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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:
VENTURA COUNTY FAIR
AUG 2 - 13, 2017
PARKING DURING THE FAIR
Access to Restaurant parking will be thru the State Beach Parking on the
south side of the Pier.

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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (12)
Waterfront (11)
Special Occasion (8)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Healthy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 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 22, 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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·Dined on October 6, 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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·Dined on October 2, 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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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 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 16, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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 3, 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 3, 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 25, 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 20, 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 20, 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 12, 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 8, 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 7, 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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 (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 31, 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 30, 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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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The service was the best experience, the food terrific and we'll definitely be back again! We couldn't have asked for a nicer evening with friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary. Table was ready and comfortable. Service and food very good. A large group filled half the dining room and was extremely loud greeting everyone.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The service was extremely slow the Back Up person took over after we waited 30 mins and never met our assigned server. After The Bus Person took over our experience improved. Never saw any Management checking on things!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 15, 2017

What a lovely get-together with friends coming some distances. Traffic was really bad, so one couple was late, and Cindy (our waitress) was patient and accommodating. Steak caesar salad (lunch special ) was great (if a little too wet), coconut shrimp, white roughey, teryaki burger all were very tasty. View was spectacular. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was way over priced. The dinner my cousin wanted wasn't available after he had already placed his order. The food was good though. Nice spot and I liked that it was by the ocean.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Was in town for just one evening and found this place to be super. Service was over the top great and food excellent

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Good food..excellent service... first time ever that we were treated 2nd class because we were Open Table. They had 2 tables stuck in the back for "Online People"

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have been here many times, the food is excellent. The staff is always nice and helpful. We had the Sea Bass, Steaks and we were able to get a Burger not on the menu.. All was terrific. We will be back again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Hostess sat us at a better table even though we were late. Staff super friendly and accommodating. Drinks excellent (dirty martini).

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We were seated and served promptly. Wait staff very attentive and accomodating. Open table seating was with a view of the ocean and promonade. Ate light, i.e., appetizer tapas. All was prepared well and flavorful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Our sever was Shadoe, he was great. The trouble was the kitchen, I ordered a filte WELL DONE, with a wedge salad and baked pototoe . first my salad I asked for thousand island dressing, it came with the right dressing but they still put blue cheese on it. Second I asked for my steak to be buterflied and EXTRA WELL DONE. The steak came out med. rare! Sent it back and it came back med. done still had lots of pink! I took it home and fed it to my dog, he loved my $33.00 steak!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Shadow the waiter . Perfect! food was setever in good time .

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Our server Alicia had many tables at a very busy time. She handled EVERYTHING beautifully, from filling water glasses to producing bananas foster flambe'

She was very impressive

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our Server Peter was awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Thurston and I have had lunch here but decided to try dinner. We had a bottle of wine which was really nice to go along with our prime rib. It was cooked to perfection and the whole dinner was very good. We ended with coffee and bananas foster. That was very delicious too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Just not a pleasant experience. Totally understaffed on a very busy night, which led to our server (who was the best part of the experience) scrambling to serve and bus. Food arrived late, over cooked, and pretty much tasteless.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great dinner. Requested ocean view for a celebration and received as promised. A little loud as we were seated by a rehearsal dinner but all good - it was a celebration for all in the room. Our server was amazing and the hostess very personable. Food served timely and hot. All around - a perfect end to a wonderful day celebrating my son's graduation from high school!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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