Ruth's Chris Steak House - Kauai

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Now Open on Kauai.....Welcome to Ruth's Chris Steak House! When you visit Ruth's Chris, you soon understand that this is no ordinary restaurant. From the USDA prime steaks, broiled to perfection in a trademark 1800 degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, island fresh fish, New Orleans inspired appetizers, unforgettable dessert and an award winning wine list, you will find that this is the steak house to which others aspire.
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KB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal as always!! The steaks were perfectly cooked and the service was wonderful!

JD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service. Worth the price for a special evening.

B
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, great food.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service friendly staff!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. Small Ruth’s location makes for an intimate setting that speaks aloha compared to the mainland locations. Salads, steaks and sides were perfect and Titus’ service (and the whole team) was on-point. Also, saw the manager making rounds and genuinely interacting with his guests. A+. Will return!

SC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service, food and ambiance were amazing. I actually left my sunglasses on the table and they called me to notify me. Amazing customer service and food.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous all the way around!!! I will eat there every time I am in Kauai- I am there 2 times every year!!

KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service as always! Quality is always top notch! Ask for Eric, wonderful server!!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time!! The food was just delicious !!! We are coming back when we go back to Kauai. Highly recommend visit this nice restaurant

OT
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

ホノルルの店には2回行ったことがありますが、カウアイは初めてです。ちゃんと洗えてないお皿が数枚出てきたり、キッズメニューにジュースがつかないなどホノルルとは少し違っていた気がします。ステーキは間違いなくおいしいですが、ホノルル店との違いが少し気になりました。ホノルル店との比較が入っているので厳しめの評価ですが、ステーキ目当てでプライムタイムで行くなら、カウアイ屈指のとてもいいお店です。

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ML
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was wonderful. The service was amazing. Kevin our waiter was stellar! Everyone was on point during the whole evening.

IF
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely visit to Ruth’s Chris Kauai. We chose from the Prime Menu. Great value for the money. Filet mignon for both of us cooked perfectly. The buttery garlic mashed potatoes were amazing! The chocolate duo for dessert is awesome!

JM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, Titus was great. All the staff were extremely friendly, Nina is such a joy💐

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ruth's Chris Kauai was not up to the standards of other RC's I have had the opportunity to dine. When booking on OpenTable it showed very limited space available and when we arrived, there was maybe 4 other tables occupied in the entire restaurant. Again, OpenTable showed the restaurant as fully booked and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant.

I had to oder 4 different bottle of wine, before the waitress was able to bring a bottle to the table (either it is tremendously difficult to get wine to Kauai or they need help ordering to keep supplies available). I was almost at the point of asking her to just tell me what they did have rather than play hide and seek with the wine list.

Once we did get the wine, the waitress was able to empty the bottle into our four glasses. Listen, there's never a problem with being optimistic and I enjoy at least 2 bottles of wine at dinner with another coupe - but I do like to pour a bit more conservatively when we start.

Anyway, when we got the wine, we ordered appetizers - those were out lighting fast. When they dropped the apps, they took our order...salads and then mains. Within 3 minutes, salads were brought to the table. Apps half eaten. I had to request they SLOW WAY DOWN. I guess "island time" exists everywhere but RC's on Kauai. She did do a great job of slowing the mains down. Came back and asked us if we were ready for them to be fired. First we needed to order another bottle of wine.....STRIKE again, we had the last bottle of the last wine...hide and seek again. Fortunately, next selection we got lucky...but increased the bottle price considerably. Mains came out fine. Filet was tender and cook as ordered. Tomahawk looked impressive...was cooked perfectly..but was not the $147 tenderness anyone would expect from a Ruth's Chris.

All in all, it was disappointing for the cost ratio. I would recommend other great places to eat in South Kauai and hit Ruth's Chris up on the mainland.

SM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it..it’s one of the few places I can go out and actually talk to my table mates..intimate peaceful atmosphere..

KR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Mac n Cheese, Lamb Chops, and Cowboy Ribeye were all GREAT!!! Lobster Mac n Cheese is a large side dish n a bit spicy but no complaints at all. Lamb Chops didn't have a"gamey" taste if you're one that thinks about that. That doesn't bother me so I order lamb chops almost any chance I get. And a Cowboy Ribeye doesn't need any explanation in my opinion!

N
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clifton was an AWESOME sever!!! He got us drinks without having to be asked. Checked in to make sure if we were okay. It was a great anniversary dinner!! Thank you Ruth Chris

A
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Awesome dinner, wonderful wait staff

SR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner celebrating a birthday, great meals and our server was great,

TS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently exceptional every time! We will be back again =]

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Not impressed. Starting With ordering two appetizers crab cakes and crab stack. Crab cakes came out first and 5-7 minutes later the crab stack was served. Why could they not come out together since the second one was a cold dish? For a steakhouse the one thing you need to be able to do is cook the steaks correct. We ordered 3 steaks, sent them back to be cooked on how we ordered them, and one came back wrong again but we did not send back since we were hungry and had no faith in the kitchen. Manager did take them off our bill, which was nice, but this clearly shows a kitchen issue.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service! Kelly was awesome!👍🏻 He made our first dining experience there wonderful! Food was delicious! Desserts were superb!

P
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had reservations at 8:45 but got through with a meeting early, so we tried to get in early. It was Father’s Day so they put us in the bar. Titis did an awesome job, he was trying to help the bartender. They did a great job even if it was busy. We didn’t want to bother them but they forgot the bread. The food was great! Thank you! And the manager was awesome too!

NP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was fantastic but the grilled asparagus tasted as if it had been steamed and they were out of beef carpaccio. I reccomend the cowboy cut ribeye!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, equally amazing price.

FG
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Typical steakhouse prices, but the food was excellent!

M
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked up, we were greeted with smiles. We were 30 min early and still got sat within 2 min of arriving. Very very friendly staff, very attentive and always made sure we were okay. Food came really quickly and was perfectly cooked and delicious!! Totally worth the price!! When we left, the server even held our door open. Definitely an amazing dinner to celebrate our anniversary and would highly recommend to everyone! We will most definitely be back again very soon!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrific service; not up to mainland standards in any way

BI
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent Chilean Sea Bass. Very good but not outstanding strip steak. Sides were good, out of what we ordered weʻd get the shoestring french fired potatoes again. The service was good and attentive and the atmosphere and ambiance are the best things about the restaurant.

SP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks and really nice to have reservations. shopping center and ambiance made it a great experience.

ED
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were a party of 5. The filet mingons were not as tasty as back home. The quality was lacking

M
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, we were seated right away, and food was excellent. This was our third dinner at Ruth's Chris.

OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Not the best steak we have gotten at Ruth Chris but still good

MT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good news: steak (butterflied fillet) was perfect. Brussel sprouts were very good and Kevin was nice. Oh, and my plate burn didn’t blister. That’s about it for the good things to share.
Bad news: we told our waitress (Lani?) it was our first time at RCs. She wasn’t impressed. She did nothing to educate us about the RC history, legacy, family style side dishes, etc. she seemed bored and like her mind was elsewhere.
The potato was fair, but the bread seemed like it came out of the .75 cent bulk bin at the grocery store.
It feels like we spent $16 on a roll and some veggies and another $100 on a great steak.
Not a great experience for us. Poor value for the cost. Maybe we’re missing something. Are the meals normally business expenses? Maybe that’s it; we should spend someone else’s money.
Oh well, at least we tried.
Mark & Tiffany Torr

JW
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great quality food. Good cocktails and wine. Definitely a treat to have on Kauai.

JE
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect night but I think the views could be better. Their happy hour special with there three course meals are hard to beat! I wish service was just a tad better - our waitress was so attentive at first but we waited for ever for the dessert menu, desserts, and the bill making us miss our sunset opportunity for a 2 hour meal.

Overall, great food and so much better then the Makana steakhouse in Princeville for quality and price!

DA
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First thing me in Kauai store. As good as any other. Friendliest staff ever. Thx

Q
Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The happy hour is wonderful but sadly dinner was disappointing. I am not sure what went wrong but my lamb was very fatty and under cooked. My wife would not allow me to complain so the manager did not know. My wife had the mac n cheese. The service was wonderful

TV
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated our Anniversary with friends and family. We had a great evening with excellent food and our waiter was very personable. He was also very knowledgeable about the food and the preparation.

JL
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Not quite the mainland standards, just ok. The “featured house” Reserve wine cab was “out”. Take it off the list. Steak was fine, nothing special.

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