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  • Address:
    31761 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

RokPrime Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rokprime.com
  • Email: angel@rokprime.com
  • Phone: (949) 236-6669
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 11 AM
    Lunch & Dinner Service
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Houston
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We do special events and catering throughout the year. Please call 949.236.6669 and let our Executive Chef, Dustin Houston, prepare a menu and plan that fits your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can customize a unique menu for any event and accommodate private parties of 8 to 20 on a daily basis. We can also offer the entire facility for up to 85 people at an additional cost. Call 949.236.6669 anytime to schedule a private tour.
  • Private Party Contact: John Sickler (949) 236-6669
  • Entertainment: Amazing live music throughout week! Call 949.236.6669 for schedules.

  • Special Events & Promotions: Coming Soon

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ortega Hwy and Camino Capistrano
  • Public Transit: Steps away from the historic San Juan Capistrano Train Depot and the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may park on the street (Camino Capistrano) OR directly behind the restaurant in the free public lot OR directly next to the train depot and movie theatre garage. All parking is FREE to the public.
A word from RokPrime
RokPrime is located across the street from the historic Mission in downtown San Juan Capistrano. We serve only Prime beef, chops, seafood, and poultry. All of our proteins are naturally fed and raised.
No hormones. No antibiodics.

Our steaks and seafood are cooked on an ultra hot lava Rok heated to 750 degrees and using only salts and minerals minded from the Himalayan mountains. This method of cooking the steaks creates a flavor and juciness you won't find anywhere. We deliver the best steak in Orange County.

In addition to our Prime steaks and seafood we offer a menu of signature
sandwiches and burgers, as well as from scratch soups and salads.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "It was nice seating outdoor patio for the Easter Bunch and the service was great. The food was good but would of like more dessert selection then the small danish offer. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were the only ones seated on the patio, and the server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, with a great variety. We didn't expect steak, but there were small pieces cooked to perfection. French toast, omelettes, eggs Benedict, fruit, pastries, and breakfast meats filled the buffet. And my bottomless mimosa really was just that. Our guests were impressed. We will go back for dinner."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This brunch has a very small buffet for the price . The bottomless mimosa is not tasty at all."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant four times. I love the decor and how they were able to create private areas for a romantic dinner. Service is always exceptional, and good food. I ordered scallops instead of beef this time and was not impressed by the presentation, maybe it's because I ordered them on the lava rock. My partner ordered the salmon prepared in the kitchen and he was pleased with it. I'll save this place for the beef and appetizers. I don't get why people take young kids to a place like this. There was a large group with very young children near us and the noise level was very annoying. Not a good place for young ones. Please let other diners enjoy a pleasant experience. No fault of the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "truly enjoyed ROK Prime. We sat on the patio and watched people as we ate. The hostess was friendly and our server was attentive. The food was great and we were happy we ordered our rib eye medium so we could use the rock to cook it a bit more if need be. It was a nice touch and fun to do. We will definitely go back. Did not go into the restaurant itself so not sure of the restrooms, etc. But our experience was great."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was great and Amy our server was personable and helpful."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was great! Our server, Jennifer, was awesome. It was our first time at RokPrime and she definitely helped us enjoy our wonderful dining experience. We have found a new favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We live in San Juan and had some good things about Rox Prime, so we finally got a night out and wanted to try it. To start the server was totally unprepared, didn't know what was the on the menu. Forgot things we ordered, recommended the truffle fries which were so bad we sent them back (something we never do) not to mention I've never met a french fries I didn't love. We will not be returning and have already told a few friends how bad it was, I don't see it lasting long."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were in town for a horse show, and made a last minute reservation. The restaurant was not crowded, and we got good service. The idea of this restaurant is that they have these hot lava rocks, and they put them in a 700-plus degree oven, and then they put your steak on it and bring it all out to the table. The rock stays hot for hours, so you can put your food on it and cook it some more or just warm up things. As a person who has the "curse of the cold food," this was wonderful. We had the flat iron steak and it was divine. Lobster stack was great and lamb lollipops for apps. Bread was worth every carb. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a great time at Rok Prime! Amy (Adams) was an excellent server. She made our girlfriend's birthday very special by even displaying a Happy Birthday board! Very sweet! We all ordered the Waghu flat steak...absolutely delicious! Also there is a great wine selection available & very generous pours! Definitely worth the moderate pricing. Looking forward to going back very soon!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The restaurant was very accommodating to a mobility challenged guest and the service was excellent! Wonderful cocktail list with unique creations. Get there early and enjoy the happy hour! The small plates were delicious! We sampled the lamb lollipops, truffled fries, lobster stack, pancetta wrapped prawn skewers, grilled artichoke, jumbo onion rings and mac n' cheese. We'd recommend any of these dishes and would order them again! We dined on the Rok ribeye medallion steak (unique presentation; tender and delicious...not slathered in butter but with unusual dipping sauces), the scallops (numerous and tender; delicious), Pan seared Miso sea bass (light and flakey; very tasty) and the Rok seared pork chop (huge but very tender and tasty!)."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Loved the decor of this restaurant...not what we expected at all. Ordered the Filet served on the hot rock, even though the reviews were a little mixed. I thought it was a great idea. I was able to basically cook the steak to the exact doneness that I was looking for. I would go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The service was great until it was time for the check. It took a good 15 minutes to get my check once requested. The server took a quick drink order from the table behind us then went to the table on the other side of us. It was a 6 person party that were loud and took up a lot of time from the server. She just could not get away from this group. The table behind us was so mad they also walked out. They went to the front disk and another server had to come over and trake care of them. This other server also had to bring my check. Other than that the food was GREAT and was server was also great at reviewing the menu and how the rock cooking worked"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "they loved the total experience. Our server AMY did an excellent all around job."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We met some very special long-time friends for dinner at Rok Prime. It was a very nice meal. The novelty of the lava rock cooking technique was a fun twist. The risotto could have been smoother and a little tastier. Overall, a very pleasant meal."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Went for the first time since we had a Christmas gift card. Had small filet and sea scallops, and a wedge salad. Filet, although $30, was tasteless piece of cardboard. We had ordered the steak rare, and cooked is slightly more on the table rock (novelty for RokPrime way), and even though it was med rare, the steak had no flavor. Potatoes were mediocre. Sea Scallops ($28) were overcooked. The side veg was tasty. Wedge Salad was lacking on the bacon pieces and lettuce was all core. Bread-a couple warmed up rolls from Costco. All in all we loved the interior decor, staff was friendly, but we won't be back even with a free gift certificate. Disappointing!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Upon arrival, we were seated immediately. Our server was right behind us with menus and asking about drinks. After we ordered, there was a 20 minute wait before drinks were served by a different server. We then waited at least 20 more minutes for someone to take our food order. Our food was delivered right away. Then, another wait for our server to attend to us. My husband's meal was missing a side. The server questioned him three times if he was sure he did not receive the side! Finally, a different server arrived with the missing side. After our desert order, our server disappeard for at least 25 minutes before she returned. At the time of our meal, there were only one more party in the restaurant. We were there for 2 hours!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Overall, all four diners had great food and enjoyed the experience. The Wagyu skirt steak served on the rock was very tender and flavorful. The lobster stack with avocado appetizer was also a favorite. We also ordered the roasted corn side dish and it complemented the meal well. The vegetables served with the entre were a very small portion, so I would suggest another side if you are a big eater. I recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The waiter took our drink orders, but forgot to enter the order. He comes back to apologize 15 minutes later - he said he was doing 'double-duty' as the waiter tonight. He brings me my wine, and proceeds to bring us an appetizer (on the house). The service was impeccable after that. The waiter 'regained' his tip. The food is a bit bland - hence the sauces to dip the food in. The cuisine is a bit 'gimmisky' - as they bring food that is 'cooked rare' to the table. You then 'cook' the meat to your liking on a 'hot round stone' that they place in front of you. It reminds me of 'Ishi-yaki' (Japanese cuisine. It literally means 'cooking on a stone'. I guess this is the Americanized version of that. I'll definitely be back to try this place again."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Unfortunately we didn't end up having dinner, and steak seems to be what they are known for, but we did have appetizers, a salad and a couple of drinks. Everything we had was above par and the service was excellent. Parking is a bit tricky though, so keep an eye for an available spot!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The beef was amazing - incredibly tender and tasty. Loved all the sauces, but it really didn't need any enhancement. Rick cooking makes for a fun experience. Wish I lived in the area to go, again."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Way too expensive for the quality and portions. Very average for 5 star price and service is unbelievably bad considering, Overall very disappointed and won't be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Rok Prime serves their steaks on your personal 'hot rock' sizzling away your steak so that you can continue to cook it to your perfection. Loved it! Also highly recommend their "Bartender's signature" chocolate martini. To die for!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "For the price I would rather go to Mastro's but lunch is a good value and on a travelzoo deal its worth coming to dinner. I always end up upgrading anyways and spending more."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We had a great meal! It was fun to cook our meat on the rok. The restaurant was beautiful and the service was wonderful. The only complaint I have is that our booth had rips in the upholstery. We paid a lot for our dinner and thought that was a bit odd. Otherwise, a great restaurant. We will return!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We had 6:30 reservations and were seated promptly. Our drink order was taken right away and we were given time to talk. My wife ordered a wedge salad and a small filet. I ordered a wedge salad and center of a ribeye. The food was very good, but a little pricey for the area. The service was excellent"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My family dined here on Thanksgiving and had a wonderful food and service experience! The menu was well thought out and delicious, and the food of high quality. We plan to return with friends to enjoy a steak dinner!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This was our first time to RokPrime and we loved everything about the restaurant . The food, ambiance, waitress, bar tender we loved our steak coming out on lava rock. We just got back from Hawaii where lot's of lava rock is all around and it just brought us back to our trip. Thank you for a great experience absolutely delicious! We are already planning our next date to RokPrime with friends."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Had a great time at Rok Prime. The Porterhouse was cooked and seasoned perfectly. No need for sauces at all. Very tasty dressing on the Caesar. Best of all was our server. Amy was personable, made good recommendations, and helped make it a very special evening."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I took my family there for the first time on (six of us) Thanksgiving and was pleasantly surprised with all aspects of the experience. A professional waiter, excellent food preperation/presentation/flavor (several 3-course alternatives to choose from), nice atmosphere at a reasonable price. There is free 3 hour parking in the nearby structure. The meal was comparable or better than many other well known Steak and Seafood restaraunts. We all left saying to each other how great it was."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "About 2 years ago we were walking down the street in San Juan Capistrano. RokPrime had just opened. There was a woman sitting outside the restaurant telling people about the lunch special. My wife and I went in to give it a try. The food was terrific. We liked it so much we brought a friend back and even our son. We truly enjoyed the atmosphere. The unique use of hot rocks to cook your steak was amazing. Since then we have been back a number of times. Always a great place to eat. This evening the service was so poor it took us easily 20 min between courses. My wife's dinner was overcooked. My partner could not get oil and balsamic vinegar without asking 3 times. Although everyone was nice, it was like we were an afterthought."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We vistied RokPrime for the first time and were very impressed with the food and service. From drinks to appetizers and finally to entrees, everything was done very well and tasted great. The servers were very attentive and upbeat. They have a large outdoor patio which is currently closed, but looks like it would be nice for a summer dining experience. The decor is a mixture of spanish and country french. We will definitely be back for more."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My wife and I ate at Rok Prime for the first time and we really enjoyed all aspects of the dining experience. The decor is funky and unique and matches the awesome background music that was playing coffeehouse style hits all night long. The food came out fresh and tasty, we particularly enjoyed cooking our own steak on a 750 degree rock. This allowed me to have medium steak and my wife to make medium well steak at the same time. The salad was very good and we tried two side dishes that were both delicious. Highly recommend this to anyone looking to go out for a nice dinner in South OC."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Food, Service & Bartender were the best... They made a special occasion truly a night to remember. Great overall experience."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in the OC. The meat is always fresh and service is beyond compare. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We booked RokPrime for our anniversary and walked in to them giving us an anniversary card! The ambience and decor were really nice, service was great and very informative. Food was excellent and the 'rok' is really fun and interesting. We'd go back any time, especially for a special occasion."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I love the way they serve the steaks on a hot rock rare so it can be cooked to you own peronal satisfaction and taste"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "great place, we sat on the patio for dinner. Had the filet, it was a terrific cut. I recommend having it served with the cooking stone, it was a great experience. they bring your steak on a heated stone to the table, which allows you to finish cooking your meal to your personal taste. worked great on the steak and the vegetables. service was excellent, keep our drinks full and constantly checked on us."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Raquel Olamendi and her serving staff were extremely gracious. The food was delicious and interesting. The ambience was unique and attractive."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "From delicious food, to a unique cooking concept, to the chic ambiance, to the accommodating staff, our first visit to RokPrime was a wonderful way to celebrate our 7th anniversary. We started with a bottle of yummy Wild Horse Pinot, followed by the incredible Tenderloin Bruschetta for an appetizer. For the main course, I had the 6 oz. filet, and my husband got the flat iron steak. We had our steaks brought out to us to complete the cooking on the "roks," which added a sense of fun. The steak just melted in your mouth. We also ordered the roasted corn for a side- so good! Finally, we got the warm butter cake with vanilla bean ice cream- tasty. George, our waiter, was the best. Even the owners made sure to say hi. It was a special night!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013