Ruth's Chris Steak House - Kauai

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358 reviews
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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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SM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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..

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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!

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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

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

Anniversary dinner. Awesome dinner, wonderful wait staff

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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,

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

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

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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.

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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!

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P
Hawaii
49 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!

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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!

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

Amazing food, equally amazing price.

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

Typical steakhouse prices, but the food was excellent!

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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!

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

Horrific service; not up to mainland standards in any way

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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DA
Hawaii
11 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

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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

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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.

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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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HB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric the waiter was very attentive and helped us with questions we didn’t even think of but needed to know. Curen was fun to speak with as well. They personalized a wonderful milestone birthday for my Grandma and we will most definitely be back!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother's Day

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j
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Steak was cooked to perfection! Warm and friendly waiter who showered us with the aloha spirit. Dinner at Ruth is expensive but it really is money well spent. The location is up a flight of stairs but once inside the air conditioned dinning room makes dinner comfortable.

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JU
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Mother’s Day crowd was a bit louder than usual, but the food was still excellent. Female server was very tense but the bar tender was warm and personable. Bar tender was on the floor frequently checking on tables and was very welcoming. He left a great impression.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Always had great experience at other locations. The waiter was great but the food was poor. Both my wife and I got sick to our stomach later that evening from the crab cakes. They smelled bad and we should have not eaten them. The New York steak was okay but the rub eye was tough. The asparagus and scallop potatoes were good. I will frequent our local Ruth’s restaurant but not on Kauai.

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Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

結婚記念日のお祝いとして予約しました。
入店してすぐにスタッフの方々に「おめでとう」と言われ気分が良かったです。
こちらのオニオングラタンスープが大好きで、毎回食べます。
フィレステーキ、やっぱり美味しかった〜

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MM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was cooked perfectly. Loved the combo meal.

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

Wonderful! Great food!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our night out when it starts with Ruth's Chris. We're so glad they came to Kauai. We varied from our usual petite steak and opted for the Monchong and the chicken breasts. Both were fabulous but my chicken was superb.

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MG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, always consistent. Great waiters and always good food. They do it all right. The atmosphere is just okay, it's a lot better than the old restaurant that was there. Expensive but worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Thank you!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Very pricey but the amount of food and quality worth ever penny

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CD
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice option for a change from the traditional Hawaiian fish cuisine. Although they do offer a fish option, we were there for the filets. Ruth's Chris knows how to prepare steaks! Our server, Ipo, was very attentive. We started with the Caesar salads, which were tasty. My husband and I both ordered the 8oz filets which were cooked perfectly and the loaded baked potato.

We should not have, but did anyway, order the Chocolate Duo which consisted of a chocolate lava cake which berries on top and a deep cup of chocolate mousse topped high with whipped cream, to share. The reason we should not have was because we were both so full after the main dinner, but the chocolate sounded like a great way to finish the dinner. The chocolate duo did not disappoint - it was absolutely fabulous, but I was so full afterwards that it was actually painful - my bad! I still would highly recommend this dessert. After a week of having fish every night, this was a great alternative. We are here for another week plus, so we will be back!

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful experience! Food and service was the BEST in Kauai, we will be returning many times. Our waiter, Kui made our evening a memorable one. All of the staff were wonderful. A special thanks to the manager who ran across street for my husbands coconut water. We celebrated Uncle’s 85’th birthday, and he says “best ever.” Next family birthday in September, we’ll have to think of something else to celebrate in May!

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