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About Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura

Aloha Steakhouse is Ventura's only beach front restaurant. Voted Best Steakhouse, Best Happy Hour and/or Most Romantic dining for ten years running. This is one of Ventura's ultimate dining experiences! Hand cut quality steaks and fresh seafood are served in a warm, inviting atmosphere, with every table offering ocean and Channel Island views. An expansive menu features an array of contemporary lunch and dinner favorites, plus island specialties and decadent desserts.

364 S. California St.
Ventura, CA 93001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm

Cross Street:
Harbor Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 652-1799

Website:
http://www.alohasteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Catering:
Contact Charnell for any catering inquiries.

Parking Details:
Validated parking by Aloha Steakhouse in public parking areas including parking garage structure where Aloha Steakhouse is located.

Public Transit:
Amtrak stop is at Fairgrounds, approximately 1/2 mi north of Aloha Steakhouse.

Executive Chef:
Jose Sandoval

Private Party Facilities:
Enclosed ocean front patio. Seating capacity up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Charnell Smith: (805) 652-1799

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View

Special Events & Promotions:
NORTHBOUND - Exit San Jon Rd, turn LEFT, then RIGHT onto Harbor Bl.
Make LEFT into the State Beach parking lot and into parking structure.

SOUTHBOUND - Exit Ventura Av, make RIGHT on Thompson, RIGHT
on San Jon, RIGHT on Harbor Bl, LEFT into State Beach parking lot
and into parking structure.

IMPORTANT: Parking validation will be by our guests' dining receipts.
Please save them.


Aloha Steakhouse - Ventura Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (10)
Scenic View (9)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Cozy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great dinner & service with friends

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our server, Peter, really made our visit to Aloha Steakhouse a special one. Yes, the food was good (the crab and lobster were a bit meh, but the coconut shrimp, fish & chips, and prime rib were fantastic) and the drinks excellent, but the extra attention to detail and personalized service he offered really went above and beyond! There were several LARGE groups in house this evening, and yet, we were always well-taken-care-of. I would highly recommend, and look forward to revisiting myself the next time I'm in Ventura for a special occasion.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very nice dining experience. Beautiful restaurant with a fantastic sunset ocean view. Excellent service by Jason. Enjoyed my grilled sea bass, hubby had the ribeye and liked it as well. They gave a complimentary slice of macadamia nut ice cream pie for my b-day.
They also have a very nice happy hour. Highly recommend Aloha!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Outstanding Oceanview, Super Service, Fair Food, Extremely Expensive, Horrendous Hostess

Aloha is located between a 3 story parking garage and 12 story hotel right on the ‘boardwalk’ at Ventura Beach. Its main attraction is the ocean. Our server was excellent and attentive to our needs. My wife and I shared an appetizer of Thai Mussels (the coconut sauce was so salty we could not eat it) and each had Spicy Ahi Tuna (spicy it was not; tasteless it was, so, again, we ate but half). Over $50 per person (tip and tax included, but no drinks, no dessert). We would not return because of the incredibly unprofessional hostess (so as not to impugn anyone else who works at Aloha in that capacity, this was Saturday evening, February 3).

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We live in LA and our son lives in Ventura. He has a busy work schedule so trying to visit for lunch or dinner can be a challenge at times. We have come to really love the Aloha Steak House due to it's convenience for our son, wonderful seaside setting (you get out of your car and the ocean smell that we love is immediate), great food, excellent service and not too costly.

Plus we also know to get there a little early to walk along the seaside promenade that is adjacent to the restaurant. Parking is validated. All in all makes for a great experience and worth the drive. Have been there for both lunch and dinner and the quality never wavers. Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Salmon was delicious. Service was wonderful and on top that the wonderful sunset view we had over the water was gorgeous.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good steak and lobster. Great martinis. Service was very friendly but slow. Had to request things multiple times.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything was great except for a table of 8 that completely blew out the decibel level. Their table was in the center of the room and every other table in there couldn’t have a decent conversation. Pitiful for an upscale restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great quality on food. The service from the staff was really good too. The steaks are hard to beat. Probably best steak house in Ventura area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It was my daughters 27th bday, we had a great meal, and service was great. Perfect night out.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had reserved our table online the day before and got there 30 minutes early and our table was available to us still. We got attended to right away and staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A great time to go early on Sunday, off season, you'll get seating at the boardwalk windows. We had a very good time and enjoyed some equally good food. Wait time was minimal and service was excellent. I can recommend the macadamia crusted white roughy, moist and delicious. Enjoy!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a wonderful 50th celebration for my wife! The service was great and the food delicious. They really went above and beyond to make it a special birthday experience for her! Thank you!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great waiter, Name was Logan, Awesome customer service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was our first time dining at Aloha Steakhouse. We have friends who have recommended the restaurant and decided to give it a try. We enjoyed the food and the service. Our server gave us just the right amount of attentiveness. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the wine list was very robust. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was amazing!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Birthday dessert was complimentary.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We'd never been to the restaurant, but decided to try it out for my birthday. It was a great choice. Our server was outstanding, the food was so good, and the ambiance was just right (busy but not crazy, perfect noise level). I'd recommend the wedge salad and the lobster tail!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was mediocre but tolerable however, the waiter we had clearly exhibited poor customer service. He was very argumentative, almost in a threatening way. We ended up asking to speak w/ the shift manager. We told Ryan the manager, we were there to eat and enjoy our weekend and not for Calvin to argue and scold us!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food and service were impeccable. A bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always Aloha Steakhouse was superb, this visit however even exceeded my expectations. Peter the waiter is outstanding he has excellent knowledge of the menu, very knowledgeable of the various Waze our dishes could be prepared, and an outstanding knowledge of the wine list and recommendations hats off the Aloha Steakhouse once again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had some out of town guests that we took to Sunday lunch here. The food was delicious and our waiter was outstanding. We would definitely come back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service and great food. Nice local restaurant with beautiful sunsets.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Me and my wife went here for a rare date night away from the kids. Place was real busy because of Saturday night. Took quite a while just to get bread and water to the table (not the server fault other people dropping the ball) But our server Peter was AWESOME he kept making sure to recheck with us often as he could refilling drinks and even comped a hula pie which was amazing. Hands down the best sever I have ever had in any restaurant. We will definitely be back because of the great food and amazing service despite the business.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I have to say when I looked up romantic waterfront places to eat, this was the first one that popped up. I made a reservation for 2 by the water. We got there and were seated by the biggest loudest table of people drinking. 3 ladies had to keep getting up and blocking whatever romantic view of the water there was. We ordered appetizers, steak to split, and some drinks. When we were done we were getting dessert for our anniversary. It was bananas foster, except our server forgot to mention that we were under a fan and had to go to by the big loud table. I asked her can you stop the fan. I go the whole point of bananas foster, is to see them very lit up. I should have just canceled the order. She seemed so put out by me asking her to do it by our table. I was really hoping for a romantic night, but instead got a party with drunks.

Thanks for ruining our 12th anniversary
David and Nedra Vasquez

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I brought my wife here for our 16th wedding anniversary. It had been ages since we'd been on anything like a date. Overall, it was very worthwhile. This establishment knows how to cook steak. They serve a truly wonderful green salad with the entrees. Not just some skimpy, boring afterthought. Service was fast paced but effective and pleasant. The atmosphere is a bit on the higher decibel side, but that just encouraged us to snuggle closer in our booth in order to talk, which suited me just fine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always a great meal, and a great location. Had Steak, lobster, ship, crab, and seared ahi.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

It does no one any good if we can make requests for special occasions if they are ignored. This isn't typical of Aloha. But it was disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Despite being very busy when we arrived, our Open Table reservation had us seated right away. Celebrating our son's birthday. Nice booth, great food and Leann, our server, was excellent in both service and warm personality. Even had time to take a nice walk along the water prior to dinner as it was a beautiful evening. Validated parking as well. Will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Not only is the food the freshest steaks and fish, but you are treated better than family here as well!

Ryan (manager) and Sharnell (Co-Founder) teamed up to welcome our family of 4 and found a great booth with a view inside. They politely and professionally checked on us and shared some great local stories and history as well!

Our server Calvin was professional, courteous and expeditious!

We cant wait to come back once we are in the area!
We drove 3 hours from OC to dine here.

If you are gonna dine here, get here early and make reservations for it gets busy after 7pm.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Prime rib was tough but restaurant agreed, took it off bill, and said would not serve any more that evening. Showed class.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We enjoyed the place a lot , food good , servers and bartenders great , and hosts all very cool . Only problem is we were seated between two obscenely loud and intoxicated " parties " . When will restaurants learn that sometimes they need to try and " remind " some people that they are not the only people around , difficult , but it CAN be done . I've been a bartender ,food and beverage manager - the works - and it takes effort , but you OWE this to the patrons .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a great birthday celebration at the Aloha Steakhouse. There were 8 in our party ranging in age from 4 to 84. Our waitress and the overall service was exceptional. She kept up with all of goofy requests from our group. We requested and received a wonderful table on the enclosed patio overlooking the Ventura beach and boardwalk.

The food was pretty good but not nearly up to the level of the service. Some items were better than others. The baked potatoes were awesome!

I highly recommend the Aloha Steakhouse. Their service made our evening great!

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were looking for a restaurant on the beach that would be good for a birthday lunch and found this little gem. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Overall, a decent place, (we've been there in the past, too), but this time, unfortunately, they undercooked my wife's steak, and then when they had to broil it some more, they OVERCOOKED it, and at that, they took a long time to bring it back out! To their credit, the manager, Ryan, came over and apologized, and they took that dinner off our bill, and even comped us a dessert to go (though it turned out to be the wrong dessert, when we got it back to the hotel!)
I think they TRY to do a good job, and much of the food was great; our server, Leanna, seemed very conscientious, and perhaps the busy Friday night dining scene just overwhelmed the restaurant. I would give it another try.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great waterfront location. Wasn't crowded, although the county fair was going on. Traffic was a nightmare, but staff were very flexible with out arrival time. Location was great for weird people watching. The beach setting is always good for eccentric people 😀. Food was decent, but drinks were way too expensive.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Two of us had dinner here on a summer Sunday night. We ordered two apps, split an entree, Hula pie (of course!) and couple glasses of wine and beer. Food was all delicious- the ahi wontons and sea bass special were standouts. Service was friendly and attentive. Easy access from the public parking structure next to the pier. The negatives: the decor is dated and could use updating, and the prices were pretty steep. If they would invest in an update but deliver the same food it would go from good to great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I had the Cobb salad. DELICIOUS! Even better was the view.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our server was wonderful, everything was timed perfectly and she checked back often to make sure we were doing well. The steaks my mom and sister ordered were overcooked.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation, but were greeted with a smile and shown a table right away. Claudette, our waitress was outstanding. The food was wonderful and the prices were far better than we expected. We definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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