Kalaheo Steak and Ribs

4.3
339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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Aloha and welcome to Kalaheo Steak and Ribs. This establishment has been serving the people of Kauai for over 30 years. Our vision was to restore the original Kalaheo Steak House and create a premier dining experience with a country-style atmosphere, giving it back to the people of Kalaheo and greater Kauai to enjoy once again.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak
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Hours of operation

Dinner: T-Su 5:00pm-9:30pm
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Phone number
(808) 332-4444
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ruffino Ramos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
HI-50 Kaumualii Hwy
Reviews from verified diners
339 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
51%
Very Good
34%
Good
8%
Fair
5%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RP
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Prime rib was excellent, Filet could be a slight bit rarer but not way off. Limited but reasonable wine list.

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MH
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We learned about Kalaheo Steak and Ribs by checking online as we are visitors from Hilo. The building looked very rustic but not unlike the buildings in my hometown of Lahaina. The decor was rustic and definitely country and Western in flavor. We started off the meal with mushrooms that were good. I had the rib eye steak which was cooked very perfectly and very tender. The garlic mashed potatoes and the steamed beans were a perfect complement. We shared the brownie with ice cream which was lovely and perfect to share.

Service was very good and the waiters were very attentive.

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JM
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Superb !! I return to Kaua'i often however I’ve never eaten here. Our party ordered steaks, fettuccine, and meatloaf. Everything tasted great. Everyone's steak was cooked just the way they liked it. I'm sorry a reviewer had a bad experience here a few months ago but the service we experienced was outstanding !!! Highly recommend. I will add this to one of my gotta visit places !!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Wonderful experience! Probably the best food we had on our trip. Great service, wonderful hospitality and reasonably priced. What a gem! We are definitely going back on our next trip.

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TT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We had a superb time and will be back soon! We loved coming at happy hour and were thrilled with our meals. Thank you so much!

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M
2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

My family of four arrived at the location which was hardly lit, looked like a old time saloon and lacking with customers. We decided to give it a chance since we were starving. My husband ordered an iced tea, which tasted like sour milk. He notified the waitress who took it back and advised she tasted it too. She mentioned the tea comes from a machine and is not freshly brewed. We should have took that as a sign to leave. We ordered an appetizer which arrived within a timely manner. The waitress dropped off baked bread. We ordered dinner and the waitress did not come back to our table for forty minutes to advise the kitchen processed a large order due to a big group in the front of the restaurant. First off, why didn’t she inform us prior to ordering? Or give us a heads up at least?? She then brought us some more bread to appease my starving kids. Another fifteen minutes passes and we asked for the manager. The owner comes out and says he will check with the kitchen. Our food finally arrives ten minutes later. The food was okay. Nothing to write home about. I ordered a stuffed pork chop. My husband ordered a blackened fish that was dry. My two daughters had kids fettuccine, which was okay. Long story short the waitress offered us a free dessert for the hassle which in my opinion was not an equal compensation for waiting over an hour to eat dinner in a non-busy restaurant. I was disappointed and will never go back. The customer service was poor. The food was subpar and the location needs updating. If they keep this up they will not be in business for much longer.

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TM
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

My family went for Father’s Day dinner. We arrived a little early for our reservations but it didn’t take long to get seated. The Prime Rib was fantastic. Along with a House drink, the Passion Mule. Service was super! They treated us like Ohana as soon as we walk in the doorway.

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OT
1.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The service was awful. Had to ask for drink refills every time. The waiter was inattentive and forgot to put in part of our order. When the food came out, it was underwhelming at best. The ribeye was OK - much thinner than I’m used to. It wasn’t cooked to the right temperature. The vegetables were the only real tasty part of the meal. Stay away from the garlic truffle fries. The garlic is overwhelming and they are too oily. Skip the bread pudding. It was soggy (seems like it had been microwaved prior to serving) and tasteless. Overall, more than disappointing.

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BD
2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The service was good but the steaks were not good. At all. Honestly, we left more on the plate and in our napkins than we put in our bellies. The NY strip steaks were exceptionally fatty and gristly.
All in all, we were sadly disappointed.

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S
2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Out of the way but popular, presumably authentic steak place, not fancy; maybe not worth looking for.
The steak was thin and not for purists who want just a good cut done properly, but ok if one wants sauces.
Cannot comment on the tuna since I got only the potato. Some sort of mix up; apparently some people order just the potato

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f
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A very nice local restaurant. Very good food, nice wait staff. Good portions well prepared. A short drive from Poipu.

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MS
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We took our son and partner out for dinner and it was a lovely, local restaurant where they knew the wait staff, there was a popular local band down in the basement, and the food was lovely.
We all had something different and everyone loved their meal. The salads were fresh and the meals were hot. All except mine, the ahi tuna,,,and its sort of hard to get it hot as its not cooked that long.
The ribs were big and tasty, the prime rib stir fry was also and the stuffed pork chop. I ordered a tall Tanguray and tonic with 2 limes and it was mixed perfect!!! We would return!!

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KS
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We come to Kauai every year and always eat here at least twice. The Prime Rib is the best on the island! Good crisp salads too!

Open Table would only let us book a table for 8 at 5-5:30pm so only 6 if us went. When we got there we went at 6:45 and could have easily sat 8. I had tried to call them direct but no one answered the phone.

We all loved our food and cocktails and will return!

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G
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Food was excellent. Service a little slow and plates got mixed up when served.

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l
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Have been coming back here for years because the food, service and ambiance are all constant. I've been to a lot of eateries here where the food or the service can be "hit or miss". The owners of Kalaheo Steak House are usually always around checking on tables and talking story and genuinely care about their diners' experience. It has a great warm "ohana" feel to it . I often have visitors stay with us and they eat here 2 to 3 times a week during their stay.

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AK
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fun local paneolo(cowboy) atmosphere. Loved the prime rib and steaks. Local
ingredients, affordable menu items, friendly service. Nice for celebrations or when you need to satisfy your inner carnivore.

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f
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This is a very nice neighborhood restaurant away from the tourist scene. Good local food, not glamorous but a good place for a meal. Good portions; friendly staff.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Everyone friendly except hostess with dark hair. She was VERY rude.

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MF
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fantastic quality beef, everything fresh, and literally the best service we've experience since moving to Hawaii. The restaurant is clean, very well built and designed and decorated, very professional and friendly staff who clearly understand how to deliver excellent service.... prime rib was perfect, very nice portion. The owner came to the table to greet us and to talk story... and as a former restaurant owner who is exceptionally critical.... I was seriously impressed. The table cloths, the salt and pepper shaker, the hand cut wine bottle oil lamps on the table... the locally sourced produce and beef... literally was incredibly impressed .

This is worth the drive from Lihue! Its about 15 minutes south of Lihue, so worth the scenic drive... and parking was easy to find. The outside of the restaurant looks as if it was freshly painted. The interior looks as if it was just renovated.. but his was done right!

Seriously.... eat here! Great prices, great portions, great quality food... the garlic bread they start you with is amazing too....

Yes... we are coming back and this time we are bringing friends.

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ML
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Enjoyed the Hawaiian band on Thursday nights. Great prime rib and French onion soup.

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MW
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We have enjoyed coming to Kahaleo steak over the past few years whenever we come to Kauai. The food is always excellent and the staff friendly and efficient. We were sad to hear that it is for sale. We hope when new owners are found that the traditions of good food and service will carry on.

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GC
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was excellent. Food preparation was slow, but results were worth the wait. Wait staff was diligent and express they gratitude for our patience.

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KH
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service. Wonderful drinks from a very friendly bartender.

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DC
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We have been going to Kalaheo Steak House for decades. We’ve never had a bad meal. I love the meatloaf and my wife likes the prime rib (available Thursday to Sunday). Order it medium rather than medium-rare as I find that it tends to more on the rare side here. We love the ambience. My father-in-law was a Wisconsin farmer who loved farming with draft horses, and I always think of him when I’m at KS&R. Great place. My only complaint is that I wish they had tap beer.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great food and great night out with friends!

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OT
4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great experience and a lot of fun

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P
3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This is a quaint, old school steakhouse. The service was ok, not overly friendly. The salads were very nice, the poke was good very generous portion. I ordered the rib appetizer plate. The description indicated a 1/2 rack portion and I received 3 ribs, one of which was a very small end piece. Not terribly good value for the money. The garlic mashed potatoes were quite nice. The experience was fine, but not something I'd rave about.

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BA
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Lovely dinner out with excellent food. Several options and the desserts were fantastic- especially the bread pudding.

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SB
5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Awesome food and amazing service. Stuffed pork chop was amazing!

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D
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Best prime rib on the island!

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N
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

New found restaurant that we will visit every time we are in Kauai.

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I
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is the third time we’ve dined at Kalaheo Steak and Ribs and we were not disappointed. It’s an affordable restaurant with a very good menu to choose from.

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PA
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing steak. Yummy to perfection. Very friendly staff. I’m going back again soon. Big Mahalo to the staff and management. Everyone give a try. You won’t regret it. Keep up the friendly hospitality. Aloha

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OT
5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent as usual! Great service. Attractive environment. Succulent food and bees.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The prime rib stir fry was good. the stuffed pork chop was excellent. The meatloaf was a favorite.

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P
5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The hostess is always welcoming & friendly. The ONLY waitress is incredible. She is soooo efficient. The bus boy/ waiter is equally efficient. They work well together without having to say much to each other. Food always good with good portions. Good wine selection.
We come to Kauai every year & always have at least one meal here.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved the food, and the service.
We did have to wait quite awhile before we got our food.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was very good, service was better than last time. Dee, our waitress is always very friendly.

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JW
2.0Dined on January 21, 2018

My boyfriend ordered the filet mignon which was about 3 bites for $36. Ordered medium rare, got medium well. Nicely decorated area.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service, steaks were better than recent dinner at RC and less expensive. Enjoyed ambiance and atmosphere.

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