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Ruth's Chris Steak House

68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, Shops at Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 887-0800
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Ranked #4 of 70 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Queen Kaahumanu Highway
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79% Recommend
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English first
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went during happy hour. Got pupu and drinks. Very tasty. Good value nice outdoor seating area over looking courtyard with water feature.

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Nipomo, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. It was everything I had imagined and more. The greeting was first class. We were seated at a nice cozy booth. I ordered a martini and was offered a large array of choices. I prefer Smirnoff's and asked for that. The drink was way better than I could make. A... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ruth's Chris is located upstairs at the Shops at Mauna Lani. The shops put on a hula show two evenings per week. We came to dinner on a Monday evening and asked for a table on the balcony. (I recommend you make reservations, as we snagged the last balcony table at 5:45) They often have an "early bird special", which... More

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Taft, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I went here for my birthday while we were on vacation. The food was very good, the atmosphere was just okay( nothing special) Our waiter brought me a birthday dessert and birthday card (NOT from my husband) Only bad thing --- the cost. It is a very expensive restaurant --- we have never spent so much for... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Let me start dirty silverware! Hairs on appetizer yuck. Steak was bland and tuff. Waitstaff were great. Dessert was the best part.

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RSM, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our 3rd visit to a Ruth's Chris and our first visit to this one. Prior to departing from the mainland for our time on the Big Island, I was looking forward to our dinner here as we had it preplanned. However, after reading a few previous reviews, I was getting a little skeptical and almost cancelled the reservations... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We've tried Ruth's Chris at various locations around the country and have usually been underwhelmed. We try once per year or so, because we keep hoping that we'll get a meal that meats our expectations. We finally did this week on the Big Island. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. All of our steaks were cooked perfectly as was all... More

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North Vancouver
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The local sweet corn on the menu was recommended without reservation. It was awesome especially mixed with the garlic mashed potatoes. The waitress recommended a nice red from Frank Family, CabSav, very good value for the money! The roast chicken was amazing especially for a steakhouse! I recommend it.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited Ruth Chris on Sunday July 13 had a wonderful time and exquisite service from Rance who made us feel comfortable and homey with his great energy, cheer, and attentiveness. His knowledge of the menu and wine list was superb while offering many wonderful suggestions and combinations which led to an exquisite dining experience. All courses arrived with great timing... More

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My mother and I came up this evening and had a very delightful dinner. Our waiter's name is RANCE and he gave us such great service. Great energy, smiling and even made us laugh. He made us feel very welcome. All our courses were spaced out wonderfully and the meal was to die for. Best mash potatoes I've had in... More

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