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Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura
Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura

Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alohasteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (805) 652-1799
  • 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 (805) 652-1799
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a wonderful table with a great view. The food was good not great."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Outstanding, as usual! Friendly servers means another terrific dining experience!!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food,Service and ambiance are always wonderful! Put this one on the "keep" list!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Steaks are great, as is seafood. This is a really terrific find. The restaurant is right across from the beach. Lovely view, delicious food!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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!"
    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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Another delightful and delicious dinner at the perfect Aloha Restaurant! How we love you! :)"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Going early and seeing the winter sunset allows for less rushed service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Steak was good, also the Fries. Atmosphere boring, exceptional view from window table."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "Aloha Steakhouse definitely knows how to cook steaks to perfection. Never had a bad meal there after all these years."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "We enjoyed a fabulous dinner with our friends (first time for them). They were very impressed."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "A good place for dinner by the beach. Good service and a nice menu. The View is always great by the pier."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "A total joy of a meal topped off with the yummiest dessert - Lava cake! Great memories :)"
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "A wonderful experience all the way around. Our server, Tara, was AMAZING and we would absolutely recommend ALOHA STEAKHOUSE to anyone who might ask!"
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant from the time we made our online reservations through the entire evening. The online reservations worked very well and they even called us when our requested window seating was running a bit early. We were impressed by the personal service we were given by the hostess. She treated us as special guests. The wait staff was efficient and friendly and we even commented on how we noticed everyone seemed to be very happy to be of service. The food was excellent in every respect. We will for sure make this our place in Ventura!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "If you go, just make sure to ask for Kenny. Hands down, best waiter ever - drinks ON the table just as we're seated, special touches like a flower for my wife and complimentary dessert. Ask for anything prepared a special way, and Kenny will handle it himself. Food is also very good. The jumbo shrimp appetizer is great, as are the prime rib, ribeye, and salad (ask for it Kenny's way). Great place!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013