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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Kohala Coast
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Kohala Coast

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Kohala Coast Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ruthschris.com
  • Phone: (808) 887-0800
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Sundays 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jacob Cook
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining at Ruth's Chris Steak House is the perfect way to make any meeting memorable and any event a celebration. Your family, friends or associated enjoy the unparalleled Ruth's Chris menu and be pampered by the aloha-spirited staff. Make Ruth's Chris Steak House the for your next meeting, party or family gathering. (The private dining room seats 12.) NEW! RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE LUNCHEONS! MINIMUMS APPLY. PLEASE INQUIRE.
  • Private Party Contact: Deborah Wund (808) 887-0800
  • Special Events & Promotions: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Hawaii) offer a Sizzlin’ Prime Time Dinner Special featuring a 3-course menu starting at $39.95 (not including tax & gratuity.)Served nightly from 5-6:00pm. Happy Hour served in the lounge from 5-7pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen Kaahumanu Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available in the mall's parking just adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Ruth's Chris Steak House - Kohala Coast
Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House. When you visit Ruth's Chris, you'll soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the USDA prime steaks, broiled to perfection in a trademark 1800 degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, island fresh fish, New Orleans inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and an award winning wine list, you will find that this is the steakhouse to which others aspire.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went to the Ruths Chris Steakhouse to celebrate my wife's birthday. She had rack of lamb, cooked perfectly with a juicy pink center and served with an amazing blackberry dipping sauce. I had the 24 ounce T-Bone steak, which was tender, juicy and flavorful. We shared a side order of au gratin potatoes. Our waiter, Wyatt, was attentive and friendly. He brought out strawberries in a flaming rum sauce as a complimentary treat for my wife. It was an excellent touch to close out the amazing dinner. The perfect evening was closed out with one of the most beautiful sunsets we have seen."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Ruth's Chris Steak House at Mauna Lani Shop is a must stop, must go place to eat! Their early dinner special is definitely worth the price. Our favorite is starting with the Louisiana Gumbo, and then enjoying the "melt-in-your-mouth" prime filet with sauteed mushrooms and mashed potatoes, and ending with their bread pudding with whiskey sauce dessert. We never miss a chance to eat there when we are on the Kohala Coast."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had always wanted to try Ruth's Chris steak house. I finally got my chance on a trip to Hawaii. The food and service was to die for. I had the Filet and it was the best ever. My martini was so good, I have no idea what the magic was, but it was beyond my expectations."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Ruth's continues to excel! Wonderful service and terrific steaks. I'm never disappointed when I eat at Ruth's..."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The chicken dish is amazing even though it is a steak place? Mashed potatoes and the corn on the cob was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Everything you would expect from a 4 star steakhouse"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Really good steaks and appetizers. Waiter was attentive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is excellent but pricey. The staff are all very helpful and takes care of you. Noise level was a little high but quiet enough to have a private conversation without the entire restaurant hearing."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The ambiance is great. Steaks are as good as you can find anywhere and way better than anything else on this Island. Wednesday night all wines 25% off which brings process down to the way too expensive but I'll pay it range. Very nice wine list. Place was packed at 5:30, very nice to see after years of no one there. Only hitch was failure of manager or staff to read our special requests on booking page before we arrived. I wanted champagne waiting and wanted to see wine list with vintages to pre order a Cabernet and let it breathe - no one saw it until we had already ordered cocktails. I blame manager, not wait staff who were nice and very attentive."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Bartender who served us in teh bar dining ara was excellent, very personable, professional and pleasant, wonderful aloha spirit.."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Always goid, always hot food, never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great food with excellent service. A real dining experience. Worth the money for a romantic occasion."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Awesome food and service - a great place for dinner!!! The steaks are amazing and the banana dessert is awesome!!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The feeling this time around was different. This is the fourth time we have been to this location. There is nothing I would say that is particularly wrong with the restaurant, but after coming back from spending two months in Israel, my perspective has changed. I don't think I will be frequenting this type of restaurant any longer. It's not that Ruth's Chris did anything wrong. I enjoyed my meal. It's that my perspective has changed. Sorry Ruth's Chris, but you've lost a patron, not by anything you did or didn't do, but because I've changed."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great food as I would expect from all Ruth's Chris restaurants but add on exceptionally friendly and attentive staff that made the dining experience truly exceptional."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent steaks perfectly cooked as you would expect from a Ruth's Chris Steak House. In addition, we were very pleased with our salads, especially the tomato salad. We topped off our dinner with a Hot Fudge Sunday which was great. I highly recommend dining here as a break from the more typical Hawaiian restaurants."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We spent our 34th anniversary at the Mauna Lani hotel and took the shuttle to Ruth's Chris. Our dinner was excellent. My husband had the ribeye and I the BBQ shrimp. Both were just perfect. Our server recommended a great Moscato and brought a strawberry flambe to help us celebrate our special night There was a local group singing in the square below the outside seating area so we were treated with lovely music with our dinner. It was a great evening! ! I can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great service, great atmosphere, great food. ALWAYS"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the meal and outdoor seating. Service by Rance was great, and everything was prepared well. Since it's located upstairs in an open air mall, there's really no view. Bread pudding was a bit drier than at other locations, but just a minor observation. Great $8 cup of coffee. We would definitely return. Mahalo!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had a dinner for our 5th anniversary. James, the great server, was very nice and kind. He recommended us to share some of the menues and some additionals and desserts. We had a very nice chat and had a great time there. He is great becuse he does not push us but look at us enought to notice us. Very good. We'll definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is our go-to celebration place. Always excellent with superior service and delicious wine list. So much food with a bone to take home for our dog, so he even enjoys it!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Everything we had with the exception of the Filet was very good. Both Filet's tasted odd. They were both sent back. The waiter was nice enough about it, however the manager was very curt. Both Filet's were taken off the bill, we were offered replacements, but we turned that down. We did get desserts, which were very good. Our Rib eye's were also very good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We chose to sit outside on the verandah in spite of the windy evening. The staff were all lovely. They offered to move us inside whenever we chose but we persisted and were rewarded by calmness and entertainment in the courtyard below. Warm crusty rolls, whipped butter,and oysters Rockefeller were delicious. We three all had the filet steak. This steak cannot be beat. It was done to perfection, flavourful and the most tender ever. Husband had the one pound potatoe heaped with sour cream , creamed spinach delicious, and I ordered mushrooms. Amazing dinner. Ample servings to share the spinach and mushrooms. We all had warm whiskey sauce bread pudding al amode. Wonderful. Hats off to Chef Darcy. Exceptional all the way."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We dine here at least once a month. Food and service is usually very good, but on this occasion service was inadequate and so was the food. The rib eye was overdone - Ordered MR, got Medium. This is the second time this has happened in one month. Surprising for such a great steak house that prides themselves on prime beef and cooking it at the perfect temperature. Server took 10 min to approach the table to greet us. Cocktails took another 12 minutes to receive. I asked server Doug how the fresh catch was prepared and he said, Chinese style - I said perfect. When the fish arrived, it was overcooked and served on mashed potatoes with a caper sauce. It was gross. The server said "Oh they changed the presentation"."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Awesome service, well informed on menu and the best way to order it"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We are frequent visitors to Ruth's Chris restaurants. When we got to the restaurant, we were told that they do not accept reservations in the bar area as we requested. I asked why they did not email us back and tell us. They said they don't do that. Anyway, we said we would just have a drink at the bar and then go to our reserved table. There were two bartenders, a woman and a man. We asked for two glasses of wine. The man said he would get us wine. After quite some time we placed a second request with the woman. More time passed and she finally brought us the wine. Time from arriving at the bar until time we received drinks: 21 minutes. Granted at 6:00 they were in the middle of their Happy Hour, but even so......"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service was awesome. Had the lobster gumbo, mahi mahi, and raspbery sorbet. All were great! Our waiter was very pleasant."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal here and will most definitely be back next time we visit."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food was over priced compared to other Ruth Chris's and other fine dining restaurants on the big island. Our waiter was soft spoken and we could not hear him for the noise. The buser cleared the table and then cleaned the plates of food scraps table side."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Professional courteous service. Melting steaks. Banana cream pie is one of our favorites. Tried the blue cheese crust on my ribeye. Absolutely wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Steaks, especially the ribeye, are excellent. The cowboy ribeye was generous (22oz), flavorful and cooked to perfection. My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion. The staff at Ruth's Chris went out of their way to recognize the celebration. Thumbs up in my book!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "When I entered and received a warm welcome and "happy birthday" greeting from the hostess, I knew I was in for a great dinner out. Each member of the service team that attended to my husband and I during the night were so nice and genuine. The food was exceptional and wine was great! Our waiter, Doug, was fantastic and I was so surprised to see him drop off a special birthday card (hand written). I would ask for Doug again when we return next time. It was a fabulous night and Ruth's Chris really made my birthday special."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday. Amazing food. Excellent service. A wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My Ribeye was cook right but my wife's $59 Lobster tail was over baked after they were nice to defrost one for her. Lesson of the day don't go to steak restaurant for seafood"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Server was Gregg, he was very attentive, made sure everything was perfect and offered to split our salad as I love the chopped salad but it is large enough to be a meal and I wanted to enjoy some steak. Steak was ordered med rare but it was on the quite rare side. This happened the last visit too with the filet. I had the ribeye it came out at the right temperature, so probably an occurrence with this cut. Sides were very tasty including the dessert."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The best steak we have eaten outside Australia. Great spot for a restaurant in Hawaii. We shall return."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "You definitely get a ton for the happy hour pricing. The salad was big, the steak was humongous, and with the sides and bread, we didn't even want dessert. The Caesar was standard. The mushrooms were not very good. They tasted like they were from a can and had a dirty flavor. The steak was huge, but slightly tough, supermarket quality. I wasn't a huge fan of the presentation--butter splattering everywhere- but I guess that's their thing. The steak knife was barely sharp enough to labor through the meat. The potatoes tasted like the instant kind. The ice cream was reminiscent of Breyers brand. We had gift cards, so we had a great time, but I wouldn't pay full price for the fare. Rather go to Merrimans or Roys if I'm dropping that much money."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. The steaks (and plates) were sizzling. The garlic mashed potatoes were perfect. And the smells of the food made you want to order everything. We had a reservation and showed up a little late, but it was no problem-we were seated immediately even tho it was obvious they were expecting a larger party in the dining room- thanks for a fun night"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As steak houses go, just OK, main waiter pretty good, rest of team, so so at best. Oysters Rockefeller poor, a very poor overall value, too much butter on steak itself, which was pretty good, but not great, an above average filet, but expectations are higher than that"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very good food, but $300 for four people ( with only one person having one drink, and one shared desert). Seemed VERY expensive"
    Dined on 2/13/2014