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Gaylord's at Kilohana

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3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9505 (Nuhou)
+1 808-245-9593
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Earlier this week My husband and attended the Luau at Gaylord's. It wasn't a typical Hawaiian Luau with flimsy grass skirts, paper plates and watered down Mai Tai's. It was an extremely well done with fabulous costumes and wonderful dancers. A fire dancer added intrigue to the show. For the size of the buffet the food was excellent. (There were... More 

Thank Floorgal
Walnut Creek, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our recent visit to Kauai, this was the best dining experience we had. We had a great recent visit to Kauai. The problem however was that many of the restaurants we visited were either good or bad. We had lunch at Gaylord's twice during our stay and both times we had a great experience. This restaurant is located on... More 

Thank whitefoot85
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is alot to see at the plantation, several vendors with unique odds and ends. There is also rum tasting, allthough we were full and didnt make it to that part of our plan. The food was very good with a wide assortment dishes, I had an omlette and my husband had mahi with a poched egg, I believe. We... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had Sunday Brunch on January 15, 2017. Have eaten at Gaylord's on previous visit to Kaua'i but never for Sunday Brunch. Had 9:30 AM reservations which was really great timing. Not 1st, but before rush. Only downside was entertainment, which was excellent, didn't start until 11 AM. Had seen them the night before at a local restaurant and would have... More 

Thank Eyedoc44
Altoona, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As first timers to the island , a Luau was strongly suggested. We choose Gaylord's as it was centrally located and easy to find. I would suggest reservations as earlier , as it gets you a closer table to the entertainment . Excellent food/drinks (drinks included in meal)and great service . It's a well run luau machine , which is... More 

Thank jodies969
Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most bizarre review I've ever written (and I've written a lot) Half way through dinner I was ready to give this place at least a "4" and potentially a "5". This place is absolutely beautiful inside and out. We were given a prime table overlooking the large open green space. I had the prime rib special and... More 

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

Aloha Mr William, Let me first apologize for such a bad experience at our restaurant. I can not imagine what would take a waiter away from his guess for that kind of time! You are very kind to mention the fact your entrees were up to par and that you found the setting beautiful. I personaly feel the sever has... More 

Seattle, Washington
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218 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaylord's is situated in a beautiful setting (a former plantation estate), giving a sense of what the island might have looked like in previous years. It is serene, especially at night with the stars shining and the moon in its full glory. The meal did not match its setting, however. We ordered the fresh fish of the day (grey snapper)... More 

Thank Terry H
Toronto, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Gaylord's for dinner and it did not disappoint. Sat in their bar for a drink, nice spot, with a fire on ! We had Cioppino, which was an excellent portion of seafood in a wonderful broth. Wine selection is good, as is pricing. Service is excellent.

Thank 2010Riley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent selection of food in peaceful courtyard. Amble around grounds and visit various shops and buildings. Visit rum tasting and ride the train if you choose.

Thank moxie11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must try the Maitai's here. They are over the top! Made with fresh pressed cane sugar. Staff was very helpful, attentive, and just fun to chat with!

Thank Jon D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 36
American, Hawaiian
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
View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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
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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