own take on it. We grow sugar cane, vanilla and limes on property for our...More

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18 December 2017|
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Response from Frederick A | Property representative |
Yes we do. You can call the restaurant at 808-245-9593 and they will help you with this request. Thank you for thinking of us. Aloha Fred
Dan P
2 October 2016|
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Response from Martha G | Reviewed this property |
It is also a hotel, so most likely they will be open. Our favorite place to eat during our 2 wk. stay there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 36
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 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: +1 808-245-9593
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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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