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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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Olivehurst, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best mai tais on Kauai. Great happy hour and the food is wonderful. Beautiful old estate with gorgeous grounds. Take some extra time to look around and visit the shops that are on site. Very friendly staff, you won't be disappointed.

Thank entrekin01
Camas, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, Gaylord's is a great restaurant and the original Mai Tais are good too. BUT, if you are looking for one of the best evenings you can have, join Hank Curtis in the Mahiko Lounge. He is a phenomenal pianist and has been playing since age 11. He knows over 50,000 songs and does his own arrangements. He knows classical,... More 

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

How can you top and tantalizing multi-course meal, champagne, relaxed conversation, and a good mood. With live music OFC. Thank you Hank Curtis for entertaining us while providing depth and a soundtrack to fond memories to an already enjoyable evening. The fire in the fireplace was a nice touch. I imagined for a moment what living there as a resident... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a lovely evening. We went with the private dinner and luau. It worked out best for us not having the buffet or all the people around. We had dinner with our closest friends and enjoyed the show from first row seats.

Thank judyhQ3383TY
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come to Gaylord's every trip to Kauai. We love the history of the Kilohana plantation. The ahi fish tacos were delicious and the Cobb salad was good. The service was excellent. We were seated immediately and our waiter was attentive. I was disappointed that the shrimp salad in a papaya was no longer on the menu. It was peaceful... More 

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Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The music, drink, food, service was exquisite! My choice for my birthday! I love Gaylord's. I highly recommend this Restuarant. I suggest make reservations. Enjoy from the get go!

Thank AngelsMassageKauai
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was invited to Easter Brunch with some local gals and it was so good, beautiful scenery, great music, and awesome service. Very lovely!

Thank Skittels
San Francisco, CA
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I found Gaylord's accidentally, when a monsoon-like rainstorm hit Kauai. We settled up the the back couches behind the bar, nested in a little nook of windows and whiled away about 3 hours. They have an awesome happy hour (I think it's $2 off man tais and other drinks). I loathe pineapple juice, and this version doesn't... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch and after waiting 10 minutes for a host just walked in and found a table. After some recovery, the waitstaff brought us a menu. The descriptions are awesome - hats off to the writers - the execution is just average. We had two of the worst drinks we had in a week on the island. We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for lunch on our honeymoon on Thursday, April 6th. I had made a reservation in advance and they gave us a great table with views of the gardens. Kaipo, our server, was excellent and made sure we had the best meal. After, we walked around Kilohana and went on the train tour of the... More 

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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
US$12 - US$36
American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?