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“The Aloha Spirit”

Rita’s Finest Steak & Fish House
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This restaurant offers good quality. Meat and Fish are very fresh. Presentation is great and the staff is very friendly.Music is life and not too loud. You can enjoy both food and music.
Great place

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Thank jeannine D
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

My wife and I had dinner there earlier this week and I cannot give this one a recommendation. Perhaps it was a bad night or we just had a singular experience but it was probably our worst dinner in Kihei, both for service and food quality. The server was disorganized and sort of "all over the place"...The salads and meals came out at the same time and if the Manager had not stepped in they would have tried to serve them. I must say, the host, Doc Seuss (He says that is really his name :-)), was excellent in "covering" for the wait staff when he saw something go awry. The meal (Tuna and Steak) was low to middle good and for that price I would have expected VG to Excellent.

I generally am very forgiving but cannot recommend Rita's based on our experience there.

2  Thank Colin C
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

August 7, 2013:
What a tremendous evening, what a nice surprise, what a great find! The place is beautiful in a cute and funky sort of way, tropical, open-air, comfortable, new, clean, with a view of the ocean sunset that is as good as anyone's. The menu is diverse and everything was great, even the food served at the table next to us! Those ribs! WOW! Well, I had the flat iron pork chop and it was perfectly cooked and juicy, with an apple chutney that was just the right thing for that cut of meat. My wife had the seafood and lobster romaine salad, which was light and hearty at the same time, and again, each item (lobster, scallops, shrimp) was perfect. Her lobster bisque was heaven. The table-side salad is a very nice touch and all of those ingredients were cold and fresh. All the food was obviously high grade. Portions are large. Best food, served casually. Drinks were great too, including the jalapeno margarita. Seriously! Just a hint of spicy heat.

A jazz duo, Angela and Phil Benoit, were playing and singing some of the most pleasant sounds anyone could ask for. Phil is a great jazz guitarist and Angela's voice is from god. They really were the icing on a very sweet cake. Ask Angela to sing Dance Me to the End of Love.

The patrons were a nice mix of locals and visitors. There were families, dates, friends, and everyone was in a great mood, and how could they not be, in a place like this, in a place like this!

The staff was dedicated and friendly. I could go on, but I could also review this place in one word. Perfect.

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Thank RickMotown
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place has ribs, seafood, prime rib and other great food. Their house salad is prepared table side and they have a $4.95 keiki (kid) menu. It is outdoors on a second floor of a building with ocean view amongst the trees. Because it is outside, we had an issue with flies while we were eating.

Thank Rollerbladechic
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Rita's has a 3 course lunch special for about $12. The entree comes with a soup and dessert. The owner is very personable and will accommodate all dietary restrictions and make you a dish that is not on the menu. The view is amazing as the restaurant is on the second floor. The service is exceptional, very personable servers that understand the customer's desires.

There is a problem with flies if you sit near the parking lot becasue of the number of food places in the shopping center, so ask to be seated further back into the restaurant.

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Thank SandyBeaches09
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