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About Kalaheo Steak and Ribs

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.

4444 Papalina Rd
Kalaheo, HI 96741
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: T-Su 5:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
HI-50 Kaumualii Hwy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 332-4444

Website:
http://kalaheosteakandribs.com/

Executive Chef:
Ruffino Ramos

Kalaheo Steak and Ribs Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
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Local Ingredients (10)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Business Meals (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Sports (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Best prime rib on the island!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 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

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 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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 (Yosemite)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and very tasty, there is no reason to dine anyway else.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Terrible service. Took an hour and a half for the food to come out. Then the food (prime rib) was cold. Would not recommend this place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

All ways a pleasure. A local legend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We've never had a bad meal there. I Love the Prime Rib. It is my favorite. After dinner they have different types of music on the other side of the restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

Mahalo

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Live Music, Casual, Live Sports, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

❤️ celebrating here with friends and family!! Especially in the bar on Thursday or Sunday evenings. Dancing and singing with the amazing band Wailoa!!! Love just about everything and everyone!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The ONLY suggestion I have is that they offer a wee bit more lettuce with the side salad that comes with meal...especially since adding a bit more romaine to the Caesar shouldn’t break the bank. My husband took one look at it and made a comment. Everything else was superb though!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We enjoyed our visit! Our filet was super tender and yummy. Our baked potato was the best baked potato we've had in a restaurant in years! The salad was a bit skimpy but we shared, so even a big one might not have been too much! Our server was careful to keep her eye on us in case we needed another thing, which we didn't because she anticipated everything so well! We'll put this spot on our map for the next visit to Kauai!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have known Ernie and Caroline for around 10 years. They know how o treat people well and make awesome food for a great price. Can't say enough good tings about Kalaheo Steak and Chops.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We are in Kauai on vacation for a week. Was excited to try this restaurant after reading the good reviews. It didn’t go well. We were a table of 7. Our waitress was very nice as was the manager but it took an hour to get our food. When it arrived, the 2 steaks that were ordered medium came very well done and were tough. I ordered a hamburger with no jalapeño peppers and the aioli on the side. It came with aioli smothered on the burger with jalapeños on top! Unless they get a new cook, don’t bother with this place.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is my second visit , first time was great , this time , not so hot. We had a large group at a late seating . It also seemed like they had a large group in the bar and not enough help .

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice local steak joint. Eaten there a few times over the years. Always seem to come back because of the value. My last dinner was good but the baked potato was hard. Couldn’t really eat much of it. The prime rib was tasty though. My wife was disappointed as they didn’t have any fish that evening though it is on the menu. Though disappointed She did have steak on her salad instead and that was also tasty.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very disappointed with our waiter.....he seemed very distracted & was very inattentive despite it being a slow evening......As for food my husband's steak was very undercooked....also your bread portions very miniscule for four diners. It was our first visit and probably wouldn't go back.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We did not enjoy this meal at all. His NY Strip was raw, thin and a poor cut of meat. My filet was cooked properly but dry. The French Onion soup was a small cup of very salty soup with a slice of stale bread and cheese on top, not traditional French Onion soup that you'd expect. Neither dinner plate was hot. I wouldn't recommend this place or go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent meal! Wonderful service with Sophia!! Definitely recommend Keokis!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great ribs and prime rib. Prime rib is only served on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Caroline and Ernie doing a great job. This place is worth going off the main drag to find.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Two hour wait for food! They were very busy and it took forever to get our food. A lot of locals eat here and they really act like they do not need your business, and they probably don't. So if you are a tourist, this may not be the place to eat. Owner came by our table at the end of the meal and apologized for the bad service and gave us a gift certificate for $50 (which paid for our wine). But they really dropped the ball and we will never be going back to this restaurant again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great local restaurant. We had a great meal for a very reasonable price. The service was very attentive. The ribs were fall off the bone excellent and the meatloaf was a great find. We will definitely return. Go during happy hour for good drink prices.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Not sure if there was a different cook but I've tasted better before. The sauces weren't creamy but more gelatin like. Dee made up for the cold prime rib but comping our desserts! Portions seemed smaller too...

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I live nearby but just wondering why I never been in this place and it was a lovely place.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were really impressed with the quality and quantity of the filet. We also loved the ribs! Overall, a pretty good value for the island (little more than outback prices as steak houses go, but far far better) and definitely super tasty! Also a super precious little pooch works the lobby. We really enjoyed the food!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The mushroom appetizer was absolutely delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection, they flavor wonderful, and you could almost cut them with a fork. We definitely recommend this restaurant. The rustic decor and the old pictures of Hawaiian cowboys was most interesting.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Dinner was great as usual...great service! Always nice to see the owners Ernie and Caroline visiting the tables.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have been here before and the food is always consistently good and the wait staff always friendly and attentive. We live in the neighborhood and it is a good place to go for home style cooking.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 17, 2017

If you are interested in prime rib, this is the place to go. It may not look like much on the outside but it is an outstanding restaurant. It is very pleasant on the inside

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Their food is great. The ambience is stuck in the 1970s, but in a charming way. We stop here every time we come to Kauai. Local, quality meat and the bread pudding is worth the calories!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was tasty. Waithelp tho she was in it she wasn't very discreet. We could hear her conversation with other customers that in my opinion should've been handled with some discretion.
Also, we ordered the fish special. The waitress came to tell us the way it was prepared was different than the way she explained it was when we ordered it. Blamed the kitchen. Immediately after that our dinner came out. Which meant if we didn't want it the way it was prepared everyone else in our party would've gotten their food and I would've eaten alone so I took my dinner the way it was prepared.
We were also asked if there was special occasion, we said 30 years wedding anniversary. I guess we were asked just to be asked.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Fantastic south side steak house with terrific ambiance ... A great deal

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This is one of the best things about Kauai. It is a true hidden treasure.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I have been going to KSR since it opened 4 years ago. The food is consistently good. My favorite is the stuffed pork chop with cottage potatoes. Awesome! Believe it or not but the meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes are pretty dang good too. Big portions. Wait staff is helpful and friendly. Love this place

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We were a group of 10. Would have been perfect if we had a round table for talking, but . . .
Three of us had the Ahi Tuna and it was fantastic. Several had steak and said was good and we had one with fettuccini with shrimp and he said it was the best he ever had.

We didn't have room for dessert, which was too bad. Would have liked to tried something.

I would definitely return and would recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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