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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Romantic (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

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 December 1, 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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·Dined on November 26, 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 22, 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 13, 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 5, 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 4, 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 27, 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 22, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 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 16, 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 7, 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 2, 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 25, 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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·Dined on September 23, 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 20, 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 10, 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 27, 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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·Dined on August 18, 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 9, 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 5, 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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·Dined on July 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was good, not high end, but a great value for the price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food, excellent service, and family atmosphere made this a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Accommodated a large group easily. Several of our party are vegetarian and still we're able to find options on the menu and kitchen was willing to do mixed veggies with pasta. Beef was excellent, 3 of us ordered prime rib and each was cooked exactly as requested. Great flavor on the beef and local too! Place is slightly dated, but clean and service was good. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was delicious. We had the sautéed mushrooms, clams, back ribs, filet mignon and our daughter had the Keiki alfredo. Everything was tasty and delicious. The filet mignon was very tiny, tinyer than my fist size.
Server was not that great. We've gone there before and have had her in the past. Same service then as we just had on Father's Day so our lack in service wasn't due to the "occasion". Overall very good, prices are comfortable as well.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day dinner

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We've been here servers times but this occasion was by far the worst service we've had. The server was nice enough but I think there wasn't enough help overall and we did not get checked in often and we had to wait a long time for our food. We'll probably go back again one day but not anytime soon.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Always enjoy going here! Feels like family! Malia is fabulous, friendly and remembers your preferences!! Ernie is a great host. And the Band, wow just wow! Waikoloa talented and fun!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here. The prime rib stir fry was delicious. The bread pudding was awesome and the cheesecake topping was superb! We plan to eat here again during the same trip.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent Service, loved the old pictures in the dining room. Hands down the best Ribeye Steaks I ever had. Mahalo!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Certainly off the beaten track of the Poipu high end restaurants, but the food is very good. Very friendly staff, long happy hour, and very friendly staff. Prices very reasonable, certainly worth a visit or two.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Small steak house with cowboy theme. Dee was a wonderful server and very friendly. I loved my New York steak. Cooked perfectly. The prime rib was very tasty too! It's been a while since we have had prime rib out that tasted as good as the ones we make at home. Small dining room which can get a little noisy when people around you drink too much. Over all, it was a great experience and we will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We were disappointed with this place after reading great reviews. There were only 2 waitresses for the entire restaurant, which was obviously not enough. Service was very slow. The food was mediocre, and they announced to us upon arrival a pretty decent list of items they had run out of. My husband had a steak which was good, my meatloaf was very salty. All in all, we wouldn't recommend the restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The river was cooked to a perfect medium rare and for the price 34 dollar you get a baked potato, veggies and a side salad. Perfectly delicious and great staff who were friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Delicious burger - out of this world. My husband ordered the meatloaf and also enjoyed it very much! Will come back for the live music!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food and service I would go back and visit next time I'm in Kauai

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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