Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura
Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura

Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alohasteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8056521799x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jose Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View
  • Catering: Contact Charnell for any catering inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: Enclosed ocean front patio. Seating capacity up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Charnell Smith 8056521799x
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Special Events: Winemaker Dinner Thursday August 16 2012 at 6:30pm. Featuring Rancho Ventavo Cellars in our Inclosed oceanview patio. Reservations only

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harbor Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Amtrak stop is at Fairgrounds, approximately 1/2 mi north of Aloha Steakhouse.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking by Aloha Steakhouse in public parking areas including parking garage structure where Aloha Steakhouse is located.
A word from Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura
Aloha Steakhouse is Ventura's only beach front restaurant. Voted best Steakhouse, best happy hour and most romantic dinning for ten years running. This is one of Ventura's dining experiences. Hand cut quality steaks and fresh seafood are served in a warm, inviting islands atmosphere, with every table offering ocean views. An expansive menu features an array of contemporary lunch and dinner favorites, plus island specialties and decadent desserts.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (28)special occasion (20)good for groups (9)romantic (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (7)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • CONSISTENTLY PLEASING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We are local residents and have enjoyed several dinners and brunches at the Aloha restaurant. The menu provides a savory variety of choices - sufficient to meet the expectations of the most selective diners. We were again rewarded, in our most recent visit, with a delightful meal (for six) with friendly and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Aloha for an anniversary dinner. The food and service surpassed our expectations. The chocolate lava soufflé was worth a return trip alone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AVisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    After years of enjoying the Aloha, the last visit was disappointing. We arrived at happy hour and sat in the dining room. We were given menus that showed happy hour selections and prices, and specifically ordered the happy hour house wine. Only when the check was delivered were we told that those prices only applied in the bar. The server was pleasant but clueless. The food was average. The experience was embarrassing because I took out-of-town guests.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A major disappointment
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Its hard to enjoy your dinner when you feel you were forgotten. The waitresses were friendly and apologetic but were literally absent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, good seafood
    njfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Nice locaton, lots of windows looking out on Ventura Pier and the ocean. Not exactly a special occasion spot but the food was fine, the waiter very friendly and helpful. Very nice martini with blue cheese stuffed olives, very reasonably priced wines.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great table
    Desi
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a wonderful table with a great view. The food was good not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    Eatingenthusiast1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We went for my mom's 90th birthday - the food was delicious as it always is but the highlight was our server Kenny - he made the night perfect for all of us - he is so funny and a very accomplished server/ humorist - I will always ask for him any time I go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    AMPPVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was Father's Day and not a mention of it to my husband. Waiter did the minimum, he wasn't awful, but for the prices we expected much more attention.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food means a great time!
    DBLeFevre
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Outstanding, as usual! Friendly servers means another terrific dining experience!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    DBLeFevre
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food,Service and ambiance are always wonderful! Put this one on the "keep" list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent place with great view
    HipHopSoul
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Since it's near the ocean, you can't beat the view for the seating you get. Although try on the patio near sunset. Food was alright, but could have been better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT SERVICE
    Jennifer
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Aloha is always a delight! A HUGE thank you to our server Claudette who was so great with older guests in terms of explaining the menu selections and even bending down so that she could have good eye contact with them as they were hard of hearing. Honestly, top notch service and service like this is so rare these days. Such a great experience. Thank you all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the ocean
    Jimbo
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    First time going to Aloha, and I lived on the beach in oxnard for 7 years. Great service. Wonderful wedge salad. All around really good food. I was pleasantly surprised .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    SuzieQVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Steaks are great, as is seafood. This is a really terrific find. The restaurant is right across from the beach. Lovely view, delicious food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!
    irish1101VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our grandchildren took their Nana out to dinner for Mother's Day. The four of us were seated on the enclosed patio with wonderful view of the ocean. The food was prepared as described on the menu and offered multiple ways to have fish prepared accompanied by a nice selection of sides. All our meals were delicious. Our server, Claudette, made the meal even more terrific with her efficiency and ebullience. She is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good find!
    Mike
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is one of a few restaurants in the area that offer a nice ocean view. Parking is fine in the adjacent structure. The food seemed really good considering it was Mothers day and a real challenge for most restaurants. I'd like to visit again during a normal weekday or weekend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    Red1973
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Without doubt the service is fantastic. When another party stayed quite a while and we couldn't get seated right away, the manager eventually sat us and gave us complimentary appetizers. This was something totally out of their control. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 107 reviews are from the Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura reviews archive.
  • Have they lost it?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Been dining here for many years as my 'go-to' special occasion spot. Our server was completely aloof and had no enthusiasm whatsoever. Three different wines we ordered they were out of, so I had to settle for my 4th choice. Three of us ordered the filet and all ordered medium-rare, and only mine was truly medium rare as the others barely had a hint of pink in them. We were already a bit confused by the weak service and the wines they were out of so we chose not to send back the steaks. I'm not firing them yet as I have loved this restaurant for so many years, but I think Aloha only has one more shot with me.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    mjc611
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Over priced for the quality of the food. Seated us in a cramped and cold table. Had to be moved but told we had to finish by 7 due to another reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well staffed.
    DocB
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This restaurant is well staffed both with a more than adequate number of employees and with a wait staff that consistently seem happy to be there and be serving your party. Our party of four all ordered steaks which were great. The side dishes included with the entree were average. At our table three members commented that the ranch dressing was superior. We have dined here several times as a couple and with a party of twelve. You may rely on a good experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio view
    mony
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A great place to people watch with an ocean view when you sit in the patio area, its inclosed so the temperature is good. The food was very good except for a mishap with the most simple dish we ordered which was a BLT. Crescent was burned and the rest was pretty much tastless (did not eat it). Overall our waitress was not good, we never got plates for our appts so we used a napkin.Walking distance to the pier and the beach. Would go again though, may have been an off day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm Aloha for Aloha Steakhouse!
    LLBenson
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Another delightful and delicious dinner at the perfect Aloha Restaurant! How we love you! :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Great Service
    Josh
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    As always great food and attentive service. We had a reservation and they had our table ready when we arrived and very timely in taking care of our drinks, appetizers, and meals. A very positive atmosphere right next to the ocean with some of the best food in Ventura County.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Dinner Done Right!
    lifebythedrop38
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked our table over a month in advance, My girfriend is a nurse, and due to last minute emergencies we missed our 700 pm booking and I called an hour prior to cancell/ rebook. Luckily I did not have to cancel and we still got a window seat with a ocean view and excellent service. The new bar area looks amazing and it has been a while since I have been here but will definitely be going back sooner. Thank you to the whole staff for making our first Valentines Day a memorable one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Here's a tip:
    AVisitorVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Going early and seeing the winter sunset allows for less rushed service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was good
    Michael
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Steak was good, also the Fries. Atmosphere boring, exceptional view from window table.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place to visit
    Gary
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Very good food, but a somewhat plain interior. However, the view at sunset is spectacular. Kenny is a top-quality server. Try to get seated in his section.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another home run!
    iGeneo
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Dropped in for a mid-week dinner and as usual, Aloha did not disappoint! Most excellent waiter and the food was as awesome as ever. The new bar area looks great and with the top notch service and food, we will be back whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent evening
    Kath
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I took 3 business associates here for dinner and we had an excellent time. I requested a table on the inside patio so that my guests from South Carolina could enjoy the view. We had a perfect table and enjoyed ourselves very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding!
    mony
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We were in Ventura for one night and wanted a good dinner. This restaurant was outstanding. Our waiter who also seated us was excellent. The food was great, I had the lump crab stuffed shrimp and my husband had the filet mignon. Both again were outstanding. The mini hula pie was awesome! All around us people were ordering the banana foster which was prepared at table side, flames and all. They have a good size bar separate from the dinning are which we plan to visit real soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Service was Eh!
    HollyS
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were at Aloha on New Year's Eve to celebrate our Anniversary - Food was amazing but server was very short with us and borderline rude. We noted it was on anniversary on the reservation - the hostess told us Happy Anniversary - nothing from the server. We tried to order dessert at the outset of our meal as we wanted something special and she said "we'll get to that later". We left without having dessert. Overall the food is fantastic, the ambience is lovely - just a bad experience with server which can make or break a meal. Ask for Kenny - he is the best!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong choice for a meal.
    Kevyn
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    It seemed like the place to go, reviews were decent and the location was just what we needed. To our surprise; Poor service, inattentive, food was unremarkable. We had hoped for a special evening but were a bit disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very variable
    Hollywood
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I've been to Aloha three times; first time was not-so-good, the second time was excellent, and the third time in-between. Both of the poor experiences were seated in the semi-outside area, which is much noisier than the inside dining room. So be sure to request the dining room, not outside... the service was much better inside too.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    WaterBob
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Waiter was terrific, funny, engaging and prompt. Food as always was tasty and well prepared. Overall, well worth the cost for special occasions and a place that I will go back to again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a wonderful experience
    RGutz
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Aloha Steakhouse definitely knows how to cook steaks to perfection. Never had a bad meal there after all these years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    We enjoyed a fabulous dinner with our friends (first time for them). They were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aloha
    BrothersGrimmsVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    A good place for dinner by the beach. Good service and a nice menu. The View is always great by the pier.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Celebration
    ArtemisVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We looked at Open Table to find a good place in Ventura for a long weekend. We were celebrating our anniversary. The review were all over the map but took a chance at Aloha Steakhouse and asked for Kenny. We had a great time! The food was great and the service was outstanding. Kenny was great, watching him flambe steaks and entertain everyone. We will definately return if we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shoddy treatment by hostess
    wantrespect
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Arrived on time for 5pm reservation. Hostess refused our request for a good window view table even though we had requested one when making the reservation as we were celebrating our 55th anniversary. She said they were "reserved". At 6:30 those tables were still unoccupied. "Tropical" drinks were terrible. Waiter was personable and served us a free dessert to honor our celebration.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had heard mixed reviews, but
    ICemanVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Had heard mixed reviews, but thought we give it a try to be fair. Turned out to be a great disappointment. Just didn't live up to expectations of a great Hawaiian steakhouse. Didn't really appreciate them letting other patrons with dogs inside the restaurant. I would have thought there would have been health restrictions on something like that.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate