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Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse
Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse

Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kula-ranch.com
  • Email: Joe@kula-ranch.com
  • Phone: (831) 883-9479
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Hawaiian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Darrell Rose
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We Offer On-Site and Off-Site Catering - Build your own Menu - No Room Charge - No Setup or Breakdown Charge - Accomodate up to 130 Guests - Ocean Views - Excellent Service
  • Private Party Facilities: On-Site Catering: - Build your own Menu - No Room Charge - No Setup or Breakdown Charge - Accomodate up to 130 Guests - Ocean Views - Excellent Service
  • Private Party Contact: Darroll Newton (831) 883-9479

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Reservation Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse
Restaurant Description: Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse (in the former AJ Spurs Location) is located at the Sanctuary Beach Resort, next to the Marina State Beach, just off Highway One at Reservation Road. As you drive up the brick-paved entry of the Resort, and circle around to the palmtree lined entry to Kula Ranch, you will begin to feel the Hawaiian Paniolo feeling of the Islands. The beautifully remodeled Kula Ranch, brainchild of popular local restaurateur Joe Loeffler (former General Manager of Baja Cantina)features a soothing Island feel, mixed with a little up-Country Western Maui! Executive Chef Darroll Rose (formerly of Fresh Cream Restaurant) has developed an enticing menu of Pacific Rim inspired fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, exciting Sushi Bar creations, exotic salads and fabulous appetizers and desserts. We look forward to seeing you soon….and often!! Mahalo! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I rather eat something else then for the chef try to compromise the food to meet your order. The steak was terrible and not for human consumption:-("
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Sadly our expectations for our dining experience were not fulfilled. Hawaiian atmosphere but no Aloha. Forgettable food, distracted waitstaff, the only saving grace were the drinks. I guess if you had enough alcohol you would not remember the rest of the experience. It is sad because we had high expectations for the restaurant, but again nothing notable to recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great food and service. The menu has got much better over the years. Nice ambience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is pretty good. For the area it is probably the best option. I think it is best to get here for the sunset because the deck has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. They have outdoor seating and if you have a dog they allow you to sit out there with your dog. Nice. The bar is great and the snacks on the bar menu I have found to be a better value than the entree menu. I really like the bar area the best here. The drinks are usually pretty strong, especially the rum drinks. Its island casual and can accommodate large parties."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Waitress shorted us on change and did not apologize. Food was poor, and none of the 3 people in our party finished our meals and the waitress did not even ask how it was. Awesome atmosphere, nice vibe. If I owned the place firing the staff would be the first thing on the list. Then replace the chef."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I went there on a business dinner. We were sat at an extremely dark table, and I had to use my phones light to read the menu...This was not the prize of the night however. There was obnoxiously loud music playing at a wedding reception, in a connecting room to the restaurants eating area, closed off with a sheet! We literally could not have a conversation. We got to see the groom do the electric slide though, cool!! Very bad form for a business."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday night to celebrate a couple of birthdays with friends. The food was GREAT ! No problems there. Fish and beef, were quite good. Sides were quite good too. The noise level was robust but tolerable. It's good to see a local spot that busy on a Sunday night and people were having a good time. The atmosphere was ok and might seem to offer better ambiance in the daylight. But in the evening, I think they could overhaul the lighting, add some additional paint colors and bring in more green plants and flowers."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was great, good service, nice restaurant slightly pricy but worth it. My wife has food allergies and they made her meal just the way she likes it and the food quality was very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was a first timer and was greatly pleased with my experience. I made a reservation for valentines day and they went all out. They gave all the woman in the restaurant a beautiful rose once seated, they had a young man come around and sing love-songs with a ukulele (I got a Bruno Mars song and it was fantastic!), and at the end of your meal you and your date received complementary chocolate roses perfect touch to the delicious meal! The steak was on point, best steak I've had in a while. Would defiantly recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food quality was ok. Didn't care for the coconut flavored rice. Would like to have server give options to go with the entree. Food portions too small. One small slice of skirt steak just not enough. Menu should expand some for vegetarians. Very relaxed atmosphere. I didn't feel rushed. Drinks were good and the server was friendly and provided service with a smile. There is just enough good to bring me back again, but if my next experience isn't better I may not go back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great survive, food was wonderful. Drinks were great and they didn't skimp on anything."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "This was our choice for a Christmas holiday dinner. It definitely was a bad choice. At first, when we arrived for our reservation the host was outside hanging around with someone. She ran inside when she noticed us. The host just blurted out "Hi" just two? It felt like we were disturbing her free time. Then the server was worse. I really do not want to fully itemize all the service errors. This place is overpriced for what is being doled out."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "i like to sit in the booths away from the bar. setting feels romantic and comfortable. everyone loved their dishes- rib eye well seasoned, macadamia nut mahi-mahi is delicious, and sushi good as well. there's a little bit of everything for everyone- not just a steakhouse. service was very good."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food was good. Service was okay, but overall factor is that we were freezing. We never took off our coats, scarves, etc."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "First off Kula Ranch has gone thru several changes in ownership.. We can tell the current owner is trying to work on the quality of the overall experience at the restaurant . The food is not quite there yet but our server, George, was excellent, attentive yet not overwhelming knowledgeable about the menu. The meal that we had was about the quality you would expect for a ‘group’ event.. steak.. over done tough,, potatoes warm.. you get the picture. Our guest had the salmon and said it was ‘ok’.. the Fillet and Lobster passable. There are many wonderful choices in the Monterey Peninsula for fine dining. Kula Ranch would be a moderate choice."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Steak way overcooked Charged a different price for sushi than was on the menu Restaurant was too cold Ferns were too large and blocked tv"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "This was one of the main reasons we came here and it was so good we went back the next night!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Went here for an early dinner--had one of the Sunset Dinners. Started with a crab bisque--presentation was beautiful, but it didn't have enough crab flavor for me. Then had the sand dabs. The fish was a little dry, but the vegetables (carrots and zucchini) were perfectly cooked and full of flavor. And the coconut rice was divine! Service was very friendly, but it took a while for my soup to appear. Then the entree was brought out when I was only part way through the soup. There were only two other parties dining in the restaurant at the time, so didn't understand the timing issue. Overall, I really enjoyed the meal and thought it was a great value on the Sunset Dinner ( $12.95)."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "From the information on Opentable.com and the restaraunt website, I expected something with an island atmosphere...decor, layout, perhaps with menu or drink selections keyed to specific islands. Alas, too much to hope for. The decore seemed to be a quick redesign from a previous theme. The was a "palm tree", and some tacky "bamboo" along the walls, but the atmosphere was decidedly not island-like. Service was satisfactory. I ordered a Bloody Mary, which turned out to be the absolute worst tasting drink I have ever been served. The food however, was prepared well and tasted good. The NY strip was juicy and prepared to the level of doneness I requested. Overall, I would probably not return."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Dined during Happy Hour, Sliders were amazing, really good sweet potato fries, beer selection was great. My Girlfriend really enjoyed the fish tacos especially the mango salsa."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I would equate this to an Applebees. It's ok; more for convenience if anything."
    Dined on 10/1/2013